Could you think of a better symbol of coziness than a nicely-knit scarf or sweater, draped over one’s shoulders? Well, some people around the world thought that our urban city horizons could use some warmth, too, and came up with yarn bombing – a sort of knitted graffiti, placed around all kinds of objects on the streets.

First examples of this guerrilla knitting (also known as yarnstorming, graffiti knitting and even grandma graffiti) were spotted in Holland back in 2004. With the idea spreading all over the globe, this feminine version of street art got an even bigger boost after the release of the book Yarn Bombing: The Art of Crochet and Knit Graffiti, regarded as a manifesto of the guerrilla knitters. Feel inspired to grab a pair of knitting-needles yet?

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