Stitching Project - Knitting Journal - Brackley, Northamptonshire - September 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 - September 2019

Tortoise Shell Butterfly
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 designed dolls, weaving colours to make pretty patterns, when actually if I had looked at different textures through knitting, I could create something more pleasing.

My September 2019 project is based on photographs taken in my back garden. All of a sudden lots of butterflies arrived on a large shrub with gorgeous purple flowers. There were so many butterflies, that my daughter and I got lots of lovely close photographs. The butterflies visited us for about a week. This is a Tortoise Shell Butterfly.
Kaleidoscope Image

From one of the photographs, I made a kaleidoscope of colours & based my colours on the finished image.

Colours were used from the butterfly wings & flower

In this piece of knitting, I wanted to show the spots of colour from the butterfly wings & the purple from the flower.

Purple, Orange, Brown & White

The colours I used were:

Box Stitch

This year, I want to explore different textures, so used a 'Box Stitch' in this project.
The stitches used in this stitch is:
- Knit
- Purl

Edith Grace Designs

Finished September 2019
Joanna Marshall - Edith Grace Designs

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