Dimensional Tuck Knitting by Tracy Purtscher

Dimensional Tuck Knitting by Tracy Purtscher

Dimensional Tuck Knitting by Tracy Purtscher was the new book we learned all about on the Yarn Thing podcast with Marly Bird.

Tracy Purtscher may be best known up till now as one of the finalists in Skacel’s Fiber Factor competition a few years ago. Of that experience she says that of all the she learned, she learned most about herself. A lot of the work she did was done in private and without her family being aware! Hard to believe that they would miss the creation of some of her fabulous pieces or her time investment.

Of her new book, Tracy says: “One of a knitter’s favorite things to do is create something with sumptuous texture, and the tuck stitch, a simple technique that adds surface design to a knitted garment, is the ultimate way to do just that. Tracy Purtscher has explored and perfected this technique in her exciting new book, Dimensional Tuck Knitting. In it, knitters will learn the basics of the tuck stitch and just how easy, versatile, and fun it is. This collection of more than 85 patterns and 10 projects pushes the boundaries of what the tuck stitch can do, offering unique textures that have never been seen before. Purtscher’s visionary treatments create faux cables, ropes, leaves, shells, and many other vibrant three-dimensional patterns. Perfect for any gauge of yarn, the tuck stitch is exceptionally versatile and well suited for any project. A stitch dictionary, tips, and step-by-step technique instructions are all included, making this the ultimate authority on the amazing tuck stitch.” You can purchase the book through Amazon with Marly’s #Affiliate Code 

Tracy keeps a blog at www.Stringativity.Blogspot.com and all of her designs can be found listed in her Ravelry Designer page.

If you missed this when it was live, you’ll find the video available in Marly’s Facebook page and the audio is still available as an archived podcast episode: https://www.blogtalkradio.com/yarnthing/2017/08/08/dimensional-tuck-knitting-by-tracy-purtscher

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  1. Ann Marie says:

    Like Tracy I’m a crocheter that has always wanted to learn to knit but it has never clicked for me. I was told to try the continental method so am taking a class that teaches continental in the fall. When frustrated with those two needles without a hook on the end, instead of thinking bad thoughts I’ll be thinking… tuck it… and about Tracy’s story for inspiration and patience.

  2. Karla says:

    Well, Tuck It! I wanna learn this fascinating little stitch. Gotta love another successful knitter story.

  3. Carri B. says:

    I’m an avid crocheter who knits sometimes but-tuck it-this looks pretty cool and I think I want to try it!

  4. Chris Lopez says:

    What an awesome interview. The book and projects are beautiful and I can’t wait to learn some of the techniques and begin to tuck it!

  5. Cheryl Clemons says:

    I really enjoyed Tracy’s story and the gorgeous patterns in her first book. I might have to Tuck It/ the stitch is amazing

  6. Kristina says:

    I love the idea of blending knitting and smocking – how clever! The designs in the book are awesome and make me want to tuck it! Great podcast as usual, I always enjoy them.

  7. Debbie Schmuker says:

    I listened to Marly’s podcast yesterday and heard about Tracy Purtscher’s new book. I would love to get a copy of this and tuck it into my knitting bag with some yarn to explore something new.

  8. Dorothy Monica says:

    This technique sounds so interesting. I would really like to learn how to Tuck-It and make this interesting looking fabric.

  9. Maritha Roijakkers says:

    I don’t think my earlier comment got through…. I listened to the podcast where Tracy talked about the Tuck Stitch. She described it so good that I could imagine the effect and see it…. and that’s great because I’m blind. LOL. I’d love to get this book and let my friend read it to me. So… Tuck it… is my new motto!

  10. Linda says:

    Thanks again Marly for another wonderful podcast. I enjoyed learning about “Dimensional Tuck Knitting.” I can’t wait to tuck it!

