144 Times People Mastered The Art Of Knitting And Shared Their Creations Online (New Pics)

Knitting is a form of magic. Or it sure seems that way to someone who’s never held knitting needles, let alone tried to use them for anything other than wizarding wands of wizardry. Whether it be a form of artistic expression or a means of creating some lovely mittens to combat the cold winds hitting them fingers, it’s a craft that holds a special place in many hearts.

Bored Panda is definitely a fan! Last year, we compiled a list of 50 incredibly talented people who’ve shared their masterpieces online. Guess what we’re doing today? Well, if you’ve read the title then you know very well that we’re doing that again! 

The Reddit community named r/knitting has united over 426k knitting enthusiasts, with many sharing their lovely little creations. Whether total beginners, or long-standing (or should I say long-knitting?) masters, everyone is welcome to partake in the warmth that this community garners, and today we’ll be celebrating our favorites! 

Please, dearest Pandarandas, do enjoy this voyage into the nifty and creative, vote on your favorites along the way, and if you’re still craving more, here is an article—and look, here’s another one! Let’s dive into it! 

#1 This Embroidery Piece Has My First Ever Knitting Sample Sewn Onto It. This Piece Is A Reminder For Us To Honour Those Who Weave Our Clothing, Even If We Never Meet Them

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I have a confession to make: I have never knitted before in my life. It’s one of those things that I’ve never been exposed to: my family members aren’t knitters, my friends aren’t knitters, and we weren’t forced to learn this at school. We learned how to sew a button in, though! Very useful! 

So, I will be falling upon experts of the craft or those who’ve been mesmerized by its simplistic complexity and the alchemy that turns a regular piece of string into an artistic expression of fashion. Or a warm cozy blanket at the very least… 

#2 Eleven Months Later, I Finally Finished This ‘80s Space Jumper I Found On R/Knitting

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#3 Finally Off The Needles And Done. This Clogged Up My Knitting Mojo For Almost A Year

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Robbin Derry, an associate professor at the University of Lethbridge, believes that “the act of knitting is an opportunity to create and express ideas visually rather than verbally, to learn from our senses, to engage in active loving even while at work, to inspire others by actions and beauty.” 

In other words, the world of knitting opens up doors for deeper insights and self-understanding than just what is beyond the yarn. The craft of knitting, thus, has a multitude of purposes: from the construction of warm and cozy garments to the construction of a more self-confident, more generous, and calmer self. 

#4 Knitted My Greyhound A Suit For My Wedding Next Weekend

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#5 I Got Married On Saturday. I Made These Socks For My Wife To Wear When Getting Ready, So That She Didn't Get Cold Feet!

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#6 Proud Of This One! Yarn Is All Made By Me

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Robbin argues that the process and products of knitting may become “the outward expression of attitudes, emotions, and aspirations, well before these are articulated in words.” In simpler terms, what we carry inside of us is easier to come face-to-face with when we’re working on a creative project, requiring us to work together with the one person we argue with the most—ourselves. 

“I have experienced and described knitting as performance art, as active loving, and as an expression of strongly held values,” states Robbin, portraying the craft as a means of making sense of the world. “Reflecting on my adventures with yarn and needles, it feels like I am knitting my life into one integrated fabric,” she continues. 

“When we knit, we create a row of loops and then build another row of loops on top of those and keep going until we have a finished garment. When we live, we loop the relationships, moments, activities of our lives together; pile them on top of each other, creating links, making abrupt turns occasionally. Starting anew, and then sewing it onto the section we already had, we continue through to the end.” 

#7 When You Can’t Pick 2 Colors Choose 8 Instead

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#8 Tried My Hand At Knitting Some Chameleon Socks!!

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#9 I Was Convinced I'd Finish This Blanket In The Six Months Before I Graduated In 2018. I Moved House Four Times And Am Studying For My Second Masters Degree, But I’ve Finally Defeated It!

