Where KNITTY Fans get together to share about our experiences knitting Branching Out.
posted by AprilBrokenA at 9:55 AM
Just passing through. I'm digging the blog by the way.
It's beautiful. But dear god, the idea of doing an entire shawl in this pattern? Not for me, thanks. I'll wait and ooh and aaah at someone else's creation.
I was thinking about making a small rectangular wrap with 3 or 4 panels of Branching Out side by side ... of course this will have to wait until after I finish the scarf. ;)
Interesting. Seems like kind of a rip off of the knitty pattern though.
Rincaro, I was just thinking the same thing. The two patterns are a bit too close for comfort. Wonder which came out first?
I'd say the LB pattern probably would have had to come out first, because Imagine (the yarn in the LB pattern) has been discontinued for about a year now. Hmm.
I feel that I must respond to the comments left in this post. First, let me say that I was NOT aware of the Lion Brand pattern when I designed the Branching Out scarf. But I'm not a bit surprised that the stitch pattern I used for Branching Out has been used before in another garment. Does anyone know of a stitch pattern that hasn't. Second, if you look carefully at both patterns, you'll see that the stitch pattern is not identical. As I stated in the Branching Out pattern, I altered the stitch pattern that appears in Barbara Walker's Second Treasury to make the finished design more symmetrical (and, IMHO, prettier). Further, neither the LB pattern nor the Barbara Walker book contains a chart. I put a lot of time into creating that chart and simplifying the instructions for new lace knitters. Finally, I am more than a little offended that "psychedelic knitter" would pontificate in a public forum over whether I had copied another pattern instead of simply writing to me and asking (my email is clearly posted in the knitty.com pattern). Susanhttp://ma2ut.blogspot.com
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