Andre by Rebecca Lesiak

Andre

Knitting
June 2005
Aran (8 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
1379 yards (1261 m)
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This pattern is available for free.

Description from Knitty.com:

The Obey Giant sticker campaign was started by Shepard Fairey in the mid-'90s while he was attending the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD). What started as a simple silk-screening lesson has grown over the years into a massive phenomenology experiment whose aim is to enable people to observe and examine something that is right in front of them yet in some way obscured. For more information on the campaign, check out www.obeygiant.com.


When I first met my boyfriend, we got to talking about art and the Obey Giant project. I recognized the image, but didn't know anything about it. After learning about the campaign, I began seeing it everywhere -- on shirts, mailboxes, and street signs. So last fall, I decided to add a new medium to the campaign by knitting an Andre the Giant inspired scarf for my boyfriend's birthday. I thought the graphic, high-contrast nature of the image would translate well into intarsia. The only problem is that he loves it so much he's afraid to wear it on a regular basis.