The Noble Knitter

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

This Professor Is Teaching Math Through Knitting. Here's Why It's So Important

No calculators allowed.<p>One snowy January day, I asked a classroom of college students to tell me the first word that came to mind when they thought …

Mathematics

How to Start Knitting (and Learn to Love It)

When people find out I am a knitter, they have one of several reactions: “Hey, so am I!” “Cool, will you make me a sweater?” or, by far the most frequent, “Oh, yeah, I learned once but was terrible and stopped.”<p>I’ve been knitting for over 20 years, and teaching friends, co-workers and strangers for …

Knitting

Things all knitters say!

How To: Magic Loop

What knit stitches are there - the next level!

10 Cool Cotton Yarns for Summer Knitting

Summer knitting means cotton! Here's what we love about knitting and crocheting with cotton yarn.<p><b>Keep Cool</b> - Cotton is soft, absorbent, and …

Knitting

Sweaters in Broadway’s 'Carousel’ come with quite a yarn

Judith Durant gained 10 pounds between early December and mid-March. And she has “Carousel” to blame.<p>Durant, of Lowell, spent three months tethered …

Knitting

How to Use Stitch Markers to Make Your Knitting Life Easier

Most knitters use stitch markers when they are knitting in the round to mark the end of the round, but many of us don’t use them as often as we …

Dyeing Wishes (Haunted Yarn Shop Series #2)

Product Details<p>ISBN-13:<p>9781101614594<p>Publication date:<p>07/02/2013<p>Sold by:<p>Penguin Group<p>Format:<p>NOOK Book<p>Pages:<p>352<p>Sales rank:<p>10,045<p>File size:<p>946 KB<p>Age …

Silverdale elderly, Bremerton students knitting together

BREMERTON, Wash. (AP) - June Welzbacker, 84, has been knitting for more than 50 years. Abigayle Parrish, 17, has been at it a month.<p>The two women …

The Cost of a Knitting Pattern, Annotated

I love this post from Thread & Ladle breaking down the potential time and monetary costs of producing a quality knitting pattern.People sometimes …

Top-Down Hat

<b>If you want to knit hats without a pattern and make every hat a one of a kind creation that also fits well (a nice bonus!), I've got a recipe for you.</b><p>…

Play

Shoop explains that regular expressions are simple but powerful for both searching and simplifying code, and are used in both knitting and coding to …

20-Somethings Embrace Clean Living

Young adults seeking control in uncertain times find their fun in knitting, meditation, vegetables<p>They drink less alcohol, eat more vegetables, cut back on meat, meditate often, enjoy knitting and make their own pour-over coffee. Meet the “clean lifers,” the young adults who revel in dodging the …

Craft Brewing

Knitting Linked To Reducing Depression, Anxiety And Chronic Pain, Report Reveals

The researchers suggest knitting could 'save the NHS funds'.<p>Knitting could save the NHS vital funds because it leads to a healthier population, …

Flying with knitting needles: Not in Bangkok!

What happens when security in Bangkok decides to deny your knitting on board? A bit of crazy managed to solve the problem, though not without some …

How this family of knitted characters have raised tens of thousands of pounds for people in their hour of need

It started as a tribute to one of their knitting group members with a fundraising target of just £200.<p>But this lifesized knitted ‘knitivity’ made by …

Let's Talk About Knots!

February 16, 2018<p>Knot! The word, when it comes to knitting, is akin to a swear word. Some people don't mind coming across a knot or two in their …

The Finnish Olympic team is knitting their nerves away on the Pyeongchang sidelines

The stakes are just a <i>little</i> bit high when you’re competing against the best athletes in the world in an event that will be televised to millions. It would be easy to let nerves get the better of you before you even begin!<p>Some pray to keep calm. Others meditate. As for the Finnish Olympic team ... …

Olympics

5 ways to carry yarn up the side of the work

<i>When I started to research this topic, I never expected to find so many different ways to tame those multiple strands of yarn. And I am happy I did</i> …

Knitting

Olympic Gold Medalist Lizzy Yarnold Celebrated With Night Of 'Knitflixing'

Is knitting and Netflix the ultimate way to relax?<p>Olympic Skeleton athlete Lizzy Yarnold would be forgiven for hitting the town hard after bagging …

Beanie boost for the homeless thanks to crafty Auldhouse Women's Institute

They also decided to back a local food bank as they handed over 40 hats.<p>A few dozen stitches in time from crafty Women’s Institute members in East …

Wool Is Cool Again, and the Prices Are Shear Madness

Brands from Adidas to Lululemon and Under Armour are touting wool’s soft feel and odor-resisting properties<p>Wool isn’t just for winter wear anymore, and its use in everything from shoes to underwear briefs is pushing prices of merino, the most popular type of wool fiber for clothes, to near-record …

Clothing

Boy, 5, trips and gets knitting needle stuck in his throat and skull

<b>A five-year-old boy was lucky to survive after a knitting needle got stuck so far back in his throat that it penetrated his skull.</b><p>The unnamed …

Knitting for a Cause: Little Hats, Big Hearts

Little Hats, Big Hearts<p>Wheaton Montessori School in Wheaton has been knitting up a storm. Students in the Elementary class joined volunteers across the country, knitting more than two dozen red baby hats to support the "Little Hats, Big Hearts" program.<p>"Little Hats, Big Hearts" is a joint …

This is your brain on crafting

<b>(CNN) —</b> Her brother's sudden death in 2004 hit Sarah Huerta hard.<p>In the years that followed, Huerta couldn't leave the house without suffering a panic attack. She hated getting in cars since her brother's body was found in one. She couldn't seem to hold down a job. Every time she stepped outside …

Excessive Knitting and Addiction

In a previous blog, I briefly looked at ‘quilting addiction’. It was while I was researching that blog that I also came across a number of academic …

Knitting

Why Knitting Is the Must-Have Life Skill

Growing up in Brooklyn, my no-nonsense German grandmother tried to teach me how to knit -- a life skill she believed was the key to happiness.<p>Like any adolescent, I rebelled and made excuses. "Tomorrow, Grandma, okay? Studying for a math test now, but I promise we'll sit down and you can teach me. …

The Wartime Spies Who Used Knitting as an Espionage Tool

Grandma was just making a sweater. Or was she?<p>During World War I, a grandmother in Belgium knitted at her window, watching the passing trains. As one …