Sunday, January 11, 2009

Peanut's Blanket--Swatching Part 2

Well, I finished two more swatches, and now it is a matter of putting the design elements together and getting the pattern written up.

The three motifs are:

These swatches will not be used in the actual blanket, but they have been a good dry run so to speak. I had to modify a couple of them slightly. I do not particularly care for bobbles, and they just did not look right, even though I followed Janet Szabo's tips for bobbles (found in her book, Aran Sweater Design). Then I tried substituting smaller bobbles (popcorns), but they still did not look right, so I got rid of them entirely. On the castle I just added another spire instead of a bobble, and I like how it turned out.

No comments: