The new Twist Collective has been out for a bit, and I’ve been enjoying the patterns. But today I found the article on Susette Newberry, a knitting librarian who has been working on a knitted abecedarium and blogging about her efforts with wonderful essays on her subject letter. Fascinating reading though Newberry’s blog is, I was also delighted to find her We Call Them Ampersands hat (Rav link), a perfect gift for the typographic fiend that is my partner.
From Newberry’s Rav site: “Wondering what an abecedarium is? It’s an alphabet that celebrates the typographic design of individual letters and a word that begins with and represents the letter. In the most familiar example, “A is for apple,” the form and shape of the A are as important as the illustrated apple that represents the letter.”
Right now, her essay on a most gorgeous, detailed T, which is for Turkey, is up, and it’s fascinating reading!