I just couldn't stop thinking about those tucks. The delight of them flowing from ribbing to tuck! The satisfaction of the stitches working in just the right ways. And then it occurred to me that they could work from ribbing to stocking stitch... Or indeed from stocking stitch to ribbing...Read More
To complement the pleats tutorial from last week, here is a how to video on working tucks in your knitting. If you've ever wondered what the difference is between pleats and tucks, this will explain all (or is it just me that thinks about these things?). I adore the generous texture that tucks can add to knitted fabric. My Nut-Hap for The Book of Haps features a tucked edging, which is worked in a slightly different way - more on that another time.
I am busy planning our next lot of filming for next week, so do let me know in the comments if there are any techniques you'd like to see us feature.
This video covers the following areas:
What is a tuck? What's the difference between a pleat and a tuck?
How to pick up stitches for a tuck.
How to work a tuck joining row.
Ysolda Teague's Ripley Hat pattern uses tucks.
My Nut-Hap uses tucks worked in a slightly different way.
The cowl I'm wearing in this tutorial is my Knotted Kernel design.
Photos © Kate Davies Designs Ltd
Video © Arnall-Culliford Knitwear Ltd