December 2012 News Archive

Cambridge guerrilla knitter strikes again

Cambridge guerrilla knitter strikes again (Thinkstock)

A mystery yarnbomber has struck again in Cambridge, coating lampposts on Jesus Green with brightly coloured knitted wraps in a bid to spread the Christmas spirit.

Cambridge News reports that a total of 16 lampposts down the main path through the park have been covered with patchwork jackets this ... read more

Mississippi youth group shares local knitting skills

Mississippi youth group shares local knitting skills (Brand X Pictures)

A craft group in Madison County, Mississippi is sharing its knitting skills with the younger generation as part of a weekly club.

The Canton Public Library has been running the Needles and Pins program for around a year now, McHerald.com reports, and has since become a huge success with people of... read more

Nimble-fingered lady spends nine months knitting Christmas toys

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

A nimble-fingered knitter from Cumbria has been hard at work finishing woollen presents for local children, which she began making in spring.

Bernie Holmes from Barrow started making more than 30 knitted toys back in March as Christmas presents for children at her toddler group, North West Evenin... read more

Great-grandad shows knitting not just for girls

Great-grandad shows knitting not just for girls (iStockPhoto)

A great-grandad from Glossop is breaking tired stereotypes by proving that knitting isn't just for girls.

Ken Platt, 74, who has been knitting for almost 50 years, is currently running workshops at his local Tintwistle primary school so that he can pass his skills on to the girls and boys.

Manche... read more

Portland dog hair knitting movement gaining popularity

Portland dog hair knitting movement gaining popularity (Thinkstock)

Portland in Oregon, US is home to a niche group of knitters who are trying to bring back one of the area's oldest traditions.

Rather than covering up from the cold in sheep wool, residents are knitting jumpers out of dog hair and have been doing so for generations.

KLCC radio station reports that... read more

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