Stitching Project - Knitting Journal - Waddesdon Manor - April 2019

This year, 2019, I have decided to explore texture & colours in my knitting. I want to record this through a journal & be inspired by my home in the English countryside or places I have visited.
Knitting Journal - April 2019

I currently design doll knitting patterns, but I know there is more to knitting than just 'stocking stitch' & trying to make the perfect looking doll, which doesn't look as if it is hand knitted. I have spent time designing dolls, weaving colours in & out of the work to make pretty patterns, when actually if I had looked at different textures through knitting, I could create something more pleasing.

Stitching Project

Garter Drop Stitch
 My April project is based around a day visit in April 2019, on Easter Sunday to Waddesdon Manor, Buckinghamshire, UK. It was a very hot day, so my family & I walked around the gardens and through the forest walks with our little dog. It was a beautiful bright day, with a clear blue sky, a perfect ice cream day.
Waddesdon Manor - April 2019

Double knitting wool was used

The main colours used were: Green, Grey & Blue

Garter Drop Stitch

Waddesdon Manor, Buckinhamshire, UK

Waddesdon Manor was owned by the Rothschild family until it was bequeathed in 1957 to The National Trust.

In this piece of knitting, I wanted to incorporate the three dominant colours of blue, grey & green. I decided on the 'Garter Drop Stitch', as the garter stitch represented the green shrubbery, the dropped stitches were knitted in blue & grey.

The colours I used were:
Sage Green
Cloud Grey
Cerulean Blue

I used the main photograph to make a kaleidoscope pattern, to depict the main colours needed for the project.

This year, I want to explore different textures, so used a 'Garter Drop Stitch' in this project.
The stitches used in this stitch is:
- Knit
- Wrapping the wool around the right needle twice, before dropping it on the next row.

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Finished - April 2019
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