STITCH LONDON: 20 kooky ways to knit the city and more

Stitch London bookStitch 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.

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

Stitch London, published by the good folks at David & Charles, is a collection of 20+ of my kookiest London-themed patterns in one shiny book. It also contains everything you need to knit the pattern for Cooey the Pigeon. Woo hoo!

Another very nice thing is that all sales of this book support Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research. Cool, eh?

Published September 2011



KNIT THE CITY: a whodunnknit set in London

Prepare to meet your friendly neighbourhood guerrilla knitters, whose prime objective is to enliven the dull city streets with a riot of colour – one stitch at a time.

These creative knitting ninjas transformed a ballerina outside the Royal Opera House with their woolly works of art and installed a 13-ft spider’s web, replete with trapped insects and fairies, in a tunnel beneath Waterloo station.

These photographs of their exquisite feats will ensure you never see knitting – or London – the same way again. Deadly Knitshade is the founding member of London’s Knit the City graffiti knitting group.

Published September 2011



KNIT THE CITY: maschenhaft seltsames (German edition)

Knit the City: German Edition

Want to wander through Whodunnknit’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 Knit and those of her sneaky stitching Knit the City team have been squashed into a handy thing they call a book just for you.

The sneaky stitching story of Whodunnknit and Knit the City has been lovingly poured onto 128 pages, through the weaving of words and snapping of pictures of Deadly Knitshade. The book also features Ms Knitshade’s early solo Whodunnknit knitblasts, and a knitting pattern for the infamous Finger-fighting Stitched Squid (squidius knittius) captured in London’s Natural History Museum.

Showcasing the woolly work of Deadly Knitshade, Knitting Ninja, Lady Loop, Shorn-a the Dead, The Fastener, 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.


Stuff celebrity type folks have said about Knit the City:

“Isn’t knitting just MARVELLOUS!”
Brian Blessed

“They do graffiti using knitted…things. It’s a novel approach. It’s different. And it’s not as…er…offensive!”
Keith Lemon

“The ballerina outside the Royal Opera House was absolutely incredible.”
Phillip Schofield on This Morning



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