As I promised a while back, I have been working on a tutorial that gives you the process of how to work with the Cable Chains to make a diamond pattern on a flat surface. Why? This great little stitch opens a world of possiblities for design. Once learned, this particular pattern can be applied to sweaters, scarves, socks- you name it.
I am in the process of developing a line of 16 inch pillow designs using these and various other unusual stitches. When I am ready, which I hope will be soon, I will add a page entitled “The Design Gallery.” If you are interested, you will be able to check there for the available patterns and contact me directly if you wish to purchase one. All the tutorials for these designs will be free.
This offering is a practice piece, similar to the Wandering Chains tutorial, accept that it is a little more complex, and it is more geared toward the other designs I have in mind.
I don’t know if you checked out my post on ” Painting with Yarn,” but if you have, you saw the Iris Motif I designed. That particular piece is one that will be included in my pillow collection.
Also, included in this collection, will be my Tropicana Rose design, pictured on the left.
For now, we will call this offering an introductory sample. or….., perhaps, something to peak your creative juices. Or….. , well….. something like that!
I hope you like it. One more thing-you don’t have to do the letter in the middle, you could put whatever you like in it’s place.
I have included a chart in the tutorial, that will give you a visual layout, and have tried my best to walk you through the process with pictures and illustrations, along with written instructions, row by row. Fell free to download and print it off.