Do you like to put your own flare on things? Do you love your unique sense of style and want to show it off through your hand knits? Are you curious about personalizing knitting patterns, but not sure where to begin? Here are some tips to help get you started.
1.Choose a pattern that speaks to you
Spend some time looking for a knitting pattern that really reflects your style. There are a lot of choices, so do a little searching around. One great way to do this is to look for a designer that creates unique knitting patterns that you love. If they’ve made a couple of designs you really enjoy, the odds are good they’ll continue to design garments and accessories you’ll love. Also try keeping a bookmark folder of patterns you’ve loved, even if you didn’t buy them at the time. You’ll have a great starting place when you want to look for your next knitting pattern.
2.Personalize with your yarn
Choosing a yarn is one of the simplest and most effective ways to personalize your knitting pattern. Changing yarns can dramatically shift the overall look and feel of a garment; use this flexibility to create a one-of-a-kind knitted item. Opting for silk, bamboo, or acrylic can add a lovely shine to your piece. Lofty wools like merino will create bounce and squish in the fabric. Fibres that drape, like linen or alpaca, can take an accessory from beautiful to stunning, simply by how they sit and fold as you wear them. Give some thought to your ideal version of the knitting pattern you’ve chosen, and select a yarn to create your vision.
3.Add a little Flare
A small extra touch can elevate your unique knitting pattern to the next level of personalization. Think about your other interests or skills, and how they could be combined with your knitting pattern. Do you like to embroider? Consider stitching a small motif that highlights your personality. Choose a location on the project that will be shown prominently when you wear your garment or accessory.
Beadwork can also be a great way to add a unique touch to your project and offers so much flexibility with bead choices. Wherever your skills lie, chances are if you get a little creative, you can add your own personal spin to your hand knit. Be careful that your additions complement the knitting pattern rather than competing with it. Less is more often holds true when adorning your project.
There are no real rules when it comes to creating a personalized garment. Starting with a unique knitting pattern that you love is key and choose personalization options that really speak to you. Have some fun with it, and don’t be afraid to experiment!