Dimensional tuck knitting : an innovative technique for creating surface design / Tracy Purtscher.Material type: BookPublisher: New York : Sixth&Spring Books, Edition: First edition.Description: 184 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 27 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781942021674; 1942021674.Subject(s): Tuck knitting | Knitting -- Patterns | Knitting | Tuck knittingGenre/Form: Patterns.DDC classification: 746.43/2
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A whole new dimension of texture!
Dimensional tuck knitting, developed by Tracy Purtscher, is an ingenious new technique that looks complicated yet is deceptively simple. All a knitter must do is knit a field of stockinette with a few precisely placed knit or purl stitches that act as markers, pick up a stitch here and there, and then work those stitches in a simple manner. This takes advantage of the flexibility of knitted fabric, creating a series of manipulated welts that bend, fold, and double back on themselves for vibrant three-dimensional texture.
With step-by-step instructions and illuminating information on every aspect of the technique, this volume provides a comprehensive understanding that will inspire knitters of all skill levels. More than 85 patterns, each with written and charted instructions, will dazz≤ and the collection of 10 projects--ranging from a mohair shawl to a cozy blanket, from a bulky pullover to elegant fingerless mitts--will stun. So, give Dimensional Tuck Knitting a try. It's the perfect new technique for all yarn weights, all projects, and every knitter who loves texture.
Nature and mechanics of dimensional knitting -- Needles -- Finding the tuck stitch -- Blocking -- Reading charts -- Tension and gauge -- Working in the round -- Swatch patterns -- Project patterns.
"Tracy Purtscher has explored and perfected the tuck stitch technique in Tuck Knitting. In it, knitters will learn the basics of the tuck stitch and just how easy, versatile, and fun it is. This collection of 85 patterns and 10 projects pushes the boundaries of what the tuck stitch can do, offering unique textures that have never been seen before. Purtscher's visionary treatments create faux cables, ropes, leaves, shells, and many other vibrant three-dimensional patterns. Perfect for any gauge of yarn, the tuck stitch is exceptionally versatile and well suited for any project. A stitch dictionary, tips, and step-by-step technique instructions are all included, making this the ultimate authority on the amazing tuck stitch."-- Provided by publisher.