Typographic Knitting: Knit Hello!

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Over two weekends (Saturday-Sunday, November 2, 3, 16, 17), learn to knit a monogram, name tag, instagram meme, poster, scarf, pullover, or blanket during this online typeknitting workshop. Use your skills as a visual plug-in to create tactile lettering and produce objects and clothes, or simply as a typographic meditation. This online workshop consists of 4 sessions over two weekends.

First, attendees will get an overview of various knitting methods and look for connection points to personal knitting and graphic design projects. All participants will begin with the typeface Knit Hello which was developed specifically for beginners in typographic knitting. Knitting and sketching exercises will be done using techniques like slip-stitches, mosaic knitting, and illusion knitting. After basic introduction, we will experiment with word and pattern layouts as well as modifying or constructing letterforms. We will also sketch and knit single letterforms and repeat patterns in different scales, helping you to develop patterns of your own.

Learning Outcomes
  • Understand the basics of several knitting techniques and their typographic potential
  • Knit prototypic letterforms as a basis for individual modification
  • Design and knit your own repeat patterns
  • Learn helpful workarounds to plan and prototype your own typographic knitting project
Required Materials
  • Wool yarn in 3 colors of strong contrast
  • Knitting needles
  • Graph paper A4 (8.5" x 11") or A3 (11" x 17", tabloid size)
  • Text markers in different colors (e.g. yellow/blue)
  • Camera, phone or scanner to capture your work
Diversity and Equity Scholarship 

Diversity and Equity are important to all of us at Letterform Archive, and we are committed to increasing opportunities for underrepresented groups within the type and design communities.

We are offering one BIPOC/Equity scholarship seat in this workshop.

To apply for this scholarship, please complete and submit to us the short form linked here at least a week prior to the start of the workshop.