I knit hard
I like to knit blankets as a way to be productive when I'm not doing anything else. I can't sit still so knitting helps me to feel like I have achieved something with my down time. I knit blankets made up of patchwork pieces and each blanket is inspired by different things. The first one I did was all white to match my new flat - a blank slate of whiteness. When I moved to London I began knitting a new blanket immediately ( I couldn't bring my white one with me) and I was living in Whitechapel at the time, just near Brick Lane. I created a multicoloured blanket inspired by the colours on display in all the sari shops in the area. I even used sari silk in some of the knitted panels.
Other blankets have been inspired by favourite colours or themes of their intended owners. I think of each blanket as an artwork and they have the same level of symbolism as an abstract painting. Each blanket can take a while - the first one I created took 2 years and the most recent blanket, Triangle, took over a year.
The triangle blanket gets its name from the fact that it is made up entirely of different sized triangles. I don't plan the shapes or layout - I just start knitting and see what happens. I just knew I wanted to try knitting only triangles of varying sizes. I use a variety of yarns: acrylic, pure wool, metalic, chunky, thin etc. I often knit with two or three yarns at a time to make unique colour ways that never get repeated. I crochet too so sometimes you will find a bit here and there.
All of my blankets are backed with polar fleece so they are very warm! Everything is hand knitted, crochet or stitched. The backing is blanket stitched by hand all the way around.
Happy to take custom orders with particular colours, shapes, sizes etc.
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