I’m getting requests for more information about how to actually create the Yarn Butterflies (YB’s) for “Bold Move”. As it happens, I am preparing to make a second version of the project. The MC is bright purple and the CC is Neon Green, so I am calling it “Bolder Move”. So, I photographed the […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.
“Bold Move” is almost ready for blocking! Here are some Annetarsia tricks that I used to make the knitting easier. If you are making the Medium size (38″ hip measurement), using Size 5US needles, and are close to the stitch and row gauge stated in the pattern, then my numbers for vertical strand length will […]Continue Reading... 2 Comments.
I am relishing a quiet day. Not that I haven’t been busy and productive, but I am home alone with the cats this weekend – and catching up on a few things. Bold Move is progressing well. The butterflies are happy, and not getting into tangles. I have the MC isolated as much as possible […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Annetarsia is basically intarsia for lazy knitters. This means that, in my world, I strive for the absolutely easiest way to knit everything. As I reported in the last blog post, Bold Move requires the MC be knit from the skein. This complicates the knitting, because the tethered MC tangles with the butterflies of contrast […]Continue Reading... 3 Comments.
My friend Lorilee Beltman designed a skirt called “Bold Move“. Considering that I am about to unleash a book onto the world concerning intarsia (possibly the most maligned technique in knitdom), the name appeals to me. Plus, Lorilee has created a vertical stranding technique which is a sister to intarsia, and uses yarn butterflies to […]Continue Reading... No Comments.