Custom Design

Knitted Billboard Vinyl Drapes for SFMOMA Event


Globally renowned luminaries convened for an evening event at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art on September 12, 2018. We partnered with Raiola Co. Event Design to hand knit a large 10- x 40-foot drape screen. Our task was to create a focal point using a sustainable material in line with the event’s sustainable ethos,

Twitter OneTeam String Art


Custom string art design and panels for Twitter’s OneTeam global summit, August 2018. Four 4- x 8-foot pine plywood panels, hand painted with acrylic paint and 1,200 hand-hammered steel nails. Ten PMS-matched colors of Peruvian highland wool. All images CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 by Jill Watt unless otherwise noted. For commercial use, please request image permission here. Follow our current

Google Bikes Yarn Bomb


Custom yarn bombed bikes for Google Cloud offices in Sunnyvale, CA. Installed March 2018 in collaboration with Indiewalls. Hand knitted and crocheted elements, hand sewed onto bikes. 100% Peruvian Highland Wool. Custom design with on-brand elements including Google Cloud handlebars and pedals, Google Maps pin seat cushion and Android fender bot. All images CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 by Jill

Curiodyssey Museum Yarnbomb


Original concept and hand made yarn bombs for Curiodyssey’s summer event, Bubbles & Rainbows, July 2018. 20 knitted beach ball yarn bombs. 2 crocheted animals, each 4 feet tall. 3 knitted rainbow bubble juice hand rail yarn bombs. Knitted elements made on a Brother KH-270 bulky electronic machine. Crocheted elements free form crocheted. See more project

Love Is Love String Art Mural at Twitter HQ

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#LoveIsLove String Art Mural at The Lodge at Twitter HQ in San Francisco, California Installed over 4 days in July 1017 and unveiled during SF Pride Over 6,200 nails on a 2 x 2 inch grid over 23 x 8 feet 17 colors of 100% Peruvian Highland Wool Custom design with a tessellated, overlapping pattern

Sting Art Mural at N3twork

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Custom string art mural reception wall activation Located at N3twork HQ in San Francisco, California 30 x 8 ft Acrylic yarn and escutcheon pins All design and installation work completed by Lorna and Jill Watt of Knits for Life.

Knitting the Commons: Chameleons

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Knitting the Commons: Colorful Chameleons We yarn bombed two more clusters of sycamores in Civic Center Plaza, San Francisco as sea otters and chameleons for the Trust for Public Lands to celebrate the grand opening of the twin Helen Diller Playgrounds. This brings the menagerie to five different animals and 13 trees in total, not including

Lyft Merry Mode + Ishknits


Washington, D.C. Lyft riders will see a new app option during the 2017 holiday season: Merry Mode. Tap it and one of three yarn bombed Lyft cars arrives complete with karaoke carols inside. Lyft donates its share of each Merry Mode fare to local nonprofit Martha’s Table. Each Merry Mode Lyft car is completely decked

Knitting the Commons: Octopuses

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(Update: parrots removed January 2018, octoupses removed July 2018.) Knitting the Commons is a temporary art project that aims to ‘knit’ together over 80 trees throughout the Civic Center Commons (the Commons) in San Francisco, California. The Commons is the new name for the three blocks between San Francisco City Hall and Market Street, including

Meow Mix Knits

We partnered with FCB Chicago to create Meow Mix Knits, an interactive cat sweater that lets owners engage with their pets. Each hand made sweater featured a unique design with a pocket and an attached yarn ball toy. We knit dozens of sweaters on-demand for a time-sensitive production schedule. We translated creative’s designs into detailed color knitting charts