Table of contents:
- Types of patterns
- Varieties of three-dimensional patterns
- Openwork voluminous knit
- Move loops - braid patterns, plaits and arans
- Fantasy drawings
- Knit care
- What can be knitted with a three-dimensional pattern?
Knitting is not only an extremely exciting process, but also a very useful activity, because from an ordinary ball of yarn a needlewoman can create real masterpieces for the whole family - from small toys for the little ones to unusual knitted pullovers, dresses, jackets, scarves, mittens and more.
Types of patterns
There are a lot of varieties of drawings, but they can be conditionally divided into 2 types - a simple flat and three-dimensional pattern. The first is formed by alternating front and back loops. Distinguish:
- stocking stitch - Knit only;
- gum - alternating front and back loops;
- garter st - knit back and forth in rows of knit stitches.
The planar pattern is often complemented by elongated loops, knobs, crochets and other types of embellishments for more originality.
Volumetric patterns for knitting are created from alternating concave and convex sections, withwith the help of which a bewitching, elegant relief weaving is obtained, and the effect of three-dimensionality is achieved. This type of knitting is used for men's and women's clothing and accessories, blankets and textiles for the home, children's things. Best of all, a three-dimensional pattern with knitting needles is obtained on thick natural yarn (cotton, viscose, wool, cashmere).
Varieties of three-dimensional patterns
Volume knitting has a colossal number of variations that simply cannot be counted. This is:
- openwork knitting (stripes, paths, zigzags, leaves, diamonds, etc.);
- pattern with offset loops (braids, paths, snakes, chains, etc.);
- fantasy knitting - combinations of various elements, simple and complex;
We offer the most popular and uncomplicated three-dimensional knitting patterns with a description, from which real masterpieces of applied art will turn out.
Openwork voluminous knit
It is not at all necessary to knit the entire product in this way, but it will become an original addition to another, simple or complex pattern, such as an Irish aran.
Here is the simplest three-dimensional knitting pattern, for the creation of which you will not need anything other than the ability to knit facial and purl loops.
Leaves - another popular voluminousknitting pattern with a very feminine, beautiful and, importantly, double-sided knitting pattern. It's perfect for a flat piece like a newborn throw, or for a dress or tunic that looks dressy and sophisticated with this pattern.
Diamonds, like any openwork knitting, are formed by yarn over loops, as well as with the help of stocking and purl elastic. They are concise, discreet and perfect for everyday wear.
Flower motifs, as well as bows, fans, knobs - the most complex three-dimensional knitting patterns. Their schemes look like this.
In addition to the crochets of loops, they use knots, bumps, pigtails, droplets and much more. Of course, an experienced craftswoman needs to start knitting such a pattern, and it is better for beginners to practice on simpler patterns.
Move loops - braid patterns, plaits and arans
This group is more often used to finish the product, because if you use only this pattern, the knitting will be overloaded.
There are the following varieties of such patterns:
- twist 2 or 3 loops;
- twist 4 loops (twisted);
- 2 bundles twisted in different directions - butterfly;
- wavy tourniquet (snake);
- two mirror snakes (chain);
- 3, 4 strands connected without gaps(braid).
A striking example of knitting using such elements is Irish aran (or Irish knitting), an example of which is shown in the photo below.
A fantasy three-dimensional pattern with knitting needles is created by a combination of the above patterns - three-dimensional and flat. There can be a huge number of such combinations, and the more complex you take the pattern, the more unique and interesting the knitting will be in the end.
Of course, only experienced craftswomen can create such drawings, but for those who would like to try their hand, we offer several fantasy patterns with patterns.
3D drawings, due to their relief and expressive outlines, require special care for longer and better wear. To prevent the product from shrinking after the first wash, it is recommended to wash the yarn before knitting with ordinary soap and dry it naturally.
Hand or delicate washing is recommended for finished products, such things cannot be ironed, exposure to steam and high temperatures is also undesirable. Ideally, dry not on a radiator or over a stove, but in natural conditions.
What can be knitted with a three-dimensional pattern?
Often the question arises as to whether this knitting is suitable for this or that thing. Volumetric patterns, the schemes of which were presented, are suitable for almost any type of knitting. Openwork knitting is the most elegant in appearance, so it will look good on women's clothing (lacedresses, tunics, sweaters, scarves, etc.), children's clothing (sets and blankets for newborns, suits and blouses for babies). Openwork diamond pattern is good for both women's and men's casual wear.
For men's clothing (sweaters, jackets, blazers), shifting loops in Irish knitting, large plaits, snakes and chains are also ideal. But such a pattern will be inconvenient for flat knitting (for example, a homemade blanket).
And, of course, fantasy knitting is suitable for any product, depending on the fantasy and combination that you come up with.
Summing up, I would like to note that, despite the intricacy of the pattern, the three-dimensional patterns with knitting needles, the schemes of which were presented, are easy to perform and even an inexperienced craftswoman can do it, it is enough to correctly perform the knitting sequence.