I started with a fairly ordinary source and managed to develop it through a series of ideas into the finished article which I LOVE!
It all began with a grid I'd seen in a car park I use every weekday.
This led to me thinking about roads and markings in general .. I found lots more source material around the railway station at the other end of my daily journey.
I started sampling with different qualities of luxury yarns, some suited the end purpose, others looked good but didn't fit with the sweater theme ... I can make use of those another time ...
This then led to combinations of elements.
I started to think how I could translate these further ideas into sweater shapes - I chose an oversized, easy to wear shape as a silhouette as I wanted the sweater to be a casual weekend garment I can wear with jeans.
I began knitting the sweater and noted down what I'd done as I progressed. It all went really smoothly, probably because I'd done so much sampling to begin with. I blocked the knitted shapes and darned in all the loose ends which took a lot of time! Good finishing is really important to achieve a good look.
Note the smile on my face as I'm wearing it!