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  • Writer's pictureMakenzie

No. Doesn't Always Mean, No.

Interpreting Lines was inspired by a magazine designer call. I wanted to create something that combined my love of color and fine art. I drew inspiration from some of my favorite artist and let go of constraints. This sketch was so unique that I knew it would be fun to knitted up. It was a risk and I was willing to take it.

Needless to say I was bummed it wasn't accepted into the publication. So, I set the design aside and added it to my pile of sketches. When I had a moment to plan out up coming designs, I would see this sketch. It kept calling to me; I could see each color, texture, line, and every minute detail. It was permanently ingrained in my mind.

I wasn't sure I could bring my sketch to life, since I had never designed something like it before. I held my breath and I took a leap of faith. I saved my pennies and hunted for the perfect colors. Slowly over months of searching I found the perfect colors, it was like all the pieces of the puzzle were falling into place. It was time to try to bring this sketch to life.

Did it all go smooth? No! Ok, some of it did. Believe me there was a lot of notes, tinking, and quite a bit of frogging. I never got frustrated, because I wanted to see if I could take a drawing full of lines and knit shawl that I was dreaming of. You know what, I DID IT! I took a small drawing and turned it into shawl.

It was worth the wait and all the work to reach this point. It has given me a chance to step out of my confort zone in knitting and I can't wait to see what I am inspired to create next.

I am excited to share Interpreting Lines with the knitting community. It is a fun knit, that keeps you wanting to move to the next section. No "Knit-itus" with this one. You can pick up a copy of Interpreting Lines on Ravelry or LoveCrafts. I hope you enjoy creating this shawl as much as I did. Don't forget to share pictures of all your #HanksandNeedles knits and tag me @HanksAndNeedles on Instagram/Facebook/Ravelry.

Happy Knitting,



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