I did it. FINALLY. I finished the logo. It looked great in my head, but I really don’t like it in real life. I put a lot of effort into the i-cord letters and the white background, but it just didn’t meet my expectations. What’s more is that I tried to fit it into my custom header on wordpress and I just can’t size it right. So much for that. I’m going to play with it a bit more, but I think the idea will be scrapped in the end. I need more ideas!!
In my last post, I said that I would have a new logo by the end of the weekend, but it doesn’t look like that is going to happen. I have completed most of it, but decided to knit a background for my i-cord- which meant that I need more time.
Above is the picture of the incomplete logo. I am knitting an i-cord, which just needs to be a bit longer, on a white knitted background. I used a seed stitch border with a double seed stitch middle.
Seed Stitch/Moss Stitch
Use an odd number of stitches
K1P1 continue to end of row
P1K1 continue to end of row
Continue this pattern. My picture is not great, but you can see the border is knitted in seed stitch.
The middle of the work is knitted in double seed stitch. This design is great for placemats, pot holders, bath mats, or other similar square/rectangular objects. It keeps its shape well and is quite versatile.
On that note, I have to get a few things together for work tomorrow, finish a few more practice quizzed for my online computer class and work some more on this logo. I have a giant ball of white yarn that I bought from Michael’s years ago that I’m using. I have no idea what brand or type it is, just that I wound it up and now it is no longer portable! However, my cats are fascinated with it.
I am working on a new logo for my website and am knitting an i-cord to write out Knitwerks. It may be just Knit at the rate I’m going. Originally called the idiot cord because of a mistake made while Elizabeth Zimmermann was knitting, it was shortened to I-cord and actually has a lot of uses. While it is relatively simple, it is one of my least favorite things to knit. I made a series of decorate Christmas lights and similar chili peppers one year and have hated making i-cord ever since. They are a great decorative item and are often used for handles, belts, bows and more.
To make an i-cord, cast on between 3 and six stitches. You can use either two double-pointed needles or a circular needle. Slide work to other side of needle and knit. Slide work to other side of needle again and knit. Do not turn work!
By sliding the work and continuing to knit, you are creating a rope or tube that is stronger than a line of garter stitch alone.
While it is not as exciting as cabling or following another type of pattern, it has a lot of great uses. Hopefully, I will have the new logo ready by the weekend with a little help from Photoshop!