March 27, 2009

My Experimental Journey with Knit Stitch

I've introduced my peach vest. It was actually my experiment with different type of knitting stitches and patterns. All in one vest.

Front, 3 types of stitches, namely rib stitch, honeycomb (cable pattern), braided (cable pattern) and garter stitch in between the cable patterns.

Rib stitch is just a simple stitch for waistband by working knit then purl alternately in one row. then on the next row, work in purl or knit as they come. It gives elasticity to the patterns.

Cable stitches is usually work with more than 3 needles. Unfortunately, i don't keep the original pattern of the cable stitches. But i've found honeycomb pattern in lion yarn brand website. I love their website and patterns. If you want the detail of the honeycomb pattern just drop me an email.

I chose garter stitch in between the cable patterns was to make cable pattern stands out. This is worked by making every row in purl.

March 26, 2009

Knit Knit Away

Besides embroidery, my mom also knits. She made us sweaters when we were kids. But my mom said only my brother's sweater survive after all these years . Maybe one day i'll post picture of that sweater in this blog (maybe after a good long digging in our old closet)

My loves toward needlework is so much influence by her and my grandmother (later i'll talk about my beloved 'tok'). I learnt knitting from my mom when i was 12 years old. This peach sweater, i consider as my best knitting project.

March 12, 2009


Blog title is a picture of my mother's old tracing paper for her embroidery. She embroidered elegantly on bed linen and tablecloth. She is a perfectionist and i had tough time learning the art from her. I had to repeat the same stitch over and over again until it was perfect. Now i'm becoming more and more like her, my art must be perfect.