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This month our focus was the technique of plating.  In this, two yarns are used, one appears on the knit side and one on the purl side.  Using patterning such as tuck stitch both in single bed fabric  and ribbed fabric, the yarns can appear on the opposite side. This makes an interesting textured fabric and also sovles some problems such as itchy wool yarn which can be backed but a silky acrylic yarn. It is also suggested that yarns which have a tendency to produce a slight bias can be knitted with a yarn which doesn’t although some small experiments suggest this is not always the case.

To start the meeting,  we had a show and tell. Barbara brought a stripy child’s top, Anthea showed a V neck jumper, April brought a paisley patterned throw/blanket.

Barbara's stripey top

Childs top

Anthea's V neck top

V neck jumper with interesting lacy pattern

 

We also watched a video on some laptops to see how plating works.


 

After this, Frances gave us an excellent demonstration of plating on a Brother machine.


We also looked at various samples and garments brought by members using the plating technique.

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