Selected – Three examples of knitwear.
A personal archive of 1940’s knitting patterns. The chosen textiles, generated from the said patterns.
An area of which I have great interest and considerable knowledge, I have selected knitted items for their history and their form.
A ladies “fan and feather” sweater, a ladies short sleeved sweater as worn by Joan Crawford and a child’s fair isle sweater.
Chosen for their stitch pattern and colour-work, The fair isle providing further potential for mark making when considering the stranding of the yarn on the reverse of the fabric.
The incomplete ladies sweaters, chosen for their textured stitch patterns, common with wartime and post war patterns. A means of embellishing garments to help make up for the lack of femininity felt as a result yarn and fabric rationing. The unfinished state, (uneven edging and loose yarn) creating more scope for mark making.
Limited information to glean regarding yarn history.