Knit Your Own Britain – Life Just Got A Little Bit Happier

Knit Your Own Britain

Anyone remember when I reviewed Knit Your Own Scotland? I thought that book couldn’t be outdone. I was wrong. The publisher and authors have only gone and done it again, and this time they’ve brought out the big guns. David and Victoria Beckham, anyone?

David & Victoria

Or my favourite Beatle?

Ringo Starr

What about the nation’s favourite TV couple?

Ant and Dec

A lady who inspires strong emotions…


And a man who makes knees tremble…

James Bond

You know what, though? I bet they wish they’d had the foresight to knit a certain ickle baby. Downloadable book supplement? Come on!

I love, love, love this book. It stands for everything I believe in. In fact, the only thing I believe in – FUN! It is published on 22 July but you can already buy it here. Buy it! Publishers like these deserve our support. They’re not just doing the obvious, they’re doing the innovative. This I like a lot. We NEED books about knitted figures in our lives, even if we think we don’t. Seriously.

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26 Responses to Knit Your Own Britain – Life Just Got A Little Bit Happier

  1. Who wouldn’t like their own James Bond. Or knitted Marmite jar. 🙂

  2. Nessa says:

    HAH! Love it!

  3. Nicoline says:

    That’s too brilliant. Especially Posh and Becks

  4. The knitted Beckhams are hilarious. Genius!

  5. dottiedoodle says:

    The Marmite jar! Love.

  6. Lynda Callaghan says:

    Great idea but are we not a multi cultural society? Surely we could represent ourselves in a broader way.

  7. aem2 says:

    This is so wonderful I don’t know where to put myself.

  8. Helena says:

    What a fun idea! Although I must admit that scrolling down I thought I saw mr. Bean, but it was supposed to be James Bond.

  9. Fiona says:

    You want to knit the Royal Baby? There’s already a pattern…although I will warn you it’s a little scary!,,20395222_20691778,00.html

    That book is amazing, they’ve picked such good people!

  10. KnitNell says:

    It looks great – love the jar of Marmite….

  11. Miss Celie says:

    I would like someone to knit me that little MINI Cooper. It would go well into my collection 🙂

  12. Lise says:

    This is adorable….hmmm, I’d love my own little Jon Rhys Meyers….

  13. LinB says:

    How big are these figures? I got all excited about knitting up a President Obama figure, until I realized it was 24 inches tall. That’s a whole lot of stuffing, right there.

  14. Nicole says:

    I’m voting for a knitted Robert Plant…

  15. Sabs says:

    i want a knitted richard and judy!!

  16. Lisette says:

    I don’t know if it is the same people, but I have the Knit Your Own Dog book and I love it!

  17. Renay says:

    Oh my! haha
    I’ve got the Scotland version because my mum has a major love for Billy Connolly. Since it is her birthday in August, I have been knitting him up as a gift. Its so quick after knitting cardigans for real people! 25 rows and you have an arm 🙂
    I have knitted most of his body parts but they are not sewn together yet so it just looks a bit like a pile of pink limbs at the moment…

    who are you going to knit first?

  18. Zoe says:

    This is epic!!! If I could knit, I’d be tempted to make our little baby a pair of PJ & Duncan’s to play with (AKA dribble on!) xxx

  19. Philippa says:

    I agree great book (although I can not knit). I am pleased to see a dog in the book as so many Brits love their dogs (me included).

  20. jenny taylor says:

    Please can you tell us the heights of the items in this will give mesome ideal of what I am up against to knit

  21. Lucy hudziak says:

    Im trying to find a pattern for charles darwin is there one in this book or can anyone help?

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