The piece is finished now except for the final hanging decision, so please excuse the knitting needle, I am in search for the perfect twig.
The front or back depending on how I prefer to hang it.
The other side
Next are the detailed pics of the new additions since the last post.
And some extra close top shots taken by my very patient DH as were some of the above.
The whole piece has been constructed with a variety of yarns, mostly hand dyed and using a range of knitting needles from 2.0-7.0 mm.
By constantly changing the size of needles, number of stitches, type of stitch and yarn the piece has developed with often unpredictable results.
I'm pleased with the feeling of weight on the bottom, due to the extra number of stitches and colour, which then developed into a lighter feeling as the colour changes to lighter blues and green at the top.
I've enjoyed doing this piece much more than anything else I've done for a long time, and it's pushed my knitting skills to the limit and has often left me wondering why I had to go just that bit too far and loose control of the stitches!
I am also pleased to have found a medium that I find intriguing to work in, that of digital embroidery with knit. I shall very much look forward to exploring this in much greater depth.
Hours of work:
Design preparation: 15hrs
Making up: 159hrs
1 Pearl cotton 8 £2.33
1/4 Pearl cotton 8 £0.58
DCM cotton Pearl £1.04
6 hand dyed silk threads £10.50
1 Madeira Glissen Gloss £2.50
1 silk wool mix £3.50
4 hand dyed mixed heavy weight yarns £2.0
Gold machine embroidery thread £0.75
Madiera metallic machine embroidery thread £3.75
Madeira multicolours machine embroidery thread £2.50
1/4m Metallic silk organza £3.50
1m water soluble stabiliser £3.20
1/4m Nylon sheer £1.50
Heavy weight silk thread £2.0
45cm x 85cm