I’d like to get to know my followers a little bit better, so I’ll be asking some questions in the blog post. Answer in the comments and be eligible to win a FREE copy of this pattern! See details at the end of this post.
Introducing Giger Socks! My latest footwear design.
Do you scroll through pictures of yarn on Instagram, Pinterest and Ravelry? Is it eye candy? Yarn porn? Whatever you call it.
I remember when I first caught of a glimpse of Witch Candy Yarns‘s Oil Slick colorway. It was dark but COLORFUL. How does she create the sheen of oil’s surface in yarn? It’s almost fractal.
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The feeling I get from looking at the beauty of Oil Slick is the same feeling I get staring into the intricate artwork of HR Giger. His use of repetitive lines and arches evoke a similar feeling of depth and power.
I drew upon the images Li and Li II to create the lacework and slipped stitch patterning in my Giger Socks. I hope the knitter and the wearer alike can enjoy the complex stitchwork that creates a unique and layered design across the foot. Isn’t Oil Slick (in a sparkle base) the perfect yarn to showcase this pattern?
Now you! What artist inspires you? Share your stories and your pictures in the comments!
What artist do you want to see me draw from? I can design a pattern or a colorway. Give me your suggestions. Please!
Like I said, I will use a random number generator to pick a winner (on Tuesday) and one lucky follower will get the pattern for FREE!
WINNER ANNOUNCED: Beverly, email me at yarnovernewyork at gmail dot com to claim your prize!!