The 10 types of knitters

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Do you love a bit of organisation? Or is creative chaos more your thing? Everyone has their own knitting style and we think you should embrace it! Here are our ten types of knitters:


What type of knitter are you?

The beginner – You’ve got more holes in your first project than swiss cheese, but everyone had to start somewhere, so call it lacework and wear it with pride!

One stitch pony – You know your strengths, and your strengths are a garter stitch scarf. Everyone’s getting one and if they’re really lucky next year they might get a matching hat.

Stash addict – It’s not so much about knitting with the yarn as buying it. And hiding it around the house. Is that a gap under the guest bed we see? Quick, buy more!

stash addict

The planner – You’ve organised presents for the whole of next year – birthdays, Christmas, weddings. Now if people could just let you know before they plan to have a baby that would really help.

Yarn snob – Someone tried to give you an acrylic yarn the other day and you visibly shuddered. 100% Peruvian alpaca only please.


yarn snob




The speedster – You don’t know why you even bother casting on, you’ll be casting off so soon. You can make a pair of socks in the time it takes others to make a cup of tea.

Male knitter – A rare sight to be seen. Speak softly so you don’t scare this talented and precise knitter away!

male knitter


Freestyler – Pattern? What pattern? Other knitters are in awe (and a bit jealous if we’re honest) of your ability to knit without a pattern.

The social knitter – You love a good get together over tea and biscuits or maybe even a glass of wine. If only you didn’t keep forgetting to bring your knitting.

The WIP knitter – You’ve got more left socks than even a bad dancer needs and so many jumpers without sleeves you’re hoping vests will make a come back.

WIP knitter


Can you spot yourself in these typical knitters, or maybe even someone you know? Tell us which knitting personality you are and share with friends whose traits you recognize!

Wonderful illustrations by Cynthia Fong

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