Monday, 9 March 2015


Samples for the Wild Knitting 1 workshop in Klerksdorp 25 March 2015

Wild Knitting started with "Winterbeach" , a shawl inspired by the colour of the Wilderness Beach in winter. The yarn was custom spun and dyed for this project. The basic shape of the shawl is that of the 'wingspan', different lace patterns, garter stitch and short rows are randomly used.

Sample 2 is the 'banana' shawl. It might look complicated, but the shape is easily achieved with increases. Lace patterns are random - no need to follow specific patterns. Material is a hand-dyed Alpaca lace yarn knitted with 4 mm circular needle.


Sample II for the WILD KNITTING 2 workshop in Wakkerstroom 26 and 27 April 2015

Two irregular pentagons form front and back of a Tunic. Short rows and change of colour build an unusual piece. A mixture of garter and stocking stitches and yarn-overs give it structure. Material is a fingering Alpaca yarn in natural white and hand dyed grey, purple, lime and sky-blue.

Sample I is knit in Oriole - a Merino/Linen mix. Front and back are built from 4 odd shaped quarters knitted with short-rows in garter and stocking stitch.