Inspiration – Buildings

I've finally been getting back in to my City & Guilds hand knit textiles coursework and my current module explores colour and line in knitting.  As part of this, we've been asked to collect images of buildings to explore line and how it can be used in knit design. So, it was rather fortuitous that I was taking part in the Royal British Legion's Poppy Walk this Sunday. The 10k walk was a quiz treasure hunt around the City of London. It was a beautiful day and it gave me the chance to take in the sights of the city, including the buildings. It's been a few years since I lived in London and I'd forgotten just how amazing the city is.

Here are a few of the images I took as we walked the route.

 

Tower Bridge
Tower Bridge
London Bridge from North of the River
View of Tooley Street, London Bridge from North side of the River
St Paul's Cathedral
St Paul's Cathedral
Millenium Bridge
The Millenium Footbridge
Smithfields Market
Smithfields Market
Barbican
The Barbican
Barbican - Fountains
The Barbican

I particular like the shape of the underside of the Millenium bridge, so decided to do a quick sketch to develop it in to a pattern. My sketching still needs some work, but it was a good starting point!

Millenium Bridge Sketch

I had a play with a couple of samples, in particular a ladder stitch which I thought I could adapt to make the supports of the bridge. So here is the final sample which I'll submit with my coursework. I'm really pleased with how it's turned out. What do you think?

knitting-sample-millenium-bridge

 

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