Tuesday, March 17, 2009
March Show and Tell
Elaine is preparing a new book. This one will be about baby garments knitted with the ribber and these two jackets will be included. The white jacket with a collar is done with a full needle rib with hand tooled lace.
This top made by Norma shows sewing and knitting skills. The body is made from fabric and then the sleeves, welt and collar are knitted all to her own design. The trim at the front neck shown in the close-up is made from a cord made on a "lucet" ( I hope that is the right spelling.) It is a very old gadget reputedly used by the Vikings to make a 4 sided cord a bit like french knitting. Norma has wound it to make a flower to match the material.