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Although it seems that knitters usually form an emotional connection to the craft, the fact remains that the traditions and techniques of knitting have been passed from generation to generation. What that means is that knitting is a deep-rooted part of our culture. 

Rebecca Elaine Schuiling argues that the artists who use knitting as a medium are “part of an ancient lineage of women around the globe who have transformed fibers into clothing to protect their families for tens of thousands of years.”

With the power to create comes a great responsibility. Does life imitate art far more than art imitates life? It’s a philosophical debate my straightforward brain cannot even begin to fathom. I understand the interconnection of both—one is not whole without the other—and the fact that soft colorful socks make me happy.  

#10 Just Finished A Pair Of Socks Inspired By The Very Hungry Caterpillar For An Arts Project

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#11 Knitted This Dress For My Daughter. She’s So Proud, Saying "My Daddy Made This For Me"

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#12 Adding A Hidden Alien Face

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Knitting is a living tradition, yet in modern times, it’s become more of a meditative act. “The notion of actively disengaging from the technologically saturated world is appealing to many artists,” Rebecca explains. “By engaging in a slow process of creation like knitting, artists feel connected to the medium through its therapeutic qualities.” 

The repetitive motions, much like a mantra, the feel of the yarn in the hand, and the sound of the clicking of the needles are soothing to the soul. Rebecca argues that we can take back control over our daily lives by engaging in a process that has a long production time, such as knitting. 

#13 Five Years Ago I Started Him, And Then Hid Him Away In A Box For Being Frustrating And Way Above My Skill Level

A few months ago I was inspired by a post on this sub to pick him back up and now, at long last, he's done!!

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#14 I Made Her For My Friend, Who Loves Knitting. I Hope This Mouse Will Make You Smile And Inspire You To Start A New Knitting Project Or Finish An Old One

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#15 Mommy & Me Sweatah Weathah! Maja And Voff

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Many scholars believe that knitting as an art form surpasses the powers of paint and marble because of its association with everyday life. Peter Stallybrass states “Cloth … [is] powerfully associated with memory, or to put it more strongly, cloth is memory.” Knitted fabrics can be understood by many, bringing art to the regular day of regular human beings, doing their most regular things. 

Thanks for coming to my TED Talk on knitting! Hope it was helpful or, at the very least, interesting. I definitely had a blast diving deep into it! For now, please enjoy the rest of this colorful list and refer to the links all the way back in the introduction for more crafty goodness! I bid you a good day and happy scrolling! 

#16 Was Jealous Of Kiddos Sweater So Made One For Myself

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#17 Finished My First Jumper! Bit Lumpy But I Love It

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#18 My Sweater Accidentally Turned Into A Dress But I Couldn’t Be More Pleased! Should I Add A “No Signal” Bar To Make It More Obvious For People Who Won’t Get It?

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#19 I Am Part Of A Facebook Group Called "Knit For A Unique Fit" That Matches Knitters With Individuals With Hand Differences To Make Custom Gloves. I Just Finished My First Pair!

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#20 It’s Finals Week, So Of Course I’m Wearing My New Fo For Good Luck

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#21 Finally Finished My Brain Hat! I Knitted It Through My Neurology And Behavioral Health Courses

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#22 Mermaid Blankets Are Out, Giant Sock Blankets Are In

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#23 Do I Get An Award For Actually Finishing A Halloween Sweater Before Halloween?!

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#24 Ha! Boom, Baby!

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#25 Matching Hand-Knit Socks For Our Wedding Day

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#26 Look, It Has Pockets!

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#27 I Have A New Contender For The Least Practical Item In My Wardrobe

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#28 Avena Sweater With Gradient Yarn!

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#29 Matching Sweaters With My Bubble Buddy

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#30 My Design Skyward Was Published In Pom Pom Magazine!

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#31 “Maybe This Town Is Big Enough…” Trans Pride Edition

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#32 I’m Back With My Own Cable Sweater!

