So here I am again, with plenty of time to design a new pattern.
I haven't designed a knit item for a while, so I will design a new knit item. Something big and more complicated than I usually make- a shirt.
I've got plenty of yarn around here, but never have enough to do more than a hat in any color, so, Stripes it is!!
Digging around in my yarn stash, I find a good bit of yarn in black, red, and white, and as I love that color combo, and I can get more of those yarns easily, I grab those up and the corresponding circular knitting needle.
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I should extend that basic shape out to cover the shoulders, dd a little extra on the part that goes over the arms. and when I get that shape where I want it, then bind off the arm holes and make the body, which will be shaped like a skirt.
These types of shirts have been done before, dresses like that too, so I have to make this a little bit different.
I decide that the increases will be yarn overs (gives a small hole in the fabric, and is the basis for knit lace), and that those yarn overs will zig zag. .
Also, I think I'm not going to bind off the arm holes, but transfer them to a stitch holder and maybe make bell sleeves. we'll see how I feel about that later, the sleeves will require tools I don't have yet (very short circular needle or double pointed needles), because I do not like magic loop method.
This is what I have so far. I'm a slow, slow knitter!