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I have been studying my knitting machine books, trying to figure out the best way to do
argyll, oops, argyle, (why can’t I choose something simple like a face cloth???) and have run across a tantalizing method by Audrey Palmer. She is now passed away but she taught Knit-Weaving throughout the 1970’s and 1980’s, something called “The Louis System”. Today I ordered her book, Create with Knit-Weave. I already have her second Supplement to that book. Now, I wait for the book to arrive so I can learn the differences between her methods, which is what I was taught to call short-rowing, and intarsia., which I haven’t knitted out yet.
In the meantime I got to sew up some simple leggings for a friend.
There’s a lot to be said about sewing simple things, out of stretch fabrics!
After all the exacting work required by my dress shirts it was a pleasure to simply cut out Powerstretch and 4-thread serge all the seams, not worrying about perfect fit. I can leave the perfect fit to the compliance of the fabric itself.
I just posted the package off and I hope that they will fit and be useful. I do hope he will be as warm as I this winter.
Powerstretch is made by Malden Mills, a company I love to support. Today I used the Tailor-Made program from Wild Ginger to produce a pattern, based soley on waist measurement and inseam.
Oh, be with me, Saint Anne, patron saint of seamstresses!