Knitters take their craft out to the people

A worldwide "knit in public" day was celebrated in Ellesmere earlier this month.

A group of knitters of all abilities gathered in the town centre to sit on benches and camping chairs for a knit and natter.

The aim of the event, started in 2005, was as a way for knitters to get together and enjoy each other’s company. It is celebrated by knitters across the world.

In Ellesmere the Red Lion Knit and Natter group was unable to meet in person for the past year but members still kept in touch with each other.

Ioan Utting, 12, gets to grips with the craft

The town is known for the knitted works of art that a secret group of knitters and those who crochet create and hang on lampposts, bollards and other street furniture.

Last year the yarn bombers brought the seaside to Ellesmere with knitted ice creams, seagulls and other coastal beach items.

During the knit in public day people of all ages and all abilities sat and made woollen creations while chatting.

There was plenty of help for the beginners from expert knitters.

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