I use re-knitting as an umbrella term for a broad range of processes which can be carried out by individuals to alter existing items of knitwear.
This resource comprises various re-knitting materials and tools that can be drawn on and combined in many different ways.
I created this resource as part of my PhD research. You can read more about the project here.
Find out more about the history and future of re-knitting.
There is a general description and more detailed 'how to' instructions for those new to design.
There is a page for each re-knitting treatment, including...
Instructions for one or more methods for carrying out the treatment
Patterns to be used for the treatment
Advice on how to adapt the instructions and patterns selected for the treatment
Tools are factual things: calculations, tables and graphs. The tools will come in useful for most treatments, as they help you to figure out what yarn and needle to use, and to negotiate a change in gauge.
The gallery shows examples of completed re-knitting treatments.