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Man targets international knitting success

Nimble-fingered lady spends nine months knitting Christmas toys (iStockPhoto)

Stereotypes of the traditional knitter are long gone and nowadays it's perfectly normal to come across young people and men picking up a pair of needles.

Daniel Yuhas, a professional knitter and teacher, agrees that while he is certainly in a female-dominated industry, this doesn't bother him as ... read more

Hull knitters cover phone box for Comic Relief

Hull knitters cover phone box for Comic Relief

Knitters in Hull have impressed with their charitable efforts after turning a Hull phone box red in aid of Comic Relief.

The Knitwits group were asked to make an enormous red knitted cosy to cover the city centre box, and have more than risen to the challenge.

Speaking to Hull Daily Mail, co-fo... read more

Canadian policeman joins school knitting club

Canadian policeman joins school knitting club

A policeman in Castlegar, Canada joined in with a school knitting group this week to see just what all the fuss is about.

The Castlegar Source reports that Constable Rob Gardner joined kids from the Twin Rivers Elementary School to help learn about how craft initiatives can help fuel community co... read more

Fashion designers recruit Dutch grannies to create knitwear

Fashion designers recruit Dutch grannies to create knitwear

It seems that you just can't beat grannies when it comes to knitting prowess, as two Dutch entrepreneurs have recently discovered.

Combining the fashion sense of young designers with the skills cultivated among a group of elderly women in their local community, Jip Pulles and Niek van Hengel hav... read more

Happy Hookers bring crochet to Liverpool streets

War veteran reveals new passion for crochet (thinkstock)

A group of 100 people are bringing crocheting and yarnbombing to the streets of Liverpool, in an effort to spread skills and brighten up the city.

The Happy Hookers are a collection of enthusiasts both young and old, who meet to share their crochet, knitting and craft ideas, while having a good o... read more

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