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Chicks knit at first flick meet
Stitch 'n Bitch with Bridget poster
Celebrity knitters have seen the hobby's popularity increase
It was a not so much a case of girls, as purls on film when a knitting club held its first ever session in a cinema on Saturday morning.

About 30 people attended the Stitch 'n Bitch with Bridget session at the Ritzy cinema in Brixton, south-west London.

And while the needles were clicking in the rows, the film Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason was played on screen.

Knit-Chicks meet regularly at various London venues and say anyone with a ball of wool is welcome to join.

Andrew Woodhouse, from Picturehouse Cinemas which operate the Ritzy, said: "When we heard about the Knit-Chicks group we thought it would be great to organise a screening where they could click away in peace while enjoying a film as well.

"Everyone who has heard of this event thinks it's both wonderful and insane, but it puts a smile on people's faces."

Pauline Wall from Knit-Chicks, an Internet-based group who organised the screening, said: "We are always looking for new and fun places to knit and share our passion for knitting with others."

The hobby has been deemed 'cool' recently with celebrities including Russell Crowe and Julia Roberts picking up their needles.

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