Tuesday, June 7, 2011

this colourwork chart

This morning I came to a realization: I like stranded colourwork when it involves two colours. But when I add a third colour? Not so much. Fortunately there are just four more rows of the chart that involve three colours, after which it should be smooth sailing.

Sometimes when I look at colourwork sweater patterns on Ravelry the designer's notes say something about "only two colours at a time". I have a new appreciation for that comment. For instance, my dream project, Henry VIII by Alice Starmore, uses 22 colours altogether but only two at a time.

My cat, on the other hand, has a differing view. As far as she's concerned, the more yarn balls involved the merrier. The cat makes it even trickier because I have to divide my attention between knitting the chart and protecting the various yarn balls and ends. Only four more rows, though.


Louise said...

I have only knit colour work patterns using 2 colours per row. I can only imagine what adding another colour in the mix would work. Stick with it!

Delusional Knitter said...

Sounds like a work out ... managing cat and three balls of yarn, LOL!! I agree, 2 colors is fun, add in anymore and not so much fun.

suse-the-slow-knitta said...

I bow to anyone who will try more than 2 colours at a time!