Curious to know if most knitters will strictly follow the pattern, or do you start something and change it along the way to give it a personal touch?
I am with you. I feel there has been a lot of work put in to make sure it works and the pattern designer knows better than me!Dreamweaver said:Rules is rules..... I follow the pattern.... My design diecisions come in the yarn and colors.... not messing with the pattern, other than correcting errors or adding length....
I have a similar approach to patterns as Jessica Jean - except that I usually make the first one exactly the same as the pattern or very close, buty after that I tweak it here and there to experiment with different ideas and am happy with the results/ It does lead to binges but it does mean that no two are the same and everyone ends up being original.Jessica-Jean said:I have challenged myself to follow a pattern stitch-for-stitch, and failed every time. That's not failed to make the pattern as written; it's failed to be happy with the result. Either I do precisely what the pattern said and hate the result, or I tweak it here and there and am satisfied with the result.
This leads to binges.
another winter hat!
So, yes, I make the pattern my own!
Me too!Patty Sutter said:I will usually try it the way it was written, the FIRST time; just like recipes. and then tweek it to suit myself. Of course sometimes you like one element on this one and something else on the next.
Oh heck, I guess I just said "I do it my way".:-D :-D