knitting oddities

Extreme Knitting

Check out this lady in the UK. She is going for the world record in needle size, knitting with needles that are 4 metres long (that’s a little over 13 feet long for you yanks).

Extreme knitting is an art that uses between 20 to 40 strands of wool in one stitch. The result can be seen very quickly and Ingrid can create a sofa throw in about 12 hours.

She also uses strands of recycled material tied together to create colourful rugs and is holding workshops to share her talent.

Sounds like fun, but not very portable! Also, I’m pretty sure this guy beats her for largest needle size (click on “work” and follow the links under “big projects”. You’ll see what I mean.).

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