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All about how I design and make knits...

First of all, design...    Starting with thinking, sketching and a little research, followed by a long cycle of swatching, evaluating, tweaking, re-swatching, trying a full size piece, going back to the drawing board and doing it all again and again until it's right.

shade cards

shade cards

sunshine vivacious skein on stool

sunshine vivacious skein on stool

lalland blue enigma & coruisk on patio s

lalland blue enigma & coruisk on patio s

colliston yarn ornioco graffiti fvivacio

colliston yarn ornioco graffiti fvivacio

rainsbow of yarn vivacious WOW

rainsbow of yarn vivacious WOW

j c reniie stash on table

j c reniie stash on table

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20200917_195910

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18073681567234845

colliston yarns orinoco garffiti & unkno

colliston yarns orinoco garffiti & unkno

fyberspates on patio shade B&W

fyberspates on patio shade B&W

Next, selecting and winding yarn into cones

Knitting (hand-powered on my little domestic knitting machine), hand finishing and making

and adding embellishments