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Discovering the Full Cardigan and Half Cardigan Knitting: Unveiling the Intricacies of Machine Knitting Techniques
- Post date:
- August 8, 2023 07:00
- (Update: July 25, 2023 22:56)
This time, I would like to introduce you to the world of “Full Cardigan” and “Half Cardigan” knitting.
In fact, the way of knitting differs depending on the use of the machine for both methods.
I would be delighted if you could get to know the profound world of Full Cardigan and Half Cardigan.
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I will explain the knitting method for Full Cardigan and Half Cardigan with knitting diagrams.
“Cardigan” is a knitted fabric with thickness created by regularly inserting tuck stitches into a rib pattern.
Tuck stitches are also known as “upward stitches.” With one movement of the knitting needle, you create stitches by just hooking in front of the knitting, and on the next course, you knit the previously hooked stitches together.
The machine knitting structure is as follows
As shown, using a 1×1 rib needle arrangement, the first course is knit in 1×1 rib, and the second course has either the front or back side as tuck stitches, while the opposite side remains knit stitches.
*Note: The diagram depicts the front side as tuck stitches.
Can you see the difference from Half Cardigan? In the first course, there are also tuck stitches, and in the second course, tuck stitches are placed on the opposite side.
As a result, both sides have the same appearance, and because there are more tuck stitches, it creates more thickness compared to Half Cardigan.
In fact, there are two knitting methods in cardigan stitches.
The knitting method I explained earlier is No.1. When shown in a knitting diagram and swatch, it looks like this:
Diagram showing all the needles in use
Diagram showing every other needle skipped
The difference between these two is evident, with No.1 creating densely knit stitches, while No.2 results in larger stitches.
The appearance of ｆull cardigan and half cardigan knitting changes depending on how the machine’s needles are used. I would be delighted if you could enjoy the depth of knitting!