I've been making socks almost exclusively for over a year now and am looking forward to trying something new.
I want to try my hand at a more 3D venture specifically:knitting the common fish of lake superior. Has anyone here got any experience or advice in 3 dimensional pattern writing?
Fish are not as complex in form as say a moose head or even a raccoon as they are almost tube-like but I need to research some of the elements such as fin placement, colour subtlety, and texture.
I think if I knit from mouth to tail the shape of a stockinette stitches may naturally look a tiny bit scale like.
Some of the species I am considering are yellow perch, northern pike, rainbow and lake trout, whitefish and small mouth bass.
The attachment here is of a pair of socks I finished a couple of weeks ago made with some leftover donations of fingering weight commercially dyed wool.