Monday, July 17, 2006
Most people are familiar with the concept of patchwork quilts. You take squares, rectangles, triangles and other geometric shapes and piece them all together like a jigsaw puzzle.
Modular knitting works the same way. Save up all those knitting swatches and half-finished scarves. Pick a garment or a purse that is made of simple geometric shapes, and start pinning the various shapes that you have in your stash to the pattern.
Right now I am making a dress. The front panel is striped ribbing. The back panel is stockinnette stitch. They are multicolored. Then I will make the sides and sleeves out of black.