14 October 2015

Trapunto – with extra photos

Having begun as an idea of a knitted version of a puffer jacket, Trapunto needed some form of smocking or quilting like appearance worked in to the fabric itself. Luckily the cable fabric lends itself perfectly to this. 

cabled stitches

Hence with no extra bulk, fabric manipulation, or intricacy of any kind that would usually accompany
pleats and gathers the Trapunto jacket only needed a flip of a swatch.

cabled stitches on reverse

I ended up using the one on the right because the inner diamond popped a little more, adding to the puffer feel of the fabric.


Trapunto jacket by Katya Frankel

You can clearly see the inside of the jacket here with its hourglass cables snaking up the reverse of the fabric.

Trapunto jacket by Katya Frankel

Trapunto jacket by Katya Frankel

Trapunto jacket by Katya Frankel

Trapunto jacket by Katya Frankel

Next up: Shaping fabric with a wide cable repeat.

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