WANTED: Knitted microbes for Glasgow City of Science project!

WANTED: Knitted microbes for Glasgow City of Science project!

If you’re a fan of GIANT Microbes like I am, you’ll love this new project from Glasgow City of Science. It’s simply brilliant and the best part? You can get involved!

GCS is collecting 980 knitted microbes for a hand hygiene project early next year. They’re introducing primary school children to microbes and what better way to do it than through fun fiber creations?



If knitting microbes like the common cold, salmonella or swine flu floats your boat, get in touch with the folks from Glasgow City of Science: http://www.glasgowcityofscience.com/get-involved/knitting-microbes — they need you!

Hat tip to Tom West aka @tokyotombola

About The Author


Danielle Holke is a long-time knitter, first taught by her beloved grandmother as a young girl growing up in Canada. In 2008 she launched KnitHacker, a lively blog and knitting community which has since grown to be a popular presence in contemporary knitting culture, reaching more than a million readers each year. As a marketing professional, Danielle advises and works with a motley squad of artists, yarn bombers, film makers, pattern designers, yarn companies and more.

Learn more about her latest book, Knits & Pieces: A Knitting Miscellany.


  1. Can you get us patterns and an address to send them to.? I’d love to knit at leasy one set.

    • Please check the site Irene – everything is there.


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