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Saltburn's mystery knitters depict Queen knitting baby grow
SALTBURN’S mystery “yarnbombers” have spun their latest creation – the Queen knitting a baby grow for her next great-grandchild.
The knitted monarch is on display on Albion Crescent in the town which has been home to a number of notorious knitted displays celebrating the Jubilee, Olympics and even capturing the moment Prince Harry stripped naked.
The crafty Queen is perched on railings in the town alongside a faithful corgi as she knits a creation of her own.
Kate Middleton is expecting her first child this year with Prince William.
The guerilla knitter opted to show the Queen knitting a gender-neutral white baby grow.
A yarnbombing craze started in Saltburn in October 2011 when the coastal town was festooned with knitted figures and scarves along railings and buildings.
The knitters keep their identity a secret, but created a 50m long Olympic-themed creation on Saltburn Pier last year.
Angela Morton, who runs Saltburn wool shop Ripping Yarns, said: “It has been really good for the local economy.
“It brings lots of visitors into the town.
“I don’t think that they are royalists or anything I think they just choose things that are topical.”