Originally uploaded by steel breeze
This is the back of a machine-knitted tabard, in tuck stitch and slip stitch (purl side is right side). For all those hand-knitters who say knitting machines are great for creating acres of stocking stitch, I say, voila! :)
Took a few attempts to get right, once I realised I needed to invert the colours for the slip stitch "braids" - eventually programmed them onto a memory card, because it was a pain switching between two mylars, and anyway the pattern wasn't getting read 100%.
Need to add ribbing to sides of front, add two neck pieces, join the shoulder seams, and we're done. It's amazing how the promise of two 3-day spells away from home focuses the mind, huh?
In other news, I have a sore throat, but I am blonde again. Yay!