Could London be the hip-knit capital of the woolen world? We last featured the handiwork of supreme knit-wit Lauren O’Farrell when we alerted Londoners to the guerrilla knitting collective Knit the City, (which she leads in the guise of Deadly Knitshade). When not coordinating illicit-knits to warm up our public spaces with woolen street art, Lauren runs the UK’s largest knitting circle, Stitch London. Her book of the same name has just been published, with innovative novelty patterns ranging from the patriotic to the plain cute (see Tube Mouse below). To get those needles clicking, each book comes with a kit to knit your own Cooey the London pigeon. Kirsty McQuire
For info, see knitthepigeon.com.
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