I admit, I didn’t think the red-violet edges would be that bright.
So I figured out how to do stripes!
This particular design is 14 beads across at the widest point. Take off a bead’s width on each side for an edge, and you have a 12-bead width to play with – easily divisible into 4 equal diagonal stripes. A little work sketching on some scrap paper, and I thought I had it.
Of course, you never know how it’s going to work until you actually try it.
This is an asymmetrical design, unlike the original diamonds-in-a-diamond it’s based off of, so the tail thread is particularly important. (The end of the thread leading off from the original knot you tied in the base row, for all of you not familiar with beading; it gets woven into the design after you’re done.) The tail lets you keep track of where you are when you have to put things down, get distracted, or accidentally fumble and drop your beads in progress.
(Who, me? There are reasons I bead instead of knit. One being that yes, I can and will drop just about anything. Delica beads onto a cloth working surface, though, usually take no harm.)
So. Stripes. And gradation of color successfully accomplished in a Comanche-stitch design. I think it works. 🙂