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

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

by Tanis Gray, Gray Tanis
     
 

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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

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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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"Tanis Gray has done some incredible work with this book.... This book is a must for all art and architecture lovers." --She Knits (When She Should be Writing)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781596687806
Publisher:
Interweave Press
Publication date:
09/10/2013
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
405,256
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.20(h) x 0.40(d)

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Meet the Author

Tanis Gray is the former yarn editor for Vogue Knitting, Knit Simple, Knit.1, Yarn Market News and the Debbie Bliss magazines. Currently she edits knitting books, works as a freelance designer, and teaches knitting.

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