  11. [email protected] says:

    Tuck it! Love to hear about Tracie’s quick development into a truly inspirational designer. I machine knit and have tuck stitched before and have seen 3d tuck stitches, but couldn’t always think to how they would applied to beautiful modern garments. I am interested to read more about her technique and to make some of her designs =) thanks again for a wonderful show

  12. Zoi Taylor says:

    I really enjoyed this interview with Tracy where I heard about her “tuck it” technique. I am planning to knit her cowl design when I get her book. Thank you, Marly, for your podcasts.

  13. Ruth Willman says:

    I am a life long knitter and I am always interested in learning new techniques. This book sounds so interesting, so I say “Tuck It”, let’s learn something new!!

  14. Mary Alice says:

    I love the look of smocking. If I had a little girl to sew for, I would have tried it. The idea of mixing it with knitting is very intriguing. I had not seen any pictures of the technique before listening to the podcast. I love the pictures and MUST try to Tuck it!

  15. Suzanne says:

    I also love the look of smocking. I use it on hats for preemies. I would be very eager to get my hands on this book to see what other textures and designs are possible when you tuck it. thanks for the chat!

  16. Carol says:

    This is my first time listening and have really enjoyed it. I also crocheted before I learned to knit. I like your pod cast so much that I am going to TUCK IT in my favorites on TuneIn Radio.

  17. Elaine says:

    First time listener I really enjoyed your interview with Tracy ( I loved all of her designs on the Fiber Factor!) the book looks like it would be perfect to tuck it into a knitting bag and take along on one of my many car trips !

  18. Melinda says:

    Hey Marley thanks so much for the podcast I learned so much from your YouTube channel as well as here. I am a new knitter and looking for a challenge, I would like to try the “Tuck it” technique. Thanks again

  19. Karol S says:

    I love the look of the tuck. I actually have a pillow that I made by using hand sewing and the 1 inch grid fusible. It was so much fun! I was so excited while listening to the podcast (I listen to my podcasts in the car while running errands) I had to see these beautiful designs and I was not disappointed. I can’t wait to “TUCK IT” in anyway that I can!!!! Thanks for all the interviews. Love listening to everyone’s fiber journeys!!!

  20. Anita says:

    I love that knitting is not the same as our grandmothers’ knitting and new stitches are evolving and old techniques are being re-examined. The Tuck It stitch inspired by those popular tucked pillows is a great example of why knitting keeps me and many others intriqued and addicted. As always a great interview, Marly.

  21. DeeAnn says:

    Just Tuck It! I am enthralled by the designs and am excited about learning the technique. I can’t wait to tuck into the book.

  22. Sarah Dawn says:

    Yep, definitely going to try and ‘tuck it’ at one point or another! My mother did smocking, so this now very much intrigues me.

    Thanks, as usual, for an awesome podcast. 🙂

  23. Teresa Colon says:

    I’ve done some smocking, where I’ve wrapped stitches, but I’ve never tucked it! I’m excited to learn this new technique.

  24. Jill Buck says:

    I’m so interested in this new technique. Sometimes you just need to say tuck it and try something new.

  25. Bonnie says:

    I’m a crocheter and new to knitting. I would love to learn Tracy’s tuck it technique to create beautiful textured items.

  26. Kimmie says:

    Hey there Marly and Tracy! I’m in love with this episode of the podcast. I started off knitting first years ago, then ventured into crocheting. This TUCK IT method might just be what will bring me back to the world of knitting. Thanks for the show!

  27. Amberly says:

    The tuck it technique for knitting sounds really fun and has such a cool look. I can’t wait to try a new skill.

  28. Lalla Ward says:

    This is for Tracy Purtscher: I just love your book, Tracy; I’m a relative newcomer to knitting – have always loathed English knitting but recently discovered the Portuguese way to doing things and am a total convert. Your Tuck book is utterly life-changing! SO much easier and more fun, and more inspiring than cabling. And it’s easy! I’ve been knitting for about two months now, and I can do this! I left a rave review on Amazon.co.uk (I’m English, despite loathing English knitting), so I hope that helps get my small contribution out there to a message I’d like to get across: buy Dimensional Tuck Knitting and learn a truly brilliant, and really not difficult, technique. Thank you so much for your wonderful book

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