I have a daytime event that I'm attending in about a week.I wanted to make something new for the occasion -- not formal or fancy, just simple and a little bit dressy. I really liked the yarn used in a swatch I'd designed previously, but I wanted something a little simpler in structure. Not sure how simplifying can produce something more complicated, but unfortunately, that's what happened as I experimented with the yarns.
|Simplification (!) version 1|
|Version 2, not as many tucks per needle and different rack sequence|
|This was the original, which I love, but it will be better suited for another project.|
The new swatches were not what I wanted for this project. I do have something in mind for version 1, and version 2 needs some reworking. The original swatch will wait for the right project to come along.
As someone who enjoys creating original stitch patterns, I did something I usually don't do: I picked up my copy of the little Passap Duomatic 80/S stitch book (the Passap knitter's equivalent of a stitch dictionary), browsed carefully, and chose to use the stitch pattern at the bottom of page 68!
Here's my version:
The set-up is simple; the pattern works nicely with the plain jersey I'm also intending to use. Now I just have to decide what exactly I'm making with it!