Yarnstorm the First: South Bank boot camp

Posted by on Apr 13, 2009 in Deadly Knitshade, Lady Loop, London, Yarnstorms | 5 comments

Knit the City’s Yarn Corps weren’t always of tight-knit band of guerrilla knitters. They were lone woolly wolves, going about their yarnstorms in their own style and stitches. Some of them didn’t even know they had it in them to take their knits to the streets.

It would take a twist in the thread of fate to bring them and their knits together. It may never have taken place, but the thread of fate had other ideas…

A master appeared on the yarn-wrapped horizon. A wandering sensei of the stitch arrived from a far off land. London’s first guerrilla knitting event cast on its first tentative stitches, the South Bank of London was littered with the sneaky knits of a hard day’s yarnstorming.

Graffiti meets graffiti

South Bank Skate Park: graffiti on graffiti action

Tate Modern: art meets art

Tate Modern: load of woolly bollards

South Bank Skate Park: safe and snug

South Bank Skate Park: safe and snug


Knightrider Street: a tribute to the Hoff

Knightrider Street: a tribute to the Hoff


St Pauls Cathedral: cosy-necked traffic beacon

St Paul's Cathedral: cosy-necked traffic beacon

On that day the first stitches of the woolly warrior band that would become Knit the City were cast on. The lone wolves of the wool had found their pack, and London had found its Yarn Corps


  1. It’s great!
    I love what you do!

  2. absolutely fabulous, I am French and I would take a photo of your job for my blog MyLook MyDéco !

    • Hello. Yes, you are welcome to use a photo. Please link back to our site so we can see you blog post.

      Merci! :)

  3. Fantastic website

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