Knitted sports stars storm You Tube

Olympknits runnners

Breaking news! The latest You Tube phenomenon is starring knitted olympic medallists! Olympknits is inspired by the book of the same name - Olympknits by Laura Long. It stars boxers, runners, cyclists, rowers, weight lifters, synchronised swimmers and even a knitted streaker! We recommend taking a look - it's really made us smile today! Read on to watch the video now.

Free knitting pattern: olympic runner!

 knitted olympic runner

When we first saw Knitlympics by Carol Meldrum, I knew it was sure to be a winner. Coming from a sports-mad family, the prospect of knitting your own favourite sports star was pretty appealing to me. So now, to celebrate the fast-approaching London 2012, we've got a special treat for you! You can download a free knitting pattern from the book - this Jessica Ennis doll. So get knitting to show your support for team GB! Or you're not based in Britain but love running, why not simply use the pattern to knit up an olympic runner toy? Read on to get the free knitting pattern download....

Knitting bunting for the torch relay

We were really excited to see the Olympic torch relay come to Bath, home of The Making Spot, today. To make this fantastic sunny day even better, we discovered that this brilliant knitted bunting had been hung up in celebration!

Olympic yarn bomber strikes

Just when you think yarn bombing can't get any more mind-bogglingly brilliant, a recent 'yarn bombing' attack by the Saltburn yarn bomber has become a national news story! When guerilla knitter decked out a local pier with knitted olympic atheletes, these mini-knitted-figures have become a national news sensation. Oh how we LOVE it when we see a spot of knitting in the news.... read more to see a video of the pier, all decked out with olympic athletes!Saltburn pier olympic yarn bomber