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Here Is The Knitted Pin-Up Calendar You Never Knew You Needed

The pinup calendar of any knitter's dreams.

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Instead of oiled-up ladies writhing around on car hoods, their calendar is filled with men wearing knit boxer briefs plus a variety of wonderful knit props.

When we opened our new shop, my boyfriend [Arjen Klinkenberg — the designer of this calendar and a lot more from Club Geluk] made us a '50s beefcake calendar. He loves to make weird things and the calendar was really funny. Then when I brought my car to the automobile repair shop, I spotted a pinup calendar with sexy girls dragging tires, auto parts and tools: We realized that making a male version with yarn would be the exact opposite."

They already had many of the knit props on hand (one of their specialties at the shop is realistic knitted products that have nothing to do with knitting), so they set about thinking of seasonal themes for the portraits.