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Knit the City

A graffiti knitting beast has been stomping its way through London. Knit the City have been sneaky stitching the city since 2009 and now they have a book to prove it.

Want to wander through Knit the City’s woolly world while you’re still in your PJs, on the commute to the office, under zombie attack, or when you’re meant to be working, but can’t get online? Fear not! Deadly Knitshade’s solo Whodunnknits and those of the sneaky stitching Knit the City team have been squashed into a handy thing they call a book, just for you.

The sneaky stitching story Knit the City has been lovingly poured onto 128 pages, through the weaving of words and snapping of pictures of the mysterious Deadly Knitshade.

Knit the City don’t do ‘covering stuff in knitting’ they make stitched stories with their yarnstorming, and no two yarnstorms are the same.

The book also features Ms Knitshade’s early solo Whodunnknit knitblasts, and two easy peasy knitting patterns for the infamous Finger-fighting Stitched Squid (squidius knittius) captured in London’s Natural History Museum and the baaaavellous Square Sheep (the prototype of which was stolen by shouty celeb Mr Brian Blessed. True fact).

Showcasing the woolly work of Deadly Knitshade, Lady Loop, Shorn-a the Dead, The Fastener, Knitting Ninja, and other sneaky stitchers who have since been eaten by yarn monsters, it’s a hoard of handmade happiness with a filthy underbelly and several ticklish bits.

It’s got London, it’s got knitting, it’s got woolly street art with a sense of humour and it’s got Plarchie, the giant knitted squid who eats people!


Knit the City: A Whodunnknit Set in London is published by Summersdale ISBN: 9781849531795
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