Modular Hand Knitting

The chunky yarn I'd dyed a few weeks ago went into creating a hand knitted piece, that was constructed in a modular fashion - randomly knitting sections in basic garter stitch, then starting another colour and building it from there.

I wanted to make something that was constructed in one piece to avoid chunky seams, so I tried a few paper shapes in my sketchbook to create a shrug/bolero type design, and from that I made a calico 'pattern' to loosely follow, to check it was forming a vaguely garment-like shape!

The piece is growing quite quickly, but I think I may run out of yarn before I reach my desired outcome...


  • Burns, R. 2018. Modular Knitting 1-6. Photographs.