QueerJoe’s Signature Look
The latest post of the Liquified Shawl on Social Media received a great comment from Susan K. It confirmed the notion that I have a “signature look.”
What Is QueerJoe’s Signature Look?
There are a few characteristics of my aesthetic that I can point to that are consistent:
- I tend toward deeper saturated colors. Colors my that Selma calls “broody.”
- When mixing colors in a garment, I almost never use black or white to help mix them harmoniously.
- I hate speckle-dyed yarns.
- Strong graphics grab my eye.
- I have little tolerance for blotchy pooling of colors.
- Graphic designs or patterns in my work are usually horizontal and not vertical.
- I’m not very talented using big, bulky yarns…so my designs are almost all fine-gauge and not chunky.
Any other commonalities you find in the items I knit?
Since I’ve started to sell my knitted garments, I have decided to market the Knitted Cross Stitch Scarf as the garment that most closely reflects my aesthetic. In fact, on the DoublePointed Designs web site, I even call it my signature stitch.
Of the six garment in the feature photo today, which do you think screams QueerJoe?
Two things I would say about this yarn:
- I wouldn’t knit socks by hand with this yarn – it’s splitty, rough on the hands and requires a gauge that needs a small needle that would be not fun to knit with.
- The length of Meilenweit Solo Cotone is only 393 yards. To make a US size 10 sock, I should have done the toes and the heels in a contrasting color yarn so I could have a hight cuff.
It doesn’t really matter…I will probably end up doing scarves and/or shawls with this yarn anyway.
I also started a new shawl.
I’ve made quite a bit of progress on it already and I’m hoping it keeps zipping right along. It’s probably not my signature look, but it sure is purty.