Police hunt 'The Midnight Knitter' wool graffiti bandit An unknown person or persons - dubbed 'The Midnight Knitter' by West Cape May residents - is covering tree branches and lamp poles with little sweaters under cover of darkness. Mayor Pam Kaithern says police are looking into the knitted graffiti, which is technically against the law, as it is being done on public property without permission. Guerilla knitting has been an increasingly widespread phenomenon over the past few years, with yarn enthusiasts taking to the streets of cities around the world to encase parts of them in wool. Whodathunkit. Knitting is "street" now. Reminds me of that Hell's Grandmas sketch by Monty Python. And now I want this smiley: , but with knitting needles and a half finished scarf instead of the GBA.