Candace Jedrowicz is knot a knatural knitter! Try as she may, she cannot knit a straight line without dropping stitches. That being said, Candace fell in love with the idea of a knitting bomb when her friend, Mary England, shared photos of her very lovely knitting bombs. It’s like the graffiti of knitters and crocheters. Featured on Cool2Craft TV.
Watch Candace’s super cool Yarn Bomb Pom Poms YouTube video tutorial!
Needle with a large eye
1. Scope out a good place for a yarn bomb. Measure, if you’d like, so you’ll be sure to have enough to cover what you want to bomb. Get permission if you think you need to. I bombed a wrought iron fence around a tree on a public street. It was in front of a neighborhood coffee shop and I told the owner she could cut it down if she wanted to. (The yarn bomb…not the tree :)
2. Knit a scarf. How wide and how long depends on what you’re covering. I just knitted until I ran out of time and THEN decided where to put it. Either way works.
3. Make pom poms to cover the holes. You might not have to do that, but if you do, here’s an easy way to do it. Cut a piece of yarn 10″ long. Lay it in front of you. Wrap yarn (from your yarn ball) around 2 fingers, 30 or more times. Keeping it together, take it off your fingers and lay it on the yarn string. Tie it tightly and cut all the loops open. Use the ends of the 10″ piece to tie it in place.
4. Pack your scarf, yarn, needle with the big eye and scissors and stake your claim. Cut long pieces of yarn to thread onto the needle and sew the scarf together around your chosen bombing place.
5. Take photos! My friend, Mary, sews a card with her email on each bombing. She gets some nice comments!