The Noble Knitter

By NobleKnits | A magazine for the knitting obsessed. Knitting and crochet inspiration and news. Lots of patterns and project ideas, too!

On a Windjammer cruise in Maine, passengers knit a seaworthy yarn

A Windjammer cruise in Maine is a perfect place to make a sweater.

Philadelphia

Long Distance Knitting Ninja

I’ve got two feelings about knitting that most of you will have guessed by now. (Well, I have lots and lots of feelings about knitting, but let’s …

Knitting

Chop wood and carry water.

It’s a large part of your creativity<p>My grandmother was a knitter. Whenever she had a free minute — which wasn’t often in her full-time job as a nurse …

Sketching

World's fastest knitter to attend Inverness festival

<b>The world's fastest knitter is to lead workshops at the Inverness Loch Ness International Festival.</b><p>Shetland-born Hazel Tindall earned her title by knitting 255 stitches in three minutes in 2004.<p>Four years later, she successfully defended her title when she knitted 262 stitches in the same time.<p>Mrs …

Scotland

Knittin' with P.Lo: He knits, he picks, he sometimes politics

Most people know Sudburian Paul Loewenberg as the manager of the Laughing Buddha and Townehouse Tavern, former artistic director of Northern Lights …

Sew

Finding your knitting mojo

So I had the yarn. I found the pattern – the Malana beach top – and I cast on, all excited and ready to go. But by row 211 I was itching to cast on …

What No One Tells You About Cable Knitting

Do your cables look uneven? Creating perfect cables is much easier than you think.<p><b>Here's our knitting doctor's tip for perfect cables every time!</b><p>When …

My Last $100: Becoming a Fancy Knitter Lady

Thanks, Instagram.Over the last couple years, I’ve knocked out knitting projects with a singular goal: stashbusting. For the uninitiated, a stash is …

Money

The Wool Brigades of World War I, When Knitting Was a Patriotic Duty

The clacking of needles was heard from coast to coast.<p>In August 1918, the Comforts Committee of the Navy League of the United States opened a …

Atlas Obscura

5 Hacks to Make You a Knitting Rockstar

Our knitting doctor, Donna Pelzar, has come up with lots of tips and tricks over the years to help make your knitting project quicker, easier, and …

Hacking

9 Knitting Patterns to Challenge Your Skills

Meghan Schmaltz, aka the Unapologetic Knitter, is a designer who loves to create technical projects. What we love about her designs is that they are …

Yarn

The mystery of knitting ... remains a mystery

Knitters create holes with string using sticks and a clickety-clickety noise.<p>April 5, 2017 —I’ll just put it right out there: Knitting is spooky. …

Knitting

This trendy knitwear line is made by grandmas

What’s better than a cuddly cashmere scarf or beanie? One made by a grandma. That’s why in 2015, Margaux Rousseau and Faustine Badrichani — two …

New York Style

Women would rather knit than have sex when stressed, says study

We're just *knit* in the mood...<p>In news that will tickle any craft lover, it looks like British women would rather pick up their knitting needles …

Donald Trump

The Sleeve Swatch

Ysolda’s Hearthstone from Heart on my SleeveSo, it is often said amongst knitters that they do not enjoy swatching (if you have no idea what I’m …

Swatch

Yarn Hacks: Cable Knitting without a Cable Needle!

Cables are a wonderful knitting technique. They add interest, beauty, and warmth to projects. There’s nothing quite like a gorgeous cabled aran …

Hacking

Why knitting is so important for my mental health

Knit, knit, purl, purl, knit, knit, purl, purl. Those repeated, rhythmic patterns quelled my rising heart rate and kept my hands from shaking. …

Mental Health

The Incredible Reason Why a Crocheted Octopus Can Help Keep a Preemie Alive

When the neonatal staff at Poole Hospital in Dorset, England heard about groundbreaking research showing that snuggling crocheted octopuses might …

DIY Hooded Owl Blanket Turns a Couch Potato into a Cozy Bird

Have you ever wished you could be a bird? Now you can, with a little help from MJ of MJ’s Off the Hook Designs. She’s created a cozy owl blanket that, when worn, looks like you’re a nocturnal creature with a penchant for mice. The crochet pattern is similar to a fringe throw, but it has a playful …

Three Thrifty Ways To Increase Your Yarn Stash

Within the community of knitters and crocheters, “yarn stash,” or sometimes just “stash,” is an actual term. It refers to the amount of yarn one has …

Yarn

Learn how to join in new yarn when knitting...without becoming unraveled!

Have you ever worked on a project, thinking your skein was enough…only to run out before you finished? Did you tie a knot? Because knots can become …

Knitting

Become a Knitting Confident Creative

The spring read at Blue Sky Fibers has been Cat Bennett’s book <i>The Confident Creative</i>. So we were thrilled when we got the chance to meet with the …

Albert Einstein

Yarn for the Giving: Warm Up America!

I know what it’s like to be cold. After almost a decade in high-altitude climates, I’m used to freezing temperatures and arctic winds. But there is …

How Pink 'Pussyhats' Took Over the Women's March

Over 600 women's marches took place worldwide on January 21, 2017, and bright pink, cat-eared hats were the unofficial uniform. The Pussyhat Project was started by Krista Suh, a Los Angeles-based screenwriter, and a group of her friends—and the idea went viral. Suh posted the knitting pattern …

Dear Clara: How Much Yarn Is Too Much?

A knitter wonders about her stash. Clara Parkes has answers.The post Dear Clara: How Much Yarn Is Too Much? appeared first on Mason-Dixon Knitting.

Yarn

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This Guy Makes Sweaters Of Places And Then Takes Pictures Of Himself Wearing The Sweaters At Those Places

Do you wish you could bring your holidays home with you? Sam Barsky does just that through knitting incredible pictorial sweaters! Baltimore resident …

Clothing

How to Knit Bobbles: Step-by-Step Tutorial