KNITTING AS YOU’VE NEVER SEEN IT BEFORE
When you think about knitting by hand, using two knitting needles, the first image that comes to mind is an endearing little old lady, knitting in a comfortable armchair, with a basket of yarn at her feet. Fortunately, we’ve discovered that wool, like the moon, has two sides.
Wool is essentially a fine material, and this is never more true than when we’re talking about Spanish transhumant merino wool. If, besides this, it’s been produced using artisan processes, it conserves a traditional facet that can’t and shouldn’t be ignored.
Hand knitting is enjoying its finest moment. It’s shattering clichés, with colour and new textures. It embraces novelty, while reconciling the past and present, history and fashion.
One look at these photos dispels that lingering sense of nostalgia. They show how the world of knitting is reinventing itself and annihilating its own limits. It’s pushing every boundary, to include those who thought there was nothing new to hear.
For a conventional knitter, this may be the most exciting fashion editorial you’ve ever read. Perhaps here, in this destruction of stereotypes, is where the brutal beauty of knitting resides.