Nice knitted sweater…

Christopher-WoodWhat a nice knitted sweater Christopher Wood is wearing in his self portrait 1927.

I’ve always much admired Wood’s work and in particular this lovely piece of knitwear, wanting to know more about it and who could have made it. Is it hand knitted? English? French (he was friends with Picasso and Cocteau, so may have done a bit of shopping when he visited them in Paris)? Is it knitted from wool – Shetland wool perhaps?

It would be nice to think that it’s origins could be tracked down – and it would be nicer still if I had the spare time to re-create it…

Christopher Wood: Sophisticated Primitive is at Pallant House until 2nd October.

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