Monday, November 19, 2007

Crosspatch flags


The Noro scarf has inspired me to start a scarf for Mr. Lear based on Kaffe's Crosspatch pattern in the brown colorway in Glorious Knits. I would like to back this with pieces of brown suede and velvet and canvas. My fallback plan is to make a glasses case, because I cannot imagine knitting 6 feet of this! Another plan is to knit one vertical strip of flags at a time and then sew them together.

I love this pattern in the new Kaffe Knits Again as a blue vest. I just don't think I can carry that many yarns without going nutty - vertical strips may be the answer for me. I could also start throwing in larger patches and get more of a crazy pattern as in his Glorious Knits Crosspatch coat. Knit some squares, lay them out, sew them up.

5 comments:

Barbara-Kay said...

I like the glasses case idea. The scale of the pattern seems to speak to that idea.

Cristina said...

How about the flags just at the ends with stripes in between?

kelli ann said...

aack:: brilliant!!

penelope said...

the eyeglass case could be wonderful. i wonder would it would look like slightly felted...and you can buy suede at discount fabrics on san pablo ave.

Mr. Lear said...

Mr. Lear couldn't be more excited!