In this lecture, Assia Brill – the inventer of Distitch – will talk about the history of Distitch and its main features. She will analyze and compare existing knitting structures to Distitch structures. During her presentation, she will highlight and demonstrate the key features using a broad range of projects worked with Distitch.
Distitch (pronounced “DEE-stitch”) is an innovative knitting principle. In conventional knitting, the loops of one row are pulled through the loops of the row below it. That is, each new stitch is formed using one stitch, from the current row alone. In Distitch knitting, the loops of one row are pulled through the loops of the two rows below it. This means that the new stitch is formed using two stitches, one from the current row and another from the previous row.
Its unique structure gives Distitch many advantages. In particular, Distitch techniques create even stitches and knitting with neater, cleaner lines. It is great for decorative effects, as well as providing more structure, warmth and strength while making your knitting strikingly beautiful. For instance, Distitch Stocking Stitch forms a well-defined herringbone pattern, and the addition of contrasting color stripes creates striking zigzags that aren’t possible with conventional knitting (see the cover of Assia’s book). Distitch also provides beautiful edging, from sharp lines of simple selvedges to two-color designs that look stunning.
Additional information about Distitch can be found on Assia Brill’s website assiabrill.com
Read more about Assia and her planned workshops here.
Click on your Zoom link at 11:45 pm for chatting. This event will begin at 12:00 noon, early than our usual meetings since our speaker will be zooming from the U.K., an eight hour time difference. Please stay after the presentation for important Guild announcements.
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