Sunday, June 06, 2010

Itty Bitty Knitting

Did you see the animated film version of Neil Gaiman's Coraline last year? If you didn't, I would highly recommend it and if you did, you might remember the lovely little knitted jumper that Coraline wears. But did you know how it was made?

Althea Crome (also known as Althea Merback) knits miniature conceptual clothing using specially made needles in the finest yarn or thread. In the tradition of miniature artists and artisans, she spends months designing and knitting a single garment. She tries to create more and more detail in each piece with her 'micro-sweaters' containing up to eighty stitches per inch. You can see more of her work here.

I don't think I'll be complaining about knitting with laceweight again anytime soon...




Blogger flossie said...

I went crazy looking up her stuff after seeing Coraline last year... when she goes shopping in the movie with her mother, there is a fantastic pair of tiny gloves that she admires and wants. I was mesmerized!

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