Knitting Architecture

Knitting Architecture

20 Patterns Exploring Form, Function, and Detail

Book - 2013
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Explore the true foundations of knitting design: construction, form following function, stability, and ornamentation.

The parallels between knitting a sweater and constructing a building seem obvious when considered. Sweaters suspend from yokes and shoulders; vertical planes are shaped to provide fit and allow movement; necklines, sleeves, and hems are adapted for specific purposes. Stitch patterns and textures elaborate design themes, and new and unusual materials can be used to striking effect.

Tanis Gray has curated a collection of designs from some of today's most innovative designers, all inspired by architectural themes. From accessories based on art-nouveau ironwork to a sweater that mimics Bauhaus style to a dress based on Greek sculpture, Knitting Architecture celebrates design through history.

Publisher: Loveland, Colorado : Interweave, a division of F&W Media, Incorporated, ©2013.
ISBN: 9781596687806
Characteristics: 159 pages :,illustrations (some colour) ;,26 cm.

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Purl_Jam
Jun 23, 2016

This is a great book for those starting to create their own designs. If at first you are intimidated by the references to various architectural and design schools, persevere! It is a great read, and the snippets you learn of the various schools of thought about design may help you define your own style. There are some great patterns and details of great techniques in the glossary.

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