Knitting’s cool and you know it. And just in case you don’t know it, here are a couple of pins from Pinterest revealing the best in yarnbombing – taking ownership of public spaces using wool – from around the world.
Manchester’s Close Knit festival continued over the weekend, with a workshop at the Whitworth Art Gallery looking into knitting as an art form rather than ‘merely’ a craft.
A year-long festival of knitting is being held in Manchester, inspired by the discovery of over 100 years of knitting patterns in the city’s archives. I went along to the Gallery of Costume on Saturday to find out more.
I reckoned knitting in the round would be pretty easy. Oh, what a fool I can be sometimes.
Golly gosh, that’s a lot of alliteration right there, isn’t it? If you want to win yourself a nifty Fair Isle jumper for your phone then all you have to do is answer one very simple question. Have a go!
Knitting’s not quite an Olympic sport just yet (although it’s really only a matter of time), but the craft’s still getting involved with the upcoming Games, all thanks to the Woolsack project. Read on to find out more.
Yes! I’ve moved on from knitting a rather dull repetitive pattern to making Norwegian stars. Can I get a woop woop?
Challenge time! I have ten months to knit a Christmas jumper by Christmas. Here’s how I’ve got on so far.
I grab my needles and wool and do my jolly best to master the time-honoured style of Fair Isle knitting.
Cop an eyeful of these crafty sew-and-sews as they get their tatts out to show off just how much they love to pick up a needle and thread. Here’s to arts and crafts – a pursuit that runs more than just skin deep.