Saturday, May 14, 2011
Day 134 and Post
Crochet is often cast aside as being "not pretty" or "old fashioned" or "retro." That last one can be cool sometimes, but in general I'm sad that crochet is type cast as doilies and ugly 70's clothing.
I think a good way for crochet to make a comeback is for designers to do some exploring with lesser used stitches such as this one. This is the post stitch. You can do it in front or in back so it's as reversible as knitted ribbing and while not nearly as stretchy, there is some stretch that mimics ribbing in a small way.
I know there are many many more interesting stitch patterns that I can practice and hopefully come up with more scarves that don't fall into the not pretty and old fashioned category.