A knitted vase?

Yes….that’s what I just finished.  A knitted vase.  I guess it’s more of a basket considering the material I used and the fact that it’s not watertight, but I tried to get the structure and sculpted feel of a vase.

I alternated garter stitch and stockinette stitch at the bottom to form the base, then used a spiral lace pattern for the main section, then switched back to garter stitch at the top (I increased needle size twice to get the fluted shape) and one row of eyelets before binding off.

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March 12, 2010. Tags: , , . Knitting, Project Yarnway. Leave a comment.

Innovation

Well, the second month of Project Yarnway is underway.  March’s challenge is to use a material not sold for the purpose of knitting.  Hmmm…this certainly is going to be a challenge.

I had to take a trip to the hardware store anyway, so I looked around for something I could knit with.  I found this lovely sisal twine….it’s very rough, but it’s so natural and beautiful.  I’ve started a vase out of it.  I had originally planned to make some sort of curtain panel or canopy for my daughter’s room, but this stuff is just too stiff, I can’t get a fabric that will drape at all.  I hope the vase will work – it seems stiff enough that it will stand up on its own, and I think it will look really pretty with a bright and colorful bouquet of flowers placed in it (of course I’ll need to have a glass vase inside since my vase won’t be watertight)

March 6, 2010. Tags: , . Knitting, Project Yarnway. Leave a comment.

Framed Moss Cable Vest

I love to knit.  I love Project Runway. I love Ravelry.  So when I saw a group on Ravelry putting these three elements together I knew I had to join.  Project Yarnway Group

The first challenge was in February, and was to create something entirely out of  materials you had on hand. For this garment I wanted to create something for my 9 year old daughter since I typically have a tough time finding knitting patterns in her size. She has an eclectic sense of style and loves to layer as well as mix and match textures and patterns. I tried to give this the slightly grown up feeling that she is starting to prefer while keeping it age appropriate in style and fit. I’m almost finished writing up the pattern and it’s a challenge that I am thoroughly enjoying.  I’m very excited about my first original design.

March 5, 2010. Tags: , , . Knitting, Project Yarnway. Leave a comment.