Knitiffi are a covert knitting group made up of staff and service users from Milestones Trust.

Knitted boat

The group practice 'yarn bombing', placing knitted objects on statues, posts and in other public places in an effort to personalise cold, impersonal spaces.

The group also display their work at our annual Expressions events and in other public displays.

Knitters at Milestones Trust

Queen Victoria knitted

The Jubilee saw the knitters out in force, knitting a cape for Queen Victoria on College Green. It made the front page of The Post.

John Cabot's clothes Knitted artefacts Cary Grant's pyjamas

The museum of Knitting at the Expressions 2012 Festival of Creativity. People could try on Cary Grant's pyjamas, or wear the lifeguard outfit made for the statue of John Cabot.


Fruit for our knitted supermarket.

woolly wheelchair

The woolly wheelchair.

Knitted boat

Knitted Boat Makes a Splash in Bristol

Covert knitting group Knitiffi, made up of staff and service users from Milestones Trust, made a splash in Bristol with a knitted boat.

"Knitiffi is about knitting in incongruous places to make you look again", said group member KnitTGritti. "We knit to soften the edges of our world and make you smile."

"The wool was knitted around the boat like a giant cosy."

The boat set sail from Saltford on Friday 14 October 2011, reaching Bristol Harbourside by 4.30pm, where it was moored close to the Watershed Cinema until Wednesday 18 October. Members of the Knitiffi group slept in the boat each night.

The boat has been a community knitting project with over 20 of the Trust's staff, service users, friends and relatives contributing to the final knitted coat, working on sections at home and at group sessions.

Check out the Knitiffi blog for details of the latest knitting projects and yarn bombs!

If you are interested in knitting, please get in touch with Ali at

More Knitting

Knitted caravan

The knitted caravan (above) was the highlight of Expressions 2010. It involved around 50 service users, staff and friends.