As you know, many’s the time I’ve tried to interpret a fabric quilt by knitting it.
So far, I’ve stuck to quilts involving more or less straight lines. Recently, Ravelry’s Eye Candy featured this stunning improvisation by Sharon O’Brien (SOB-rien on Ravelry), which stopped me in my tracks.
(Copyright SOB-rien, used with permission.)
Sharon writes: “This knitted section is an attempt to see if I could knit something similar to the sewn quilt on page 96 of Sherri Lynn Wood’s book, The Improv Handbook for Modern Quilters. . . . The knitting was slow at first, due to writing down every little step that I took. Then, as I knit more of the stripes, I stopped writing, and just continued to improvise. Creating this became fun, when I stopped worrying about what I was doing, and just decided ‘to wing it.'”
For those who want to attempt it themselves, Sharon used worsted weight 4-ply wools, mostly Cascade 220.
(Copyright Marusya. Used with permission.)