Designing Charts For Colour Knitting

So you want to design a sweater with Fair Isle motifs, or maybe you want to knit one with a large graphic image. These types of colourwork patterns are best charted on graph paper, which provides a visual guide as to what the finished motif or image will look like on the knit fabric. Charts…

Knitting Traditions From Around The World

I learned early on in my textile education the importance of clothing and the value of craft in every culture. In most developing countries, the economy is initially supported by some facet of the textile industry unique to the region. Knitting is no exception. Traditional knitting describes garments and other items produced in various regions…

Weekly Fave! Fashion Forward Fair Isle Sweater

Fair Isle patterning is still a trend for Fall 2018. But a twist to this trend is the use of unexpected bright colors. This lovely sweater designed by Deborah Newton for Vogue Knitting Fall 2018 incorporates brightly colored roses on a classic Fair Isle background. This modern, tunic style sweater is a challenging piece of…