I was watching my young daughter playing with her wooden blocks one day and was intrigued by the haphazard nature of the finished result. Whereas an adult would have aligned the rows, she played with no regard to regularity and neatness. Sitting with my sketch pad I realised this to be completely at odds with the repetitive nature of my designs and so "building blocks" cardigan was born. If you look very closely you will see that one of the rows is slightly askew to the others - a nod to the child-like nature that remains within us all!
The colours of the teal colourway were inspired by the fresh yellows and greens which we see in the North East of Scotland in spring and early summer. Fields of oil seed rape transform the landscape in a patchwork of bright yellow offset against clear blue skies.