More moving things around

The topics from the Virtual Alexandria forum are now merged with the main forum.
This came with more moving things around. Sorry if this causes any confusion: I promise this will settle down soon!

Still, nothing should be missing. As always, please let me know if you miss anything and I'll try and fix it.


Oh yes, and HAPPY 2021! :)

Knitting pattern reflects Two Trees

Woven, knit, sculpted, forged or ...
Post Reply
User avatar
Niennildi Oarnen
Counsellor
Counsellor
Posts: 512
Joined: Tue Jan 01, 2008 11:08 pm
Location: The Unicoi Mountains, Tennessee
Gender:
Contact:

Knitting pattern reflects Two Trees

Post by Niennildi Oarnen »

If you knit, check out this free (for a limited time) pattern from Lion:

http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r137 ... Afghan.jpg

http://www.lionbrand.com/patterns/70122 ... ?noImages=
Just call me Dineen.
User avatar
Calantirniel
Honored Guest
Honored Guest
Posts: 492
Joined: Sat Mar 15, 2008 1:47 am
Location: San Diego, CA USA
Contact:

Re: Knitting pattern reflects Two Trees

Post by Calantirniel »

Wow, they mean Trees of Life, right? ;-)  I don't knit, but this is cool!  I like the bed of leaves as well as the tree outlines.  I wonder if this could translate easily to crochet, i.e. a filet crochet thing?  Thanks Dineen!
Calantirniel, Envinyanis Lotelenolë
Tië eldalieva, the Elven Spiritual Path
https://www.elvenspirituality.com
https://timingmagic.com
User avatar
Niennildi Oarnen
Counsellor
Counsellor
Posts: 512
Joined: Tue Jan 01, 2008 11:08 pm
Location: The Unicoi Mountains, Tennessee
Gender:
Contact:

Re: Knitting pattern reflects Two Trees

Post by Niennildi Oarnen »

I know, strange that they call it Tree of Life, but it's clearly TWO trees. I would think that since the pattern has the graph for the main pattern, translating it to a filet crochet design would be rather easy. I really like filet crochet too.
I've never done any knitting quite this complex before-- simple cables yes, also following a pattern graph for filet crochet, but not some of these new stitches either. It's nice that their is a blog on their site for folks who want to "knit along" so that as they need to learn new things or hit trouble spots with the patthern they can learn from each other in the comments of the blog. The materials are discounted right now too.

Dineen
Just call me Dineen.
User avatar
Hostawen
Plankwalker
Plankwalker
Posts: 104
Joined: Thu Apr 10, 2008 1:09 am
Contact:

Re: Knitting pattern reflects Two Trees

Post by Hostawen »

Wow that afghan is gorgeous! Makes me wish I could knit ;) I do cross-stitch through so I'm going to see if perhaps I can turn this pattern into a workable cross-stitch one. Thanks for sharing Dineen!
User avatar
Eruannlass
Navigator
Navigator
Posts: 1080
Joined: Tue Feb 19, 2008 4:54 pm
Location: Inkster, MI USA
Contact:

Re: Knitting pattern reflects Two Trees

Post by Eruannlass »

I crochet, and have been on the hunt for a larger project to do when I get really good at it - if there's a way to convert this to crochet, I'd take a stab at it...knitting puts me over the edge, tho...
                                                                                                Eruannlass
I Aear cân ven na mar ~ 'The Sea calls us Home.'

For whatever we lose (like a you or a me)
it's always ourselves we find in the sea
~ e e cummings
User avatar
Calantirniel
Honored Guest
Honored Guest
Posts: 492
Joined: Sat Mar 15, 2008 1:47 am
Location: San Diego, CA USA
Contact:

Re: Knitting pattern reflects Two Trees

Post by Calantirniel »

Boy, Eruanlass, you said it!  I think knitting needles make better darts hehehe - guess I align with the "punk rock of needlecraft" (and that would be crochet - and I didn't know until recently that "happy hookers" referred to Irish ladies-of-evening crocheting between their sailor clients hehehe!)
Calantirniel, Envinyanis Lotelenolë
Tië eldalieva, the Elven Spiritual Path
https://www.elvenspirituality.com
https://timingmagic.com
User avatar
Eruannlass
Navigator
Navigator
Posts: 1080
Joined: Tue Feb 19, 2008 4:54 pm
Location: Inkster, MI USA
Contact:

Re: Knitting pattern reflects Two Trees

Post by Eruannlass »

Haven't had the chance to read any of the books, but I just about died when I heard the phrase "Happy Hookers" connected to crocheting...What bugs me is that it seems all the effort in designing clothing went to knitting - leaving us crocheters with nothing but the squares and rectangles.  I found a book with sock crocheting directions and was thrilled!
                                                        Eruannlass
I Aear cân ven na mar ~ 'The Sea calls us Home.'

For whatever we lose (like a you or a me)
it's always ourselves we find in the sea
~ e e cummings
User avatar
Niennildi Oarnen
Counsellor
Counsellor
Posts: 512
Joined: Tue Jan 01, 2008 11:08 pm
Location: The Unicoi Mountains, Tennessee
Gender:
Contact:

Re: Knitting pattern reflects Two Trees

Post by Niennildi Oarnen »

Lion Brand Yarns has just made all their patterns free (2700), so this pattern is once again available for free download.
Just call me Dineen.
User avatar
Eruannlass
Navigator
Navigator
Posts: 1080
Joined: Tue Feb 19, 2008 4:54 pm
Location: Inkster, MI USA
Contact:

Re: Knitting pattern reflects Two Trees

Post by Eruannlass »

Wow!  All their patterns?!  I better check that out.  I have been saving a series of crochet and knit flowers that I just thought would have a place here.  I've saved the simpler ones in that series, and mainly the crochet - Referring back to the posts above this one, I'm happier as a 'hooker', as opposed to getting 'needled.'    ;)

                                                                                          Eruannlass
I Aear cân ven na mar ~ 'The Sea calls us Home.'

For whatever we lose (like a you or a me)
it's always ourselves we find in the sea
~ e e cummings
Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests