Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Jane's Bookmark Cross in floral colours

I've just finished doing a Jane's Bookmark Cross for a friend (pattern here – and here and here! :-) ). I used Lizbeth Wildflower Size 40 – it's one of my favourite colourways.


I had a lucky accident when I started it – the first ring happened to be blue, the colour in the middle, where the colours start changing in opposite directions. (I.e., Green - red - pink - yellow - purple - blue - purple - yellow - pink - red - green). So, the colours on opposite rings were almost the same. Of course, when I started the second pass, I deliberately arranged the colours in the same way. A very pleasing effect, don't you think?

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  1. The cross is so beautiful! As for the colors, it is always nice when fate plays the same game with us.

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  2. You did well, variegated thread does not always play ball, sometimes just a little play with them makes all the difference, great cross
    Margaret

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    1. Thanks, Margaret! :-) Yep, it really worked out well – this is the first time I've consciously tried to use the variegation to suit the design.

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    2. I love that cross! Beautiful colours. I crochet, knit, do cross stitch etc but haven't yet learned tatting. I must learn sometime!

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  3. Great thread manipulation!
    Fox : )

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    1. Thanks, Fox! :-) I am realising that it's actually easier to make the colours behave with this design, because I don't have to worry how long the repeat is.

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