Chartered Patterns for Sweaters That Talk Back by Lisa Anne Auerbach

Published by Printed Matter, Inc. (2008)
32 Pages, 30 x 22.5 cm, Paperback

Chartered Patterns for Sweaters That Talk Back brings together the various facets of Auerbach’s artistic practice, which has included zine making, co-organising the High Desert Test Sites project, and knitting. Political, relational, humorous, and instructive, it offers the reader step by step instructions on how to knit sweaters and skirts that feature a variety of snappy slogans (‘When there’s nothing left to burn, you’ve got to set yourself on fire’ and ‘Yes we can! No we McCain’t!’ are two examples.) With full-colour glossy photos of Auerbach and friends that actually succeed in making juggling and unicycling look cool.