VIVA LA FREE KNITTERS REVOLUTION!

VIVA LA FREE KNITTERS REVOLUTION!

When I cast on a scarf in eye-gouging neon yarn at 6.10 on live BBC Breakfast TV I had absolutely no idea that those few garish stitches would be the start of a knitting revolution. But it seems the Scarf of Doom has become a symbol for Knitters’ Freedom.

Free pattern: Stitched Slake Moth + Plarchie meets China Mieville

Free pattern: Stitched Slake Moth + Plarchie meets China Mieville

Slake Moths, from China Mieville’s Perdido Street Station, feed on people’s dreams, they excrete nightmare-making invisible poo, and they leave their victims behind as drooling hunks of human vegetable.

So what would make a more perfect tribute to Mr Mieville’s monsters than to immortalise them in lovely squishy yarn, I ask you?