Stitch London: a city of people, pigeons, puddles and purly queens and kings.

Want to whip up your own HRH to add a bit of majesty to your mantelpiece? Wish you could woolly up your unexciting umbrella? Need to knit some little London landmarks? Totally tired your tea getting tepid? Whether you’re just visiting or striving to survive as a city knitter, Stitch London is the place for you.

And if you can’t knit? Fear not! We’ll even show you how to get clicking with your sticks and string. We’re nice like that.

City Knitting

Stitch London, the original city knitting book published by the good folks at David & Charles in September 2011, is a collection of 20+ of my kookiest London-themed patterns in one shiny book. It’s my first ever pattern book and it tangles together the my two greats loves kooky knitting and the lovely pigeon-filled city of London.

Instant Pigeon Stitching

“Cooo coooo…” Oh yes, and it’s not just full of little knits. The book also contains everything you need to knit the pattern for Cooey the Pigeon. Woo hoo!

Beating the Stuffing out of Cancer

And lastly a MWA HA HA HAAA in the face of Cancer. At the same time as the book is published I’m celebrating 5 years in remission from cancer. With this in mind all sales of this book support Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research to help other people beat the pants off cancer too.

So hop on, mind the gap and Stitch London like you mean it. Go on.

Stitch London is published September 2011 but you can pre-order it if you can’t wait.

[box type=”info”] The Stitch London Book has its very own website too. There’s extra free patterns, competitions and loads more kooky knitting stuff.
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Want to see what’s inside? Well, jump on board and check out some of my rambling on Stitch London:


  1. Amelia Davies
    April 12, 2015

    Hello! I am absolutely delighted with your pattern for Toerag the Tube Mouse. Great pattern…and the way you write makes me laugh out loud.

    I want to buy your books. How do I do that? I do not have a Kindle. I am in the US.

    Thanks so much for sharing your art, your talent, and your humor!


    • Deadly Knitshade
      April 29, 2015

      Hi Amelia! Thanks so much. You’re very kind. You can find my books at quite a few book US stores (if they don’t have it you can ask and they can order it). They are also available on Amazon and other online services. 🙂

  2. LaVonne Crimmins
    April 13, 2015

    I purchased the Stitch London book but it doesn’t have the pattern for the Queens Corgi’s! This site isn’t showing the pattern as stated in the book. How can I get that pattern?


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