Urban Frieze by Paola Albergamo

Urban Frieze

Knitting
October 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
26 stitches and 52 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
600 - 800 yards (549 - 732 m)
Finished size: 7.8” / [20 cm] width and 59” / [150 cm] length (customizable)
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Urban Frieze is a warm and colorful infinity scarf.
The all over stunning colorwork is worked using just one color at a time, due to the unusual mix of modular construction and mosaic knitting.

A colorful frieze with a repetitive, symmetric shape that reminds of Greek friezes is drawn on a grey background, as a modern, urban revival of ancient traditions.

In mathematics a frieze is a repetitive design on a two-dimensional surface and a frieze group is the set of geometric transformations (rotations, translations, and/or reflections) that preserve original shape and generate the pattern from it.

Building a frieze pattern in knitting is quite straightforward with the use of modular construction, because you can use the same module again and again and just rotate it to obtain a more complex overall pattern.

This scarf is worked in modules joined while working, rotating them to obtain the frieze. When the piece has reached the desired length the ends are grafted together using Kitchener stitch.