My obsession continues with Big Fat Yarn. I've been collecting images of things made giant "yarn" for awhile now. I love how the ordinary becomes extraordinary just by a massive change of scale.
I'm enamored with this Mega Doily by Ladies and Gentlemen Studios, hand crocheted out of rope. (Check out Meg Mateo Ilasco's new book, Crafting a Meaningful Home for directions to make your own!)
I first saw these Urchin Poufs by Christien Meindertsma last year when I visited the Fashioning Felt exhibit at the Cooper Hewitt.
Then there's the Aran Rug, also by by Christien Meindertsma, so cool! This almost looks like a knitted swatch with a little tiny person standing on it.
Trend savvy Anthropolgie got in on the look last fall with the Colossal Knit Throw (above and below, for scale!)
The Company Store has a more mainstream version, the Chunky Knit Pillow Covers available this season. I may have to make a few of those myself with my Big Fat sweater yarn!
And I am dying to knit this Marian Cowl by Jane Richmond, This is knit with *real* yarn called Twinkle Soft Chunky.
For now though, I've finished my cashmere Big Fat Scarf. I decided to knit several colors together since I have a lot of sweater parts left over from other projects and not so many whole sweaters. I knotted the different colors together, which I don't mind. I did come across several tutorials on the web for making T-shirt yarn that were helpful. The next whole cashmere sweater I find thrifting is going to be subject to this fold and cut spiral technique that looks a lot faster than what I was doing. And for those of you that don't like knots, knitpicks has a video that shows a different solution to connecting lengths.
Get even more inspiration at the Flickr group for Hoooked Zpagetti which is all about things made with "T-shirt" yarn. Any of these ideas could be made with BFY made from sweaters, too!