The commerically spun silk used in this sweater was machine knit and dyed in two self-striping colorways. The cardigan was re-knit on a Silver Reed LK 150 knitting machine. For more information on the LK 150, go to knitting machines.
Author: mktdf (Eli Vickery)
The main yarn for this side-to-side cardigan is a single strand of silk and merino that was machine knitted and dyed in one piece. Rayon ribbon stripes were added in the re-knit.
This knitted tapestry started with yarn handspun from Polwarth and Polwarth/angora roving. The yarn was reknitted into three blanks and dyed in three colorways: reds and oranges, blues and purples and golds and yellow. The dyed yarn was re-knit by my dear friend, Dana Murphy, on his Passap e6000 knitting machine.
Double Weave Reversible Coat This coat is the product of a three-way relay: Nancy machine knitted and dyed 60 feet of 20/2 silk/merino, Penny Peters wove the double weave fabric on her 32-shaft loom, and Loretta Warner designed and executed the reversible coat.