I'm about to share something so deeply private and personal, I can't believe I'm going to post this online for all to see.
Try not to hurt yourself laughing, ok?
Long ago in a knitting chair not-so-very far from here, I decided to make a multicolored sweater, using my modified version of the basket slip stitch. It doesn't have an official name, but I call it the windowpane stitch. (Every good stitch needs a name, right?)
The sweater-to-be was about two things and two things only: the stitch and the colors. No muss, no fuss, no nips, no tucks. No fancy bits, no furbelows.
Before I jumped right in with the knitting (something I've been known to do), it seemed smart to develop a plan. I began to play with markers to see how the concept worked on paper. (Brace yourself, here it comes.)
This is one of about 20 sketches, but I thought you'd particularly enjoy this one. Because yes, I did clip and stick yarn to the outline sketch. And no, this is not what I ended up knitting. Why?
Knitting, like life, rarely goes precisely as planned.
For those of you who've asked: The pattern has been released: Color Check Afghan.