Materials & Techniques

Cross-Knit Looping

A single element technique in which the element is carried around the crossing of a loop in the previous row. In the resulting structure the loops are aligned vertically, producing vertical ribbing on one side of the fabric.

Excerpt from

Ann Rowe, “Technical Glossary for Textiles,” in Andean Art at Dumbarton Oaks, edited by Elizabeth Hill Boone (Washington D.C.: Dumbarton Oaks, 1996): 467-469, from Irene Emery, The Primary Structures of Fabrics (Washington D.C.: The Textile Museum, 1966, 2009): 32.