The Noble Knitter

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

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 …

Babies

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 …

Crafting

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 …

Dystopia

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

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 …

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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 …

Sweaters

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> …

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 …

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 that come smaller than a fingernail are absolutely adorable

<b>A talented artist is proving to be an expert with a needle by creating amazingly tiny pieces of knitwear.</b><p>Looking to get pregnant? Here's why you need …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Veganism

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 …

Horror spectators: The lady revolutionaries who calmly knit during executions

The ‘tricoteuse’ 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 …

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Knit Detective: The Eddie Redmayne Sweater

I’m a knit designer. I knit what I like to wear. However, every once in a while, I see someone else’s design that fills a void I did not know I had. …

Yarn

The world’s best son (and Twitter!) saved the day when no one bought his mom’s goods at a craft fair, and it is so heartwarming

Make sure you have your tissues handy, because our daily cry is a doozy in the best way possible. With the help of Twitter, the world’s best son …

Young woman invents new knitting method using elbow and pole

A young regional woman is developing a loyal following for her chunky woollen homewares, made using just her elbow and a pole.<p>Three years ago a …

Australia

Creative Activities Like Baking and Knitting Boost Mental Well-Being

Research has already shown us that making art is a good stress reliever, even if your skill level is more kindergartener than Picasso. Now a new …

86-year-old man battling cancer knits 300 hats for premature babies

An 86-year-old man battling cancer has managed to knit 300 caps for premature babies, which he says is his way of “paying it forward.” Ed Moseley, who lives at Dogwood Forest Assisted Living in Acworth, Georgia, taught himself to knit in August as part of a community challenge, KTVU Fox 2 …

Cancer

A Little Yarn And Some Cardboard Equals Charming Wall Art - Home Decorating Trends

Wall art can be expensive but a little time and a few materials can yield some charming wall art for your home. Besides, words and sayings on the …