Project gallery

Sampler: afterthought pocket

Today I'm sharing another treatment on my reknitting sampler garment. I've previously posted about the stitch-hacked initials and frills; in this post I describe how I inserted a pocket to the fine fabric of the jumper. I adapted a technique described by Elizabeth Zimmermann – she calls it an 'afterthought pocket'. First, I decided how to … Continue reading Sampler: afterthought pocket

Sampler: add frills

Today's post is about another treatment on my reknitting sampler garment. I've previously posted about the stitch-hacked initials; in this post I describe how I added frills to one sleeve. I decided to add some frills (a version of the embellish treatment) and adapted a pattern from a 'normal' knitted trim pattern (copied at the end of … Continue reading Sampler: add frills

Helen N’s cardiganise project

Today's addition to the reknitting project gallery is a fantastic project created by Helen, one of the participants in the reknitting workshops which preceded the Units of Possibility exhibition in 2017. The original jumper came down to my knees. I didn't like the neckline and wanted to make it into a cardigan. I took off … Continue reading Helen N’s cardiganise project

Stitch hack: St Michael – 12 – 40

Today's addition to the reknitting project gallery is one of my earliest stitch-hacked pieces. All of the information hacked into this cardigan was taken from the labels inside the garment. The text includes the St Michael logo (St Michael being the old 'own brand' of high street stalwart Marks & Spencer), its country of manufacture … Continue reading Stitch hack: St Michael – 12 – 40

Cathedral Cardigans: Southwell

Today's addition to the reknitting project gallery is one of the Cathedral Cardigans, an experimental series of pieces that I made for the Units of Possibility exhibition in 2017. Cathedral Cardigans is a series of five reknitted cast-offs which interpret the construction details of gothic cathedrals in diverse ways. To my eye, these architectural icons … Continue reading Cathedral Cardigans: Southwell