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76 Offbeat Knitting Projects

From Intimate Dog Hair Sweaters to Massive Mammal Sweaters

— March 4, 2014 — Art & Design
Since intentionally ugly sweaters and somewhat bizarre knitting projects like yarn bombing have become fairly mainstream, this is inspiring some adventurous crafters to bring even more outrageous twists to the age-old craft.

Some of these wacky knitting projects include fabricating sweaters for giraffes, knitting a boyfriend-shaped companion, garments woven together from human hair and knitting machines that are connected to Twitter.

There are also a few great examples of knitting itself as a form of rather shocking type of performance art, which is seen in projects like Casey Jenkins' 'Casting Off My Womb,' or 'Enclosure' by Bea Camacho. There are also less controversial, commercial examples of this too, like Nike’s live-knit billboard for its Flyknit shoe.
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Brain-Patterned Scarves
Brain-Patterned Scarves
These Scarf Designs are Patterned Out of a Human Brain Waves
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75
Fabricated Boyfriend Videos
Fabricated Boyfriend Videos
Noortje de Keijzer’s Knitted Character Video Depicts a Fake Boyf
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74
Cozy Sc-Fi Touchscreen Covers
Cozy Sc-Fi Touchscreen Covers
‘Knitter Who’ from Etsy Has Crafted These Epic Star Trek
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73
Surreal Avian Knitted Costumes
Surreal Avian Knitted Costumes
Piotr Buczkowski Collaborated for ‘The Birdies’ Art Pro
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72
Tweet-Generated Holiday Sweaters
Tweet-Generated Holiday Sweaters
Budweiser UK's Twitter Knitting Machines Make Sweaters
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71
Massive Mammal Sweaters
Massive Mammal Sweaters
The Present For a Giraffe is Large Enough to Fit a 4-Meter-Tall Animal
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70
Wind-Powered Knitting (UPDATE)
Wind-Powered Knitting (UPDATE)
The Wind Powered Factory Turns Clean Energy into Clothing
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69
Brass-Knitted Trinkets
Brass-Knitted Trinkets
The Metal Homewares Collection 'Metal Knitted Objects' is Stunning
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68
Hot Pink Overpasses
Hot Pink Overpasses
Dave Cole Adds Color to an Old Australian Bridge
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67
Knitting Granny Websites
Knitting Granny Websites
Grannies Inc. Has an Army of Grandmothers Ready to Knit for You
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66
Adorable Minifig Mittens
Adorable Minifig Mittens
The Lego Man Mitts by Carissa Knits are Made to Keep Geeks Warm
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65
Realistic Knitted Mushrooms
Realistic Knitted Mushrooms
52 Forms of Fungi by Leigh Martin is a Creative Year-Long Project
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64
Knitted Monster Costumes
Knitted Monster Costumes
The Crocheted Cyclops by Veronica Knight is Whimsical and Clever
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63
Windmill-Made Furnishings
Windmill-Made Furnishings
Windworks Furniture by Merel Karhof is Colorfully Eco-Friendly
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62
Tentacle-Covered Tree Cozies
Tentacle-Covered Tree Cozies
Jill et Lorna Watt's Knitted Tree Art Resembles a Squid
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61
Human Hair Knitted Sweaters
Human Hair Knitted Sweaters
A 60-Year-Old Woman Knitted a Hair Sweater From Her Own Hair
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60
Knitted Cocoon Performance Art
Knitted Cocoon Performance Art
Enclosure by Bea Camacho Addresses Ideas of Isolation and Shelter
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59
Knitted Hat Hybrids
Knitted Hat Hybrids
This Unique Hat Scarf Combination Makes Enduring Winter a Litter Easier
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58
Flower Power Hats
Flower Power Hats
The SVENSK Knitwear is Cute and Chic
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57
Cat's Cradle Chairs
Cat's Cradle Chairs
The 'Knit Knot' Seating Series by Alessandra Pasetti
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56
Knit Sweater Seating
Knit Sweater Seating
The Jumper Chair by Bertjan Pot for Established & Sons
