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Male knitting fan urges women not to see him as a curiosity

Uniqlo joins list of retailers opposing mulesed wool

Women should not perceive men who like to knit as a curiosity but should welcome their love of the pastime.

This is the claim made by a male knitting fan in the US, who claimed that people often stare at him when he starts knitting but he knows lots of men who create their own objects out of wool... read more

Plans afoot for much yarn-bombing ahead of Tour de France

Plans afoot for much yarn-bombing ahead of Tour de France

This summer will be an exciting one for cycling enthusiasts, with the UK hosting a leg of the Tour de France in July.

However, even those who don't regularly get in the saddle can still get involved with all the excitement - particularly if they happen to be knitters.

A host of crafty projects ar... read more

Knitting community mourns speedy crafter

Knitting community mourns speedy crafter

The knitting community all over the world is mourning the passing of a woman who broke two records with her speedy crafting.

Gwen Matthewman, 86, lived in Featherstone and first appeared on TV in 1968 after she became the fastest hand knitter at 111 stitches a minute and the most prolific hand kn... read more

Footballers to wear knitted boots - but they're not what you think

Nascimento makes his mark on London Fashion Week

We tend to think of footballers wearing the latest high-tech boots to ensure they perform well on the pitch. However, one international player is set to debut some knitted footwear in the near future.

Liverpool star Luis Suarez will wear the knitted boots against rivals Manchester United on March... read more

Knitting group makes dolls for adopted children

Girl scout knits for homeless community (iStockphoto)

A knitting group from a library in Bournemouth has come up with a novel way of helping adopted children come to terms with the process of going to a new home.

Social services in the area have recognised that some children - especially younger ones who are up for adoption - often struggle to under... read more

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