More adventures in knitting: yarn bombing Berkeley

Yarn bombing, graffiti knitting, yarn storming — call it what you will, it seems to be all the rage in Berkeley right now.

Yesterday we reported on the addition of a tailor-made knitted cover to part of one of the sculptures located on the I-80 pedestrian overpass. This came on the heels of a stealth knitting operation on a public work of art on the Berkeley Oakland border in May.

Berkeleysiders then wrote in to share news of sightings of knitted sign-post poles all around town — including outside the Cheeseboard Collective on Shattuck, on Colusa Avenue and on Solano.  These appear to be the work of Streetcolor an anonymous knitter who documents his or her work on the Streecolor blog. Contributing photographer Keoki Seu sent in the photos below.

The Here and There artwork was yarn bombed under the cover of night by a group of local knitters affiliated with the international organization KnittaPlease. The identity of the  overpass knitters has yet to be revealed. Share insider knowledge in the comments.


Photos by Keoki Seu.