At last week’s DMY Berlin 2012 (International Design Festival), Italian designer Andrea Brena presented an array of home furnishings which were arm-knitted using discarded fabric strips from Italian textile factories. (Arm-knitting??? It’s just knitting with your arms instead of needles.)
Called the “Knitted Army,” Brena’s collection includes carpets, pillows and chairs. Using only his arms as tools, the Berlin-based designer created each piece from leftover cloth, and also stuffed the cushions and seats with the same scrap material. Talk about chunky gauge knitting! For a demo on arm-knitting see the video at the bottom of this post.