Casas Grandes Sweater

albert's picture

I am starting to spin up the yarn for a sweater that will be my first attempt at steeking. I will use three colors: Orchid, White and Black. The design will be a diamond design that I found on a piece of pottery for sale on the Alltribes website. I call the project my Casas Grandes sweater after the style of pottery. I will post updates as I progress.

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Hmmm...I have been pondering

Hmmm...I have been pondering getting a drum carder...

albert's picture

This is a Patrick Green drum

This is a Patrick Green drum carder, motorized, that I bought about 20 years ago. It greatly facilitates preparing the wool and blending colors. I think there are many more brands available now. Of course, in those days there was no internet.

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I'll second that opinon -

I'll second that opinon - the orchid with white and black should be stunning!
MMario - ambiguity is cultivated, it doesn't happen in a vacuum!

albert's picture

Thank you, Mario (my uncle's

Thank you, Mario (my uncle's name also) for your vote of confidence. My weakest area is in color coordination. My theory now: don't reinvent the wheel- observe how others who know what they are doing have worked their colorways and emulate them. I think this is a good way to learn.

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Visit Crafty Andy's Blog I

Visit Crafty Andy's Blog I like the Orchid color, itshould be an interesting combination ,very contrasting.

albert's picture

Thanks, Andres. I hope to

Thanks, Andres. I hope to achieve the clarity I see in your work.