Monday, 8 October 2007

Kauni Decisions

I'm trying to decide what pattern to do next, after the second set of butterflies, which are a quarter-done. I'm doing a second set because I want to use the two yarns at the same pace, not because I'm in love with the stitch.I like the way it looks, but I'm not happy with the rhythm of it. I don't understand how one arrangement of 2, 3, or 4 stitches can be more or less satisfying to knit than another, but it definitely is. Less, I mean.

Knit the Knits is doing some fab scrolls with Kauni. I like this pattern a lot because it's curvy, but it doesn't use the yarns evenly so I would have to do at least two alternated bands of it. I don't suppose that's really a problem. I've drawn up a chart from the photos.

I could dig out last winter's Interweave Knits and use the chart for Eunny's Venezia, that's nice and curvy - see left.

I keep going back to look at Elizabeth Zimmermann's Shaded Aspen leaves. At the denser end of the pattern, the colours are used pretty evenly.

I love Passing Down Crazy's Damask Kauni, but I don't think I'm inclined to hunt down the chart. Maybe I could draw that from the photos.

Endless possibilities.

1 comment:

Helen said...

Just an unrelated warning...
I'll be tagging you for a meme tomorrow (I meme on Monday, so it won't be up til then...)