November 2012 News Archive

WWI knitted sock tradition kept alive in Australia

WWI knitted sock tradition kept alive in Australia

Knitting socks for troops in the First World War was a tradition employed by many Australian women keen to help the boys on the front line.

Seamless socks were knitted using eight-ply grey wool, which have since become synonymous with the Great War.

A rare and annotated knitting pattern for these... read more

Michael van der Ham launches vivid knitwear collection

Michael van der Ham launches vivid knitwear collection (Getty)

Knitwear has recently been thrust into the high fashion spotlight with a range of designers choosing to focus on natural fibres.

One such designer is Michael van der Ham, a leading Dutch name, who made sure that his creations stood out on the autumn-winter catwalks.

Ditching home comforts such as... read more

Hertfordshire residents knit village in funding bid

Hertfordshire residents knit village in funding bid (Pirton Local History Group)

Residents in Hertfordshire have completed an impressive knitting project to recreate their village.

Pirton Local History Group is using the unique construction to help raise awareness of a proposed interactive map of the village's oldest houses, as part of the Heritage Lottery Fund's All Our Stor... read more

Norwegian artist creates 365 day knitting clock

Norwegian artist creates 365 day knitting clock

A Norwegian artist has brought a whole new meaning to the phrase 'a stitch in time' by designing a 365 day 'knitting clock'.

The timepiece uses almost 1,500ft of yarn to show the passing of time and knits one stitch every half an hour throughout the day.

Created by Siren Elise Wilhelmsen, the dev... read more

Knitted Andy Murray included in new Scottish book

Knitted Andy Murray included in new Scottish book (APL)

After winning a gold medal in the London Olympics and storming to victory in the US Open, tennis ace Andy Murray has certainly cemented his place in the UK's sporting hall of fame.

This is especially the case in Scotland, where he's a national hero, and has even been immortalised in wool thanks ... read more

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