Archi-Textural is a collection of 4 knitting patterns for textured shawls that were released between January and May 2012. The collection is now complete. Each pattern is also available for individual purchase.
From the Introduction: Human beings love to build. From wooden blocks and legos as children, to houses and gardens and cities as adults, we inherently enjoy the process of piecing parts to create something new. And we use not just concrete materials; we also build families and careers, adventures and legacies.
Knitting is building; it is assembly with yarn. The basic building blocks of knitting are simple—knit and purl stitches, with a few fancy variations thrown in. This collection of shawls pays homage to knitted texture, to the incredible possibilities of building with these simple blocks. Each pattern is named after a theme in architecture or the decorative arts. The shawls are mostly worked in heavier weight yarns, to make the most of the textured stitches.