Phil Simkin, The Cable Knitted News

Wool yarn, knitted on a Stoll knitting machine
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Gift of Ann E. and Donald W. McPhail, 2013
106 x 88 in

During the 1984 Democratic Convention, Simkin launched a project he called the Cable Knitted News; using a commercial knitting machine, he fashioned large blankets with images and text from newspapers. He made garments and other functional objects with his “news blankets.”

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