Jake Henzler, aka Boy Knits World, is a Sydney-based artist who spent 6 months knitting a giant blanket inspired by the colorful architecture of Copenhagen. The blanket consists of 55 separate blocks, each of which took the artist hours to finish – but the end result was well worth it. Sadly, the blanket is not up for sale but just in case you feel like making one of your own, Jake has the knitting pattern for sale on his Ravelry page.
The artist says he had learned to knit when he was quite young but only started making things with knitting when he was around 19. “My mum used to knit all the time. Big knits like jumpers and cardigans,” said Jake. “She taught me some of the basics and then I worked from there. My first knits were characters and that’s still a big part of what I do.”
Jake Henzler is a Sydney-based artist who creates beautiful knitting patterns inspired by the architecture of Copenhagen
Jake says he has been sporadically writing knitting patterns for the last fifteen years, and people seem to love his works. The artist has a following of over 16k people on Instagram and numerous people have used his patterns to knit their own creations.
The man had spent 6 months creating this beautiful blanket consisting of 55 separate blocks
When asked why he chose Copenhagen as inspiration for his blanket, Jake explained that the aim was to knit all of the significant buildings from his year of living in Copenhagen.
“I didn’t manage to do this, but the design process is always a long negotiation. I decided it was more important for the whole blanket to reflect really key aspects of how I felt about the city,” explained Jake. “Each block has features based on the features of real buildings in Copenhagen.”
“Each of the six patterns I wrote is designed to reflect a sense of the suburbs that they’re based on,” continued the artist. “The very ordered windows and repeated variations of facades are a big feature of the city’s aesthetic. I also wanted to make all of the blocks the exact same shape to give the finished product the kind of regularity and neatness of Copenhagen’s streets.”
Jake says that two of the blocks are based on apartment buildings that he lived in, and another two are based on the ones he loved looking at. “The city is just beautiful,” concluded the artist.
Jake even tried his hand at creating a Copenhagen building blocks cushion
See more of Jake’s works below!
One day, this guy just kind of figured – “I spend most of my time on the internet anyway, why not turn it into a profession?” – and he did! Now he not only gets to browse the latest cat videos and fresh memes every day but also shares them with people all over the world, making sure they stay up to date with everything that’s trending on the web. Some things that always pique his interest are old technologies, literature and all sorts of odd vintage goodness. So if you find something that’s too bizarre not to share, make sure to hit him up!
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