Your question: How do you make pleats in knitting?

What is pleated knit?

Mock pleats can be made by alternating stitches that tend to recede (such as purl or slip wyif), stitches that lie flat (such as seed or plissé) and stitches that tend to advance (such as knit and slip wyib) along the backward fold, the flat face and the forward fold, respectively. …

Can you pleat knit fabric?

The knit pushes and pulls. Once it is through the pleater, just give it a slight tug with one hand on the cut edge and the other on the opposite side so you are pulling the pleats in the direction of the arrows. The puckers will straighten right out and you will have beautiful pleated fabric.

How do you count pleats?

Divide the window length by the number of pleats, then calculate how big you’d like the pleat to be. Add another few inches for the fold of the pleat. If you’d like there to be six pleats, measure how long you’d like each pleat to be.

Can you add pleats to pants?

A single pleat can be added to most trousers – from smart worsteds to casual cottons – and be barely noticed. It can add functionality without much concern about old-fashioned style or formality. Two pleats is more likely to stand out.

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