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How do you come up with knitting ideas? What inspires your projects? It's not always obvious how to answer these questions. But some ideas can easily be traced to their origin.

Modern Art Placemat

This Modern Art Placemat is easy to knit. The size of this placemat 10” x 10”. I used needles #3 and cotton yarn of different colors. I used only yarn that I had. I would not advise people to buy a lot of different yarn colors. I like to use yarn that I already have, especially when I have just a couple of yards of it…

The Modern Art Placemat pattern is available for free on this page: "Modern Art Placemat.pdf"

Wassily Kandinsky Knitting Designs

Modern Art Pillow - Kandinsky, Gravitation

To design this Modern Art Pillow we were inspired by Wassily Kandinsky painting “Gravitation”, 1935.

To design this pillow (18” x 18”). We used needles #3 and cotton yarn of many colors. These colors are not exactly the same as colors on Kandinsky “Gravitation”.
We mostly used yarn that we had and we would not advise people to buy a lot of different yarn colors.
Please look at the 'Kandinsky Pillow Colors.pdf' file down of this page to see the list of colors we used.

If you like this Pillow, here is the pattern:
Modern Art Pillow - Kandinsky, Gravitation - $5.35

Green Square Placemat (Kandinsky, Gravitation)

This Green Square Placemat ia based on the same painting as a pillow: Wassily Kandinsky “Gravitation”, 1935.
The size of this placemat 13” x 13”.

If you like the Green Square Placemat you can buy the pattern: Green Square Placemat (Kandinsky) - $3.21

Paul Klee Knitting Designs

Paul Klee Cat Tea Cozy

We like to knit tea cozies and one of our first animal tea Ccozies was based on Paul Klee "Cat and Bird" painting.

The idea of the Cat tea cozy was born when we visited Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) in New York City. Once we saw the Cat by Paul Klee we knew we wanted to knit it.

http://www.moma.org/collection/browse_results.php?object_id=79456

This was our first Art Tea Cozy and we wish we could share a pattern but there was no pattern. We printed a picture and used yarns of different colors to imitate it.

Paul Klee Pot Holder

To design this Pot Holder we were inspired by Paul Klee painting “New Harmony”, 1936.

This painting is in Guggenheim Museum, New York:

http://www.guggenheim.org/new-york/collections/collection-online/show-li...

If you like this Pot Holder, here is the pattern:
Paul Klee Pot Holder $1.16

Paul Klee Pillow

To design this Pillow we were inspired by Paul Klee painting “Monument in Fertile Country”, 1929.
This painting is in Kunstmuseum, Berne, Switzerland.

The pillow size is 15.5" x 15.5"

If you like this Pillow, here is the pattern:

Paul Klee Pillow $1.67

Piet Mondrian Knitting Design

Our new Art Tea Cozies were inspired by Piet Mondrian Compositions.



Mondrian Cube Tea Cozy

Mondrian Cube Tea Cozy was the first art tea cozy based on Piet Mondrian Compositions.
The size of each edge of the cube tea cozy is 8 inches . It can cover a large teapot.

If you want to knit this cube tea cozy, here is the pattern: Mondrian Cube Tea Cozy $4.71

Mondrian Cuboid Tea Cozy

The size of the large edge of the cuboid tea cozy is 8 inches. The length of each small edge is 5.5 inches. This tea cozy is perfect for a smaller tea teapot than the Mondrian Cube Tea Cozy.

If you want to knit this cube tea cozy, here is the pattern:

Mondrian Cuboid Tea Cozy $4.87

Mondrian Pot Holder

The size of the Pot Holder is 7.5 inches by 7.5 inches. The Pot Holder pattern was inspired by Piet Mondrian Compositions like Mondrian Tea Cozies .

If you want to knit this Pot Holder, here is the pattern:

Mondrian Pot Holder $1.21

Kazimir Malevich Knitting Designs

Malevich Black Square Pot Holder

To design this Pot Holder we were inspired by Kazimir Malevich painting “Black Square”, 1915.

If you like this Pot Holder, here is the pattern:

Malevich Black Square Pot Holder $0.77

Malevich Pencil Holder (Triangular Prism)

To design this Pencil Holder we were inspired by Kazimir Malevich paintings.


The Triangular Prism Pencil Holder size: Triangle Base Site = 4 inches and Height = 4.5 inches
Use Needles #3 and the following yarn:
* White cotton yarn
* Black cotton yarn
* Blue cotton yarn
* Red cotton yarn

If you like this Pencil Holder, here is the pattern:
Malevich Pencil Holder $2.72

Modern Art Knitting Designs

Modern Art Pot Holders

Knitvana designed three Modern Art Pot Holders:
* Piet Mondrian
* Paul Klee
* Kazimir Malevich

The price of this pattern combination is $2.36. If you buy 3 pot holder patterns separately it will cost $3.14. This is like a mathematical number pi=3.14. This price of the pattern combination is less that a combination of any 2 pot holder patterns:


- Klee pattern costs $1.21
- Mondrian pattern costs $1.16
- Malevich Pattern costs $0.77
The Modern Art Pot Holders size is 7.5” x 7.5”. Use Needles #3 and yarn:
x White cotton yarn - for Malevich and Mondrian
x Black cotton yarn - for Malevich and Mondrian
x Blue cotton yarn - for Mondrian
x Yellow cotton yarn - for Mondrian
x Red cotton yarn - for Mondrian
x Any color yarns - for Klee

If you like this Pot Holders, here is the pattern:
Modern Art Pot Holders $2.36

Two Cute Toys Together - Tea Cozy and Knitkinz

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