Wednesday, 2 November 2011

This is a SLOW blog!

Since my last post i have been working on Structural knitting.
 This involves knitting the yarn on a knitting machine, which is extremely tiresome, and then knitting the very chunky yarn up on big needles to form a rug. The chunky knitting is very satisfying.

Anyway, before progressing into the 20th century, I have been knitting up a complete set of columns.

The corinthian is not quite finished but the doric and ionic have worked well. Again I used Banister Fletcher's drawings of the Greek orders as my pattern.

Saturday, 25 June 2011

Classical orders

There are many knitted things on the web these days, but not much knitted Architecture. In order to redress this imbalance I have started knitting Classical Orders.
I started with the Ionic working from memory.

Then continued with the corinthian capital.

For this one i used Banister Fletcher.
It is difficult to make acanthus leaves look as if they are made of stone, they tend to take a more natural look in the medium of wool.

Anyway it is very photogenic.
Thats it for now.

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