Monday, May 07, 2007

Knotwork knitting is fun!

I thought I'd give knotwork knitting another try. I tried it for a sweater a long time ago and liked the result, but that's about it. This time however, I found I LOVE doing it. It's not too difficult, but it demands concentration and focus - a combination I, oddly enough, find very relaxing.

I made several items once I got started, here's one of them:


I designed the pattern myself, inspired by Celtic and Viking knotwork, and used cotton yarn. The bag is just big enough to hold a standard DVD-case. It closes with a zipper, which would have been a simple thing to add, had I not managed to sew it on the wrong way around at first. :D

Other recent knotwork items include a belt and a headband. They're all unique, because it's more fun trying new pattern ideas. I imagine there will be more knotwork in the future.

3 comments:

sarahknits said...

fantastic bag! someday I'll work up the courage to try cables, looks like you've mastered them, even came up with the pattern, wow!

Morrgan said...

Thank you! I've hardly mastered them, but am working on it. ;) Do give them a try, they're fun!

leigh said...

Lovely!!! the belt and hat are ravishing too -

If you don't mind my asking, how does one make one's own pattern? I'm trying to make a scarf pattern for a project I'm doing, and I'm baffled as to how to go about getting the knotwork to come out looking the way I want it to . . .

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