In this sample the ridged nature of the string of plastic beads prevents the knitted net from sitting close and flat together as normally occurs when using more traditional threads. Due to this, the net is blown up or spread out and does not form a comfortably wearable fabric.
This ‘spreading out’ means that the sample is far less stable than traditional knitted fabrics. It also creates a more three dimensional knitted piece and allows the net construction to be more clearly seen. This amplification of the structure can be seen as deconstructing the traditional technique, creating something new.
Sample of plastic pearls knitted on size 10 needles