Friday, April 17, 2009

Indie Designer Day

Picot ScarfDesigner: Carolyn
Blog: So Much Yarn, So Little Time!
Rav ID: cmeknit1
Some Great Designs: cmeknit1's Rav Designer Page

I like me a good picot; it's real fun to do, but I have difficulties successfully incorporating it into designs. Pictured right, you can see that cmeknit1 has no such problem with her lovely Picot Edge Scarf. Texture plays an important role in this knit, and you can see her fantastic use of the element in her other patterns as well.

Take for example her recently published Big Fat Fern Afghan. Super bulky yarn is used to great effect in this lovely lace blanket. It's very inviting - I can't help but picture how cozy it would be on those chilly nights!

Lacey texture also makes a great appearance in another of her recent patterns, the pretty beret Raspby. She's written this fantastic line in her pattern description notes:
The wide 2x2 ribbed brim gently hugs your head without matting down your hair.
I must admit to greatly appreciating a designer who takes avoidance of hat-hair into account!


Team Knit ! said...

very neat- I love picots, and that blanket pattern is amazing.

- Julie

Ellen said...

Love the Raspby beret! :)