Friday, February 13, 2009

Fresh FairIsle Knits.

Traditional Fair isle knitting can look simple but its construction is actually quite the opposite. To make traditional patterns you must understand the composition or rhythm of colours. use tones well then choose a good placement for your garment design.

When mastered it gives beautiful results and is really satisfying to knit. FairIsle is a classic fabric that fashion companies continually like to see re-invented. It's good to give a nod to the historic but to make it your own is much better.

Using bright colours can make traditional patterns look more less conventional.

All of the workshopees have mastered the technique and then experimented with placement or combining with other patterns. They also used other knit construction techniques, learnt earlier in the course, to make original and interesting samples.