In 2014 I had the good fortune to meet Teresa Dair when she came to Brisbane for the Craft Show. She is responsible for getting me interested in knitting. I had wanted to dye the knitted surface, however what I had seen of knitting was not me. Teresa blew my mind.
I made the decision to move away from printing on clothing blanks a few months ago so it was time to revisit Teresa’s pattern books.
This is a 4pointed scarf called Halter, which can be worn as a scarf or shrug.
You’ll be proud of me.
I followed the pattern.
I didn’t let my attention wander.
Then this happened …
I made a freeform (made it up as I was going) 3 point scarf which became an asymmetrical vest. It is knitted on 4 different sizes of needles which I swapped out randomly. I also added holes here and there which I embellished with contrasting yarn.
It will go in the pot, probably on the weekend, along with this piece hot off the needles.
It was intended to be a Teresa vest, was changed to be a Teresa tunic, however due to the variance in needle size and number of stitches cast on it was too long. After some folding and sewing it is a tunic that can be worn as a singlet, with one or both shoulders covered.
Now off to the dyepot.
6 thoughts on “Playing”
Natalie, I love following your ‘adventures’. I hadn’t heard of Teresa Dair – we don’t have a big call for knitting here in Darwin, but I just love this work.
Thanks Doreen. Check out her website Daring Yarns. She uses really interesting yarns and also does jewellery, which is a bit more Darwin appropriate
You’re amazing Natalie – I can knit but wish I could knit “Freeform”. You inspire me.
Thanks Renate! You’re being too kind, I have too short an attention span to stick to a pattern!
Great work Nat so creative. Cassandra
Thank you Cassandra!