Syston’s Mystery Knitter Goes Global

Our very own talented mystery knitter has done it again with an amazing tribute to all those who have fought and died for their country.

This piece of artwork was based on a real soldier who luckily came back alive from WW2, but it has resonated with people across the globe.

The Stn went down on Sunday 1st November to capture the images shown here and posted them along with the following note:

Syston’s mystery knitter (nicknamed the Syston Knitting Banksy) excels again with this beautiful tribute to all those who fought and died for our freedom today! It actually looks like a person standing there from a distance. Amazing work, the detail is outstanding! Thank you for adorning our post box again. A passer-by said “it is always relevant to the season, clever and lovely.”

There have been, at the time of going to print, an amazing 1,791,729 views, with over 210,115 likes, comments and shares. It has been shared across the world including the U.S.A, Canada, Australia, Prague, Poland, Greece, France, New Zealand and the Netherlands … in fact, a really lovely comment from a lady in the United States said how impressed she was by the way the British honour their veterans.

Also from the Charnwood Borough Council facebook page a lady posted that she had shared it with the Unofficial Women’s Institute Facebook group, where it has had over 300 likes and many complimentary comments.

There have been so many lovely comments. It was also on the TV including East Midlands News.

A fabulous tribute made by an extraordinarily talented person!

Can’t wait to see what the Christmas one will be!