The Noble Knitter

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

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 …

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. …

Yarn

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 …

Knitting

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 …

Knitting

The Sleeve Swatch

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

Yarn

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 …

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. …

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 …

Yarn

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 …

Creativity

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 …

Knitting

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.

Crafting

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 …

Yarn

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Tutorial: Wrapped Up in Short Rows

Ah, short rows. They let us create sock heels that curve to fit our feet, work shoulder shaping minus the ugly stepped bind-offs, and put in darts or …

Yarn

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 …

Cute Animals

How to Knit Bobbles: Step-by-Step Tutorial

Noodlework! Knitting With Instant Noodles!! - Pee-wee's blog

<b>Instead of slurping down a savory bowl of instant noodles, artist Cynthia Delaney Suwito uses the cooked ramen as YARN for KNITTING!</b><p><b>I’m not kidding,</b> …

Yarn

7 Times Knitting Was Mocked In Popular Culture

1. In this PBS ad campaign.<p>Because LOOOOOL: WHO in their RIGHT MIND would deign to watch a show about PEOPLE ACTUALLY MAKING SOMETHING WITH THEIR …

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Thousands Are Knitting 'Pussy Hats' For The Women's March On Washington

Meow.<p>Hundreds of thousands of protestors are expected to flood Washington D.C. on January 21, 2017 to take part in the Women’s March on Washington, the day after Donald Trump’s inauguration.<p>And thanks to a knitting project that has gone viral, thousands of them will be wearing bright pink and …

These tiny knitted garments are smaller than a fingernail

<b>A talented artist is proving to be an expert with a needle by creating amazingly tiny pieces of knitwear.</b><p>Posh bashing is a small price to pay for a …

Crafting

15 Creative and Easy DIY Projects Made With Yarn

Do you love knitting as a hobby? It sure is a nice way to relax while still being more productive than watching TV. But even if you aren’t a hardcore …

Crafting

Meet the knitters making Christmas and Hanukkah hats for newborns

Walking into the foyer of the Magee-Women's Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, it’s not uncommon to see a circle of ladies saddled with balls of …

Babies

Sanctuary is Calling Knitters to Make Sweaters for 110 Hens Who Lost Their Feathers in Battery Cages

Do you enjoy knitting and love animals? Then you’ll love this story! The New Arc, a wildlife sanctuary located in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, is asking …

Lay some strands of wool across a table. When you’re done, everyone will fall in love with the result.

Knitting has made quite a comeback. But for some, the struggle with needles, purling, and all that is just too complicated. Here is a wonderful …

Crafting

Horror spectators: The lady revolutionaries who calmly knit during executions

The ‘tricoteuses’ became symbols of a jaded France<p>The women were known to hang around the guillotine, waiting for the heads to roll. They got to know …

History