I didn’t know that yarnbombing was a thing until I saw my first ever yarnbombing in Passau.

Yarnbombing Passau

OK, so at first glance this picture looks like some of the images taken on my first ever roll of film.  Just a random street.  Take another look, this isn’t just any street sign; this is a street sign has been yarnbombed.

Somebody has spent time carefully creating a wonderful piece of intarsia knitting and then used it to wrap the post. Yarnbombing is a branch of Street Art, possibly the only kind that I would be capable of creating myself. We stumbled across the yarnbombing during an ice cream stop in Passau whilst on our summer holidays.

What is intarsia knitting I hear you cry?  It is knitting with many different coloured strands of wool to create a pattern.  It is fiendishly hard.  You have to manage the wool so that the threads do not become knotted whilst also managing to weave in the spare yarns into the back of the fabric without them either being too loose or too tight.  At the end you are left with lots and lots of ends that need neatly sewing in.  The warm glow of satisfaction of an intarsia jumper successfully knitted is hard to beat.

Do you knit?

Once I’d seen yarnbombing in Passau I have spotted in several places including this particularly fine specimen of street art in Amsterdam.



    • Catherine
      November 13, 2016 / 1:16 am

      Somebody put a lot of thought and care into the design

  1. November 13, 2016 / 1:14 am

    I’ve never heard of yarnbombing before – what a wonderful idea!

    • Catherine
      November 13, 2016 / 1:16 am

      It was the first time that I had seen it!

  2. November 13, 2016 / 1:18 am

    I could be in favour of yarn bombing, much more attractive than the grey pole!

  3. November 13, 2016 / 7:30 am

    I did have to look twice, but this is a superb example of yarnbomning. I have seen it elsewhere, but this example is awesome. #MySUndayPhoto

  4. November 13, 2016 / 8:09 am

    Oh I just love yarnbombers. They make everything look so colourful!

  5. bavariansojourn
    November 13, 2016 / 10:25 am

    That’s really lovely! Lots like this in Salzburg, someone had done a huge tree! 😀 #sundayphoto

  6. November 13, 2016 / 10:33 am

    I love this sort of thing, it really brightens (and warms) a street. This one looks really intricate too! Some people are clever and kind 🙂 #MySundayPhoto

  7. November 13, 2016 / 12:17 pm

    This is fab! A pole body-warmer 🙂 We have pom-pom bombing in our town!

    • Catherine
      November 13, 2016 / 1:25 pm

      Now pom-pom bombing I would like to see

  8. November 13, 2016 / 2:08 pm

    Its lovely, we have come across this accidentally on quite a few occasions #MySundayPhoto

  9. November 13, 2016 / 9:52 pm

    That’s amazingly intricate. Much more so than the stripes and basic patterns I’ve seen over here.

    • Catherine
      November 14, 2016 / 2:59 pm

      Thank you!

    • Catherine
      November 28, 2016 / 8:35 am

      Thank you!

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