Entrelac pretender 3

This larger cousin uses the slip stitch setting combined with short rows to create an “entrelac-like” fabric on punchcard machines. It helps to be familiar with both techniques before attempting this fabric. I am not providing specific directions for knitting, but the repeats are correct and tested, and are intended as a springboard, not a … Continue reading Entrelac pretender 3

Entrelac pretender 2

This is another fabric combining holding and slip stitch to create shapes. Below is my first working repeat, the colored lines indicate a dividing line that would give me a black square on either side for setting up the second, split repeat to reverse the direction of the knit stitches. I am sharing not to … Continue reading Entrelac pretender 2

An entrelac pretender

“Automating ” normally labor-intensive hand techniques cannot truly duplicate them. Below is one effort to produce an “entrelac-like” fabric using the slip stitch setting. The biggest advantage of this is the knitting speed as opposed to creating the individual cells using holding and picking up stitches. Some drawbacks: slip stitch floats on the reverse make … Continue reading An entrelac pretender

A return to short row shapings: bumps and slits meet entrelac

My recent revisiting of holding techniques led to my coming across handouts and notes from the late 1980s and early 90s, including the working notes below for an entrelac fabric. I sometimes read instructions I assembled long ago, and they seem to be in a foreign language at first. Entrelac was referred to as basketweave … Continue reading A return to short row shapings: bumps and slits meet entrelac

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WORK IN PROGRESS BUTTONHOLES: also see SEAMING, JOINING, FINISHING Long vertical button holes/ slits in knit fabric 1: intarsia 10/22 More “buttonholes” and slits 10/22 Single bed slits aka horizontal “button holes” 11/16 “Buttonholes” and “make many – increase” “lace” 5/15 hand-knit CABLE STITCHES A return to plaiting and double bed hand transfers 5/23 Visualizing … Continue reading The start of a blog index

Revisiting automated shell shapes

My original posts on exploring automating shell shapes were written in my 910 electronic days using mylar sheets in early 2013: Thinking of modules: a shell “diary”“Automated” shell shapes The repeat produced a visually successful fabric. I received a question on FB about executing the shells on a punchcard machine, and another on how I … Continue reading Revisiting automated shell shapes