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Topic: Freeform Shawl w/recycled yarn. First Picture post! (img heavy)  (Read 11978 times)
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Zanna
« on: May 16, 2007 08:27:16 AM »

I call her Zania

Hi guys, this is my first picture post.

I did this over a year ago before I really knew how to knit (all of the knit stitches are TWISTED KNIT stitches (not intentional),  and I dont believe my method of increasing is even a recognized technique.)  Over 80% of the yarn was recycled, because I realized that recycling yarn was way easier than actually learning how to knit (I just love handling fiber.)

I was inspired by Prudence Mapstones  freeform crochet.  I knit a multitude of individual feather/leaves, added crochet borders, then played with a layout that would fitsort of like putting a puzzle together.  

Its the first thing Ive ever created that is at all artisticIm a mountain athleteor was, now I know how to knit!

I can know knit a real knit stitch and even follow patterns!









Thanks for any input.  You all have been so inspiring to my knitting journey!
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cranberry
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2007 08:55:38 AM »

That is proper cool! As in, when you look at photographs of the earth from a mile high, with all the textures and geographical features all forming art - that is what this reminds me of.

You're inspiring me to do freeform art myself.

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Diana dOr
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2007 08:57:56 AM »

Truely a piece of art. I'm enamoured by this shawl, and am surprised I feel so strongly about it.
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« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2007 09:00:30 AM »

Wow! that is beautiful! GO YOU!
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« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2007 09:08:58 AM »

ooooh it looks like wings! Thats beautiful!
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« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2007 09:20:40 AM »

That's so amazing! I hit THIS ROCKS! Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: May 16, 2007 09:36:45 AM »

this is one of the coolest knit things i've seen. it's gorgeous!
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« Reply #7 on: May 16, 2007 09:47:55 AM »

I'm glad you guys like it!  I loved working on it as I could do it individual increments (like a leaf/feather at a time).

Be sure to google Ms. Mapstone for wonderful inspiration in the world of freeform.

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« Reply #8 on: May 16, 2007 09:50:31 AM »

That is so gorgeous!
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« Reply #9 on: May 16, 2007 10:06:39 AM »

Gorgeous!  I thought of butterfly wings when I first saw it.
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