Summer is coming and it’s time to cast on for the “Take the Plunge” 2022 photo challenge.
Part of the fun design challenge with Malabrigo Quickies is to create a knitting design using just 2 skeins or less! Depth Perception answered that challenge with a one sized capelet. But what if you had more than 2 skeins? Is it customizable?
With the release of my 40th birthday design, Depth Perception, in the Malabrigo’s Quickies program, Malabrigo interviewed me on their blog.
Is there anything more romantic than Depth Perception! When falling in love it is the depth of your sweetheart that pulls you in and intrigues you to learn more. In a knitting analogy that translates to taking the slipped stitch cables of our 2022 theme to new dimensions! Depth Perception capelet introduces the technique to flat knitting with 2 stitch slipped cables growing up to 5 stitch slipped cables worked on the right side. Find your favorite spot to deepen your relationship as you knit, then wear.
Quick Guide to Reading the new syntax; written and charted explanations.
Starting off easy the first three releases (Shadowlands/ Shadowlands Headband, Love Letters Cowl, and Vertical Hiker) all featured 2 and 3 stitch cables. But in upcoming releases, the cables will stretch the imagination as the motifs grow in width. Having a firm philosophy enables the expansion into 4, 5, and even more st cables. The possibilities are excitingly endless!
“Into the Unknown” (2022 theme) strongly features slipped stitch cable designs. As my 40th birthday release is quickly approaching, I thought you would all like a peek behind the curtain to see the process and the development of this super fun technique.
The weather turned on a dime here from winter to spring and with it the “blue ridge haze” appeared for two weeks without a break. So, ever optimistic, camera mom and I went for a nice 2 ½ hour drive along the parkway looking for the quintessential mountain range background.
Reflect upon the vast vistas as you climb stitch mountains and soak up stitch sunrays in Optimistic Elevations. A cool technique makes this graphic design easy to knit – only one color is used per round! Travel the world with color as you choose your two favorites. From the sweeping blues of the Himalayas to the lush greens of South America, make the mountain peaks pop and the sun shine with varying luminous tones. The tech edited and test knit pattern is fully written and charted. A grafting how-to video is available on the blog. Finished Measurements:24”/ 61cm around by 9.5”/ 23cm tall Materials:2 skeins Five Wise Owls fingering weight yarn in The Wizard (MC) and Logan (CC)Single skein info: …
Though still with us when Camera mom and I shot Vertical Hiker Puddles didn’t come on the shoot. On the hike back I took a little rest and remembered back to the time we hiked it together.