Meaning of guerrilla knitting in English:

guerrilla knitting


(also guerilla knitting)
mass noun
  • The action or activity of covering objects or structures in public places with decorative knitted or crotcheted material, as a form of street art.

    Also called yarn bombing

    ‘if you've ever wanted to sing in a choir or take part in guerrilla knitting, now is your chance’
    • ‘I might join a guerilla knitting gang and festoon the local park with woolly Christmas decorations.’
    • ‘Whether you want to call it yarn-bombing or guerrilla knitting, this craze has spread across the world in a colorful display of environmentally friendly public art.’
    • ‘The infamous guerrilla knitting group, dubbed the 'Graffiti Grannys' have struck again, this time hitting a tree with dozens of pretty white snowflakes.’
    • ‘The crowd was captivated by Sayeg's world-renowned guerilla knitting style, featuring in an installation of two gum trees, covered in over 600 metres of Australian Merino wool.’
    • ‘Guerrilla knitting has become a worldwide phenomenon in recent years.’
    • ‘The guerilla knitting movement takes to the street (and the lamp-post) with everyday objects accessorised in wool.’
    • ‘The woolly displays are part of the wider trend of guerrilla knitting, a type of benign vandalism in which enthusiasts leave knitted creations on lampposts, railings and road signs.’