Losing My Religion - Ready to Wear!
**This is the listing for the finished shawl sample of Losing My Religion. You'll receive the actual shawl!**
this shawl is part of the Amplify - Vol. 1 collection, which features 7 shawl patterns all ‘inspired’ by 7 different songs. amplify is a collection of 7 shawls, ranging from triangles to rectangles to half-pi and asymmetric shapes. different yarns, textures, colors, and inspiration for each…
and by inspired, I mean a more literal inspiration!
I have something called chromesthesia, which is a type of synesthesia that combines sounds and colors. It’s kind of like watching a movie while listening to music.
this collection is my first exploration into how this ability works for me, and it is an experiment in exercising a creative approach to translating colors and textures I see when I hear music into something knit-able.
background - “Losing My Religion” is a gorgeous song by R.E.M. (The music video is also fantastic, and I would highly recommend taking a look.) Vocals, strings, and rhythm are reflected in this shawl as it combines multiple textured and lace stitches. I attempted to match each musical element (rhythm, vocals, mandolin, etc) to a texture and a color for an interesting and unique knit and maximum visual impact.