Reknit instructions

Because every existing knitted garment is different, it is impossible to produce conventional, ‘closed’ patterns for reknitting. Instead, Amy creates flexible ‘recipes’ that you can adapt to suit the particularities of your item.

So far, she has created these detailed instructions – including step-by-step animations, examples of existing projects, instructional videos, guidance on design and top tips – for five reknit treatments:

SWISS DARN pair full size

SWISS DARN decorate or reinforce fabric using duplicate stitches




Stitch-hack for webSTITCH HACK reconfigure stitches into new design




REPLACE CUFF remove and replace existing cuff or hem




ALTER SECTION pair full sizeALTER SECTION insert, replace or remove section of garment




REKNIT pair full size

REKNIT entirely or partially unravel garment and reuse yarn




CARDIGANISE cut open vertically or diagonally and add trim