This Guy Knits Places on Sweaters, Then Visits the Place to Get His Picture Taken!!

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Sam Barsky of Baltimore, Maryland learned to knit nearly 18 years ago. He started knitting without a pattern just 17 months after picking up his first needles. Since then, he has knit close to 100 sweaters in this freehand method!  Even more remarkable, he knits all kinds of places on his sweaters and then VISITS that place to get his picture taken!! 

Sometimes the place he knits, and then visits, is well-known like the Golden Gate Bridge in California or Stonehenge in England, but sometimes it’s simply a local lake or the zoo. 

LOOK for yourself at some of the many awesome pictorial sweaters of Sam Barsky:

golden-gate-bridge alpaca lake-snow mushroom-park skeletons stonehenge times-square towers waterfall-2 zoo apple-tree


anthill niagara-falls solar-system us-capitol

via Dangerous Minds, Imgur

Aren’t these fantastic?! It’s like he’s crafting his own sweater-y postcard! He says, “I wish I could recreate every place I’ve been to in yarn. Anything that catches my eye is a potential sweater.”

Check out more of his sweaters on his Facebook page. He just keeps on knitting and knitting and knitting and knitting…!!

  • Helen Gircko

    Well, I am so thinking that you will like this amazing artworks, Pee-wee. This is a Monument of diligence and original view of reality. Knitting has almost magical character in this case. And a sweater with a waterfall very, very…no word. So good! I want to forget how to take pictures and learn how to knit, like Sam. Thank you for sharing, Pee-wee!

  • Very beautiful & artistic blog Paul! A most creative of all. my hats off to this artist. Thank you for sharing this epic story. Have a fabulous day! ❤

  • Shybiker

    I love these! What a clever and fun idea.

  • Michael Smith

    I love the one where he is in front of an ant farm, wearing an ant farm sweater that he made, underneath a quote from Mark Twain – “What is man?”

  • julianadoremi

    Tremendous work! Just love it!

  • Amanda Dushan

    I never heard of free-style knitting, until today.
    Sam is an awesome dude! I love looking at his sweaters.
    *Off to check his Facebook Page*.

  • Robert Raymond Britz

    Lol, what a great post Pee Wee! And knitting…and knitting…and knitting! Lol

  • BeeBee.BeeLeaves

    Sam Barsky is awesome. Wish he was my friend. All wonderful sweaters and pics. Ant farm one especially. Haha. What is man? Brilliance. Thanks for finding him and sharing, Pee-wee!