Soft Fab Final Project + Samples

Made by rzh1

My goal was to explore texture with knitting.

Created: October 5th, 2019

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Sample Book

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Felted Samples
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Soft Circuit - Off
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Soft Circuit - On
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Applique - Blanket and Whip Stitch
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Hem Stitch, Slip (wrong side)
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Hem Stitch, slip (right side)
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Hem Stitch, Whip
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Stuffed Heart
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Blanket Stitch
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Brother Tension Sampler
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6 Straight Lines
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Darting
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Square, Labyrinth, and Doodle
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Project: Textured Knitting

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Concept

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After learning several ways to create form out of fabric, I wanted to explore different kinds of textured  knit fabric. I generated several swatches, each 15 stitches wide (but varied in how many rows). Most used a long tail cast on (learned here) or a knitted cast on, and all of them used a k1k2tog cast off. I settled on these cast ones/bind offs because they are stretchy and were easy for me to learn. I thought that using a stretchy cast on/cast off would be best, since the tight cast on/cast off in most of the beginner tutorials I found would distort the textures I wanted to create. I used the same yarn and needles for each sample, so that different needle sizes wouldn't affect the samples. 

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In general, all of my samples produced really stretchy fabric - much stretchier than the muslim/canvas we worked with in class. It makes sense that garments like socks or hats or gloves are often knit, since the stretchy fabric helps it fit more people. 

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Product

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I started with garter stitch, which is just a bunch of knit sitches over and over. The sample produced lay flat and was reversible (it looks the same on both sides). The texture of the fabric was a little bumpy and ridge-y. 

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Next, I produced a stockinette stitch sample, which alternate rows of knit and purl. Unlike garter stitch, the sample has a right side and a wrong side. The right side is smoother than garter stitch. The wrong side looks a little similar to garter stitch, but unlike garter stitch there aren't defined ridges. Stockinette also curls, both from top to bottom and left to right (you can see the top/bottom curl clearly in the picture of the right side, and the left/right curl in the picture of the wrong side).

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Stockinette Stitch - Right Side
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Stockinette - Wrong Side
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Next, I decided to try creating a cable, or twist, in the knit fabric. The basic idea is to hold 4 stitches out, knit the next 4, put the first 4 back on the needle, and then knit them. This sort of manipulation of fabric was different from what one could do with a sewing machine (at least what someone at my level can do), and created a prominent twist. I used a stockinette stitch background to help the texture stick out more: on a garter stitch background, the cable might've gotten lost. 

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I also created a ruffley texture by doubling my stitch count using increases, knitting for a row or two, and then decreasing the extra stitches away. The texture created was kind of similar to the drawstring bag texture, but there's no drawstring. 

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My goal was to explore texture with knitting.