Combination Knitting – part 3

In the previous posts in this Combination Knitting masterclass, Anne Modesitt explained the difference between Eastern, Western and Combination Knitting, and how and when to use Combination Knitting.

This time we’re going to take a look at the major differences to consider when working a knitting pattern using the Combination technique: decreases and twisted stitches.

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RETHINKING KNITTING INSTRUCTIONS 

By teaching my beginning knitting students how to knit and purl in the same class, they grasp the similarities between these techniques. One stitch informs how the other will be made, and that reinforces the understanding that a purl stitch is simply the inverse of a knit stitch.

Combination Knitting – part 2

In the previous post in this Combination Knitting masterclass, Anne Modesitt explained the difference between Eastern, Western, and Combination Knitting. This time we’re going to take a look at the roots of Combination Knitting and how this technique can benefit your knitting.

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Combination knitting roots

Although less common as a knitting style, Combination knitting creates a fabric which is identical to Western knit fabric.

Combination Knitting – part 1

Most of us would like to be able to knit faster, neater and more intuitively. In our latest knitting masterclass series, Annie Modesitt explains how Combination Knitting can help.

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While there are many ways to create knitted fabric (one count has 16 as the magic number of different ways to form a knit stitch), there are basically three major styles of knitting in the world today; Western, Eastern and Combination.

Torban men’s jumper by Annie Modesitt – issue 36

Torban men’s jumper by Annie Modesitt – The Knitter issue 36Autumnal shades are blended to subtle effect in Annie Modesitts stranded men’s jumper, featuring seamless body and yoke.

Kauni is a Danish company which makes variegated yarns which blend subtly to produce a stunning fabric. Annie has taken advantage of its beautiful graduated effect in this stunning stranded pullover. Just three colours are used to create the patterning on this jumper, although Annie recommends that you wind the yarn into mini-balls, each starting with the same shade, to control how each colour appears during knitting.

You can get hold of this pattern by buying a digital version of The Knitter Issue 36.

Calhoun cape by Annie Modesitt – issue 35

Calhoun cape by Annie Modesitt – The Knitter issue 35Annie Modesitt’s designs often use unusual constructions or techniques that will challenge and entertain the experienced knitter – and, of course, produce a beautiful garment in return for all that hard work.

You can get hold of this pattern by buying a digital version of The Knitter Issue 35.