Old traditional crafts is one of my fascinations, and this Scottish way of knitting encompasses the most basic of techniques (you only need to know one stitch). Designs laden with culturally important motifs, like snowflakes, trees, or deer, carry the tradition forward.
In this project, I bring the traditional with the untraditional by creating my own Fair Isle pattern with the motif important to me—rats.
It was later expanded for a holiday design featuring a geriatric rat and hamster and R2D2.
Work-in-progress knitting with the design.