While it looks like an ordinary striped scarf, there’s actually an interesting story behind this one. Rather than following a traditional, written-out pattern, this scarf is made using the abstract method of conceptual knitting. While this method still requires the use of yarn and needles, you’ll also also need a sense of adventure! Conceptual knitting will inspire you to look outside your kitchen window every morning; it will urge you to reconnect with some of your favorite old books; and most importantly, it will help you create a unique, one-of-a-kind accessory that’s as rich in story as it is in color. How does it work? The scarf above was created with the help of friends. The designer asked each of her virtual pals to choose their favorite color and explain why they picked it on her Facebook page. The colors were then knit into the scarf in the order they appeared on her Facebook timeline.
If you’re not a big Facebook fan, you can easily apply conceptual knitting method to the weather. Simply look outside your window every morning and knit the color of the sky into your scarf. Eventually, you’ll end up with a beautiful piece that looks something like this:
Essentially, you’ll have a knitted recording of the weather! Isn’t that neat?
What do you think of conceptual knitting? Would you try it?