Yoko Yoshikawa



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'One morning in Winter'


Materials: Alpaca and Mohair yarn 
Techniques: Hand Knitting
Size: Medium sized cardigan
Date Made: 1998

wrapped into frosted air,
colours of sunshine
changing along passing time,
soft colours
strong, gentle, brilliant, flowing

My intention for this piece was to express the rhythm and variety of the colours of a winter morning
Technical elements: I used Knit and Pearl stitches to create a fine surface relief pattern. In order to capture the delicate shades of colour of a winter morning I combined several threads together, gradually changing their colour combinations.

To express the transparent effect of sunlight, I used various combinations of very fine mohair threads. I combined natural, unbleached alpaca threads in two different thicknesses with fine mohair threads to add depth to the sky and clouds.