(The real problem is, I love to knit new things, and dislike reknitting a pattern I have 'explored' and understand.. I want to be experimenting with new ideas and design, not rehashing old ones.)
So as I have been preparing the tutorial, I have (grudgingly) been making some new potholders from these 'old' patterns.-simple patterns of stripes, or geometric designs, (some I have given (or plan to give) away, and 1 --the black and white gingham, I will keepfor myself)
I am a sucker for multi color yarn in the skein. I love it. Until I knit it.
Then, its blah at best, and Ugh! at worst--at least to me.
The Bluish bathmat was mostly a blue/white/yellow blend--(What ever possessed me to buy a 14 oz skein of that?) It’s Ok knit up--(how much can you obsess over something you are using on the floor?) and most of the skein is gone--but there is still some of it left. Along with lots of other colorways.
What was I to do?
Well one answer--buy more cotton --in solid (I confess, I did!)
Second solution? Figure out some way to use up the color ways.
The problem with color ways is, I don’t like how they knit up--in general and specifically, in many double knit designs.
(or should I say, they didn’t look good in the ideas I generated?)
Or this one--(above, worked a color called Peppermint) Both are OK, Not the most interesting of effects, but not bad.
But look at the other side--in each case a solid--
The blue is exceptionally pretty too, (if I do say so myself!)
That is one of the things I love about knitting-- You can learn and think, but sometimes, you need to actually knit something up to see exactly what you’ll get! And sometimes, you'll even be surpised!
To Part 5— Knits and Purls on each side
To Part 6— More Pattern Ideas for Jacquard Double Knitting
To Part 7—Scandinavian 2 yarn, Single Color Double Knitting.
To Part 8--The Momentary end to an Obsession--tally: 18 Double Knit Potholders