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Re: New Knitter
Posted by: Alex (IP Logged)
Date: November 05, 2008 04:16PM

KT brings up an excellent point. You should know the standard way of doing things so that you can follow a designer's wishes if you want to reproduce a particular pattern or so that you can make more complicated stitches in a particular way. But she also makes clear that deviations are pattern stitches in their own right.

In fact my very favorite overall stitch pattern is what Barbara Walker calls "crossed stockinette" in which the knit side of the fabric is knit into the back side of the stitches and the purl side worked normally (not untwisting the stitches). This is very interesting when more than one color is used. It gives a rather cross-stitch look to the pattern.

"Twisted stockinette" (BW's term again), in which both the knit and purl stitches are worked into the back of the stitch is very useful for making very defined stitches. Ribbing done this way has a crisp, raised look. Tyrolean patterns typically use twisted stitches for a highly embossed look.

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  New Knitter Luv 11/04/2008 03:15PM
  Re: New Knitter knittingmom 11/04/2008 04:06PM
  Re: New Knitter Mother Hen 11/04/2008 04:23PM
  Re: New Knitter Alex 11/04/2008 07:01PM
  Re: New Knitter Mrs. K 11/04/2008 08:15PM
  Re: New Knitter KT 11/05/2008 01:36PM
  Re: New Knitter ami 11/06/2008 09:17AM
  Re: New Knitter Alex 11/05/2008 04:16PM
  Re: New Knitter Luv 11/08/2008 09:10PM
  Re: New Knitter Alex 11/09/2008 04:58PM

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