ARE you a man who enjoys knitting?

Well, head down to Churchill Square in Brighton shopping centre.

Nathan Taylor – aka the Sockmatician – will be there from 3pm to 4pm today.

The genius with a needles and wool will be in WH Smith to sign copies of his book Guys Knit, a beginners’ guide to knitting aimed primarily at men and encouraging them to take up the age-old hobby.

Since he started knitting in 2011, Nathan has built up a huge online fanbase across YouTube, Instagram and Twitter, with a combined following of more than 35,000.

People from around the world are trying out his latest mathematical-themed designs and patterns.

He said: “I felt compelled to write this book not only because knitting is my passion but also to challenge the perceptions of who knitters are and to break apart those dusty stereotypes.

“I wanted to show once and for all, that knitting is in no way a gendered pastime but is instead a universal hobby for anyone interested in working with their hands, and creating warm and practical things to wear, share or even sell.”

Churchill Square Centre director Mark Buchanan-Smith said he was delighted to welcome the Sockmatician himself to the centre.

He said: “It will be great having Nathan here on Saturday.

“It’s fantastic that he is showing a new generation how to take up a hobby, regardless of traditional gender stereotypes.

“I’m sure he will get a fantastic response when he joins us this weekend.”

Meanwhile, a new interactive game is also coming to Churchill Square on Saturday and the challenge for shoppers is to not get “Mugged Off”.

There will be plenty of prizes to be won, including gift cards for the centre and items from retailers across Churchill Square.

The fun takes place between 11am and 3pm and everyone who takes part wins.

It’s easy to play and all visitors have to do is bring a friend or family member, download the Brighton Life app and play a digital version of an old family favourite.

Mr Buchanan-Smith said: “Mugged Off is a brand new game for us and it is our take on a classic that has been played by families for generations.

“But as we pride ourselves on doing things differently, there is more than meets the eye.”

Both events are sure to be very popular with shoppers on Saturday.