My work is often very analogue, and I feel strongly about the satisfaction that can be gained through making and repairing objects by hand. For this project ‘Knit One’ I wanted to create something that would present knitting as an activity that could be picked up for fun, with a focus on the enjoyment of making, as opposed to the goal of having a polished outcome. I love to knit, however I find knitting patterns hard to follow, this project aims to provide instructions for knitting in the most simple manner possible, taking inspiration from WW1 Red Cross utility knitting patterns and Haynes car repair manuals, as well as some of the visual language that already exists within knitting tools and patterns.
The instructions include directions for obtaining yarn through unraveling old or damaged garments, and suggestions for the many objects that can be used in place of knitting needles, with the goal being instructions that can be put into practice quickly. I hope that through presenting knitting as simply (and cheaply!) as possible, a user would be encouraged to explore further without the pressure to create something perfect.