“As knitters we seem predisposed to knit scarves and shawls and garments widthwise, in horizontal rows. The knitting mimics the structure of woven cloth, with horizontal weft threads under and over vertical warp threads. What happens if we take this construction and rotate it 45 degrees? We see diagonal lines, and diagonal lines grab the eye, creating an illusion of movement which flatters the figure.”

Accompanying Project: Naturally Biased Scarf

Creative Knitting, May 2007, Volume 29, No. 3