People across the country are being urged to look out for a group ofÂ â€˜guerilla knittersâ€™, who are on a campaign to brighten up the mundane and humdrum with handmade fabric graffiti.
A crack team of four nutty knitters is believed to be behind a series of â€˜happeningsâ€™ in London, which has seen telephone boxes covered in colourful tea-cosy like creations and a giant 8-metre knitted squid cuddling a statue of Charles Darwin.
While most of the activity has been in the capital, Derby and Inverness have been targeted too â€“ and nowhere is considered out of bounds.
In an undercover interview, group member Deadly Knitshade told DND of how the guerilla knitter movement started four years ago.
â€˜We were crossing London Bridge and a giant yarnmonster â€“ made of wasted scraps of wool â€“ rose up out of the Thames and urged us to join forces. Weâ€™ve been knitting for the cause ever since, encouraging people to put their own mark on the city.â€™
The most risky mission undertaken so far by the sneaky stitchers was covering the phone box at Parliament Square. â€˜There are more CCTV cameras than probably anywhere in the world, but we werenâ€™t deterred,â€™ said Deadly Knitshade.
With a growing interest in knitting reported across the UK, itâ€™s believed that the number of rookie guerilla knitters could be on the rise.
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Knit the City, a book charting the movement, is out now!
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