Today's blast from the past is a sweater knitted using one of my favorite techniques, embossed rippled jacquard. (See this previous post for basic knitting guidelines.) The background fabric is 100% wool, while the embossed ripples are 100% cotton. The ripples are made more prominent by inserting a long thin rod and gently pulling each ripple away from the base fabric. The ripples hold their position relatively well since the cotton yarn does not have great recovery. Because wool has excellent recovery, it makes a good base fabric.
|Southwest Spectra, 1987 (Click photo for a closer look.)|