Bringing Trees into Knitting

Bringing Trees into Knitting

There are many ways to depict trees in our knitting. Some are figurative and others are more representative.

Almost every knitting tradition – from airy, open Estonian lace to dense Aran cables have tree or leaf designs. Gansey and Cornish knit-purl designs have numerous patterns for knit-purl conical trees. Aran knitting has cable designs that represent trees and leaves, and Nordic and Fair Isle stranded knitting also have some form of tree design. Estonian and Shetland lace techniques have tree and leaf designs worked in open work knitting.

By applying a combination of yarn and stitch patterns, we can create various representations of trees.

Read more in our Issue 55.

Cynthia MacDougall
blog: cgknitters.ca/blog/
ravelry name: macknitnow