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55
Chicken Pullovers
Chicken Pullovers
Little Hen Rescue Dresses Birds in Sweaters
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54
Snow Camo Scarves
Snow Camo Scarves
MAHARATTA's Whiteout Hooded Scarf Keeps You Under Wraps
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53
Cozy Sock Mittens
Cozy Sock Mittens
Lil Brit Knit Designs 'Bella Swan'-Inspired Accessories
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52
Vibrantly Knitted Sneakers
Vibrantly Knitted Sneakers
The Converse & Missoni Collaboration Launched the New Auckland Racer
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51
Knitting with Electrical Cords
Knitting with Electrical Cords
Kwangho Lee's Woven Lights
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50
Colorful Fabric Creatures
Colorful Fabric Creatures
Sanctuary by Louise Saxton Reinterprets Traditional Domestic Artforms
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49
Psychedelic Buses
Psychedelic Buses
'Knitta Please' Uses Yarn to Decorate Abandoned Bus
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48
Adorable Amigurumi Animals
Adorable Amigurumi Animals
These Handmade Teddy Bears by Knittingdreams Are A Hot Commodity
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47
Stitched Cycling Cushions
Stitched Cycling Cushions
The Bike Seat Cover Knitting Kit is Perfect for Crafty Fingers
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46
Doily-Mimicking Footwear
Doily-Mimicking Footwear
The Crochet Slouch Boot Showcases an Airy Stitched Fabric Upper
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45
Intimate Dog Hair Sweaters
Intimate Dog Hair Sweaters
These Dog Hair Sweaters Will Keep Your Pet Around Wherever you Go
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44
Cross-Stitched Cufflinks
Cross-Stitched Cufflinks
New Lanvin Cufflinks Must be Paired With Confidence
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43
Realistic Crochet Foods
Realistic Crochet Foods
Kate Jenkins Knits Colorfully Soft Meals from Yarn
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42
Scientifically Accurate Botanical Yarn Art
Scientifically Accurate Botanical Yarn Art
The Knit, Purl, Sow Exhibit Shows Nature-Inspired Knits
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41
Needle-Skewered Craft Cakes
Needle-Skewered Craft Cakes
These Nifty Knitting Cupcakes Will Wow and Delight Your Sewing Circle
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40
Quilted War Weaponry
Quilted War Weaponry
The Marianne Jorgensen Tank Blanket is Handmade Anti-War Activism
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39
Repurposed Sweater Rugs
Repurposed Sweater Rugs
These Swedish Designers Turn Thrift Store Sweaters into Beautiful Rugs
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38
Cute Cuddly Motorcycles
Cute Cuddly Motorcycles
Try to Ride the Theresa Honeywell Knit Bike
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37
Yarn-Bombed Shades
Yarn-Bombed Shades
Proceeds from the Sunglass Hut Knitta Collection Goes to OneSight
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36
Crocheted Turtle Costumes
Crocheted Turtle Costumes
Turn Your Pet Turtle into King Koopa with this Knitting Tutorial
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35
Biologically-Inspired Installation
Biologically-Inspired Installation
myThread Pavilion by Jenny Sabin Helps Launch Nike's Flyknit
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34
Crocheted Phallic Pillows
Crocheted Phallic Pillows
The KnittingKneedle Etsy Store is a Naughty Alternative to Home Decor
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33
Knitting Furniture Together
Knitting Furniture Together
Three Chairs and One Table United Under One Fiber
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32
Alien Rock Star Apparel
Alien Rock Star Apparel
The Jylle Navarro 2013 Knitwear Collection is a Fashion Experiment
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31
Monstrous Knit Designs
Monstrous Knit Designs
Badass Needler Tracy Widdess is Skilled at Brutal Knitting
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30
Crafty Furniture Sets
Crafty Furniture Sets
Claire Anne O'Brien's Knit Stools are a Fresh Take on the Stumpy Seat
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Ski Mask Self-Portraits
Ski Mask Self-Portraits
An Electronic Knitting Machine Made the Identity Preserving Balaclava
