Monday, 1 March 2010


Close up imagery of the knitted squares. The patterns are representative of the fishing community and the gansey sweaters fishermen wear. The diamonds are the nets, the diagonal lines show how you would walk down a cliff. The textured piece shows the sand. Combinations of these patterns are knitted into fishermans jumpers and were used to identify where fishermen were from when lost at sea.

This piece is constructed from twelve squares of Gansey inspired knitting. I think this could provide an alternative to constructing blankets.

Square Update
Just some pictures of the squares so far.

Thursday, 4 February 2010

Just a quick knit update. I have done a square count and the current total is 156! Well done knitters and thankyou for taking part. Keep Knitting!

Saturday, 16 January 2010

Thank you to everyone for getting in touch via e-mail and sending the knitted squares through. Great response. I know the other image isn't very strong so have added a new one. If you would like these guidelines e-mailing please get in touch.

Sunday, 10 January 2010

Here are the lovely squares that we have so far. Some people have done more than one! Happy Knitting.

If you would like to take part and Knit a Square, get in touch at the guidelines can be forwarded as an e-mail and you can print and send it off. Happy Knitting.
Knit A Square

I am currently researching for my MA project looking into the social history of the craft of knitting and how this skill is passed down through generations in the form of living arts. I am looking for volunteers of all ages to knit a square and provide some information about yourself so I can see who is knitting now. Once completed the squares will be sewn together into a blanket and donated to charity.