Intarsia is one of knitwear’s most intricate skills. It refers to the traditional knitting technique used to create specific patterns with individual yarn colours. The name means ‘inlaid by hand’ and machines simply cannot achieve the same quality and depth of pattern. During the second half of the twentieth century, Pringle was prolific in its handiwork: creating knit after knit with detailed intarsia designs, particularly of the floral persuasion.
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