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Knitting sample

Knitting sample

  • Place of origin:

    France (designed)

  • Date:

    c.1990 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Kenzo (designed for)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    machine knitting

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Suzan Rooke

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Swatch of knitted fabric attached to white card at one edge. Knitted to resemble crazy patchwork in a wide range of patterns from stripes to plaids, some florals, some touches of red and purple chenille.

Place of Origin

France (designed)


c.1990 (made)


Kenzo (designed for)

Materials and Techniques

machine knitting


Width: 60 cm, Length: 68 cm

Object history note

An original design croquis (sketch) by Suzan Rooke for Kenzo shows a similar fabric used for a short-waisted, elongated-sleeved sweater. The swatch attached to the croquis is very similar to this textile. The sketch is now in the Prints, Drawings and Paintings department.
- Daniel Milford-Cottam (02/03/2017)

Descriptive line

Kenzo, c.1990. Crazy-patchwork effect knit in shades of purple, brown, and red, varied patterns.


Yarn; Lurex; Chenille


Machine knitting


Fashion; Knitting; Textiles


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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