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28
Wonderfully Woolen Tresses
Wonderfully Woolen Tresses
Louise Walker 'Wooly Head' Combats Bad Hair With Knitwear
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27
Sporty Infant Cocoons
Sporty Infant Cocoons
These Knitted Ball-Inspired Baby Wraps are Cute and Cozy
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26
Extreme Crochet Installations
Extreme Crochet Installations
The 'Knitting is for Pus***' Exhibit is a Crafter's Creation
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25
Knitting with Glass
Knitting with Glass
The Andromeda Knit Light Fixture by Karim Rashid & Michela Vianello
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Knitted Power Cords
Knitted Power Cords
DIY Wooly Wires for Unusual Accessories
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Chunky Knit Lighting
Chunky Knit Lighting
The Granny Pendant Lamp Adds a Touch of Maternal Instinct
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Demonic Winter Masks
Demonic Winter Masks
Brutal Knitting Monster Hats are Both Warm and Scary
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Knitted Hairdos
Knitted Hairdos
‘Balls' from Tima Sergeev is the Future of Women's Hair/Knitting
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20
Plush Toy Jewelry
Plush Toy Jewelry
Mochimochiland Creates Wearable Knitted Toy Art
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19
Modern Hand-Knitted Furniture
Modern Hand-Knitted Furniture
Monomoka Studio Creates Sculptural Home Objects
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18
Crocheted Cigars
Crocheted Cigars
Feminine Technique Art by Nathan Vincent
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17
Crocheted Public Parks
Crocheted Public Parks
Suzanne Tidwell Makes Scarves for the Trunks of Trees in Seattle
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16
DIY Mood Lighting
DIY Mood Lighting
Johanna Hyrkas Creates Light Carpet With Rope Lights and Yarn
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15
Knitted Holiday Treats
Knitted Holiday Treats
KTBdesigns Gingerbread Man Patterns Let You Make Calorie-Free Crafts
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Yarn Bombing
Yarn Bombing
Knit Graffiti is the New Spray Paint
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13
Spectacularly Knitted Seating
Spectacularly Knitted Seating
The Perm Chair Was Inspired by King Louis XV of France's Hairdo
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12
DIY Eco Monster Toys
DIY Eco Monster Toys
Danger Crafts Knitting Patterns Unlock Unlimited Possibilities for Creation
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No-Knit Yarn Scarves
No-Knit Yarn Scarves
This DIY Knit Scarf with Zero Knitting Involved is Perfect for Cold Weather
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10
Knitted Antler Hats
Knitted Antler Hats
The DIY 'Deer With Little Antlers Knitting Pattern' is Stag-Tacular
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Adorable Crocheted Cuisine
Adorable Crocheted Cuisine
The Eternalsunshine Etsy Shop is Packed With Knit Nutrients
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8
Provocative Vaginal Knitting
Provocative Vaginal Knitting
Casting Off My Womb by Casey Jenkins Places Yarn in Private Parts
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Giant Knitting Needles
Giant Knitting Needles
Crocheters Use Super-Sized Tools for Extraordinary Results
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Super-Sized Knitting
Super-Sized Knitting
Flocks Aran Wool Rugs Created With Giant Knitting Needles
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5
Knitted Bridge Art
Knitted Bridge Art
'KNIT camBRIDGE' Project Covers Heritage Bridge in Colour
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4
Crochet-Consumed Characters (UPDATE)
Crochet-Consumed Characters (UPDATE)
Olek 'Knitting is for Pus****' Continues to Thrive
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3
Crochet Bird Clothing
Crochet Bird Clothing
'Pigeons in Costume' by Laurel Roth Features Some Warm Furry Flyers
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2
Knitted Body Suits
Knitted Body Suits
'Skin - A Good Thing To Live In' Explores Contemporary Issues
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Guerrilla Urban Knitting
Guerrilla Urban Knitting
Knit the City is Yarnstorming London with Wool
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