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Well this was an interesting project. Â I based this pattern on the geometric designs from the ‘mod’ or ‘opt art’ look of the 60’s. Â I love opticalÂ illusionsÂ and there were many bold designs from the sixty that amused me as a kid. Â If you look at this long enough you’ll see a diamond in the middle and 4Â partialÂ diamonds in the corners, eachÂ appearingÂ to pop out a bit ( but of course it is just a flat pot holder). Â The design on the front and back are almostÂ identicalÂ because of the pattern’sÂ symmetry.
Most of the designs in the 60’s were done with black & white or bold contrasting colors, but I thought of my brother would get a kick out of the striped yarn. Â The colors of the stripe yarn closely match the colors of a shirt I made him (sewing) and he wore it to it’s death. Â Also, the coloring chart draft of this color combo reminded me of Legos which he played with as a kid.
Plus I’ve been trying to find a pattern where the yarn stripes I’ve hoarded played nice with the design. Â Two solid colors probably would make the pattern pop more, but I like how rich and textile like the solid navy & bright multi look together.
Yarns used: Â Sugar n’ cream – ‘Indigo’ (navy) and Sugar n’ cream – ‘Calico’ (multi-color)