This Woman Knits Blankets with Super-Sized Yarn and Her Bare Hands
When the weather is especially brutal, there's nothing like crawling under a chunky, wool knit blanket to stay warm. Anna Marinenko takes that idea of comfort to a new level by knitting with yarn so thick she had to swap out needles for her bare hands, Slate reports.
Marinenko was inspired to knit her first comically thick textile last year, when she began experimenting with Australian merino wool yarn. According to Slate, she resorted to knitting together the 3-inch stitches with her hands because none of needles she owned were suited for the material. Today, the Ukraine-based designer sells her creations on her Etsy page under the shop name Ohhio. She also recently raised funds to expand her business on Kickstarter.
In addition to blankets that look like giant handkerchiefs, Marinenko also sells scarves, hats, and pet beds, all knit in her characteristic chunky style. For anyone looking to knit a cozy creation of their own, merino wool yarn skeins and custom 2-inch thick needles are available on her Etsy page as well.