By no means do I consider myself an expert adviser on the subject of making patterns pop. I’ve made a lot of squares—enough to know that there are no rules, or if there are, they elude me. If I say, “Use high contrast,” along comes a pattern to defy that rule—it’ll show up better in two subtle tints of the same color. (I have such a square in my collection, but can’t readily lay hands on it.) And don’t get me started on “Use complementary colors”—that rarely works.

Because I have too many squares and it’s been waaaay too long since I looked at most of them, I’ve decided to limit my subject today to the topic of using variegated yarn in pattern weaves.

First, let me say I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE variegated yarn, but I think it looks best in plain weave squares. Read More →

Several names suggested themselves to me for this design—most containing some form of the word diamond. In the end I decided to name it after Dame Diana Rigg who starred in the movie I watched while weaving this square. (I was watching In This House of Brede, based on the book of the same name by Rumer Godden. I could go into my lifelong obsession with Rumer Godden’s writing, but won’t. I enjoyed the movie very much. It was very thought-provoking.)

Diana

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