Hand knit “dragon scales”

A detail of half fisherman machine knit “dragon scales”  MK ribber version of stitch its related posts : http://alessandrina.com/2016/01/09/ribber-pitch-a-bit-on-racking-chevrons-horizontal-herringbone/ http://alessandrina.com/2016/01/13/racking-2-vertical-chevrons-herringbone/ http://alessandrina.com/2016/02/02/vertical-racking-3-automating-half-fisherman-in-pattern-2/ My last experiments led to a search for a possible hand knit “scale” version. Similar shapes may be achieved through holding, but here the effect is created through the use of increases and decreases. The test … Continue reading Hand knit “dragon scales”

Machine knit “dragon scales” update

I had previously posted on an Armani inspired knit scale like pattern  that sometimes was described online as a machine knit “crocodile stitch”. A fellow raveler just shared on her project page an interesting variation that includes variations in scale of the scales themselves. All her transfers are made onto a single center point, eliminating the vertical separation that appears … Continue reading Machine knit “dragon scales” update

More scales and chevrons in ribbed, racked (4) fabrics

Over the years a variety of fabrics have been named dragon scales or crocodile stitch. Here dragon scales have referred to shapes created using a lace technique and resulting in a pattern such as this that was followed by hand knit samplesand an investigation into possibly creating a ribber fabric with auto shaping resulting in … Continue reading More scales and chevrons in ribbed, racked (4) fabrics

A swatch experiment

A while ago the image of a sweater attributed to Armani  caught my attention in Pinterest, and I became obsessed with creating a variant. Lace is actually an interesting 3D fabric until it is blocked and made to lie flat. I went the lace route to work out my “scales”. The swatch I created below is hand … Continue reading A swatch experiment