A Cottage Garden

You Can Make This

Knit_Wit made A Cottage Garden with:

Modern Irish Freeform Crochet

Online Class

Modern Irish Freeform Crochet

with Myra Wood

  • Stylecraft double knit special 100% acrylic (I know I should use wool
  • but I have all the colours of this yarn to practise with.)
  • US G-6/4.00mm

Q&A with Knit_Wit

Kathleen Lancaster asked:
Absolutely beautiful.How large is this piece?
Knit_Wit answered:
It is 46cm deep at the back, 110cm point to point. It was made as a capelet, to keep my shoulders warm on those cool summer evenings out on the patio.
Kathleen Lancaster asked:
Thank you for your quick response. It was diffult to tell size from photo. Your work is beautiful. you have so much detail and such a variety of shapes and sizes. I guess I'll just keep trying. :-)
Knit_Wit answered:
I think the hardest part for me was letting go. Forget about rules, patterns, gauge, instruction. You are the boss, so can never be wrong! It was a very liberating experience. Every time I found myself asking "how do you do that", I answered myself, "think about it and use your experience to just do it".
corylus1910298135 asked:
It is really beautiful! Is it mainly freeform or irish? I ask because I am having difficulty with the netting, and wondering about simply joining up my motifs more in the freeform style. Thanks for sharing.
Knit_Wit answered:
The motifs were all created separately, then joined together using a combination of sewing and crochet. So, not really freeform, but because the motifs are so close together, not really Irish! The netting does take time, but is worth it in the end (I have done two other tops since this piece).