Posted on | June 1, 2010 | 5 Comments
A couple of months ago, Jared Flood brought together several hand knit designers for a very unique designing project for ESOPUS magazine, a journal put out by a local, non-profit organization featuring art that spans a variety of fields and mediums.
I was the second designer to get the project after my friend, Tanis, worked on the bottom band. Theoretically, I think we weren’t supposed to see (and thus be influenced) by the pieces that came before us, but for a sweater, that’s a very difficult criteria to achieve. So I got the unenviable (unenviable because Tanis is a hard act to follow!) task of picking up stitches from Tanis’ creative, sculptural feat of knitting for my piece. Ten points to anyone who can guess which part I knit without peeking at Jared’s schematic.
It was really quite freeing to be able to knit without worrying about writing down notes or whether it would size up or down correctly or even whether the gauge needed to exactly so. And I’m honored to be included in the company of those involved with the project: Melissa LaBarre, Carrie Bostick Hoge, Tanis Gray, Elli Stubenrauch, Cookie A, and of course, our fearless leader, Jared Flood
Jared wrote about the process more in depth on his blog.