Knitting experiments. Currently obsessed with entrelac.
Saturday, September 12, 2009
A nice weaving book with lots of illustrations is a great source of inspiration for knitting patterns of the knit-purl variety.
Here is one, "A Handbook of Weaves," published in 1915, so in the public domain (in the USA anyway) and available in many places. You can find it in Google Books, and as a free download at The Internet Archive. I bought the book at Powell's the other day and have been soaking in all the cool illustrations and trying to imagine which patterns would work well as reversible, non-curling fabrics. The one above looks interesting. Some more: