This is accomplished by stacking leaves, rolling them tightly, crown down technique pdf slicing the leaves perpendicular to the roll. The technique can also be applied to crepes or thin omelets to produce strips. Chiffonade” means little ribbons in French, referring to the little ribbons formed from finely cutting the leaves in this technique.
This page was last edited on 22 August 2017, at 12:46. Traditional Fair Isle patterns have a limited palette of five or so colours, use only two colours per row, are worked in the round, and limit the length of a run of any particular colour. Some people use the term “Fair Isle” to refer to any colourwork knitting where stitches are knit alternately in various colours, with the unused colours stranded across the back of the work. Others use the term “stranded colourwork” for the generic technique, and reserve the term “Fair Isle” for the characteristic patterns of the Shetland Islands. Basic two-colour Fair Isle requires no new techniques beyond the basic knit stitch.
The purl stitch is not used if circular knitting needles or 3 double-pointed needles are used. To avoid “loose” strands larger than 3-5 stitches, the yarn not in use can be “caught” by the yarn in use without this being seen on the front of the work – see below. The simplest Fair Isle pattern uses circular or double pointed needles, cast on any number of stitches. Knitting then continues round and round, with the colours alternated every stitch. If the pattern is started with an even number of stitches, a vertically striped tube of fabric will be formed, while an odd number will create a diagonal grid that appears to mix the two colours. Fair Isle, where the unused strand is held in slightly different positions relative to the needles and thereby woven into the fabric, still invisible from the front, but trapped closely against the back of the piece. This permits a nearly limitless variety of patterns with considerably larger blocks of colour.