Did I ever say that I love Project Run and Play? Because I love it. Sewing along is the perfect excuse to get creative. And that signature style week forces me to use my knitting machine. See, I always want to use it. I have tons of ideas I want to try out. But then, I get caught up in sewing things that I know I or the girls will wear and the knitting machine waits.
And Project Run and Play is coming. As it happens, the first week is all about knits. I figured I should make something then. It’ll only be leg warmers but a small, easy project is perfect for getting back into it, don’t you think? So I got back into it yesterday. I was planning on working on a design but my morning got caught up in fixing a hole in my sweater (more on that one Friday). I only had one hour to work. I found a couple patterns I liked in Design a Knit and used them to try out tensions and color combinations.
The diagonal was knit in tensions 3 and 4 (3 is tighter and definitely better). But look at those loose stitches! It’s because of the long floats on the back.
This diamond-ish pattern only has 2 stitch floats and it looks much neater. (Tensions 2 and 3 used here. 3 is best.) And actually, I love this pattern. A lot.
I may actually end up using it but I’m afraid that introducing a third print in the outfit will be a bit much. Likewise, I love that dark teal green but I think the brown-beige combo will be better. I did manage the time to design a chevron pattern so I’ll try it out before I decide but that diamond pattern…
Wanna bet I’ll end up with a completely different stitch pattern? Something textural rather than colored?