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#33 Finally Got To Wear My Dress And Mittens Set Skating!!

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#34 I Spent All Day, Waiting For Someone To Tell Me

"Hey, nice sweater!" So, I could aggressively shout, "THANKS, I MADE IT!!!" Tomorrow, my strategy will be to aggressively ask strangers, "DO YOU LIKE MY SWEATER?!?"

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#35 I Finished My Magnum Opus Of Knitting. May I Present My Terra Nova Sweater!

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#36 Me 10 Years Ago: "Waste Yarn? Who Has Waste Yarn?" Me Today: Knits An Entire Sweater Out Of Sock Yarn Leftovers

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#37 All My Knits For My Baby Due This Week

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#38 My Proudest Knit Yet!

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#39 I Used Gradient Yarn To Make A Hat Inspired By The Northern Lights

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#40 I Knit This Sweater... With My Bear Hands!

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#41 Good Afternoon. I'm From Ukraine. A War Has Been Going On In My Country For A Whole Month Now. Thank You All For Your Support. Only Now I Was Able To Put The Knitting Needles In My Hands

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#42 My First Published Pattern Since My Stroke In 2020!

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#43 Knit These Babies Taat Because I Knew I Wouldn’t Be Able To Stomach Doing It Twice!

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#44 Handed Down To Me, A Blanket Made By My Great Grandmother In The 1970s/80s

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#45 My BF Asked Me To Make Him A Sweater “The Color Of Money With Dollar Signs On The Pockets” (He Works In Finance). He’s 40 Years Old. This Is Absurd, I Love It

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#46 Spent 500 Hours Making This For My Wife... But I'm Keeping It!

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#47 I'm Pretty Proud Of My Totoro Sweater

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#48 We Survived The 'Sweater Curse' With The Hardest Pattern I've Attempted Yet!

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#49 Almost Done With This Sweater And My Little Ingrate Tells Me That She Doesn’t Like It Because She Wanted A Big Fox Face On The Front Not Little Ones

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#50 Map Sweater Finally Complete!

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#51 I Started A Relationship And Got Married In The Time This Took

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#52 Finally! Done! Marceline’s Sweater From The “Return To The Nightosphere” Episode Of Adventure Time!

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#53 I Knitted My Wedding Dress. It Took A Year And A Half

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#54 Made This For My Kid! Feel Like A Good Nerd Mom

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#55 Experimental Stuff: Digital Artist's Glove! (Prevents The Hand From Sticking To The Monitor Lol) Usually They're Plain Black And Ill-Fitting, So I Wanted To Make My Own

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#56 I Tried Out Stranded Colorwork By Knitting A Sweater For My Cat. Cat Says "No Thank You"

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#57 So Proud Of This Sweater, I Feel I’ve Grown So Much In Colourwork!

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#58 Finally Finished My Knit Dress! I Don't Know What Possessed Me To Do A Color Work Piece This Big But At Last The Ends Are Sewn In!

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#59 Tom Daley Finished His Olympic Cardigan!

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#60 Someone Broke Into My Car Last Night And Took My Birth Certificate And The Only Cable Knit Sweater I've Made. Just Wanted To Publicly Grieve This Loss

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#61 I Was A Bit Nervous About This Much Negative Ease, But It Turned Out Very Cute, Cute As Heck Even

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#62 I Might Have Run Out Of Brown Yarn.. But I Love The Mismatch

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#63 He's Not Naked Anymore, But He's Too Fat For His Jacket

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#64 Here She Is - Finished Halibut!

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#65 This Dress Is A 12/10 Swish Effect

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#66 Just Finished This Vintage “Health Vest” And It’s The Perfect Pride Tank Top???

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#67 Alaska Hats For My Gymnastics Team That I Coach

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#68 I Finally Did It. Nearly 100,000 Stitches And 2½ Yards Of Sherpa Backing Later, I Have Finally Created The Coziest Blanket I Will Ever Own. So Proud, And The Kitties Love It Too

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#69 I Got A Lot Of Love On Here The Last Time I Posted, So I Wrote A Knitting Pattern!!

