knitting is mostly
that form the vertical columns
then more lines formed
by the horizontal rows of stitches.
if you’re a designer, those lines must be translated into the math of sizing.
beyond the ‘x’ and ‘y’ axes.
they manipulate and reconfigure
the lines within their patterns.
have you seen her
in ‘the linear collection’?
it’s so interesting to think about
how her math skills intertwined
with the stitches
to make the textural details
of these pieces come alive.
i like to consider how fun it will be
to work the diagonals
watching them form at their intended angles
(both hers as she was still imagining the outcome
and now other knitter’s needles as they follow
her maps to knit them).
are basically maps, imo.
they help us to navigate the creative idea
that hatched from a designer’s mind
and make it
(by yarn choice & the fact that it is formed at our fingertips)
our very own. you gotta love that.
right? i do.
as an added bonus, all 5 of ruth’s patterns in ‘the linear collection’
are on sale for 25% off
(from now until friday, november 27th at 11:59 pm eastern standard time)
use the code giftalong2015, and the sale prices are yours.
now that’s a bargain.