So, my stash is well bundled now. The ‘new’ yarns for projects continue in waiting and the scraps, which I prefer to call remnants, are bundled according to weight. I can easily pull out the same-weight remnants and mix and match to my heart’s content. This also helps me to get my creative juices flowing as somehow when I pair colors together, ideas come forth. The project that this post is about has come into existence in exactly this manner. … A study of color and elements of design
It began with the yarn this time, which for me, is very unusual; beautiful Rowan Felted Tweed DK mostly in navy and a variety of other colors that were in my stash. I have quite a collection of this yarn due to sales, left over from projects, and some from projects that have been reconsidered. And recently, I’ve made a concerted effort to deal with some of these balls of yarn that have been hanging around now for some time. So, I set out looking for a pattern that involved multiple colors and, of course, would work up to gauge. Figuring it was Rowan yarn, I set upon looking for a Rowan pattern predicting I would have quite the choice. And, I suppose stripes were on my mind as I have been noticing an abundance of striped projects recently flowing through on Ravelry. Of course, fair isle lurked as a possibility, as well. When I saw Julia Frank‘s short row pullover with a 70’s graphic theme, I knew that my search was over.