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Spooks - Umbrella Fellas

Knitting
September 2011
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
US 1½ - 2.5 mm

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The umbrella is an indispensable London sidekick: wave it angrily at buses that pull away just as you puff and pant your way to the bus stop; lean on it casually when you fail to get a seat on your morning train; use it to shoo gammy pigeons or ward off overzealous free-newspaper shovers; and hide under it from the rain wrath of London’s displeased weather Gods.

Sling a handful of Umbrella Fellas at your rain-proof pal and it becomes a cool and kooky canopy. Goth up your brolly with spectral Spooks. Stand out from the sea of plain parasols and dance in the deluge with tiny flocks of fibre folk.

The Spooks are one of five Umbrella Fella patterns in the Stitch London book.

All change: Umbrella Fellas are an adaptable chaps. They’re happy to change career at your whim. They could be earrings, pendants, charms, alternatives to corks on Australian hats, lampshade fringing, keyrings, or burlesque tassels (though they may blush).

Find out more about the kooky little knitting book at www.knitthepigeon.com

And find out more about the author at www.whodunnknit.com

Find out more about the kooky little knitting book at www.knitthepigeon.com

And find out more about the author at www.whodunnknit.com