Friday, April 16, 2010

Olive-Snake Inspiration: the next episode

In our last instalment of the Olive-Snake Inspiration I was using a tiny scrap of yarn to sample some stitch patterns. Here's the result:

The sample is not blocked--I'm still seriously thinking about a mobius neck roll and by definition a mobius cannot be blocked on a flat surface.

So from left to right we have:

  • reverse stocking stitch
  • stocking stitch
  • double moss stitch
  • moss stitch

The stitch definition is not as good as I would like on the moss stitch samples, so I think I'll try smaller needles if I decide to go with that option. At this stage, though I'm still inclined to go with the stocking stitch / reverse stocking stitch idea--I'm dreaming about how "snakey" a smooth mobius neck roll would look with it's dynamic drape. And besides, stocking stitch will be so much smoother to knit. I'm enjoying this process so much that I'm inclined to spin up some more yarn to do a moss stitch version as well. But there are still plenty of folio samples requiring my spinning attention. So I will have to alternate those with the thrill of designing or they'll never get done.


Dee said...

For my tow-bits, the reverse stocking stitch looks the scaliest, followed by the moss stitch. I look forward to seeing the ongoing development.

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