musings from the mind of ash, a queer multidisciplinary artist specializing in textiles and performances.
Wednesday, 16 December 2015
i can't believe i haven't already mentioned this on here yet, but my first professionally published pattern is now available! reflect is available in amirisu's issue 9: winter blues, or individually here on ravelry.
the design was inspired by a workshop i took back in the spring with sylvia olsen on the coast salish tradition of colourwork. the herringbone border is worked using that method, which involves weaving in your yarns rather than carrying floats. much faster and more intuitive in my experience, and doesn't involve tangled cakes of yarn or too-tight tension. the main body knits up fast with a slipped stitch repeat that looks like vertebrae in worsted weight yarn. i used julie asselin's amazingly gorgeous leizu worsted in fjord with a border in touareg and birch.