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Friday, September 28, 2012

Painter’s Palette

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The Painter's Palette is the pattern that launches the Five--More--Easy Pieces Club which is now well under way.

I had been intrigued by the new series of colourways in the Opal yarn which are based on the paintings of Vincent Van Gogh.
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Choosing the colours from the "Bedroom in Arles", I set about designing a piece that would allow the colours full play.
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This piece is essentially a scarf with oval-shaped ends and surrounded on all sides by a soft ruffle.
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It begins with a Provisional Cast-On at the Centre. The Main Body is worked in one direction, ending with a ruffle that is attached to the end like a knitted-on edging. After returning to the Provisional Cast-On, you work in the opposite direction, in the same manner as the first.

The use of short rows in the ruffled border creates a flirty, playful piece that can also be converted into a shrug by sewing seams for sleeves.
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This design is for knitting fun as you watch the colours change and modulate.
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It is exclusive to members of the Five--More--Easy Pieces Club. Join now and receive this as well as the four remaining patterns as they are released. The next one will be going out in a couple of weeks.
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Posted by Ilga Leja on 09/28 at 06:49 PM
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