One of my blog readers, Lee Ross, contacted me recently for some advice on designing a dog paw print pattern. I gave her a little advice and she sent me these wonderful results! With her permission, I share her design with you. “Molly’s Paw”—copyright Lee Ross.
Can you handle another yule tree? This design suggested itself while I was drawing up a totally different pattern. Read More →
Sorting through some of my other old Christmas Tree patterns, I found this—design IV—and am offering it here as a more traditional looking Christmas Tree. I haven’t tried it with beads yet, but if I do, I’ll add the info and photo(s).
I used this pattern in my Noel Banner, but forgot to take a picture first—it doesn’t show up well in this photo. I didn’t use any of the optional stitches and I liked it better that way.
I designed several butterflies, but I’ve only woven two of them.
They don’t have names yet. I’m taking suggestions—please comment.
Thanks to Joanna and Beverly for suggesting names that helped me decide what to call these patterns!
For the outline pumpkin it’s OK to use high contrast yarn. I think the Fall Banner will look better with solid-fill patterns than outlines, but this Pumpkin Outline might be useful for other purposes.
The Pumpkin Outline is a more natural pumpkin shape, not uniform from side to side.
Pumpkin Outline — Right Stem
Sample — L1-3: RHS “Tangerine,” L4: YBSS “Olive”
For the last pattern in the Fall Banner project, you get to choose the one you like best.
When I first thought up the project idea I had already designed the pumpkin. After I started laying out my squares, however, I realized the pumpkin was the only one that was an outline—rather than a filled-in shape. I thought the outline didn’t look good with the others.
But then I had new problems.
Sample — L1-3: RHSS “Artichoke,” L4: CSS “Chartreuse” Read More →