Yarn Bombing In Portland

Thank you to all those who came to the library’s first knitting circle yesterday! It was so much fun to have sit ‘n knit with some of the students and get to know the members of our OCAC community a bit more.


In honor of knitting, this week we would like to delve into the young world of knit graffiti. Knit graffiti or yarn bombing is the act of reclaiming the public sphere with knitting. Often swooping in on statues, telephone poles, bicycle racks and more, knitters world wide leave their mark. Below some local knitters yarn bombed Portland’s very own Kvinneakt statue downtown. They covered the statue in a snowflake shawl and leg warmers to keep her warm this holiday season.


Seward Johnson’s Allow Me statue downtown is often graffitied with knit as well. Check out this cool sweater.


To learn more about knit graffiti and the yarn bombing movement come into the library or check out the library databases.



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