This is not work for mod 1..which is what I should be doing!!... but a 'play' using some of the colours identified in the artwork and colour wraps for 'The Fence' and a pattern found in my Mod 1 work... so what is it?... of course it's a scarf, or rather it may be if I continue with it.
The picture above shows it lying against some of the colour finding exercises from 'The Fence'. I spent a happy hour looking up the word fence in a thesaurus, partition, boundary, picket, palisade barrier, paling,guard, rampart,enclose,defend,, separate, fortify, and many more, I find having a list of words helps me concentrate on the design source, and gives me ideas to work from.
I haven't used all the colours I found but have made an 'artistic' decision and used about 3. These are made up of lace weights (Shetland, merino and some strange cone of yarn that can only be the dreaded acrylic) plied together to get the colours which also gives it a textured look.
This picture gives the other side... I love the way it has 2 distinct patterns... this is in fact the right side and I created the pattern to go with this artwork from Mod 1 (although I have to say that the inspiration for the holes came from seeing Lyn's lovely scarf in sea foam stitch done in beautiful hand spun, by herself, merino) I wanted something with much more texture between the holes and I am pleased with the way its turning out.
I find myself drawn again the working in three colours, striping them one row at a time. I find it fascinating how the colours move according to what stitch pattern you are using and how, if you use a pattern that uses a number of rows not divisible by 3, the colours will appear in order...seen in the picture below.. the holey bobbles repeat the colour sequence.
Of course I now have loads of 'what ifs' floating about in what remains of my brain... make it reversible... should be easy enough, just add one more row of the twisted rib so that you are doing the holey pattern on a wrong facing row/ right side row alternately, and turn one of the welts to the other side.... make it lengthwise, make it by increasing from a small end, gradually getting wider and then narrower again, I like the way scarves of this shape wind and sit round your neck... make it in one colour to show the pattern off... change the twisted rib for another pattern stitch.. change the holes making them longer and thinner... use it for something other that a scarf, now that's a difficult one(for me, the person most seduced by scarves) but I can see it as a cuff pattern for a pair of mittens.
Here are a couple more pictures just because Blogger is playing nice today.