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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 amazing  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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  • knitterofhats

    KnitPurlGirl sent me to your blog.

  • http://donnadb.wordpress.com Donna B.

    I’m a regular reader of the blog, just wanted to say that KnitPurlGirl also sent me your way!

  • http://crochetbysarah.blogspot.com/ Sarah.Crochet

    knit purl gurl sent me!

  • One-Eyed Woman

    I was also sent by KnitPurlGirl! And I absolutely love the “Muppet” chair.

  • Margo

    I’ve been a reader of you blog and KnitPurlGirl sent over.

  • http://twitter.com/CrochetBlogger CrochetConcupiscence

    Like the others here, KnitPurlGurl sent me over here. This is a great post … I had no idea about the knitted chairs blog! What a fascinating niche blog!

  • http://www.locksmith-association.com Meganbro1

    Awesome I never such stuff before…Good Creativity..as I too like LION brand so always in search of such a Unique Creative works. Thanks for sharing it.

  • Gallerani Craft

    I do spoolknit a lot but I found the I-cord chair really horrible, a waste of yarn like most of urban knitting, in my opinion obvously.

  • http://twitter.com/theedeeter theedeeter

    holy cow these are awesome! knitpurlgurl sent me!

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  • Tgail

    Hi, Lion Brand! Amazing chairs.

    Someone in Paris uses yarn to fill potholes–thought it might be the “unconventional use” you asked about. In case it’s not too late, here’s the link.

    http://dornob.com/colorful-yarn-turns-potholes-from-pock-into-beauty-marks/

  • Marygoldwinbis

    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.
    ___________
    Mary
    Couches

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