Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Modular Knitting

On the knitting front, I am still diligently working on my Rare Breed Sweater. I am about 2/3 along with the second sleeve. However, since it (hopefully) won't look any different than the first sleeve, there isn't much to show for it.

In random bits of time, I am still slowly working through Iris Schreier's Modular Knits, which I started working on back here. I decided to work through all the exercises in the book along with a few projects, my ultimate goal being the Diamond Panel Vest on page 109.

My first project has been the Patchwork Eyeglass Case on page 22. I was a bit puzzled and stumped at first, until it occurred to me to check for errata for this book. I found a very handy list of corrections at Artyarns.

In experimenting, it seems to me that this technique is a perfect use of space dyed yarns. So I'm thinking about handpainted yarns for that vest.

My first patchwork square of variegated yarn:

Leigh's 1st modular knitted square.And a completed eyeglass case:

Patchwork eyeglass case of modular knitted squares.Not quite as elegant as the one in the book, but then I didn't knit mine out of silk. I used Bernat acrylic and polyester yarns. I wasnt' too sure about the crochet edge of eyelash yarn, but was pleased that it hid any irregularities of my knitted edges.

Next up, knitting triangles.

3 comments:

  1. Funny - I got our library copy and in fact, just returned it today. When I saw your glass case, I was thinking how much more I liked your's than the one in the book. I think we tend to be too critical of our own work.

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  2. Very cool! I've always wanted to try modular knitting. Along with 175 other things!

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  3. Your comment option didn't show up after your last post. I am stunned at how you toss stuff on your loom. I need to you live right next door!!!

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