Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Asymmetrical Cardigan


I just started the asymmetrical cardigan from Knitting Nature. The pattern is based off of chair caning and forms hexagons or stars of David. I was immediately reminded of Picasso's Still Life with Chair-Caning (Paris, [May] 1912 Oil and oilcloth on canvas, with rope frame 10 5/8 x 13 3/4 in. (27 x 35 cm.) Daix 466. Musee Picasso, Paris). And more so the idea of making an illusion out of something real. In Picasso's painting, the chair caning looks like it is painted, but it is actually real contact paper made to look like real chair canning. The rope framing the piece is real rope. He has painted in a cubist style, again questioning the difference between reality and illusion. To top it all off, he uses the word "Jou" which is French for 'play'. Oh Pablo, you are quite the trickster...
here is the start of the left front of the cardigan...

2 Comments:

At 8:54 PM, Blogger tree said...

I just started the Asymmetrical Cardi last night too. What yarn are you using? I'm using Rowan Cork. I also sprung for a new pair of Knit Picks pointy needles. My Addi's just didn't cut it on those twisted stitches. I'll post a pic soon.

 
At 1:45 PM, Blogger So Much Fun said...

I am knitting it in Malabrigo, and i love it! post a pic!

 

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