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Knitting Architecture: 20 Patterns Exploring Form, Function, and Detail

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  • Interweave Press-Knitting Architecture

  • Explore twenty patterns that reveal the foundations of knitting design: form following function,

  • There are many parallels between knitting a sweater and constructing a building: both of these processes

  • Choices made in constructing a garment, such as creating yokes, shaping, and hems, mimic

  • In both cases, these elements come together for a striking effect

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2-3 Weeks


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.

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Delivery Days 2-3 Weeks

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