|Natalya by Grace Melville|
from Rowan Magazine #48
The one benefit of intarsia plaid in contrast to pictorial intarsia designs, is that the pattern is composed of regular geometric shapes. One the pattern is laid out in the few row or two, the knitter is not generally glued to the chart.
|#24 Plaid Pullover by Norah Gaughan|
from Vogue Knitting Winter 2014/15
When I think of intarsia plaid, I always think of Rowan. Being a British company, they celebrate the traditional fabrics of the isles, and always have at least one plaid sweater in their fall/winter magazine. And they do them so well; they are always gorgeous.
But I will never knit one.
|Ailish by Brandon Mably|
from Rowan Magazine #56
Narrow vertical stripes can be made easily and cleanly with a crochet hook after the knitting is complete. This technique, applied crochet chain, will be covered later in our series.
Next up: two-stranded intarsia.