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When size matters

One of the things I love most about the revival of knitting that we’ve witnessed the last years is the new innovating uses of knitting, and crocheting too! And sometimes size really matters.

En av de tingene som fascinerer med aller mest ved strikkingens ”nye bølge” er de nye innovative måtene strikking, og også hekling, blir brukt på. Og noen ganger så er det faktisk sånn at størrelse teller.

Here is a picture of me doing some experimental broomstick knitting a couple of years ago, which was great fun, but really really hard on my arms. What didn’t occur to me then is that it would have been much easier to use just my arms. I remember doing a lot of finger knitting as a child, resulting in ball after ball with cord, but I never realised the potential of this technique then, until recently when I spotted these lovely and huge projects on the web.

Her er et bilde av meg, for noen år siden, hvor jeg ekperimenterer med kosteskaftstrikking, noe som var veldig artig, men også veldig veldig slitsomt for armene mine. Det som ikke falt meg inn den gangen er at jeg kunne ha brukt bare armene. Jeg husker at jeg fingerheklet en hel masse da jeg var lita, noe som resulterte i nøste etter nøste med bånd, men jeg innså aldri potensialet i dette båndet før nå nylig, da jeg oppdaget disse flotte og ikke minst digre prosjektene på nett.



This clever tutorial by Knitbitch shows you how to hand crochet a massive pouf.

Knitbitch har laget denne smarte fremgangsmåten for å håndhekle en massiv puff.




Knitbitch lists different kind of materials that you can use to create massive stitches like these, and my favourite is recycled t-shirts. I found this great tutorial on how to make the perfect t-shirt yarn, so why don’t you give it a go?

Knitbitch lister opp en rekke materialer du kan bruke for å få store masker som disse, og min favoritt er resirkulerte t-skjorter. Jeg fant denne forklaringen på hvordan du kan lage det perfekte t-skjortegarnet, så hvorfor ikke gi det et forsøk?


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A funky use of t-shirt yarn was also displayed over at DMY Berlin 2012 where Andrea Brena showed off his arm knitting technique to create both furniture and rugs. If you follow the trail clicking the photo, via Pinterest, you’ll find a video explaining his technique.

En virkelig funky måte å bruke t-skjortegarn på ble vist frem under DMY Berlin 2012 hvor Andrea Brena brukte en egen armstrikketeknikk til å skape møbler og tepper. Hvis du følger bildet, via Pinterest, så finner du også en video som viser deg hvordan dette teknikken fungerer.


Source: designboom.com via MayaB on Pinterest



So guys, there’s no excuses, I showed you what you need to know. Now dive into some massive knitting!

Så folkens, det finnes ingen unskyldning, jeg har vist deg hva du trenger å vite. Så nå er det bare å hive seg rundt med massiv strikking!

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5 Comments

  1. That is some giant stuff!! I’ve heard of the t-shirt “yarn”, and think it’s a great idea for recycling all those old T’s into something new and fun. Love the pics.

  2. I feel like a complete moron for not considering using my arms as knitting needles! It’s so obvious and absolutely brilliant. Also, thanks for the link to idea on materials to use for large gauge knitting. Last year, I bought 10+ yards of coating fabric and cut it into strips, then I attempted to use large dowel rods as needles… it was a disaster. With this new information, am tempted to give it another go!

  3. I so agree, it’s so obvious when someone points it out right? Can’t believe I’ve never considered it either.

  4. Wow, I really didn’t really consider it! It is really easy for others to remember though… 😛

  5. Love all these ideas! Thank you for finding them and posting them. I think I’m going to try the t-shirt yarn first, then crochet a rug. Great project for when my knitting muses have skipped away.

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