Micro Knitter Althea Crome Gets an Incredible 80 Stitches To The Inch

Micro Knitter Althea Crome Gets an Incredible 80 Stitches To The Inch

Her work is so impossibly small … how she does it … it’s almost unimaginable.

Micro Knitter Althea Crome Gets an Incredible 80 Stitches To The Inch

See more of Althea Crome’s incredible work at altheacrome.com. This Bloomington, Indiana-based artist pioneered knitting at a 1:12 scale. You have likely seen her work, her miniature knit garments adorn the lead character of the 2009 stop-motion film, Coraline.


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    I have knitted approximetly 100 small sweaters that I decorate my Christmas tree every year

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    I am in awe of this skill level, Do you use thread and sewing needles or wire as needles?

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    Beautiful. ❤️

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    Luv. Luv. Luv

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    probably 000 knitting needles ,,that way you can do three at a time

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    OMG, I have never seen anything like these little jumpers (sweaters), they are exquisite. You’re so clever.

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    I am not in awe I am knocked over stupid. I can almost crochet but knitting and these pieces to me are works of art. If you sell any please let me know. I hope I can afford at least 1.

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    I suspect 000 needles would be too large for this scale knitting – I am curious what was used?

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      Needle size would probably be .5 mm. Thread would probably be sewing thread. Metric is so much easier than a bunch of zeros in a row! lol …

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    I love the tiny items, how do I get patterns? I have up to 000000 needles!

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    • Danielle

      Hi Kathy, I don’t think Althea sells patterns, but feel free to reach out to her. Good luck!

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