The final project for Knit Tech I was to create a 3D object from fabrics that we made. I created a squid, and focused on two objectives during the process: using primarily red and making a variety of interesting textures.
Above: Concept sketch.
 
Below: Sample pages from sketchbook, working through which knits to create and the process of patternmaking.
Length from head to tentacle: 3 feet, 8 inches.
Detail of texture of head.
Close-up of tentacles. On left is one of the two longer tentacles and on the right is one of the eight shorter tentacles.
Close-up of the exterior of one of the two longer tentacles.
Fabric swatches for the head.
Fabric swatches for the body.
Detail.
Fabric swatches for the exterior of the eight smaller tentacles.
Fabric swatches for the interior of the eight smaller tentacles.
Detail.
Fabric swatches for the exterior of the two larger tentacles.
Fabric swatches for the interior of the two larger tentacles.
Detail.
Squid Knit
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Squid Knit

This is the final project for my Knit Tech I class.
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