Record breaking or just plain wierd knitting April 14, 2019 00:22

Odd KnittingAs knitting is the topic today, here are some really big or just really odd knitted things..

1 - Hase/Rabbit.

It's possibly the biggest knitted thing ever made and it's rotting away on a hill in Italy. Artists made it, obvs! 

https://gelitin.net/projects/hase/

2 - The World's Longest Scarft

Helge Johansen from Oslo broke the record on 12 November 2013. He's a guy. 

http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/world-records/longest-knitted-scarf-individual

3 - Knitted swimwear

Apparently it was a massive thing. I cannot think of anything less appropriate to make swimwear out of, but here's the proof it happened

https://www.pinterest.co.uk/vintageknitting/vintage-knitted-swimwear/?lp=true

4 - Knitted playgrounds that are big enough for actual kids!

These are amazing, beautiful, and joyful installations by artist Toshiko Horiuchi MacAdam. Please look, you'll be missing out if you don't. 

https://www.archdaily.com/297941/meet-the-artist-behind-those-amazing-hand-knitted-playgrounds

5 - Full body jumpers you can buy on Etsy.

I really really want this mohair genius/madness! 

https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/228004267/made-to-order-ivory-hand-knitted-mohair

6 - Knitted brain beanie

Such a cool pattern on Ravelry! Knit and wear this science student's awesome brain hat and be the oddest person on the Tube for the day. 

https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/brain-hat-knitting-pattern

7 - A Tea Cosy big enough to cover the entire cafe

It's in the running for a world record....

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-bristol-35015149

8 - Sartje's Booties

Actually there is nothing odd about these. It's just that it's a rite of passage for knitters to make these once they can follow a pattern. And with good reason, it's just about the perfect improvers knit.  

https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/saartjes-bootees

So what are you waiting for? Learn to knit, hit Ravelry.com and start your Knit Life now!