Guilty of Any of These Rookie Knitting Mistakes? – A really frank and useful guide on common knitting blunders and how to avoid them
Thrifty Ways to Get More Yarn – Recycle? – All knitters love a big stash, but it can get expensive. These tips on getting yarn cheap or free are inspired!
CAFAM Granny Squared: Knit Graffiti Collective Yarn Bombs A Museum – I love that there seems to be new yarn bombing for me to post about every week. This one is particularly impressive!
10 Creative Uses for your Swatches – I always swatch, but I’m too thrifty to keep the swatches as I always unravel them and reuse the yarn for the project. With these great ideas, I might be more tempted to keep my swatches in future!
11 Two Hours Or Less Knitting Patterns – Brilliant list of projects that take two hours or less to knit. Perfect for when a looooong project is dragging you down and you want a quick fix of completed project joy!
If you’re going to knit, make it a honey badger or a beard – A very fun blog post about some of the more unusual projects you can make.
The Knitter is now available on Google Play! – If you read The Knitter and have an Android phone or tablet, you can now download and read on your device, on the go! There’s even a 30-day free trial, what’s not to love?
Thug Knitt – Only 2 minutes long, this very amusing video parodies a gang knit-off.
Bank Holiday beachgoers enjoy latest creation from the guerilla knitters – Some absolutely fabulous yarn bombing in the North East of England.
How Knitters are Human Computers – Another interesting look at how knitting is like programming and knitters are like computers.
How to Arm Knit – The Fastest Way to Knit a Chunky Scarf! – How to knit a scarf with no needles, just your arms!
At 100 years young, Elizabeth is still knitting strong – Wow, I hope I’m still going strong and knitting when I’m 100…
UK Hand Knitting Association: Knitted Textile Awards 2013 – Enter your knitting or crochet into the UK Hand Knitting Association’s Knitted Textile Awards!
Becoming a Knitting Pattern Author: A Teenager’s Story – The inspiring story of how a teenager became a knitting and crochet designer.
Knitters putting end to suffering – Australian knitters are helping keep vulnerable children warm this winter with knitted garments. They are taking yarn donations too!
And finally… Why not, indeed?!
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Why knitting and yoga are perfect bedfellows – An interesting look at how yoga and knitting complement each other.
Knitting Stories – An adorable animation about what happens when a knitter is out of wool.
Craftbomb: the power of the pom pom – Another interesting look at the rise of yarn bombing
The secret asylum knitting club – A review of the powerful play The Knitting Circle which examines the lives of women who lived in the old British mental health asylums
Knitbot Linen is here! – Knitbot have released a brand new book of patterns for linen yarns
Portsmouth’s maritime history knitted in wool – A fantastic art installation celebrating the ocean blue in Portsmouth, UK
Ode to Rowan Kidsilk Aura — The Sofia Wrap – Dayana showcases her unbelievably stunning Sofa wrap
And finally… Possibly the most hipster project I’ve seen in a while: a granny square of the Instagram icon!
Epic 32 square-foot Etch-a-Sketch! – Well this is exactly what it says on the tin, a huge Etch-a-Sketch made from yarn. Nifty!
Yarn Ball Wall Garland Tutorial – Check out this tutorial on how to make a funky yarn ball wall display
The Last Knit – An adorable knitting animation from Finnish animation studio Anima Vitae
Play Nice! – A very interesting article on the modern rivalry between knitters and crocheters
Knit Your Own Zombie – If you’re a geek as well as a knitter, I’m sure this book will appeal to you. Knit your own zombies? AWESOME.
The Knitting Machine – Artist Dave Cole used huge aluminium poles and industrial digging machines to knit a giant USA flag.
Madison Square Park Gets a Knitted Makeover – A wonderful knitted installation has been unveiled in Manhattan, it will remain open in the square until September.
And finally… I’ve reposted this on Twitter before, but it’s worth seeing again. Cake is one of my other great passions in life, so this knitting cake is pretty much the most amazing thing ever.
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Glow-in-the-dark sheep have amazing scientific, knitting potential – Scientists in Uruguay have developed glow-in-the-dark sheep!
Lion Cub Kwanza Loves His Ball Of Yarn – A lion cub with a ball of yarn, what’s not to like?
Welcome to the icky and cuddly world of knitted anatomy! – Surprisingly cute knitted anatomy to buy.
Knitting group protests provincial disability cuts – A knitting circle in Alberta, Canada, protests government cuts for people with developmental disabilities, by knitting a blanket
How is knitting like programming? – A report on a presentation about the similarities of knitting and programming, and how one can be used to help teach the other.
Knitting bridges culture chasm – An article about the documentary Mary Meets Mohammed, which tells the story of how a local knitting group came to befriend asylum seekers in Tasmania, Australia.
The Knitting Song by Bill Oddie – “Well if I’m feeling low, I knit a row, cos a fella needs his knitting just to ease his soul” How have a I never heard this song before?!
And finally… some stunning yarn bombing on a bike rack:
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