After the success of my practice peysa, I decided to go right ahead and make one with lopi! I was originally just going to do another variation on the same pattern from the free pattern I used for the practice peysa, but then I discovered this tool for building your own knitting pattern: knittingpatterns.is/ and I got hooked. Note that it required Microsoft Silverlight.
Now I feel like I need to design my own, especially since a quick Google search reveals that (understandably) everybody in the world has knitted the peysa from that free pattern. Whereas if I design my own, then I will have a one-of-a-kind!
This is what I’ve come up with so far:
I’m also thinking of having the sleeve patterns on the waistband.
And when you export it, it generates a whole knitting pattern for you, including how many stitches to cast on, where to make increases/decreases, etc. It is really cool! Por ejemplo:
I told Doc that if he designed a lopapeysa in that tool, I’d knit it for him for his birthday. So of course, this is what he came up with:
I’m excited to begin knitting these!
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Unfortunately it’s not possible anymore to download IE or Silverlight. Need another option!
Alas, the tragedy of the digital age! Well I’ve since moved on to designing my own patterns on graph paper and/or using the grid in Photoshop, if that’s any help