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In order to put air into the knitted fabric, I had to adopt a few strategies. Firstly, I used a looser gauge than is normal for such a fine yarn, creating wee gaps of air between stitches.

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Secondly, I manipulated tension to create further air pockets. Now, knitters will know that it is undesirable to create fabric-puckering tension in your Fair Isle knits! In fact this is very much like what happens in my Rigg pieces. Instead of simply floating, strands of yarn on the reverse of the fabric pull it into lovely irregular ribs and grooves. Rigg garments are knitted in a fine yarn, but at a loose gauge - meaning airiness is knitted in! After much experimentation, the result was the soft, springy ridges and furrows of Rigg.

The name is inspired by the word rig , which is Shetlandic for backbone or spine. Perhaps it is because they suit everyone—grandmothers and their granddaughters wear Rigg capes, scarves and jackets.

Perhaps it is because you can scrunch them into your bag! But I think it is because the fabric feels so wonderful on. The squashy, air-filled Rigg textile is after all inspired by one of the most enduring knits of the last hundred years: the Fair Isle jumper. And the result, this time, is an enchanting, flowing, lightly-beaded, co Choose your own colors and beads and make this happy, whimsical, dramatic, thoughtful…but stunning however you knit it! Watch my Youtube that explains how to read colorwork charts and how to make increases on the shawl. Above all, have fun. Jump to. Sections of this page.

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Colorworks by Debi shared a link. Wrapped in Bliss pattern by Deborah Tomasello. One of my knitting pals walked into our local knitting spot wearing a new sweater that made me do a double-take. We have a rule when at our knitting meet-ups that, when asked if we knitted a sweat Colorworks by Debi shared a memory.

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In celebration of reaching Colorworks by Debi Ravelry group members, I am offering the following for one week only: Buy my "Wrapped in Color" ebook and get Homage to Warhol: Pop Top. Remember this one? It contains See More. There are many designers who are inspired by nature, including myself, but there are also beautiful color knitting patterns that take their inspiration from the beautiful architecture of the city. Kyle Kunnecke, the author of Urban Knit Collection , grew up with his construction superintendent father taking him to job sites and teaching him about architecture.

He lived all over the country, enjoying the unique aspects of cities from the southwest to the southeast.

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Today he lives and designs in beautiful, eclectic San Francisco, with its gorgeous Victorian homes, modern skyscrapers, and stirring public art. They are the sort of thing I love—complex color knitting, cables, and lace. But he specializes in colorwork.

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Everything about it speaks to me. The colors, the pattern, the shape, all of it. The entire wrap is mapped out in a series of detailed charts to navigate the journey. Using the technique of locked floats makes both the front and back beautiful. Once the stranded portion is complete, an applied I-cord edge finishes the wrap.

Filled with geometric and stylistic designs, this wrap promises to be a showstopper. Kyle mentions the difference between difficult and time-consuming, which I think is really important to understand. Each pattern is made up of sections and certain combinations of knit and purl stitches. Just like cooking a complex recipe like Boeuf Bourguignon, from Mastering the Art of French Cooking , knitting a complex pattern takes time and careful following of directions.