Next Project - another counterpane...

As I approach the end of a project, I start planning the next because I know that dead time between projects is not good for my mental health. (I think I've discovered that I like to knit pieces and stitch them together - it must be associated with my disorder:-))

So while Googling for ideas, I found pics of a Norah Gaughan pattern in Vogue Knitting http://www.vogueknitting.com/books/product_info.php?cPath=27&products_id=207. I loved her cable pentagon design but I want to use hexagons - no filler pieces needed. I made a couple of alterations and knitted a hexagon. I'll play with this until have something I really like then pick out my yarn before I go the the Agean coast next week. While there I'll spend my days on the beach and my evenings knitting. What a life!!

Comments

knit4brains's picture

I commend you on your ingenuity. I thought the pattern in Vogue was amazing, and even considered making it, just for the artistry of it. But your idea is a fantastic application of the basic design.

RickeScott's picture

Thanks! I'm thinking about using a provisional cast on and constructing it in one piece. But still pondering that. It may just get too confusing...

MMario's picture

Are the hexagons knit flat then? or In the round?

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RickeScott's picture

Knitted flat. My knitting technique hasn't changed since Mom taught me as a kid. I use two long needles. Maybe one day I'll learn how to knit properly so I can knit in the round, but in the meantime, all of my creativity is limited to flat knitting...

scottly's picture

I like. What does the flip side look like?

Scott

RickeScott's picture

Thanks. The back is presentable, but not great - purls, back of cables and the center is concave.

scottly's picture

I was thinking, this is just a thought, that you could back it like MMario did his clerical stole. It would end up having a really nice weight like and old fashioned lap rug. It's gonna be cool whatever you do.

Scott