Thursday, March 25, 2010

Designing Patterns

Sorry for the lapse in getting a posting up online.  I've been busy working on some of those new designs I mentioned in my last post.  Got so caught up in all of it that I've neglected you, and I apologize for that.  The latest one I've been so engrossed with is one called Bird of Paradise (the flower) in Design-A-Knit (DAK) format.  I'm working it in 6 colors, measuring 198 stitches wide by 300 rows in Double Bed Jacquard.

It's been a bit of a challenge to say the least.  There's still more work to be done on it, but I'm getting there.  I chose the more 'jungle' colors for it with just the bright yellow/rusty orange for a focal point against an almost camouflage background.  Not sure WHY I chose that color combination, but it sorta just 'happened'.

One of the things I love about designing in DAK is I can replace the colors throughout the pictures with a couple of clicks.  And if I don't like that, I can put 'em back. 

Oookay.  Break time's over, time to get back at that pattern!

Marge in NV


DK said...

I applaud people who make patterns because I've been looking into it (for sewing) and... I don't even have a clue where to start. Do people still use pattern paper?

~Marge~ said...

Thanks for your kind words. :) Try this site:
They have free to try downloads.

Thea said...

That's going to look amazing knitted up!