Knitting has had a resurgence recently – people are taking up this conventionally domestic and feminized “hobby” and bringing it into the 21st Century. Or so the trite articles go. Trixie von Purl has taken knitting to another level. Her Knit Your Own Kama Sutra offers knitting patterns for 12 of the most popular positions from the classic Kama Sutra guide. Sexed up and subversive, it’s exactly as creative, bizarre and raunchy as you’d expect.
The Lotus Blossom consists of the man sitting cross-legged on the floor or comfortable surface. His partner sits in his lap and wraps their legs around his body. To vary the position slightly, the partner can lie back and pull his or her legs up into the lotus position, while the man kneels in front. Just make sure you remove your cucumber slices first or they might slip down into an uncomfortable spot! In our upcoming Sex Issue, you will find the instructions for The Lotus Blossum and The Lustful Leg – some of our favourite purled positions! You can also buy the book here.