Why Knitting Schools Should Make a Comeback

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Before the Industrial Revolution, knitting schools used to be very common. Since this craft was a way to both make money and make garments for yourself and your family, children needed to learn this craft early on in order to become proficient at it. Since machine knitting was invented, knitting in schools slowly became less[Read More]

Who and What Are Yarn Bombers?

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Yarn bombers are knitters and other fiber artists that create street art out of yarn. These artists have been around for years now, but they are still technically “underground,” and most of them hope to stay that way. While yarn bombing does not hold a strong punishment, it is still technically illegal, and most yarn[Read More]

World Record Knitting Jobs

Next time you think your knitting pattern is too complicated or you just want to set a new knitting goal for yourself, this list of world record knitting jobs should give you something to think about. If nothing else, they are fun and interesting knitting facts. Are you going to be the next knitter to[Read More]

Knitting Jobs -Why Are They So Relaxing For Us?

Some people will just never understand how something like knitting can be so relaxing but the truth remains that many knitting jobs are extremely relaxing in addition to being very rewarding on a personal level. What it is about knitting jobs may be difficult to accurately define but there are many common factors that can[Read More]

Knitting Jobs Through The Ages

Here, for your fun and useless trivial information anecdote of the day, you will find lots of pointless facts about the history of knitting and the people who have been doing those lovely knitting jobs throughout the ages. Throughout history, knitting jobs have been for both the super-poor and the super-rich. During some periods of[Read More]

Knitting Jobs for Groups

While these knitting jobs are certainly the exception and not the rule, they can still be a great excuse for getting together and spinning some yarn(s). But what kinds of knitting jobs are really available that are large enough for an entire group of people to work on? Certainly there are very few traditional or[Read More]

Different Knitting Needles for Different Knitting Jobs

Different knitting needles are needed for different knitting jobs. It is not like some needlecrafts where you can cheat and use the same needles for different threads or knitting yarns. When it comes to knitting jobs, about the only time you want to change the needle size from the recommended size is when you are[Read More]

Machine Knitting for Fun and Profit

Knitting throughout the ages has enjoyed both peaks and ebbs in popularity but there have always been some people who had difficulty handling the knitting needles and thus, used to be unable to attempt knitting to see whether they enjoyed it or not. For the last few hundred years, knitting machines have made it possible[Read More]

33 Places To Find Great Knitting Patterns

There are so many places you can find knitting patterns, it can be a bit overwhelming! The best way to sift through this massive collection is to get specific. When you know what niche market you are going to supply, you'll know what sort of patterns are you looking for and it will make your[Read More]

Can You Help Rose Convert Crochet Patterns To Knitting?

 I have had a great question from Rose, which I thought someone may have an answer for. Here is her question:  Hi, is there such a thing as converting crochet patterns to knitting?  I do not crochet – tried many times and failed – it’s a complex from childhood.  As deft as I am at[Read More]