August 02, 2012

Intarsia


intarsia |inˈtärsēə|

noun [often as adj. ]
a method of knitting with a number of colors, in which a separate length or ball of yarn is used for each area of color (as opposed to different yarns being carried at the back of the work) an intarsia design.
ORIGIN from Italian intarsio; in sense 2superseding earlier tarsia (from Italian,‘marquetry’ ); the knitting term dates from the mid 19th cent.
TEMPERLEY Kythira Metallic Intarsia Silk-blend Dress, $711
JIL SANDER Intarsia Cashmere Sweater , $1599