IF: Stitch


This week’s Illustration Friday prompt is stitch. Perfect! I have just been playing with textures and handlettering. I like this yarn because it is dyed so that when you knit it, it looks like a fair isle pattern. Sort of a wooly trompe l’oeil. Pretty clever idea for us beginner knittters!


I started knitting this to be a baby sweater for my nephew, Teddy. Then I continued to work on it for his baby brother, James. A few years later Fate was born… um…. you get the idea. I a m a s l o w k n i t t e r.

But I’m pretty quick with handlettering! So, finally, it’s wound up as a background for a holiday greeting. Here’s wishing you a happy, healthy new year!

ps. For advanced knitters who know how to knit a true fair isle and want to get fancy…visit the knitting gnome and stock up on fabulous stitch markers!!

3 thoughts on “IF: Stitch

  1. woolly trompe l’oeil. I actually had an opportunity to use that at work Saturday! This is cozy and wonderful. I love your lettering too. xo

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