This "sky and water" sweater was the birthday present for an
art student / MC Escher's lover, AKA, my s-daughter
In a precedent post, (HERE) I shared the process of the transformation a single bed fair isle motif into a double jacquard motif to avoid the floats on the wrong side of the work.
The punchcard into consideration, inspired by MC Escher "Sky and Water" was used to knit a couple of cowl necks, just to get my hand on it right.
The whole idea was to make a sweater transitioning from light to dark with the motif right above the waist.
|detail of the MC Escher inspired "Sky and Water" sweater|
Indigo: merino wool 2/28 - 2 ply
Light grey: merino/alpaca/cashmere/silk/viscose/acrylic 1/14 blend - 1 ply (bought here)
Full ribbed, machine knitted, casting on on max tension and 3 rows of tubular at tension 2.1, then 3.2 for the entire length of the work.
|Sleeves came out rather long, but she said "she likes long sleeves" so... it's ok!|
|how my sketches looks like while I'm working...|
|how my sketches SHOULD really look like!!|
|The number of stitches is considered of the number shown on the main bed. Because the sweater is worked full ribbed on a double bed, the number of needles is actually double.|
|Try to work with a number of stitches multiple of 24 (+2 for seams allowance), |
so the seams on the sides won't show a broken pattern.
(in my case: 146 = 144 +2)
Front is slightly shorter than the back, and left the side splits.