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Artist Uses PVC Pipes to Knit a Giant Blanket

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After finding three giant bags of wool at a garage sale, Imgur user and knitter Otterknot decided to make a gigantic knitted blanket, using two huge pieces of PVC pipe for knitting needles. She posted the step-by-step process to Imgur which you can see below.

[via Laughing Squid]

1. Getting the right thickness

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“First I had to lay out the wool batting in rows to get the right thickness. This took about 5 hours.”

2. Rolling up giant wool sausages

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“Then I had to tightly roll up the wool into long tubes and tie them off so they wouldn’t fall apart while I washed them in the bath tub to lightly felt them. Didn’t get a pic for that part cause I didn’t want to drop my camera in the water”

3. Hang dry

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“The wool then went outside and hang dried on the clothes line, like magical cotton taffy.”

4. Wind and prepare

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“Next I wound up the ‘yarn’ and made knitting needles out of PVC pipe.”

5. Then came the knitting

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“I’ve never sweat while knitting. But the wool weighed several lbs and wielding the pvc pipes was a chore!”

6. Finished product

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