free form knitting

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I love knitting and crochet and sewing.  I’m not that brilliant at it but I enjoy it, even if the girls do sometimes raise their eyebrows as I start another tea cosy or cushion cover.  However, the downside is that I have bags and bags of yarn, the bits left over from a project that I can’t bring myself to throw away but are not enough to make anything on their own.

Then I discovered free form knitting.  I took a workshop with Alyson at The Woolly Workshop in free form knitting.  I was going to knit a picture.  This is sunset in Basse Terre Guadeloupe.  Deep red reflected on the sand at the bottom, golden sand, sea, the last strip of pink sunset and the moonlight breaking through dark clouds.

There is no pattern, no right or wrong way, just pick up and drop colours and change stitch to reflect the picture.  Perspective is gained by changing the size of the needles.

I had so much fun I made (another!) cushion cover.IMG_2509

A brilliant and fun way to use up all those little bits of yarn taking up space in your stash.

Love Gillie

3 thoughts on “free form knitting

  1. It is that time of year when I drag the knitting out. I just get so frustrated because I want to be good at it but it doesn’t work out that way. People always say that crochet is easier but I found it more difficult! Is there hope for me lol??? Well done to you Gillie 🙂

    • I’ve only just learned to crochet, I was always a knitter. I am now completely hooked (pun intended!) it is very fast and there is only ever one stitch to drop!

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