Visual Communications : Exercise 2 Knitting Patterns

Knitting mind map

Knitting mind map

A quick knitting mind map reminded me of when my sons were very young. I knitted jumpers with  cars and trains trundling across the front and zip-up jackets in stripes of red and blue.

Knitting was enjoyable and for young children it did not take too long.

Researching vintage knitting patterns has been amusing and looking at contemporary wearable art is humbling. My imagination has stretched to understand knitting on your own arms and fingers. Most of all I am happy that there seems to be a trend towards men taking up knitting. Traditionally men and boys learned to knit, supposedly as a result of creating fishing nets. Now it is presented as a relaxing, therapeutic, sociable, creative and productive activity. For me it has been those things and I am not sure why I stopped knitting.

Arm knitting

Arm knitting

This beautiful shawl (left) was knitted on a pair of arms, while this arm bangle (below) was knitted with wire. Knitting offers amazing opportunities.

Knitting with wire

Knitting with wire

graffiti knitting

graffiti knitting

Knitting a scarf on your fingers

Knitting a scarf on your fingers

Yarn Bomb

Yarn Bomb

knit card

Fire-fighters knitting

Fire-fighters knitting

knitting tea cosy knitting toy knitting toys

Knitted wall art

Knitted wall art

knitted wearable art

Wearable art knitted by Alison Ellen

knitting 1

 

 

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