STITCH IT: TABLECLOTH SKIRT
Stitch a favorite song into your next sweater.
BY THEO WRIGHT
t ave been designing and hand-knitting song lyrics for the last
0 years. I started knitting traditional Fair Isle patterns, and
hen discovered that the same technique is great for knitting
words as well. So I started designing and making sweaters with
song lyrics. I’ve made lots of mistakes, I’ve gradually improved
my technique, and I’ve learned a lot on the way. This article is
based on two recent examples: one sweater designed around
Richard Thompson’s “1952 Vincent Black Lightning” (a story of
love, death, and most importantly, a motorbike), and the other
around Tom Waits’ “Dirt in the Ground” (a story of death,
darkness, and despair). The same design and construction
principles can be applied to any lyrics, poetry, or other words
you might want to use.