Freeform, anyone?

Last night at my SNB a new lady showed up and she does lots of free form work…anyone else into freeform? Anyone got pictures of their stuff to share??

I wish. Freeform is something I want to learn at some point, though I feel pretty positive I’d be doing it mostly in crochet.

This lady did it combo–she had some knit and some crochet…I’d have to do a combo approach too…

[color=indigo]Hi Cristi,

Does “free form” refer to work like some of Debbi New’s creations? Mathematical knitting; eg, use of random number generators to create “non-patterns”?

I have made many wall hangings that I thought were free-form; ie, I used no pattern, sketch, or model. Is that “free-form” knitting?


:?? Explain, please.


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Hmm. I guess I’m just a pattern kind of girl, because those things didn’t appeal to me at all (with the exception of one of the wall hangings).

I’d not heard of it before, but after following those links, I practically had to pick my jaw up off the floor :thud:

That stuff is stunning! It’s so organic, and absolutely beautiful. I used to do drawings kinda like that in my school workbooks all the time… I’d really like to give this a try in the future. I’m gonna have to try again with the crochet, I think… :thinking:

They’re artistic, yeah, but probably something i wouldn’t get into :shrug:
I look at the wall hangings and wonder how many spiders could hide in there :pout:

Well, this is my first attempt at freestyle knitting. It’s still a little too much “by-the-book.” I hope to get more emotional, organic, as I experiment in breaking the rules. I also have this posted in the knit-along section, with a bit more explanation.


very cool monidew…I’ll see if I can get some of the free form stuff from the lady I know so I can post pictures…she does things that are “scenes…” I remember one looked like an ocean scene…she had done the waves out of one texture and a sailboat out of another and clouds, etc etc. She had another that looked like a garden that was beautiful.

I don’t think I’m creative enough for it but I think it’s totally beautiful and I’m in awe of anyone w/ that much creative ability…one day I may consider trying a very small piece…

Funny you should mention this. I was just at a LYS and they have little bags worked up of materials for free form knitting. It was $9.00, has about ten different small balls of yarn, some beads, feathers and I don’t know what else. I bought one and am going to give it a go & see what happens :slight_smile:

Hi Cristy,

I do free form crochet… i cannot remember i did take a photo or not…i freeform one of my god daughter shrug… i have to check and let you know once i got home…

i like to make stuff as i go along… it kind of fun and no instructions to follow…

I finished up my freestyle shawl with some fringe and a few beads. I may try some other freestyle things, soon.

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That looks great MoniDew!

thanks, Cristy!! Now, I just need to learn how to loosen up my geeky self, and really go for it, like an artist.

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It’s beautiful! Thanks for sharing. You are pretty also :slight_smile:

Wow…I hadn’t heard of this before…what a great way to get rid of stash yarn!


I want to try freeform sometime.

:heart: very cool, MoniDew! :heart:

I like this book: Freeform Knitting and Crochet. very inspirational, nice photos, and good lessons on color.

Yes, I think that is what is drawing me toward this! I LOVE color! I’m gonna check out that book! Thanks for the recommendation.