Knit designer Meg Swansen of Schoolhouse Press is inspired by many different traditional designs and techniques. Her mother, Elizabeth Zimmermann, was innovative in creating new knitting techniques and styles that have a become a valued tradition in many knitters work.
The Norwegian Rose on the left is a modified drop shoulder jacket knitted in the round (with steeks). The Norwegian Rose stitch pattern is well-known and loved by many knitters who work traditional Norwegian garments.
The Turkish Maple on the right is a pullover inspired by traditional Turkish stitch patterns. The combination of several geometric designs creates a stunning work. Note the stitch pattern that runs up the side of the pullover and down the sleeves to the cuff – beautiful!
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Photos reprinted with permission of Meg Swansen.