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After looking at art books and considering several ideas, I have come to the conclusion that I have not finished exploring the idea of freeform. I am in the process of designing something (can't tell you what it is) for which I will post the pattern as I design/write the pattern. I am going to post the pattern as I write it and photos the following day (so you have a chance to try it out and see if it works). I am going to call this the "mystery thing." It is going to be all about texture.

Choose a yarn that is suitable for both male and female. It should be about worsted weight. You should have about 500 yards. It can be one color or at least 7 colors. It should also be something that could felt, if I decide to felt the end product.

This is the yarn and needles that I have chosen: Needles US 13, Yarn Alpaca/Targhee worsted weight. 500 yards

Notes: The first and last stitch of every row should be knit for best results.
Always cast of/bind off stitches with the right side facing you.
Pick one way to pick up stitches and then be consistent throughout!
You can do the whole thing in one color or change color ever time you pick up stitches.
Always turn your work 90 degrees to the right.

Cast on 9 stitches. Knit 8 rows. Mark the front side.

Bind off 8 stitches. Knit the last stitch and turn work 90 degrees to the right. Pick up 5 stitches along the side.

Pattern 1: Ribbing = 13 rows
Row 1: k2, p2, k2
Row 2: k1, p1, k2, p1, k1.

Cast off 5 stitches and knit the last stitch, turn the work 90 degrees to the right, and pick up 16 stitches = 17 stitches total.

Pattern 2: Double basket weave
Row 1: was the row you picked up and should look like knit stitches.
Row 2: K4, p1,*k3, P1* to end with 4 knits.
Row 3: Knit.
Row 4: Repeat row 2.
Row 5: Knit.
Row 6: K2, p1, *k3, p1* to end with K2.
Row 7: Knit.
Row 8: Repeat row 6.
Repeat rows 1-8, bind off on the next row in knit.

Happy knitting. Let me know, if you decide to try it out, so I can notify you of updates.