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#70 My Friend Drew Me A Picture Of A Jumper He Wanted, So I Found A Pattern To Adapt And Got To Work!

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#71 Sweater My Wife Knitted For Me Last Winter. She's The Best

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#72 My Final Sweater Of 2021, Joined By (Almost) All The Other Garments I Made This Year!

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#73 When The Yarn And The Pattern Come Together Perfectly

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#74 I've Been Playing Around With Horizontal Lines In Colorwork Designs

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#75 Tested This Shawl Pattern Inspired By Origami & So Did Some Origami Too

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#76 I Knitted A Dress Inspired By Alyosha Karamazov, A Character In My Favorite Book

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#77 Just Past The Half Way Point On My Monsters & Robots Baby Blanket

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#78 I Taught Myself To Knit Last Fall, With The Help Of Youtube And Lots Of Encouragement From My Best Friend. Today I Finished A Lace Shawl As A Surprise For Her Wedding

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#79 Hate It When I Don’t Swatch And End Up With The Wrong Size

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#80 That Is It; I’m Done. I’ve Climbed My Knitting Mount Everest, And I Doubt I’ll Ever Top It. I Guess I Gotta Take Up Welding Or Cross Country Running As A Hobby Now

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#81 Baby Blanket Finished A Week After My Due Date. Okay Buddy, It's Time!

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#82 I (Attempted To) Knit My Own Wedding Dress!

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#83 I Knitted Matching Sweaters For Our Pregnancy Announcement

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#84 I Made A Fingering Weight Throw Blanket

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#85 I Made A Shawl For My Best Friend For Her Wedding, And She Let Me Borrow It For Mine

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#86 Step 1: Knit A Sweater. Step 2: Wear It To A Wedding. Step 3: Annoy Everyone With The Information That You Made It Yourself

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#87 Warm And Fuzzy Sweater For My So

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#88 I Couldn’t Find A Top I Liked For This Skirt So I Made One!

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#89 Just Finished My Wedding Dress! Two Days Before Marriage. I’ll Definitely Share Day-Of Photos!

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#90 Knit Girl Summer Dress - My Birthday Outfit Is Sorted!

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#91 Are We Still Doing This? Please Tell Me We're Still Doing This

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#92 Decided To Make This Last Tuesday, And Had To Finish This Yesterday. My Hands Hurt

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#93 I Finally Finished My First Project After 3 Weeks And A Million Mistakes

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#94 First Colorwork Project Complete!

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#95 Finally Finished The Mitered Square Blanket I Started Earlier This Year And Shipped It Off To My Sister As A Housewarming Gift. It Took 90 Mins. Per Square And There Are 224 Squares

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#96 First Color Work .first Time With Intarsia

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#97 Many Hours And A Lot Of Effort, And So Worth It!

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#98 Please Enjoy My Cat Enjoying A Stack Of Finished Socks

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#99 I Woke Up Yesterday Morning To Discover It Was My Dog Sweater Pattern Tom Daley Was Knitting Poolside At The Tokyo Olympics

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#100 Finished The Wedding Dress!

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#101 First Time Posting. Finished My Sweater Just In Time For Fall. [fo]

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#102 Braided Cable Raglan Dress, That I Knitted Over The Summer

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#103 I Knitted My First Dress!!

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#104 I Knitted About 10.000 Beads Into A Sweater To Feel Like Laerke Bagger

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#105 Knit This Entire Sweater In Just 8 Days Thanks To An Endless Schedule Of Work Virtual Meetings! So Proud Of It

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#106 Finished My First Top Down Sweater!

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#107 I Got To Wear My First Ever Handmade Sweater On Jeopardy Tonight!

