The answer was about 10-20 years, whereas many orchards were much older than that. Beyond that range, the productivity fell and the proportion of effort required to maintain the trees increased, both in terms of labour costs and chemical input. So this was a way not only to improve productivity, but also benefit the environment.
It was one of those skills I didn’t know I would need until it suddenly presented itself, but in the end it proved to be a fun project.
However, that was before I learned about “Vector Diagrams” and if you’ve never heard of them before, then don’t worry – I hadn’t either! However, once I tried the first stitch diagram out as a Vector Diagram then I could see how much better they were. Just look at the crisp diagram on the right!
Many thanks again for all the lovely comments on our book. We are so pleased everyone is enjoying the book so much and finding it useful for their own designing work.
Next time, I’m going to post some more of my husband Tim’s lovely photos. We’ve been driving through North Carolina and his photos are stunning. So please join me then.
Until then – Happy Reversible Knitting!
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Top photo: This shows Anna's "Wavy Wash Cloths" which use a beautifully textured stitch from our Reversible Knitting Stitches book.
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