In October 2017, I bought and read a book called Dimensional Tuck Knitting by Tracy Purtscher, which is about a new technique she developed for creating texture in knitted fabric.
Today I took another day off from production knitting to just play around, and this time I finally got around to trying out some of the many stitch patterns from this book. Sorry again for the terrible indoor dark pictures – I may try to get some tomorrow in the daylight.
Some of the stitch patterns look like cabling, but they aren’t. You create folds in the fabric by knitting stitches together on the back of the work in specific patterns.
The patterns go from pretty simple to very complex. I didn’t get into the really complicated ones, just played around enough to try out all the different types of stitches in use for the technique. The book actually has several garment patterns in it, you could use the stitch patterns pretty much anyplace you would use cabling. Like cables, they do distort the fabric, so that’s something to be aware of if you want to use them for a garment or similar. Anyway, it is a fun technique, and I’m glad I tried it out! Also enjoyed having a little experimenting time again 🙂
On a slightly related subject, I found I enjoyed listening to podcasts while I worked on this, but only know 3 of them (Welcome to Nightvale, My Favorite Murder, and The Sporkful.) What are your favorite podcasts?