A KNITTING group has created some colourful Christmas decorations out of yarn to brighten up a stretch of a Swindon main road.

Swindon Stitch and Bitch’s Christmas Stitches yarn bomb can be seen along part of Mead Way outside the front of the Excalibur offices.

The group have been working on the project since mid-November and have made some very Christmassy characters.

A Santa Claus, a snowman, a reindeer, a gingerbread man, several elves as well as robins, baubles, snowflakes, Christmas stockings and Christmas tree bunting have been lovingly crafted with knitting needles and crocheting hooks.

Tracey Major, the knitting group’s leader, said: “We wanted to yarn bomb something at Christmas, just for the fun of it.

“We chose that location because we thought we could bring Christmas to it.

“We wanted to wish Swindon a Merry Christmas as they went on their way.”

The group met as usual at Manor Farm on Monday night and then left early to go over to Peatmoor where they began yarn bombing and creeping about in the dark.

Many passing motorists slowed down to see what they were up to in the sub-zero temperatures.

The group noted that drivers shouldn’t look over at the decorations while driving and should ask their passengers to take photos instead for safety reasons.