More mesh dragon scales, some striped and some not

A first look at Single bed scales made with stitch transfers: Another look at the repeat, here it is mirrored for use on my 930, and shown in for working over 72 needles knit border stitches on both sides.  A reminder: when transitioning from spreadsheet-generated repeats to indexing and then scaling them in Gimp, check that … Continue reading More mesh dragon scales, some striped and some not

More dragon 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 samples and an investigation into possibly creating a ribber fabric with auto shaping resulting in … Continue reading More dragon scales and chevrons in ribbed, racked (4) fabrics

Hand knit “dragon scales”

A detail of half fisherman machine knit “dragon scales”  MK ribber version of stitch its related posts : https://alessandrina.com/2016/01/09/ribber-pitch-a-bit-on-racking-chevrons-horizontal-herringbone/ https://alessandrina.com/2016/01/13/racking-2-vertical-chevrons-herringbone/ https://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 the 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

Single bed scales made with stitch transfers

In the past, I have explored several ways to knit scale-like fabrics aka dragon teeth/scales, and a multitude of other names. My test swatches were created using racking, pattern repeats were provided for both punchcard and electronic machines. Some of the archived material: 2018/07/19/more scales and chevrons racked fabrics 4 2016/02/22/ hand knit dragon scales … Continue reading Single bed scales made with stitch transfers

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WORK IN PROGRESS CABLE STITCHES Visualizing knit cables in color 2_ using Numbers and Gimp  12/21 Slip stitch patterns with hand transferred stitches, double bed  2/21 Slip stitch patterns with hand transferred stitches, single bed  2/21 Some cables to try, hand-knit 1/15 A hand-knit stitch tale 2: a bit of cables and lace, charting, HK … Continue reading The start of a blog index

Knitting with “unusual” fibers/ elastic 1

Decades ago UKI used to offer 92 colors in a 3M elastic, and for some time lots of folks were experimenting with using it as the second color in fair isle. A company now defunct called Impresario used to even sell pattern books for garments using the technique, with the no stretch ground yarns creating … Continue reading Knitting with “unusual” fibers/ elastic 1

A swatch experiment

A while ago the image of a sweater attributed to Armani caught my attention on 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