Members of Yarn Bomb Yukon covered the DC-3 weathervane near the Whitehorse airport with knitting on Saturday morning.

"This is a burgeoning art form," said Mary Bradshaw, gallery director at the Yukon Arts Centre and one of the event's organizers.

"By wrapping these immense things you can see them in a different way. The DC-3 is huge, but it's easy not to see because you are always driving past. Now that it's going to be covered with giant neon blankets, I think we are going to see it in a whole different way, and I think it brings way more attention to even the history of the plane."

The Second World War-era airplane sits on a platform outside the Yukon Transportation Museum.

Jessica Vellenga, who co-ordinated the project, said yarn bombing is catching the interest of people all over North America.

"Just last week, we got a bunch of support in the form of donations from some fellow yarn bombers in Texas and the Yarn Stormers in Las Vegas, which is really exciting," she said.

"We've had donations in from Toronto. We've had just great, great support from all over North America."

The airplane will remain wrapped in its knitted cosy until late August.