When the temperatures drop the winter seems to have well and truly grabbed us by the frigid hands, then all we want are warm and cosy outfits.
Honestly, nothing beats the cosy allure of a chunky hand-knit scarf. Or indeed a blanket-scarf?
A ridiculously oversized cloud of fluff that is made using bare hands in place of knitting needles seems like it would do the trick. Well, luckily for all of you knitwear lovers out there, the ultimate in winter accessories has been found.
Kiev Ukraine–based Anna Marinenko may not have actually invented the chunky-knit blanket, but her Instagram-worthy creations, made under the name Ohhio, were inspired by the idea of giant wearable creations.
The designer says in a press release that she found herself with a large amount of gigantically thick wool last year. She had the burning desire to create something, but alas she didn’t have a pair of knitting needles quite large enough to take on the task.
So she started knitting with her bare hands. The results were a gigantic 3-inch-thick stitch that has pushed the concept of oversized knit to the extreme. She says the literally handmade designs, made from fine 100 percent Merino wool, are warm in winter and lightweight enough to keep around in summer.
Her work is available on Etsy, where she offers blankets in a range of sizes colors. She also takes custom orders AND sells a range of chunky-knit pet beds. We are tempted because we know Fido appreciates a good chunky knit when the weather gets chilly.
She also sells comically gigantic wooden knitting needles and balls of super-thick yarn for people who feel like taking on the mega knit challenge.
She has launched an already funded Kickstarter campaign to expand the brand. She is currently offering blankets and massive chunky neck scarves.
We will take all of them, please.