Canada Quilt

Canada Quilt
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A Knitted quilt

I learned to knit while working one summer at a fishing camp on an island off the west coast of British Columbia, Canada. It rained every day for 82 days, and there wasn’t a whole lot else to do. My first project was an overly ambitious lace sweater. I was so uninterested that it took me four years to complete it. A year or so later I made a sweater of my own design, and realized that was far more interesting.
Then I moved to New Brunswick, on the east coast of Canada. I developed a very urgent need for warm wool sweaters, toques, mitts and socks for winter field work at –30 degrees Celsius.
Almost everything I knit is of my own design, since for me, the most interesting part of knitting is watching something develop from an idea or picture in my head to an actual object.
Another epic project I had been thinking about for roughly 7 years was to knit a quilt with images that make me think of Canada; not necessarily the standard iconic Canadian images, but ones that are personal and iconic to me. This knit quilt would include colourwork, intarsia and stranded, as well as short rows, multi-directional knitting, and whatever else it takes.
Read more in our Summer 2014 issue.

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