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Nylon has discovered a sign in the window of Soho's Wool and the Gang store exhorting shoppers to "Knit it like Cobain!" Well, Kurt did wear a lot of sweaters. (Seattle is a cold, wet place.) And while he might have been opposed to crass materialism, he was probably a fan of making your own clothes. Still, as Nylon points out, this is not exactly a case of sticking it to the man: "Didn't know it was okay to invoke the spirit of a dead rock idol in the name of organic cashmere thread."
Oddly, this is not the first time knitters have co-opted Kurt as a sort of patron saint: London craft store Prick Your Finger sells a wool named after him, and some cursory Googling reveals this sort of amazing handmade Kurt Cobain laptop case.
· Whatever, Nevermind [Nylon]
· With the lights out, it’s more dangerous: knitting gets trendy [East London Lines]
· Kurt Cobain Laptop Cover [Craftster]