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knitpurlgurl
12-28-2007, 05:08 PM
Okay, today on Uncommon Threads, Trendsetters was there to demonstrate EVENT PLAIDS. The gentleman used dates to create the amount of rows he crocheted for each yarn. So, if the date was 12/28/07, he'd use 5 different yarns: 1 row of yarn A, 2 rows of yarn B, (You treat each number separately so that you don't have oodles of rows of one yarn: so instead of 12, he used 1 and 2.) 2 rows of yarn C, 8 rows of yarn D, ( you skip zeros) and 7 rows of yarn E. He then crocheted in filet crochet to create holes. Then, in the same date pattern, took a large yarn needle and weaved the same yarns through the holes to create a plaid.

Could this be done in knitting with say, yarn over holes in a fabric? This was so pretty. He used it to commemorate dates in people's lives for beautiful pillows, afghans, et cetera. I'd love to do something like this in knit.

Here's the link:
http://www.diynetwork.com/diy/shows/episode/0,2046,DIY_14255_50909,00.html

Thanks in advance!

HollyP
12-28-2007, 07:14 PM
What a neat idea! This (http://www.geocities.com/blossomknitwear/amazingplaiddishcloth.html)pattern looks like it would work. I think I am going to have to try it for myself. I need a gift for my DB and SIL's anniversary.