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Another great Handmade Portrait on Etsy about the decor knitter Biscuit Scout:

At the southernmost tip of Africa, where immense rogue waves crash on the jagged coast, Lynn Garret, a.k.a. Biscuit Scout, knits large decor pieces that seem like an extension of her rugged world, over-sized but also playful and a little eccentric. Lynn’s long had a passion for using knitting in an unexpected way — her first large project was a cover for her washing machine! But it is her huge knitted armchair slip covers, inspired by a pattern in Erika Knight‘s Simple Knitting With a Twist, that have won her acclaim in decor circles.

There is something magical about encountering a giant Aran chair sweater in real life. They feel like something Alice would encounter in Wonderland. Even more fantastical is the sheer amount of backbreaking work that goes into creating these woolly mammoths. Lynn knits everything by hand and has no assistants, so each piece is completely hand finished and takes over a week to complete. Just one cushion takes a day and night of knitting, and it’s hard not to marvel at how intricately these are constructed.

Becky Stern

Becky Stern

Becky Stern (sternlab.org is a DIY guru and director of wearable electronics at Adafruit. She publishes a new project video every week and hosts a live show on YouTube. Formerly Becky was Senior Video Producer for MAKE. Becky lives in Brooklyn, NY and belongs to art groups Free Art & Technology (“release early, often, and with rap music”) and Madagascar Institute (“fear is never boring”).