Knitting

Conservation of a Mary Rose hat

One of the many fascinating items found on the Mary Rose, the sunken fastship of King Henry VIII, is a knit hat. A recent photo from the Mary Rose's Facebook page (public) shows a conservator working on preservation of a hat. (photo)

Knitting Day at Artisan's Row, Pennsic War XLI

SCA knitters attend! A knitting day will be held on Artisan's Row at Pennsic War XLI on Thursday, August 8, 2012.

"Everyone needs a silly hat in their life!"

Fans of Lord of the Rings, Vikings or fluffy beards will be glad to learn that they can knit their own dwarven battle helmet, complete with nasals, full beards and braids. (photos)

Knitting circles at the Freeport Historical Society

The Freeport Historical Society in Freeport, Maine invites knitters to participate in a series of afternoon knitting circles focusing on historic knitting. The program will run Saturdays from March 17 through May 26, 2012.

Knitting historian Richard Rutt, dead at 86

Former Anglican Bishop of Leicester Monsignor Cecil Richard Rutt, known to knitters worldwide as Richard Rutt, author of A History of Hand Knitting, died July 27, 2011 in Falmouth, England. Rutt was 86 years old.

Danger Looms Handspun Yarn

Danger Looms spins and dyes handspun yarns focusing on the period breeds.  Icelandic, Shetland, Norwegian, even Jacob can be available.   They also take special orders and will even use your fiber to spin at a good deal.  They offer yarn in a variety of sizes and colors, too, when available, from two-ply laceweight to chunky three-ply.  Each skein is ca

"I Knit Guernsey" competition

Visit Guernsey and I Knit London have joined forces to sponsor  a competition to revive the tradition of unique knitted sweater patterns on the Island of Guernsey. The deadline for entry is July 4, 2011.

Historic knitted artifact photos online

Those who study historical knitting will want to visit the website for the conference Fashioning the Early Modern: Creativity & Innovation in Europe: 1500-1800. where they will be able to view photos of knitted items from the Victoria and Albert Museum.

Knitting improves behavior in English schoolchildren

British schoolteachers have a new defense against the cellphone: knitting. A program to teach knitting to elementary age schoolchildren has reaped surprising results, including improved behavior.

Putting a literary foot forward

Knitters looking for a cool project - or readers looking for warm feet - will want to take a look at a sock pattern by Gryphon Perkins featuring "a reproduction of the introductory text in the oldest surviving manuscript of Beowulf." (photo)

Knit Your Bit for WWII vets

The Knit Your Bit knitting program was established by the National World War II Museum to provide warm, handmade scarves for WWII veterans in veterans homes across the country. All needleworkers are encouraged to participate.

Medieval Sock Wars at West/AnTir War a success

Dame Christian de Holacombe from the Shire of Windy Meads in the Kingdom of the West reports on Medieval Sock Wars at the recent West/An Tir War. (photos)

Knitted liripipe pattern

Alianora Munro has created a pattern for a "Fourteenth-Century Style Knitted Hood with Lirripipe." The pattern, with photo, is available on the Belfry Knits blog.

It's worldwide Knit in Public Week!

Knitters, unpack your needles; grab your yarn. It's worldwide Knit in Public Week where knitters showcase their hobby in public places.

Medieval Sock Wars at West/AnTir War

This year's West/AnTir War will feature a unique competition: Medieval Sock War, a contest to create knee-length, SCA period style stockingsduring the event.

Sheep-to-Shawl Charity Drive to be held in Santa Cruz

Mistress Collette de Rayncheval has announced that she will host a Sheep-to-Shawl Charity Drive May 28-31, 2010 in the Santa Cruz, CA area. Items produced will be donated to local battered women's shelters.

Sheep-to-Shawl Charity Drive 2010

The Sheep-to-Shawl Charity Drive 2010 will be happening this coming May 28-31, 2010 (over Memorial Day Weekend), near Santa Cruz, CA (~45 minutes from San Jose, ~ 1.5 hrs from San  Francisco, off the coast).

Knots-of-Love brings smiles to cancer patients

Knitters and crocheters looking for a project may want to check out Knots-of-Love, an organization that provides "crocheted and knitted caps for chemo patients and others facing life-threatening illnesses and injuries."

Red Scarf Project

The Red Scarf Project, sponsored by the Orphan Foundation of America, is taking donations of handmade knitted and crocheted red scarves to include in Valentine's Day care packages for foster youth.

June 14, 2008 is Worldwide Knit in Public Day!

All over the world, knitters will come together to promote their craft on June 14, 2008!

Baby Viking hat

For the knitters out there: Bella Knitting is selling patterns for an infant's knitted Viking hat -- complete with braids!

June 9 is Worldwide Knit in Public Day

June 9, 2007 is Worldwide Knit in Public Day, an opportunity to gather with other knitters and show what you can do!

"Filum Aureum" offers articles on Islamic knitting

The Winter 2006 issue of Filum Aureum, the newsletter for the West Kingdom Needleworkers Guild, is devoted to the study of Islamic knitting.

Knitting at the V&A

London's Victoria and Albert Museum has revamped its webpage regarding the craft of knitting with links to its historic collection of knitted goods, patterns, children's patterns and booklists.

Textile Arts Resources Online

A website, hosted by the University of Arizona's Computer Science Department, has posted an archive of documents on weaving, basketry, lace, and related subjects such as knitting.

Red Scarf Project

Jackie Hammers-Crowell of the Orphan Foundation of America Red Scarf Project responds to SCAtoday.net's posting about the project earlier in the year, thanking readers for their support.

Attention knitters: Make a scarf, help an orphan

Idle hands while socializing at an event this weekend? A charitable organization, the Orphan Foundation of America, is collecting hand-knitted scarves and mufflers until January 31, and giving them to college-bound orphans as an act of love.

Knitting Olympics

On the Historic Knitting List, Gabrielle reports that a blogger named the Yarn Harlot is challenging knitters to take part in a Knitter's Olympics to coincide with the Olympic Games.

By My Hand: Gloves and Mittens

"Cold hands, warm heart?" The warmth of your heart is up to you, but Dame Aoife has help for keeping hands warm during winter's chill.

Atlantia's Annual Knitting Challenge for Pages and "Warm Up America" Charity

Sayyida Halima al-Shafi’i of the Stronghold of Raven’s Cove in the Kingdom of Atlantia reports on a challenge in which the kingdom's knitters will teach their craft to young people.