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#108 The Sweater I Made For My Husband Is Too Small For Him, But Somehow Fits Me Perfectly. Weird

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#109 My Parents Gave Me A Bag Of Wool For Christmas. Not Colours I'd Typically Choose. Challenge Accepted! No Pattern, Just From My Head. Blocked And Ready To Wear

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#110 I Made A Vest From A Sheep's Fleece! I Washed It, Combed The Wool, Spun The Yarn, Dyed The Yarn And Knit A Vest!

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#111 If We Are Into Fruity Socks Now I Totally Want To Share My Watermelon Socks!

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#112 Just Finished My Traditional Lace Socks

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#113 Finished My I Am Dragon III Shawl

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#114 Gave My Brother His Christmas Sweater Early, He Just Texted Me This

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#115 Knitted My Ideal Ribbed Hat

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#116 I Crash Tested My New Knitting Pattern On My Cousins

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#117 Made A Pumpkin-Colored Tee For The Autumn Right Around The Corner

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#118 I… Might Have Gone Slightly Overboard With The Baby Shower Gifts For My Brother And His Wife

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#119 And That’s A Wrap! Finally Finished This Beast Of A Project, Just In Time To Wear It To My Brother’s Wedding

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#120 This Sweater Took 98 Hours To Knit And Contains 110, 388 Stitches. It Is My Favorite Piece Of All And Fits Like A Dream

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#121 I Made This Sweater Based On A Beautiful Piece Of Art By Tansy Hargan

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#122 After More Than 5 Years Of Periodic Knitting, It's Finally Done! I Need People To See My Kelmscott Throw. This Double Knit Blanket Was A Marathon

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#123 It May Not Be Much, But Finishing This Blanket After Taking A Break From Knitting Due To Depression Is A Big Win For Me!

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#124 When You Have No Idea How To Model But Your Friends Ask You To Send More Pictures Of You Wearing Your Latest Knitting Project

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#125 So Much Brioche! I Did It!

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#126 Gifted Very Fancy Yarn For My Birthday And Let It Shine In The Burrow Cardigan

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#127 I Need It To Be Cool Enough To Wear This Now... I'm Over The Moon That I Finished My Alaska Sweater And It Fits!

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#128 Poseidon Adventure Is Finally Over!!

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#129 First Time Knitting Brioche Stitch And Even After 6 Months I'm Still Completely Obsessed With It And This Pattern!

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#130 Idk If I’m Good Enough To Post This Online, But I’m So Proud Of This Sweater!

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#131 So Obsessed With My Knitting Project. Finished It A Couple Of Weeks Ago And I Can’t Help But Wear It Each And Every Morning Just To Marvel At How Well It Fits And How Gorgeous It Looks

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#132 I Made Myself An Oversized Loop Scarf!

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#133 My 82-Year-Old Grandma Knitted Me A Whole Blanket For College. It Took Her 3 Months Of Hard Work

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#134 My First Knitted Sweater, The Grinalda Sweater By Rosa Pomar

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#135 Knitting This Was A Blast - Huge Cables, 100% Contiguous Construction, Delightful Color

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#136 So Obviously Finishing This Sweater Is The Best Thing I've Ever Accomplished

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#137 My County Fair Submissions

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#138 I Knit My Husband Chris A Handsome Chris Pullover And It Only Took Me 7 Months!

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#139 [fo] Finished My Top Just In Time To Wear To A Friend's Bridgerton-Themed Baby Shower!

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#140 Modified Flax For Maternity And Nursing!

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#141 I Trusted The Math: Xl Front And M Back. Fits Like A Dream!

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#142 Haha This Took ~forever~

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#143 Finally Finished My Honeycomb Aran!! This Is The Best Thing I’ve Ever Made And I’m Going To Be Absolutely Insufferable About It

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#144 Two Finished Pillows And A Work In Progress - Blanket. I Learnt To Knit Just Because I Felt That Knitted Pillows Would Look Nice On My New Sofa

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