A collection of highly decorative knitting patterns featuring traveling colorwork.
Paired increases and decreases shift columns of stitches to the left and the right, adding curves & movement to stranded motifs. The patterns can be knit flat or in the round, and can be used individually or in combination to create scarves, shawls, garments, patchworks, afghans, cushion covers, bags, socks, etc. I used plain yarns, but you can also use variegated yarns, gradations, or more creative color combinations.
A chevron motif, created by increasing and decreasing, weaves its way between stylized flower motifs inspired by Scandinavian textiles. The resulting fabric has a slightly embossed brocade-like surface.
There is also a variation of the pattern with a similar structure. Techniques include stranded knitting, increasing and decreasing. The pdf includes three charts and images of different colorways.
Single stitch columns meander left and right, creating cartouches around traditional stranded motifs. Techniques include stranded knitting, increasing and decreasing. The pdf includes one chart and images of colorway variations.
Columns of stranded stripes combined with cables. Techniques include stranded knitting and cabling. The pdf includes one chart, special instructions about tension, and images of colorway variations.
Concertina features a gently curved folded ribbon motif, inspired by the edge of an antique porcelain plate. This pattern has increases and decreases on wrong side rows as well as on right side rows.
The pdf includes three chart variations: an all-over pattern and two border versions.