I have been knitting for more than 30 years and have been changing the designs of what I’m knitting for almost as long. In the early years it was colour and yarn changes, then came stitch patterns, length, edgings and such things after wich followed overall changes to the extent where I couldn’t really see the original design anymore. But that is part of the beauty of knitting. It is changeable and versatile with endless possibilities so there’s no reason not to do things the way you want it.
For the last 15 years or so I have more often than not started all from scratch with the design, done sketches, measures, tried stitch patterns, knitted swatches and done calculations for numbers of stitches until I’ve come up with a design that I really liked. I have also unravelled many attempts that hasn’t turned out the way I want it and sometimes it feels like I’ve knitted every single stitch on a particular piece at least three times. I am a perfectionist and would rather redo than end up with something I’m not satisfied with.
The knitting community Ravelry opened up to sharing knitting projects and since I have had requests for the patterns of some of my designs I have now taken the step to share my designs through this blog. I hope I will be able you to inspire you to knit no matter if you stick to my design, change it or get inspired to knit something else completely. If more skeins of yarn are being turned into objects for use or objects of art then I have succeeded with my goal.
Don’t hesitate to ask if you have any questions about the published patterns. My username on Ravelry is Carolinecreations and you can either contact me there or ask questions here at the blog.