Mo. 1 Wk 3: Cables #52Swatches

I’m back with another swatch. This one was difficult to reproduce stitch by stitch. During the first week, I could only sketch the first four rows. So, I reverted to an old art trick by creating a grid and drawing one square at a time. Over the last two weeks, I worked on it bit by bit.

This is the final result:

So, now I am onto the next swatch. I’m hopeful that I will finish it within the week.

If you would like to join the challenge, look to the original post for more information. I look forward to seeing your sketches.



52 Swatches

 Welcome to my drawing challenge!

52 Swatches is a challenge created for knitwear designers. Stitch anatomy is something taken into consideration when drawing design details for submission. So, each week we’re going to draw a new 4″ [10cm] (1200px) square of a particular stitch pattern. Over time, the stitch patterns will become more complex.

The stitch patterns are posted to my Pinterest account. Start with month one and continue for 52 weeks or 13 months. You don’t have to start at the beginning of the month or even the year. I made this challenge to be as flexible as possible.

If you need to stay accountable, use #52swatches in your social media posts to show off your sketches. We’ll be your accountabilibuddies!

I’ll be starting the challenge on Saturday, February 3rd, and sharing my finished sketch on twitch first. Best of luck!