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Double Weave Scarf
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Double Weave Scarf

Nancy collaborated with Penny Peters to create this double weave scarf. Nancy machine knitted and dyed one blank of 60/2 silk. Penny designed the double weave pattern and wove it on her 32-shaft loom. The details of this collaboration are featured in the Jan/Feb 2009 issue of Handwoven magazine.

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Falling Leaves Scarf
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Falling Leaves Scarf

Nancy machine knitted and dyed two blanks in two contrasting colorways and re-knit them on an electronic knitting machine in double bed jacquard, i.e. she used both the main and ribber beds. The result is a flat two-sided fabric. She designed the leaf pattern using Design-A-Knit software.

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Alhambra Vest
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Alhambra Vest

Moorish tile designs were the inspiration for this kimono-style vest made from machine knit and dyed wool. Nancy’s pattern for this vest can be found in the Summer 2008 issue of Knitwords magazine. (See Kits & Supplies for more information.)

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Stained Glass Tunic
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Stained Glass Tunic

Nancy machine knit and dyed narrow strips of fabric to make the self-striping yarn for this tunic. She unraveled the strips as she hand knit her intarsia design. The yarn is commercially spun Blue Face Leceister.

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Faux Lamb Jacket
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Faux Lamb Jacket

Inspired by Sara Lamb’s woven kimonos, this jacket was machine knit using five pieces of machine knit and dyed 12/2 silk. One additional skein of silk was spaced-dyed in black and white to imitate the ikat or jaspe warp stripes in Lamb’s work, www.saralamb.com. Adapted from Sewing Workshop Plaza Jacket sewing pattern

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Mosaic Stitch Cardigan
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Mosaic Stitch Cardigan

This sweater looks complicated, but is made with only two yarns: the multi-colored, self-striping yarn and the black contrast yarn. The colored yarn was handspun from a blend of polworth wool, kid mohair, and angora, The fiber was carded by Rovings.

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Gansey Cardigan
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Gansey Cardigan

Handspun blue-faced Leicester adds luster to this unorthodox Gansey. The traditional textured cables and knit/purl stitches are replicated in two machine knit and dyed self-striping colorways. The sweater was re-knit by hand in the round. The center front was steeked and cut to create the cardigan opening. The sleeves are knit from the top down...

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Ventanitas Vest
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Ventanitas Vest

The “little windows” in this vest were hand knit using commercially spun merino yarn that was machine knit and dyed in two self-striping colorways.

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Gisela’s Scarf
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Gisela’s Scarf

Nancy machine knit and dyed 20/2 silk for the weft yarn. Gisela Evitt wove the scarf in an 8-harness twill pattern. The colorway is Plums & Apricots.

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Chris’ Scarf
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Chris’ Scarf

Nancy machine knit and dyed 20/2 silk for the weft yarn and painted the warp yarn in the same colors. Chris Little Carmack wove the scarf in an 8-harness twill pattern. The colorway is Grand Canyon.

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