“Wisteria” 2

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

This is 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 the 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 an 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 knitthe swatch knit side, orientation as knitthe 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 the first group of stitches on the 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 the 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 the last group into hold (6)

COL knit 8 rows on the 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 the fabric sideways  after varying the size of the holes across the now horizontal rows could also affect the 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 surfaces of the knit single or multiple times as desired

a strip of slits may, in turn, be “latched up” in a chain, stitched, or otherwise be altered after the 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 on October 21, 2011.

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