Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Reversible Entrelac knitted swatch (unblocked) movie

This is a ribbed entrelac fabric that is reversible. The fabric is the same on both sides, except that the fabric on one side is a mirror image of the other. Just knits and purls, but it does a good impression of a reversible cabled fabric.

Thursday, March 17, 2011


reventrelac, originally uploaded by fuzzyjay.

I'm experimenting with entrelac squares that are half-and-half knit and purl. This fabric would look the same on both sides, except it would be mirror-reversed. The pink arrows show the direction of knitting the squares. Black is reverse-stockinette, white is stockinette fabric.

When a stockinette fabric meets a reverse-stockinette fabric across the boundary of an entrelac square, the fabric is continuous, that is, there is no ridge. This gives some interesting effects in the fabric, making it hard for me to predict how a fabric will look once knitted out.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Knitting Stitch Definition

The definition of a stitch, from The Science of Knitting (Wiley, 1914) by Ernest Tompkins:

A stitch is really the combination of loops from adjoining threads forming a fixed part of the fabric, and the duplication of which forms the whole fabric.

But a stitch is frequently considered to be the length of yarn from any point to an adjoining corresponding point, e.g. from the middle of a sinker loop [running thread, in hand-knitting] to the middle of the next sinker loop.

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