Materials and Methods: Knitted from Tahki Dream
Designer: Norah Gaughan
This lovely camisole and skirt set is on loan from senior Berroco pattern designer Norah Gaughan, author of Knitting Nature, in which this pattern appears. The designer regularly makes innovative use of mathematics in her designs. This set has edge adornment defined by the function generating the famous Koch Snowflake Curve.
"When I saw the Koch Snowflake, I immediately came up with the idea of using it as an edging. To make this relatively easy, I knitted the bodies of the camisole and skirt, then knitted their edgings onto them. I began with the largest triangle (like Koch) by picking up stitches along the bottom edge of the garment, then decreasing one stitch at the beginning of every row (the result is not quite an equliateral triangle, but it's close enough for me). I then added two more levels of triangles. To be sure the edging would drape well and look delicate, I worked it in a single strand of yarn whereas the rest of the camisole and skirt are worked in a double strand."---Quotation from Knitting Nature