Re-knitting spectrum

I created this diagram during my PhD research, which involved the development of methods of reworking existing items of knitwear using knit-based skills, techniques and knowledge.

The diagram shows the full range of treatments that could be done to an existing item of knitwear, whether hand or machine knitted, and the steps involved in each treatment. 

You can find out lots more in the re-knitting resource.

The spectrum is available to download here.


  • Created in autumn 2012.

  • On show at Lodz Design Festival (October 2014) and Knitting Nottingham exhibition (November 2014). Digital hi-resolution file available for exhibition.