“Wisteria” meets hems

I have previously posted on a series of fabrics related to this swatch, including suggestions for possibly automating some of their variations. The earliest blog post includes some of the histories for this fabric, is repeated here. In the 80s there used to be a yearly machine knitting seminar in my area that was fairly … Continue reading “Wisteria” meets hems

Wisteria cousin 2, also called fern leaf, hand technique

In seminar days this was referred to as a “fern leaf” pattern. Holding groups in these sequences give a bit more swing to the side of the finished piece. Directions for this fabric may be found in  the post  The difference between the fabrics below and the ones that look like this swatch is that when … Continue reading Wisteria cousin 2, also called fern leaf, hand technique

“wisteria” cousin revisited (“holding” using slip stitch)

My previous post on the related topic. I revisited the above fabrics in another experiment recently. This first sample was produced as a hand technique after casting on with 2 needles in work, 2 out of work. In the bottom half, there were variations from 8 down to 4 rows of knitting before additional groups were … Continue reading “wisteria” cousin revisited (“holding” using slip stitch)

“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. The relative: after some initial rows of knitting (whether waste yarn or edge of actual piece or swatch), beginning with knit carriage on … Continue reading “Wisteria” 2

Adding fair isle patterning to short row patterns creating eyelets

WORK IN PROGRESS In Brother knitting one of the issues encountered when combining fair isle patterning with short rows is that if the fair isle pattern is to be maintained, one must hand-select needles to the proper position prior to knitting across needles newly returned to work. The short row method here is a modified … Continue reading Adding fair isle patterning to short row patterns creating eyelets

“Crochet” meets machine knitting techniques: working with short rows 2

Some previous posts exploring hand techniques that might be considered to fall in this family of stitches: “Crochet” meets machine knitting techniques: tuck lace trims and fabrics 1 “Crochet” meets machine knitting techniques: tuck lace trims or fabrics 2 “Crochet” meets machine knitting techniques: working with “chains” Search for “wisteria” “Crochet” meets machine knitting techniques: … Continue reading “Crochet” meets machine knitting techniques: working with short rows 2

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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

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

A return to short row shapings: bumps and slits

One is limited to imagination, skill, and patience when working short-rowed fabrics. The techniques may be used in borders, on isolated areas, symmetrically or not, and the yarn, in turn, may be able to be pressed, stiffened, felted (which minimizes any slits), or otherwise processed to achieve desired effects. The scale of the shapes affects … Continue reading A return to short row shapings: bumps and slits

Ayab: short rows automated with slipstitch

I have recently been reviewing some of my ideas for using slip stitch to achieve fabrics normally created by hand pulling needles for short rows. The samples for most charts below are found in previous posts on the topic. My hacked machine is presently being put to bed for a while as I work on … Continue reading Ayab: short rows automated with slipstitch