Monday, January 27, 2014

Experimental Knitted Projects

 I knitted a long rectangle...


                                                              ...from hairy synthetic yarn...

                                      

                                                  ...stitched it together at the short ends...


                                                      ...and a narrow infinity scarf was born!


                                                          Using silk yarn in two colors...                                                            


                                         ...I tried to puzzle out how to change colors, mid-project...

                                          ...but gave up when the piece was only washcloth sized!

                                              (P.S. Tying knots may not be the best route!)  :)


                                                         Using yarn made with 94% wool...


                                      ...but blended with some sort of stretchy, synthetic fibers...

                                      

                                                       ...I fashioned another infinity scarf.


                                               It won't surprise any of my regular readers...

                                       ...that the way I approach my nascent knitting projects...

                     ...is just as experimental a method as the one I used when I was a beginning feltmaker! :)

                                   Using yarns of different materials and thicknesses from my stash...

                                                       ...and using a straight 'knit' stitch...

                                     ..I'm seeing what kinds of functional objects I can make...

                                                   ...from different sized balls of yarn!

                                                      Next time: the joy of blocking. :)



                                             

7 comments:

Felting Sunshine said...

I love that you are experimenting. I am a failed knitter. :).

CJ STITCHING AND BLOOMS said...

Your scarfs are very pretty. I absolutely Love all your felting projects. I also enjoyed reading and seeing all the photo of the Farm Show. Hugs Judy

Heather Woollove said...

Kelly--I have a project coming up that features handspun yarn that I think I received from you?!?
Could that be right?

Heather Woollove said...

Judy-How sweet of you to say so! I started with my least favorite knitting projects, so there will be ones with prettier, 'woolier' yarn ahead. Stay tuned! :)

Rachel said...

Well, you learn quickly from experiments while having fun, so it seems the right way to go about it!

Sandra Knapp said...

You're doing good so far. No reason you can't get better. :)

Heather Woollove said...

Thanks, Rachel and Sandie!