Eighty feet of knitting added to downtown bike racks

Yet another yarn bombing action has taken place in Berkeley, this time on two looped bike racks in front of the downtown Berkeley Public Library.

The striped knitted pieces are an impressive 80 ft long and are the creation of Streetcolor, whose work can be spotted on a multitude of lamp-posts and racks around town. Streetcolor said it took her one month to knit the pieces and a crew of five people to sew it onto the bike racks on Sunday. Despite piquing the interest of the police as well as passers-by, the stealth knitters managed to do their work without interruption, or arrest.

Read about the project on Streetcolor’s blog.

Related:
A squiggly bike rack gets a wooly makeover [03.15.11]
Memorial to five-year-old revived [11.02.10]
Yarnbombers decorate the Elmwood [08.03.10]
Inside the mind of an (anonymous) yarn-bomber [07.20.10]