Meighan of My Love For You posted about Yokoo a couple of days ago and I immediately got obsessed by thoughts of gigantic scarves, snoods and cowls. It’s suddenly super cold in my house, so it seems completely reasonable to covet a scarf the size of a small sofa throw. You can buy Yokoo’s amazing knits on her etsy shop and see more on her flickr. I really really want about 10 different things, but I’m going to think about it and consider my options! They are a tiny bit pricey, but they’re hand knitted and beautiful and I would rather support a small business than Topshop.
This oatmeal one is my favourite.
It’s also made me think about trying to knit again. I’m a pretty crappy knitter, I’ve only ever successfully made half a scarf back in ’06 (below) and several tangled messes. I think I’m going to crack open Stitch ‘n Bitch, watch some knittinghelp.com and try to remember how it all works. I’d quite like to make a big ribbed grey scarf, with some fancy pom poms on the ends.
I’ll let you know how I get on, within the next two years hopefully!
More gigantic knit inspiration by Giles Deacon. How big must the knitting needles have been!
A nice scarf I found on the Urban Outfitters Europe flickr.