Monday, August 15, 2011

Day 228 and Diagon Alley

There's something about the structure of a bias material that makes it drape so perfectly when worn. I don't understand physics, but I do understand good drape.

By just increasing at the beginning of a row and decreasing at the end of a row with a plain row in between, the architecture of knitting gives a very handsome 45 degree angle. It's a useful measurement for making sweaters and hat crowns, but when it's not for shaping, it's just a very nice looking angle! I used a four row stripe pattern here to highlight the angle of the stitches.

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