Glass Sweater

Glass Sweater Jeanne NGR adj

Glass Sweater
c. 23 x 14 x 6 inches
Knitted fiberglass rope, coldworked plate glass, found mirror, epoxy

Ranjit Sekhon knit the fiberglass sweater and I made the glass box.

Much thanks to Ranjit. She had never, of course, knit with fiberglass rope before—no one as far as I knew had, except for me and I had only done about 10 test stitches. My experiments turned out to be an inadequate test and Ranjit ran into some difficulties, but still delivered the sweater to me in about four days. The sweater still strikes me as one of the most amazing things I’ve ever seen.

Thanks to Jeanne Subialka for doing such a great job modeling for the photo in unusual conditions. Thanks also to the very helpful women at Knitting Etc. in Lansing, NY for connecting with me with Ranjit and teaching me how to do the Continental stitch. Knitting is hard to learn, I developed a lot of respect on this project for those women who crank out clothes with balls of yarn and a couple of sticks. And designing and making the pattern for the sweater was pretty tough too. Without a computer (Macintosh) and a page layout program (Adobe InDesign) I might not have been able to do it.