DIAGONALS ARE FOREVER AND SASSY STRIPES
hosted by Karen Gordon
Hi everyone!! To me this theme screams "Anything Goes".
Haven't we all got some random oddments of wool that have been long buried in our wool stash? In my eyes the bigger the clash of colours the better. Let's make our squares really ping and zing so they stand out and make a plain blanket into a unique piece of cosy art.
Diagonal or stripey squares are the answer to our stash spares!!
Going back over past photos on the forum you can see such wonderful examples of these squares
Since being asked to host this theme , I have created some of my own diagonals , using up the odds and ends
So if you have never made a diagonal square , now it is the time to have a go, you can have so much fun with this.*****WARNING**** they are very addictive :))
can be found in the KAS Pattern Book
I love the colours, especially the variegated ones! In love with those cute bunnies too :)
What a stunning display of colorful and "sassy" stripes. Sheila has created a masterpiece ... simply gorgeous! I shudder to think of all the ends that must have been tucked in. Well done Sheila ... xo
Wow. Simply WOW!
Okay, is anybody tired of swing needle creations yet? I guess I'm like a dog with a bone, and I just can't let go until I have figured these things out ... hahaha Here is another pattern that creates a type of textured stripes as opposed to colored stripes.. I hope these are suitable for this month.
They are both the same pattern - (Row 1 Knit, Row 2 K1, P1 - repeat). The variegated one is done by dividing the ball in two and working from two ends. I'm told this helps to spread the colors more evenly and prevent too much color pooling. Seemed to work :)
So now, since I just can't leave well enough alone, I am going to attempt to find out if I can make a diagonal using the swing needle technique ... xo