Guess what? The preview is up for Knitscene Fall 2012! I have a pattern in this issue, Nocturnal Pullover. It is a boatneck sweater with a lace owl motif.
Creating the owl motif was great fun. I started by finding a photo of an owl that I liked, then imported the image into Photoshop. I added a grid on top, sizing the grid to approximately how many stitches across I wanted the motif to be. Then I outlined the owl with yarn overs. The complicated part was adding in the decreases to accompany the yarn overs. It took a few tries before I could get it all to work out right. Then I remembered that knit stitches are not square, so to keep my owl from being ridiculously long, I subtracted a few of the rows. He looks a bit squat in the chart, but knits up to be a nicely proportioned little guy.
I am really excited to get my copy of this issue, so many lovely patterns and beautiful styling and photography. I'm really drooling over the Terra Linda Cardigan by Rosemary Hill. Here lace designs are always gorgeous, and this looks like a perfect fall sweater for me! Fall where are you?!
Look for Knitscene Fall 2012 on newsstands July 10th!