Christmas knitivity bridge

Published on December 1st, 2013 | by Helen


Knit your own “Knitivity”

One of the LoveKnitting team, Carly, went up to the Knitting and Stitching Show in Harrogate a couple of weeks back. Undoubtedly the highlight of the show for her was  the life-size “knitivity” scene. It was  knitted by five members of  the knitting group the “Knutty Knitters” to raise money for St Peter’s Hospice in Bristol, where one of their members sadly passed away.

knitivity bridge

The scene includes  Mary, Joseph and the baby Jesus; three wise men; the shepherds; an angel; and a knitted sheep, donkey and
camel and took five knitters almost a year to complete, using nearly 200 balls of yarn.

It will be on display around Bristol, South Gloucestershire and North Somerset in December so if you are in the area, do try and catch this spectacular sight! For more information, go to their Facebook page or JustGiving page.


Picture: Matt Clark from Darlington & Stockton Times


If you feel inspired, then we have a copy of the book Knit the Nativity by Jan Messent to give away to one lucky reader. If you get started today you should finish in time for Christmas (next year at least!!).

In order to win, just comment below but be quick – only comments before midnight on Monday 2nd December will qualify! The winner will be chosen at random.


About the Author

A newbie knitter slowly becoming more and more obsessed. Helen loves autumn, good food and can't decide between cats and dogs. She is also inordinately fond of her potato peeler.

323 Responses to Knit your own “Knitivity”

  1. Hannah Sullivan says:

    Love this knitivity!

  2. Leah Dedmon says:

    I love love love this idea. We needed this many years ago when our church “Live” nativity needed more participants. thank you for such an awesome project.

  3. Paula Silvester says:

    looks like a lot of hard work actually!

  4. Heather McNiven says:

    Love it, it’s brill!

  5. Kirsten Wills says:

    I’ve always fancied making a knitivity to display at y children’s school. It would have to be a lot smaller than this though or it would take me until they’ve left school to finish!

  6. Kathleen Briggs says:

    absolutely gorgeous

  7. Georgina Blyth says:

    Love this nativity scene, would look lovely under my tree!

  8. Lynne Ellis says:

    Looks great , If I start now I will have them all made by next Christmas, I t would make a great charity fundraiser

  9. eileen says:

    wow i would love this for our children’s christmas scene. they would be fascinated by this

  10. Linda Rumsey says:

    What a lovely scene to knit!

  11. Carol Gardener says:

    Fabulous! Love the animals!

  12. Rosemary Hicks says:

    Wow – what a challenge – but I think my knitting group could take it on ! Happy Christmas xx

  13. Bernadene Holden says:

    Looks fantastic and worth the effort these people put in

  14. Sally says:

    Lovely work

  15. Sharon Smith Leiterman says:

    of my how beautiful. I wish I had the time and friends to do this in our community.

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