March 2014 News Archive

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 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

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

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

University showcases 100 years of knitting

University showcases 100 years of knitting

Knitting enthusiasts may want to get themselves to Southampton over the coming days in order to check out a fascinating exhibition showcasing 100 years of the craft.

The city's university has put an array of items on display at the Special Collections Gallery within the Hartley Library, dating fr... read more

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