Aaagggggh, I’m dying over here! I have been working on this project for the last week or two and I love, love, love it! It has no name, poor thing, but I’ll get there. I’m going to try to not give too much away in the photos but I have to share how amazingly this stitch has worked out with the yarn so far.
Remember in my previous post when I said that I had a particular stitch in mind that I wanted to try? Well feast your eyes on this!
Ohmygosh, how great does this yarn look in the herringbone stitch? I’ve wanted to try this stitch for a while and made a little swatch when I received the yarn. I knew right away that I was going to knit this like my life depended on it.
So here’s the thing about the herringbone stitch, it looks like it may be difficult, but it’s really not. What it is is slightly time consuming, it takes a while and isn’t something you just ‘whip up’ as such, but it’s not hard. What is also is is freaking beautiful. Absolutely freaking beautiful.
GORGEOUS EVEN! The colours, so pretty, so happy. I heart this! Amazeballs!
I like to call this a listening stitch. If you are like me and you enjoy watching TV or listening to audiobooks or podcasts, the latter definitely works a lot better when working the herringbone. Once you get into the rhythm of working the stitch, it flows nicely but it does require you to actually look at the work. While I can breeze along without looking while knitting stockinette or garter stitch, that is not the case with this. I’ve now knit about a bazillion herringbone stitches and I saw each and every one of them. So, it’s something you knit while listening to things, not watching, just a tip, so you can get your podcasts ready now!
I’m still putting the finishing touches on this project, going back and forth between two options… back and forth, back and forth, back and forth. I’m so indecisive, it’s ridiculous.
I will try to put together a photo tutorial (or possibly video… no, I hate my voice on video, it’ll be photos) when I release the pattern, to help you along, because it’s so worth knowing!
I’m excited for you to see this finished. Stay tuned, I’ll be back soon!
This project is made using Scheepjes Wanderlust in colourway Rio de Janeiro (453), I will have further details on amounts in my next post.
This post was made in coordination with Scheepjes. All work, photos, thoughts and opinions are my own.