This was my first time working with Knitscene, and it was a very pleasant and professional experience. When I first saw the call for submissions on Ravelry, I wanted to give it a shot, but didn't really expect much. I wasn't sure I could come up with something "good enough" for such a well known magazine.
I decided to try to come up with a pattern for the home dec section. After looking at past issues, I began to get a feel for what they were looking for. I wanted to find a stitch pattern that would be fairly easy to knit, but yet have a lot of texture to it. The first stitch pattern I found, looked great in print, but terrible when I replicated it with the yarn and needles that I wanted to use. So, back to the drawing board. I decided to see what Pinterest had to offer, and came across a stitch pattern that I loved, and had never seen before. I began to swatch again, and loved it! It was easy to memorize, and came out textured and squishy; just what I was looking for. My final swatches are below.
Well, today that waiting is over! I love how Knitscene photographed the throw; I'd love a bedroom like that! They really made my throw look good. The entire process has been a pleasure, and I can't wait to see my pattern in the print edition. Click on the thumbnails below to see some more views the Cobblestone Throw. All photos below are (c) Knitscene/Harper Point Photography.