The stitch pattern is a double-bed jacquard with hand-manipulation on the main bed. You can find free downloadable instructions for this stitch pattern on the patterns’ page. The contrast yarn in greens and blues was machine knitted and dyed.
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.
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.
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.)
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.
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
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.
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...
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.
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.