Sunday, 9 December 2012

Knit a work of art from a free pattern - Victoria and Albert Museum

 

'Conrad', knitted gloves, Freddie Robins, 2005 (click image for larger version)

'Conrad' gloves by Freddie Robins

'Conrad', knitted gloves, Freddie Robins, 2005 (click image for larger version)

Freddie Robins's subversive knitting includes a series of gloves where pairs join, single gloves have ten fingers or each finger sprouts a new glove.

'Conrad' is a character from the 19th century book of cautionary tales, Struwwelpeter, by Dr Heinrich Hoffmann. Conrad's mother warns Conrad that if he continues to suck his thumbs the scissor-man will come and cut them off. He ignores her warnings and 'Snip!
Snap! Snip!' he loses his thumbs. .

Materials

50g (2-ounce skein) 4-ply wool
Small amount of red mohair
Pair of 2 3/4 mm needles (No.12 / US 1)
Large darning needle, for sewing up
Wire brush, for brushing up mohair

Tension (Gauge)

32 sts. to 10 cms. (4 ins.) approx.

Abbreviations

cms. = centimeters
ins. = inches
k. = knit
p. = purl
st. = stitch
sts. = stitches
st.st. = stocking stitch (1 row k., 1 row p.)
tog. = together
inc. = increase
dec. = decrease

 

Click here to visit the V&A and get the full pattern.

No comments: