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Knit Texture - TWEEDS

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Knit Texture - TWEEDS

18.95

Textured stitches create stitch definition and dimension on the surface of hand knit garments and accessories.  Integrating colour with creative lines, contours, and angles adds interest. Using texture as an accent in a border or a panel, or along the edge of a knitted garment offers intriguing accent and finishing detail. Textured stitch patterns can also be utilized as an all-over pattern in a variety of knitwear designs; shawls, scarves, hats, wraps, cardigans, vests or jumpers, transforming a basic design to one of contrast and dimension.  Tweed textiles are classic, fashionable, stylish and sophisticated, yet warm, luxurious and practical.

 

This e-booklet is a collection of hand knit textured TWEED stitch patterns, inspired by woven tweed textiles in a variety of intricate lines and colour combinations, alike to those found in Clan Tartans and Harris Tweed.   Being a knitwear designer, unskilled in the art of the weave, I chose to adapt the concept of woven texture to knitting texture, incorporating elements that were intriguing and design worthy.  Upon discovering the Harris Tweed knitted stitch pattern, published in A Treasury of Knitting Patterns, 1968, by Barbara G. Walker, my interest was affirmed to create a collection of textured tweed stitch patterns for application in knitwear design.  The collection of stitch patterns evolved over time and have influenced  my knitwear designs, exploring colour and contrast to enhance, accentuate or subtle the texture.  As the stitch patterns were catalogued, further research explored a variety of handwoven fabrics and traditional colours.

 

There are Learning Activities included for each textured stitch pattern, knitting both flat and in the round, and some small knitted projects to enhance the experience of learning. The intent of this collation purposefully for learning and experimenting and for someone new to knitting, swatches and little projects can be a rewarding opportunity to learn and improve one’s knitting techniques.  For the experienced knitter, a small project or swatches can be relaxing and stimulating for creative thinking, designing intricate knitwear.

 

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Textured stitches create stitch definition and dimension on the surface of hand knit garments and accessories.  Integrating colour with creative lines, contours, and angles adds interest. Using texture as an accent in a border or a panel, or along the edge of a knitted garment offers intriguing accent and finishing detail. Textured stitch patterns can also be utilized as an all-over pattern in a variety of knitwear designs; shawls, scarves, hats, wraps, cardigans, vests or jumpers, transforming a basic design to one of contrast and dimension.  Tweed textiles are classic, fashionable, stylish and sophisticated, yet warm, luxurious and practical.

 

This e-booklet is a collection of hand knit textured TWEED stitch patterns, inspired by woven tweed textiles in a variety of intricate lines and colour combinations, alike to those found in Clan Tartans and Harris Tweed.   Being a knitwear designer, unskilled in the art of the weave, I chose to adapt the concept of woven texture to knitting texture, incorporating elements that were intriguing and design worthy.  Upon discovering the Harris Tweed knitted stitch pattern, published in A Treasury of Knitting Patterns, 1968, by Barbara G. Walker, my interest was affirmed to create a collection of textured tweed stitch patterns for application in knitwear design.  The collection of stitch patterns evolved over time and have influenced  my knitwear designs, exploring colour and contrast to enhance, accentuate or subtle the texture.  As the stitch patterns were catalogued, further research explored a variety of handwoven fabrics and traditional colours.

 

There are Learning Activities included for each textured stitch pattern, knitting both flat and in the round, and some small knitted projects to enhance the experience of learning. The intent of this collation purposefully for learning and experimenting and for someone new to knitting, swatches and little projects can be a rewarding opportunity to learn and improve one’s knitting techniques.  For the experienced knitter, a small project or swatches can be relaxing and stimulating for creative thinking, designing intricate knitwear.