Join Knitting Norse session in Spalding

Knitting Norse knitters elsewhere in the country.
Knitting Norse knitters elsewhere in the country.
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Knitwear often features large in Scandi crime thrillers but it will take centre stage when Inspector Norse comes to Spalding.

South Holland Centre, where the Nordic Noir comedy is showing on February 6, is hosting a free Knitting Norse coffee afternoon beforehand.

The idea is that knitters go along with needles and wool and knit the set for the show.

Knitters so far have created leaves and vital organs – a “heart” was flown in from New York.

The splendidly silly comic duo LipService, who are putting on Inspector Norse, say: “The knitted autopsy is a delight, complete with intestines and a pair of knitted feet. There seems to be no end to our knitters’ imagination.”

In what is termed a “self-assembly” Swedish crime thriller, a man is found dead in a barn with a walking pole in his forehead. Enter Inspector Sandra Larsson in her authentic, rustic knitwear.

With her own personal life unravelling before our eyes, she follows the pattern of a mystery with many holes.

This Nordic noir comedy features a seventies pop band and a drunken moose.

It will also feature a knitted set and South Holland Centre cafe staff are offering tea, coffee and space – as well as homemade cakes available to buy – to those who turn up for the Knitting Norse coffee afternoon between 3pm and 5pm on Thursday, January 23.

A list of props and patterns are available from www.lipservicetheatre.co.uk/knitting. Knit from home or join in on January 23.