Thursday, October 04, 2007

October Meeting

Tonight we had a visit from Frances Perkins, and a rare treat, a machine set up with a ribber.

Frances demonstrated drive and release lace. Release lace is the most fun as you are deliberately dropping stitches to make the pattern. This will work as long as your hem has been sealed with one row of knitting!

These are samples knitted on the night.

Left top is the sample of release stitch, using the racking handle to create the pattern. Left bottom was using a tuck stitch pattern which gives a nice pattern.

Right is drive lace knitted using a punchcard for the patterning.

At the top of the right hand sample is a row of cabled long stitches, and effective detail to put above a hemline.

We all had an enjoyable evening and learnt a lot.

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