Miniature knitting (Amazing video!)

KenInMaine's picture

A few days ago I had posed a question about small gauge knitting needles. I got a lot of good information, thanks everyone! Just yesterday I ordered some 000 and some 000-000 (5/0] DPNs from Hiya Hiya because I would like to experiment a bit with miniature knitting.

I got inspired after seeing the video above of Althea Crome knitting the TINY sweaters that were used in the stop-motion movie "Coraline." While she is primarily a knitter of miniature sweaters and gloves, I would like to try making some miniature amigurumi (knitted toys), especially using one of the amazing patterns by Hansi Singh. With the size needles I have coming they won't be nearly as small as anything Althea is doing. But I look forward to the challenge of it and will be sure to post the results if things go well.


CLABBERS's picture

Amazing video. Imagine dropping a stitch and having to go back and pick it up! She is certainly an inspiration to fine, detailed workmanship.

KenInMaine's picture

I can't even imagine though I'm sure it must happen and need to be fixed. Ugh

KenInMaine's picture

You can see more of Althea's incredible knitting by visiting her website, Bugknits

cacunn's picture

I think I would need an electron microscope to be able to see the stitches.

That is fantastic

michaelpthompson's picture

That's amazing!

"All knitting is just one stitch at a time."

scottly's picture

Gosh, every activity has an extreme.

That reminds me of the clothes worn by the dolls in Robot Chicken. I wondered who was making those tiny, tiny clothes.