giant knitted rug_christien meindertsma

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Christien Meindertsma knit these giant rugs with wool from a sustainable sheep ranch.  Each hexagon swatch below represent the yield of one sheep.  This is part of the Design for a Living World exhibit at the Cooper Hewitt Museum in NYC which is showcasing products made using sustainable materials from around the world.

I need giant knitting needles like hers!….

giant knit rug 02

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It’s like one giant scarf!!

(images from Dezeen and Christien Meindertsma)

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4 Responses to “giant knitted rug_christien meindertsma”


  1. 1 Megan February 23, 2010 at 8:25 pm

    I knit. And I want to do this!!!!!!
    What kind of yarn did you use?

    • 2 nummynims February 23, 2010 at 10:34 pm

      I unfortunately did not knit this. The artist, Christien Meindertsma, did. She made her own yarn and needles for this project. Good luck though on your quest to recreate this rug!

  2. 3 sodecodesign January 1, 2011 at 5:43 pm

    ack! this is beyond incredible.


  1. 1 Cold season hobby: Knitting | Trackback on November 7, 2011 at 4:49 am

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