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bitchin’ Stitchin’

This Magazine Staff

Tired of all that boring old painted on graffiti? Bored of tagging with sharpies on old stickers and mail labels and plastering them around town?
Why not try knitting? Yup, a new brand of street art is popping up, and it’s made of yarn. Knitta, is a self described “tag crew of knitters, bombing the inner city with vibrant, stitched works of art, wrapped around everything from beer bottles on easy nights to public monuments and utility poles on more ambitious outings.”
They hit up the streets of Seattle while I was there last weekend, even managing to wrap a scarf around one of those concrete Monorail towers. Mainly in the States so far, all it takes is a couple of needles and some left over yarn to bring this trend northward.

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