We had another great reknitting session at Rugby Art Gallery yesterday - ideas and skills are progressing nicely!
For those who didn't attend the first session: there are a series of links in my last post which cover most of what we went through.
One bonus is my chart showing the relationship between stitches per 10cm, yarn group and suggested needle size - and then the ratios involved in changing from one group to another. Here it is, direct from my notebook:
A neater version will appear at some point!
This will (hopefully) be of use when you're changing from one gauge to another, whether knitting off open stitches or picking up through the knit to add a frill or pocket (as long as you're picking up horizontally along a row).
And then, here are the equivalent links and info for the stuff that was new this time:
Integral embellishment / calculating the multiplier
Really looking forward to getting stuck in to some garment projects in our final session!
For those who aren't able to come to the final workshop: I'm really keen to keep in touch, hear how you get on, and help if you get stuck. You can email me via the contact page. Thanks!
After another long break from this blog (oops), I'm back - with renewed reknitting vigour.
In advance of my solo exhibition at Rugby Art Gallery next summer, I'm running a series of three workshops sharing the reknitting techniques. The first workshop took place today, and went very well indeed!
I promised the lovely knitters who took part that I would publish a post with links to the pages of the reknitting resource relating to what we did today, so here goes:
Inspiration and introduction
Playful deconstruction (chopping up!)
The spectrum of reknitting treatments
Sampling: knitting off open stitches
Sampling: adding a frill (optional homework!)
[Rugby knitters: don't forget to bring one or more garments that you might like to reknit next time ... and if you have friends who would like to come along to the other workshops, they are very welcome! Please ask them to book, if possible, on 01788 533217. Thanks again!]
My plan is that running these workshops will help me to put together some instructions on reknitting for beginners, that I can share more widely. Watch this space!
Heck, it's been a while!
Apologies for the gap in communications: I was busy having a baby, Caspian. He's lovely and life is good!
The Keep & Share store was closed for a while (bump, and then baby, making it impossible to get to the knitting machine) - but now I'm open again for commissions.
Somehow (!) towards the end of last year I managed to finish writing my book, Folk Fashion: Understanding Homemade Clothes. Everything's moving forward nicely and it's due out later this year. Exciting!
And finally: on Saturday 20 Feb I'll be at the fantastic Unravel at Farnham Maltings, talking about re-knitting. Hope to see you there!