Guerilla Knitting: Damit der Laternenpfahl nicht friert

     |    Thursday, der 14. February 2013

xhiller was out of the inner city and the last thing you’d expect to see is some beautiful guerrilla knitting so far out in the boondocks. But here it is – proof in pudding. A lamppost near Wannsee in Berlin, Germany gets a warm covering. Full Wool Jacket! This particular knitting masterpiece was dedicated to a person whose name was knitted into the design (on the other side of the pole not visible in the picture). This knitting must have been made by someone in love – someone sending a message to their loved one everyday. Can you imagine walking out the door, trudging to the bus stop on the way to work to find a big beautiful wool jacket on the lamppost – with your name on it!

an example of guerilla knitting in the city in berlin Germany, a lamp post covered with colorful knitting

I think guerrilla knitting as an urban art form is mostly done by women. This is a great expression of creativity! A bearer of warmth in the cold, concrete jungle world of the city.