How guerrilla knitting gets in the newspapers.

1. Press agency AP put something up on the wires.

Mystery knitter putting sweaters in trees


WEST CAPE MAY, N.J. – Someone is spinning quite a yarn over one New Jersey shore town.

An unknown person dubbed The Midnight Knitter by West Cape May residents is covering tree branches and lamp poles with little sweaters under cover of darkness.

Mayor Pam Kaithern says police are looking into the guerrilla needlework, which technically is against the law because it is being done on public property without permission.

The mayor and many residents admit they’re enthralled by the rainbow of colours that has popped up.

Resident Susan Longacre takes a walk each morning in Wilbraham Park, where several tree branches and light poles have gotten the treatment. She thinks it’s great.

Even those who aren’t thrilled admit the yarn is better than spray-painted graffiti.

2. Newspapers re-write the piece, add a spunky headline and publish.

• The Metro: Police hunt ‘The Midnight Knitter’ wool graffiti bandit

• The Telegraph: ‘Midnight knitter’ covers NJ town in yarn

• Sky News: Mystery Knitter Gives Trees Treat In US Town



Filed under Craft + guerrilla, Craft on the interweb, Crafty happenings, Guerrilla knitting, In the Real News, Knitting, Uncategorized

2 responses to “How guerrilla knitting gets in the newspapers.

  1. I love the yarnbombers! I’m still waiting for the day I find a tree all wrapped up in a knitted cozy in my neighbourhood!

  2. Perri

    If you want something a bit more than the bog-standard tree-wrapped-in-yarn, take a look at Knit the City (

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