Knit & Purl – International Yarn Bombing Day

In recognition of International Yarn Bombing Day I’m posting a few of my favorite examples of a pastime that is rapidly gaining mainstream popularity.

Yarn bombing, or guerilla knitting, blurs the distinction between craft and installation art. Knitters and crocheters are picking up their needles and hooks worldwide to add color and humor to public spaces, inner city sidewalks and galleries alike, with a bit of DIY craftiness.

While knitting or crocheting scarves for statues, or sleeves for parking meters and lampposts, is a popular form of yarn bombing, I prefer larger scale installations that require a bit more imagination, planning and engineering.

Click to see more great examples of guerilla knitting.

1-tree yarn bomb

2-yarnbomb tank

Via

3-yarnbomb moto

Via

4-Shed Jumper

Via: Artyarn

5-yarnbomb magda_mini_countryman

Via: Knittaplease

6-yarn-bomb-bike

7-Yarn-Bombing-garage

via: Let’s Colour Project

8-yarn bomb sheep

via: Alan in Belfast

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via: Twisted Sifter

10-theresa-honeywell-knitted-bike

Via: Theresa Honeywell

11-Yarn-bombing-the-blue-line-2

Via: Ajoure

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Via: AV Club

13-yarnbomb Paris

Via: SMU Daily Campus

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One comment on “Knit & Purl – International Yarn Bombing Day

  1. angiesue’s avatarangiesue on said:

    This is awesome! Not sure I would want to climb up the trees to create, however:)

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