Knitting is a fun activity. It allows you to create beautiful, original things. Having mastered the skill of knitting, the needlewoman thinks that there is nothing more to learn. This is not the case, knitting provides unlimited possibilities. For example, how do you fold a knitted skirt? The easiest option is to tie the skirt with vertical stripes 3 front, 3 purl loops. There is a much more interesting option, you can knit real folds.
It is necessary
Two knitting needles, one auxiliary knitting needle (should be half the number less than the workers), yarn
For the sample, we collect 15 loops and knit 14 rows of hosiery (we knit odd rows with front loops, even knit with purl loops). The width of the fold in the sample is 7 rows.
On the seamy side of the canvas, we pry the loops with an auxiliary knitting needle and pull them out a little.
The number of loops on the auxiliary knitting needle is slightly less than the number of loops on the working knitting needle (there are edge loops on the main knitting needle, but not on the auxiliary knitting needle). The auxiliary needle should have 13 stitches, the working needle should have 15 stitches
In the front (15th row) we knit a loop from the working knitting needle and a loop from the auxiliary knitting needle (as well as knitting two loops when decreasing) together with one front loop. Thus, knit all the loops.
Here's a fold.
Tie two rows and repeat steps 2-4.
Tie the required number of folds. The fabric is thicker than a conventional knitted fabric.
Pleats can be tied with purl loops. For example, we cast on 15 loops, we knit 7 rows of hosiery. Rows 8-14 we knit like this: 8, 10, 12, 14 rows with front loops, 9, 11, 13 rows with purl loops. Cast on the auxiliary knitting needle.
Loops from the working knitting needle and from the auxiliary need to be knitted with purl loops. Knit two loops together as in the first pattern.
Repeat steps 2-4 to get this fold.
To knit a small fold, you need to dial on the auxiliary knitting needle the number of loops that does not correspond to the width of the canvas. For example, we cast on 15 loops.
We knit 12 rows of hosiery.
We pass the auxiliary knitting needle through the 5 central loops of the seventh row.
We knit the 15th row, we knit the central 5 loops of the row together with the loops on the auxiliary knitting needle with purl loops (step 4). Cropped pleats can be used to create a compressed fabric effect.