A new use for 80’s ski sweaters

Spotted in the Joseph window on the Fulham Road today- it took us a second to figure out .

My first thought was short knitted leggings- even worse than knitted lampshades. But then I realized they were sweaters turned upside down with the arms on the legs and presumably hemmed through the neck. I seriously hope this a trend my daughters do not pick up on, although I do have lots of old heavy ski sweaters that could now be put to  better use.

Knitted Lampshades

Usually most say knitting is not the most economical way to get what you want.In this case , I think not. If these appeal,get out the 9-12mm  and your chunky yarn and go-

Available online for a mere £215-475.

As reported in Daily Candy London this am :  “Made from thick wool sheared from sheep in the remote Alpine valleys of Tyrol and then knitted in Holland, these adorable hanging lamps come in two sizes and colours (off-white and raspberry). The wool is treated to make it fire resistant (phew) and repellent to moths and other insects that have a tendency to munch through knitwear. ”

If i put these around the house- it may be the final straw ( or strand ) for my family.

The Star of IKNIT Weekender 2010

De’Shaun- the 10 year old knitting wonder-

De Shaun’s aunt taught him to knit at the age of 8. He carries his knitting to school- where he knits “when I’m bored”. The next design wonder? Love all my customers, but he’s my fav so far.

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