Michèle Rose Orne’s Asterisk Hat and Dot Cowl inspire knitters to do cool things with the patterns.
Michèle’s designs feature a contrasting stitch in the center of the asterisks and dots.
Of course, our resident knitting expert Nell Ziroli went straight to the idea embroidering of French knots instead.
We applaud this. When I was in Virginia visiting my sister recently, I cornered Nell and got her to show how she does them. Here’s her quick tutorial. Or just click on the video at the top of the post.
The Dot Hat is now superdotty.
My French knots have always collapsed in a pathetic way. It turns out that I was doing them wrong. Granted, the last time I was doing French knots was when I was ten years old, but it was the scarring sort of experience that has left me with French knot terror ever since.
Delicious! Dimensional! We need to put French knots on everything.