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  • Hardcover: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Summersdale (5 Sep 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 184953179X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1849531795
  • Product Dimensions: 16.1 x 1.5 x 24 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 104,885 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Deadly Knitshade: Mysteriously turned to the darkside of the Knit one fateful night. Mild-mannered Miss X (name changed to protect her identity) fell asleep while knitting on a late-night London Underground train. She barely escaped the dreaded 'tube sanitiser', a glowing green transport-cleaning monster, with her life. Details of how she survived are unclear, but here are rumours involving the rarely-seen 'tube mice' who dwell in the London's subterranean transport system tunnels.

Since that night part of her emerged from the underground as Deadly Knitshade.
Deadly Knitshade is a lone wool-hungry wolf, instilled with eerie knitting powers. She is subject to constant unexpected 'knitblasts' leaving woolly debris around the city. It is her yarn-flavoured burden to bear.

Her knits aren't content with lurking in the shadows of conventional knitting. They don't stand under the woolly umbrella of quiet stitching at home in front of the TV. They do not smell of mothballs or Werther's Originals. They do not hide in department store basements or charity shop bargain bins. They aren't there to keep anyone warm in the winter.

Discernible by their Whodunnknit tags, her knitblasts can appear anywhere. They like to get out. They demand to be noticed. They live in this city every bit as much as any one else does.

Deadly Knitshade founded Knit the City in April 2009 and has been documenting the group's yarnstorming story, as well as her own, with through her camera-wielding and word weaving ever since.

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'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

'New Craze guerrilla knitting aims to liven up dull cities. Find out what yarnstorming knitting ninjas have been up to including telephone box cosies and be amazed.' --Saga Magazine, August 2011 --Reviews for Knit the City

'The ballerina outside the Royal Opera House was absolutely incredible' --Phillip Schofield on This Morning

`The ballerina outside the Royal Opera House was absolutely incredible.' --Phillip Schofield on This Morning

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 2 Oct 2011
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A bit of background: these folks are crazy. A wonderful, wonderful type of crazy. "Knit the City" are a collective of guerilla knitters who occasionally descend on public places and do adorable and squashy things to them. Initially (as documented in the early chapters of the book), Deadly Knitshade would just stalk around and put socks on things - lots of rails and poles and such got fuzzy stripes.

From there, the projects got more complicated and involved more naughty needles as the group expanded. A woolly web in the tunnels near Waterloo Station. A complete set of knitted, er, bits to match the old "Shillings and Farthings" rhyme... (the Vicar of St. Clements must have been charmed to find a stack of furry oranges on the door that morning). Twenty miles of tiny sheep. A pirate invasion (including Captain Cheesebeard, the best pirate ever). A suitably sweet Valentine's Day celebration that involved decking out Piccadilly Circus in happy hearts.

The piece de fuzzy resistance is, of course, Plarchie. Plarchie is an enormous (10 meter, I believe) knitted squid, composed of shredded orange Sainsbury's bags. He's made numerous public appearances, but his debut was at the Natural History Museum, when the huggable tentacled horror draped himself across Charles Darwin and menaced visitors for days.

All these escapades are captured in Knit the City and retold in Ms. Knitshade's delightfully whimsical tone of voice. There's no moaning or self-aggrandizing about the days of effort that must have gone into each stunt, just a cheerful recap of the whatknitted and a bevy of photos illustrating the work and the delighted faces of passersby. This book is adorable and should be in everyone's (striped/squid-patterned/pirate) stocking for the holidays.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Annette knight on 19 Sep 2011
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Knit the City is a great little book, full of knitted goodies,all accompanied by funny story's. The photography is top class and really brings these wonderful knitted wonders to life!! A definite must if you love to knit/crochet and have fun! No Yarnstormer/yarnbomber should be without one!!
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Bought this for my GF for xmas. Seemed like an interesting book. Urban knitting seems to be the answer for girls who dont like messing with paint on the street.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Packed with fuzzy charm 2 Oct 2011
By J. Shurin - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
A bit of background: these folks are crazy. A wonderful, wonderful type of crazy. "Knit the City" are a collective of guerilla knitters who occasionally descend on public places and do adorable and squashy things to them. Initially (as documented in the early chapters of the book), Deadly Knitshade would just stalk around and put socks on things - lots of rails and poles and such got fuzzy stripes.

From there, the projects got more complicated and involved more naughty needles as the group expanded. A woolly web in the tunnels near Waterloo Station. A complete set of knitted, er, bits to match the old "Shillings and Farthings" rhyme... (the Vicar of St. Clements must have been charmed to find a stack of furry oranges on the door that morning). Twenty miles of tiny sheep. A pirate invasion (including Captain Cheesebeard, the best pirate ever). A suitably sweet Valentine's Day celebration that involved decking out Piccadilly Circus in happy hearts.

The piece de fuzzy resistance is, of course, Plarchie. Plarchie is an enormous (10 meter, I believe) knitted squid, composed of shredded orange Sainsbury's bags. He's made numerous public appearances, but his debut was at the Natural History Museum, when the huggable tentacled horror draped himself across Charles Darwin and menaced visitors for days.

All these escapades are captured in Knit the City and retold in Ms. Knitshade's delightfully whimsical tone of voice. There's no moaning or self-aggrandizing about the days of effort that must have gone into each stunt, just a cheerful recap of the whatknitted and a bevy of photos illustrating the work and the delighted faces of passersby. This book is adorable and should be in everyone's (striped/squid-patterned/pirate) stocking for the holidays.

Knit the City also, for the artistically inclined, includes two patterns - a tiny finger-fightin' squid and a square sheep. Both of them make me do eyes like this: OO. Embarrassing cooing noises may also be involved. Knit the City isn't a serious work of critical content - it is a joyous collection that captures otherwise lost moments of art and charm. Fougasse would undoubtedly be proud of Ms. Knitshade's efforts - they evidence all the public spirit, good humor and warmth that he stressed in his own work as well.

I'll be giving this book to everyone for the holidays.
was a present, was not dissapointed. 21 Jan 2014
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I bought this as a present and the recipient was very happy with the gift. shipping unfortunately took very long, but in the end it came just in time for xmas.
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