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Archive for March 18th, 2011


Round-Up: Whimsical Yarn-Covered Chairs!

March 18th, 2011

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Last month, I was reading Craft‘s blog, and I saw this blog post by our friend Becky Stern that included an amazingĀ  aran chair sweater. Whimsical and just generally delightful, I love the idea of a cozy knitted chair! It may not be a project for everyone, but it’s certainly inspiring to see the amazing techniques that can be used to make these cool covers.

The blog post also reminded me that yarn-covered chairs come in many flavors. Here are two of our chairs from Maker Faire San Mateo 2009 (photos by Craft’s editor Natalie Zee Drieu):

Maker Faire 2009

In addition to Maker Faire, you may recognize the Fair Isle/pom-pom chair from such shows as CHA Winter 2009, TNNA Summer 2010, and Vogue Knitting Live Winter 2011. It’s quite well-traveled!

Maker Faire 2009

This i-cord chair, I’ve nicknamed the “muppet chair” because that’s what it reminds me of.

In addition to these chairs, there is also a cool blog dedicated to the world of knitted chairs. Click here to check out “The Knitted Chairs” blog.

What unconventional uses of yarn have you spotted out in the world? Leave a comment and let us know!

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