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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

Charity calls for knitter to make jumpers for penguins

Knitters are being urged to make jumpers for penguins

A leading charity has made an unusual plea to amateur and professional knitters by urging them to make jumpers intended for penguins.

The Penguin Foundation has called out to people all over the world to donate the miniature garments in an effort to help birds that are in rehab after being harmed... read more

Crocheted quilt proves sentimental value of family heirlooms

Hellen van Rees designs dresses from leftover yarn (thinkstock)

A crocheted quilt has hit the headlines in Cambridgeshire, 58 years after it was originally completed.

The beautiful white blanket is featured in the Fenland Citizen alongside its current owner, Yvonne Smith. It has a fascinating story, having been started by her grandmother Phoebe Rolfe shortly ... read more

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