A look at some of the techniques for creating double-sided knitting.
an introduction to steeking
When working in stranded colourwork using two strands of yarn, the yarn not being used is carried at the back of the work – commonly referred to as a ‘float’. If the pattern requires the floating yarn to be carried for too many stitches without being used, this can result in a long float which could… Continue reading Catching floats in stranded colourwork
accessories inspired by mosaic floors
When knitting the Doge’s Palace Cowl I carried the background (stone) colour in my right hand and the contrast (brickwork) colour in my left hand – which resulted in the brickwork standing out as the dominant colour. To understand better why this impacts how the pattern looks, there is an interesting article by Ysolda Teague which you… Continue reading Stranded colourwork – colour dominance
Looking forward to Edinburgh Yarn Festival!
a preview of my first published pattern