“Wisteria” 2

A follow up to the previous “horizontal cable” post: it has a relative that produces a flat or textured “lacey”  fabric depending on number of rows knit in each segment.

an attempt at a graphic representation of the previous “wisteria/cable”

The relative: after some initial rows of knitting (whether waste yarn or edge of actual piece or swatch), beginning with knit carriage on  right hand side, moving right to left, the knit is created by knitting on a multiple of chosen # of stitches plus needles out of work (OOW, A position). In the instance below a multiple of 9 + 8 is cast on, with OOW needle (represented by blue) between repeats. The ladders created where needles are in A also make it easier to visually identify stitch groups that need to be moved in/out of work

an attempt at a graphic representation of the corresponding knit

the swatch knit side, orientation as knit

the swatch purl side, rotated 90 degrees as it would appear in a sideways knit

the knit tends to curl along edges to purl side as seen above, could be embellished with stitching for more contrast and color

To knit:

first pattern row:

COR knit 8 rows on first group of stitches on right (1)

push second group (2) into work and knit 8 rows

push third group (3) into work and knit one row

push group (1) on its right into hold, knit 7 rows across remaining  16 stitches

bring a new group on left into work, knit one row

bring group to its right out of work, repeat  process across row

when second to last 2 groups on left (6 and 7) are reached, knit  8 rows on both, push second to last group into hold (6)

COL knit 8 rows on last group on left (7)

second pattern row:

COL, reverse process from left to right for the second pattern row

the row that picks up the adjacent group of stitches helps create a joined fabric, with movement resulting from the direction in which each “pattern row” is knit

varying the ladder space and number of rows knit will change the overall look of the fabric

turning fabric sideways  after varying the size of the holes across the now horizontal rows could also affect overall shaping ie narrowing and widening  of  segments

going from larger holes on one side to narrower in the opposite will make the knit “ruffle” on the edge with larger holes, etc.

if one knits vertical segments that are 8-16 rows in turn, cutting the yarn at the end of each sequence, then there will be straight slits/ strips that may in turn be left as such when knitting is resumed, twisted in a variety of sequences with alternate groups as one would a cable, rotated on their own axis once for 180 exposing some of the back/opposite surface of the knit single or or multiple times as desired

strip of slits may in turn be “latched up” in chain, stitched, after knitting is completed

a sample with wider ladder spacing and slightly different sequence

Artists using such structures in their work include Ruth Lee and Diana Eng. The latter addresses the construction of her fibonacci series scarves in her blog in a post dated October 21, 2011.