Ribber fabrics with stitch transfers between beds 1

These images provide partial views of garments shown in a recent Facebook MK group post,  followed by the “how-to” question A quick analysis leads to a list of assumptions that both are double bed fabrics, with stitches subtracted or added to create moving shapes on a striped ground. A color changer will be in use, … Continue reading Ribber fabrics with stitch transfers between beds 1

Double bed embossed patterns

Some of the previous blog posts containing applicable samples: Ribber fabrics with stitch transfers between beds 1Slip stitch patterns with hand transferred stitches, double bedBrother shadow lace, rib transfer carriage Combining knit carriage needle selection with racking   Racked patterns 5: Passap/Brother 2 directions and samples from manuals including racking on tuck stitch and other … Continue reading Double bed embossed patterns

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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 Visualizing knit cables 3_ using Numbers and Gimp 1/22 Visualizing knit … Continue reading The start of a blog index

Pintucks 2, ripples in knits using the ribber

This content, on a topic I intended to expand on further, had been “tucked” away as a draft last March. Ripples in knits are created by knitting an unbalanced fabric, with one of the beds knitting more rows than the opposite bed. Depending on the design, the fabrics may share similarities with blistered stitches DBJ. … Continue reading Pintucks 2, ripples in knits using the ribber

More on standard and modified 1X1 and 2X2 ribs

WORK IN PROGRESS Ribber manuals usually give instructions and diagrams for ribs, and in some early manuals, the way in which the needles should be set up so that side edges will match the when garment bands are seamed is not included. In later model manuals, instructions began to call “perfect-selvedges”. The position of the … Continue reading More on standard and modified 1X1 and 2X2 ribs

Shadow pleats with added patterning

Knit skirts have been present in runway and online publications again. Another Mary Dowse pattern has stirred up interest in a design knit in fair isle shadow pleats. Shadow pleats knitting began to present some of the techniques involved in creating this type of fabric fold. The permanence of the folds relies on blocking from careful … Continue reading Shadow pleats with added patterning

Ribber fabrics with stitch transfers between beds 2

A collection of embossed patterns created by isolated groups of stitches being brought in and or out of work on the ribber 2021/05/09/double-bed-embossed-patterns/ 2021/02/25/brother-shadow-lace-rib-transfer-carriage/ 2021/03/11/slip-stitch-patterns-with-hand-transferred-stitches-double-bed/ 2020/08/13/ribber-fabrics-with-stitch-transfers-between-beds-1 2017/12/20/combining-kc-patterning-with-racking/ The inspiration fabric in the 2020 post and one of the resulting swatches The inspiration fabric recently found online, source not knownAnalyzing the structure: it appears the fabric … Continue reading Ribber fabrics with stitch transfers between beds 2

Visualizing knit cables 3_ using Numbers and Gimp

As our knitting experience grows, there are likely to be some techniques that engage us and others we choose to avoid completely if possible. Cables are in the latter category for me. I have hand-knit complicated pieces using them but dislike knitting them on the machine immensely. That said, I am periodically drawn to revisiting … Continue reading Visualizing knit cables 3_ using Numbers and Gimp

Tuck lace trims and fabrics 3

The term lace is often used in publications to refer to fabrics created with techniques other than the familiar hand or machine stitch transfers. In turn, the ribber may be added to working most of the fabrics with varying degrees of complexity. Some variations are possible only on specific machine brands, at times possible in … Continue reading Tuck lace trims and fabrics 3

Origami inspired 2: more pleats and folds using ribber

WORK IN PROGRESS Periodically I search out previous drafts, this post was started in September 2019. Drawn to folds in a variety of ways again, I am publishing it in progress with the intent of adding more information and related swatches. Some previous posts with related topics and technique swatches: origami-inspired pleats1, racked patterns Passap/Brother … Continue reading Origami inspired 2: more pleats and folds using ribber