I just had to share my latest pillow top with you. Although it is still a work in progress, I have taken my “Intarsiamania” to a new level and have used it to create a relief sculptured design. The pattern below consists of 3 levels; the base knit of daisies and background; the butterfly, then finally the spiderweb.
I chose to knit up the butterfly wings at mid point in the design, so that I would not have the bulk of the entire pillow top to deal with. Below is a close up of the completed butterfly. All I have to add is the antenae.
I have also rounded the main body out and stuffed it with yarn strands before closing the back.
It has become a very enjoyable knitting project. The daisies also have raised centers, which I accomplished with the two tone Pine Cone stitch I developed while designing my, “The Quail in the Snow” motif.
I have charted the butterfly and will upload as soon as possible so that you might be able to use it for a project of your own.
In the meantime, I have been able to finish the second book on Intarsia and invite you to peruse its pages at your leisure. This second book is focused on planning the project, marking up the chart, and choosing the best method of color knitting for the design. Check it out. A peek is just a click away! Who knows, it might spark your adventure into color knitting.
That’s it for now!!
Happy Knitting -KT