Knitted Guts Laid Bare

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Anatomical Dissection Made Cute!

This is probably as far removed as you get from any high-school project I ever took part in … .

Vermont-based knitter Emily Stoneking has created an anatomical knitting brand called aKNITomy. Stoneking, who admits to not being a scientist, has created and sells a knitted line of (sort of) anatomically correct,  partial animal dissections.

Her knitted artwork faithfully recreates typical high-school dissection projects as arguably cute knit panels. The panels include anatomical details of rats, frogs, people and other creatures.

“I take a lot of artistic liberties,”…“I do spend a lot of time researching real anatomical structures, and my guts have evolved over time (they used to be pretty blobby and random). But now, they really look very human, which I have found people tend to gravitate to.”

Her other educational knitting projects also include more unusual anatomical creations.


The specimens are available as both completed pieces and downloadable patterns, so you can ditch the formaldehyde and get a PDF knitting guide.

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