There aren’t really very many designers whose patterns attract me so much that I have knit several of them in the past few years. In fact, I think Stephen West is the only one. His designs are consistently interesting – the shapes are geometric and they are practical. So far, I have made one very small (doll-size) version of Herbivore, which looks like this:
It consists of three triangles and some joining pieces. On my doll, at any rate, it is easy to arrange it in several becoming configurations.
I have also made one and almost all of a second Daybreak. The first Daybreak was given to Meg, and she has worn it a lot. Here’s one of her styles:
And now I have completed a Pogona. This one consists of five stockinette triangles divided by four reverse stockinette shapes. I had some Duchess (a DK weight yarn), dyed in Juliet, one of the colorways from the November club. I just love these colors and how they work with the design. Here is one of the two ways I’ve managed to find to wear it.
This way, it has the center triangle in the back. Here it is with the center triangle in the front. And to add to the interest, I put it on inside out. (In other words, it was freezing cold and I was in a hurry.)
I love these patterns in many ways. I also think his hats are great. But what I chiefly feel right now is that I’m starting to see how these designs work, and I want to design something similar myself. But with pattern stitches beyond stockinette, rib and garter, which is what he chiefly seems to prefer to work with. I think it will be fun to try, anyhow!