Urban Knitting or Yarn Bombing
Urban knitting, also known as “guerrilla knitting” or “yarn bombing,” is an estrogen-laced form of street art and it’s happening all over the world.
It all started back in 2005, when Magda Sayeg began leaving her knitted mark throughout Austin, Texas. Now, it’s being done by creative individuals and organized groups all over the planet.
There are some who complain (aren’t there always?) that it’s no better—or any more legal—than regular graffiti. I know I am not alone in wholeheartedly disagreeing! In fact, I believe we need more quality street art.
Here’s a cool video about some British guerrilla knitters:
And, here are some examples of urban knitting around the world: