1. The worlds fastest knitter is Hazel Tindall from Scotland, who knits 262 stitches in 3 minutes. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GfRZnN2rL4Y
2. The worlds largest knitting needle is 13ft .75in and each needle weighs 25 lbs. They belong to Jeanette Huisinga, and she had to knit a 10X10 square with the them be qualify for the title.
3. The term âStitch-n-Bitchâ has been used at least since World War Two to refer to social knitting groups. It is also the title of a 2003 knitterâs handbook. Scholars note that these social groups often act as a form of resistance to major political, social, and technological change in Western societies.
4. For the first four or five hundred years of knittingâs history, the most common knitting materials were cotton and silk, not wool.
5. Famous people who knit include Julia Roberts, Vanna White, Cameron Diaz, Sarah Jessica Parker, Julianna Margulies, and many others.
6. Between 2002 and 2004, the number of women knitters in the U.S. ages 25â35 increased nearly 150%.
7. Early knitting needles were typically made from bone, ivory, or tortoise shell.
8. Knitting was initially a male-only occupation.
9. A person burns 55 calories by knitting for half an hour.
10. The U.S. Olympic Committee sent a cease-and-desist letter to the knitting websiteRavelry.com stating that their âRavelympicsâ infringes on their copyright. The letter states that Ravelryâs afghan marathon, scarf hockey, and sweater triathlon âdenigrateâ the Games.