Welcome to our regular Lion Brand Yarn Studio blog feature “Look What I Made”, where customers of the Lion Brand Yarn Studio, in New York City *, write about their projects.
Have you taken a class at the Studio and then made a wonderful project? Do you have a Lion Brand Yarn project you want to share? Send us your stories & pictures to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note, many of our customers create one of a kind works with no pattern. If a pattern is used, we will include that information.
* If you are not a Studio customer, but have a project you’d like to share, sent it into LionBrand.com customer gallery. Click here for the link.
BY DIANA GEE
I decided to take a class at the Studio with Will to try double-knitting. I had read about the technique and thought that I can do it without the class, but never really had the time to try on my own. The time that I spent in the class was totally worth it. I have always been intrigued with being able to flip a fabric to see the mirror-opposite in opposing colors and then also with the idea that one side of the fabric could be one pattern and the other side could be another. You can see the imperfection of the stripes at one end because I didn’t remember to switch to knitting with the correct yarn color. Yes this was the at the beginning of the class before I realized that I needed to concentrate a LOT when working with the two colors of yarn. No movie watching whilst I double-knit! It’s a little difficult to see in the photos, but if you look for the checker board pattern in one photo and then look at the second photo in the same area, you’ll notice a “seed” pattern as the reverse. Also, there is a heart on one side and a solid block of color on the other. I’ve also incorporated my initials D and G at one end of the scarf, one letter on either side. I’m calling this my “Ugly Swatch Scarf or My Dolce and Gabbana Scarf!”