Graffiti knitting on an Olympic scale

saltburn_knitting.jpgThe craft world is all atwitter about the recent epic yarnstorm that has appeared in the sleepy seaside town of Saltburn, on England's north-east coast. When you get a gander this graffiti knitting you will see why.

The Olympic yarnstorm features a whole herd of handmade athletes going for gold. From sharp shooters to synchronised swimmers to a leotarded lady busting out a bit of gymnastics, they're all there. You can see every one in this excellent gallery from The Telegraph.

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The group responsible for the yarnstorming success have yet to be outed, and if I knew I wouldn't tell you either. 

Graffiti knitting has been making the headlines a fair amount recently, so it looks like it's becoming a bit more of an acceptable art form. Back when Knit the City first coined the term 'yarnstorm' I had no idea it would take off quite so much. It's utterly brilliant.

Expect graffiti knitting to be all over the news for the next few days, while people gawp in amazement at an amazing example of yarnstorming goodness. Huzzah for the Saltburn mystery stitchers!

[Images via The Telegraph]

Graffiti knitting on an Olympic scale - Comments

  • Zeldastawarz

    Happy that this made the headlines... go grafitti knitters everywhere!!!!

    the North East of England is where I come from it's great to see imagination and talent locally : )

  • deadlyknitshade

    It's ace. We were so impressed. Must have taken forever.

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