Tier

The second tier consists of squares or rectangles worked at right angles to the foundation triangles, and from left to right across the previous tier. In order to reverse the direction of work, the wrong side will be facing as stitches are picked up along the edges of the blocks. Therefore, these stitches are picked up and purled see Glossary, page 141 . Block 5 With WS facing, knit across the 9 stitches ol Block 4 and place these stitches on a holder. With WS still facing, use a spare needle...

Left Lower Back Triangle

With RS facing, use the knitted method to CO 2 sts with CC onto end of needle. Row I RS Kl, k2tog last CO st log with I back st , turn 2 triangle sts 22 sts rem before next marked peak st. Row 2 K2, turn. Row 3 Kl, Ml, k2tog, turn 3 triangle sts 21 sts rem Row 5 Kl, Ml, knii 10 last triangle st, k2tog. turn I st inc'd for side triangle 1 back st joined. Row 6 Knit. Rows 7-10 Rep Rows 5 and 6 two more times 6 triangle sts 18 sts rem before peak st after Row 10. Row 11 Join MC. Rep Row 5 1 st...

Stranded Twocolor Knitti Nc

Many African patterns can be interpreted in stranded two-color, or Fair Isle, knitting. This technique involves alternating two colors of yarn in a single row of knitting, and it allows for intricate geometric and abstract designs. The color patterns in Mali, Arrowheads, Zimbabwe, Zigzag, and Nigeria are achieved with stranded two-color knitting. The cotton mud-dyed fabrics produced in the Bamana region of Mali inspired my sweater of the same name. Traditionally, these fabrics feature...

Right Side Triangle

Return rem 24 held mitered square sts to needle With RS facing, rejoin CC, and use the knitted method to CO 2 sts onto end of needle closest to lower front i riangle 26 sts 2 right side triangle sts, 24 mitered square sts. Row I RS Kl, k2tog last side triangle st tog with 1 mitered square st , turn 2 side triangle sts 23 mitered square sts. Row 3 Kl, Ml, k2tog, turn 3 side triangle sts 22 mitered square sts. Row 5 Kl, Ml, knit to last st of side triangle, k2tog, turn 1 st inc'cl for side...

Entrelac

Some years ago, I read an article in a Norweigian handwork magazine about a block pattern that was used long ago for the legs of socks. In Norway, the technique is called neverkoni, a term that translates to14birch basket and refers to a basket made of woven birch bark. In English, this technique is called entrelac. Entrelac knitting produces rows of blocks that are worked on the diagonal, and that alternate direction was a revelation for me knitting does not have to be vertical or horizontal....

Marianne Isager

Marianne Isager Patterns

Inspired by beautiful African textiles Beautiful and historic African carpets, baskets, and other fiber and textile arts inspired Danish designer Marianne Isager to create these 16 sumptuous and sophisticated handknitted sweaters. The knitting techniques, including entrelac, double knitting, in tarsia, domino, and Fair Isle, are used in traditional and contemporary ways. You'll love the intriguing designs that echo regional African textiles, such as the mud-dyed fabrics from Bamana in Mali, the...

Marianne Isager Arhus Denmark

Squares, diamonds, and striking contrasts between light and dark are prominent features in many African textiles. The yoke patterns on both versions ol this pullover mimic the rotating motifs in a traditional woven fabric. In both versions, the lower body is worked in the round in mitered garter-stitch panels. The panel arrangement dictates the overall body size and shape of the zigzag at the base of the yoke. Entrelac squares, worked in either two-tone garter stitch or stripes of garter and...