Lily-Silly, pattern for knitted picture

I can not resist Water Lilies. I am totally infatuated with them. When my husband and I go to Brookgreen gardens, he can have the camera for forever – until we get to the Lily pond. There, the camera is all mine. They are spectacular.

This chart however is based on Water Lilies at Long Lake, Meher Spiritual Center, Myrtle Beach, S.C.

If it seems complicated – it isn’t. Most people who tested it finished their picture in 4 days (unless they started unraveling – big no-no!), and immediately started another one.

Here is my last version of it, with embroidery to enhance the Lilies:

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Knit level: knit in st.st with mixture of carrying yarn & using it locally (stranding & intarsia).

Pattern includes: chart, knitting-aid notes, how to fix mistakes, and how to mount/hang the picture. (embroidery instructions are not included – get creative and show me what YOU can do!).

Pattern is available in my Etsy shop: LittleBabas

and on Ravelry: PictureKnitting

The Blue Lake Knitting Pattern

New Pattern!

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The Blue Lake is an easy way to start knitting pictures.

It is very easy to knit, and makes a great gift.

Pattern is available here.

The chart is 50 sts and 36 rows, about 4 hours knit-time.

Use yarn & needles of your choice, as gauge is not crucial.
Thin-med weight yarns are the best (sock-worsted).
In general, big needles & thick yarn = big picture, and small needles and sock yarn = small picture.

The needles should match your yarn weight (see suggestion on your yarn cover).

Knitted in st.st with mixture of stranding & intarsia. Do not let these words intimidate you. Use common sense, make all possible mistakes, and fix them later (how to enclosed).
If you need any help, or not sure about anything, just contact me.

Yarns: very little yarn of each color, and if you run out – improvise!
You can substitute yarn, or change the pattern.
Do the same when you make a mistake: instead of unraveling, change the pattern (if possible) to suit what you did.
Do not hesitate to mix different kind of yarns. The yarns need to be similar in thickness/weight, but do not need to be of the same kind.

Water: self striping yarn, sparkly, or solid color yarn.
Optional: knit a band of a slightly different color in the middle.

Mountains/trees: Use 5 different yarns, or alternate colors to use what you have. Use browns, greens, or any color you like. If you run out, make the mountain shorter.

Sky: Self striping or solid. Add more rows at the top if you need, to fit better into a frame size.

Clouds: are optional too. I like using whites, but what would YOU like to do?

Pattern includes:
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Light written instructions to support the chart
Explanation about the difference between mounting and using a frame, to using a dowel
How to mount the pictures
Light instructions for using a dowel.

Read before you print. The instructions have a lot of full color photos. The only thing to print is the chart page.

I wish you luck, I hope you will enjoy it and make millions of them to give everybody you know.
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Picture knit exhibitions

October, one of my favorite months, got me doing 2 mini exhibits:

The exhibit in Little River library:

and an exhibit at Myrtle Beach mall, till end of November:

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Above: The woods,  Meher Spiritual Center.

Below: Light/The ancient one, and Meher Baba’s signature, Damadi, and hand gesture:

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Below : (the painting is not mine but part of an ongoing exhibit) The Invisible knitted portraits of Meher Baba, in yellow and peach:

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Reflections #3

Same piece, 4 ways to hang it.

Same yarn used for all the background, and same yarn for the images and their reflections.

 

Reflection #2 below, is knit with same yarn for images & reflection, but 2 different yarns for the background:

 

Reflection #1 has lighter colors on the top, and darker shades of these colors at the bottom:

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