Kristy Glass, vlogger knitter interviews the creators of the book “I knit New York” and follows the photo shoot for this book – which is chockfull of architecture designs into knitting.
Knitted designs include:
42nd and Lex (the Chrysler building) as a cardigan
Kirsten Kapur @throughtheloops on Instagram
Kathleen Dames @KathleenDames on Instagram
Alice O’Reilly of Backyard Fiberworks
Putting together a lookbook of designs
This video not only talks about getting inspiration into handknitted garments – but also shows the process of going onto streets to shoot the garments on the model.
The book is called “I knit new York” (Knit like a local) Book One. Editors Kathleen Dames and Alice O’Reilly. Photographer Gale Zucker. Published One More Row Press, 2018. Note that this book is only 70 pages, so technically it is a pamphlet.
Think about where you live – it can be an area or a town or city – wherever there is distinctive design and architecture or landscape. How could you translate that into a motif for knitwear – or other creative endeavours?
Doing this as an exercise will perhaps give an insight into a distinctive stamp on your makings – that sense of a particular place and time.