With sheer horror I remember the moment we had to make our own knit “couture” in home ec class. It could be anything, from a tote bag to a pair of socks, or a scarf, or a tiny doll... the list goes on. I thought that a knitted bow tie for Father’s Day was a great idea, but expectation vs reality hit and the final result looked like a pastel wool blob asking to be tacitly discarded.
That’s when I came to the conclusion that not everyone is born a knitter, and our grandmas are the blessed souls. But some people are willing to enter the knitting game, or should I call it a league, and make needlework great again.
And oh boy, they do. Thanks to the r/Knitting subreddit, which is all about “warm, fuzzy, sometimes tangled” stuff, people from all walks of life can now proudly show their mad knitting skills, and some of it is surely leaving everyone in awe, from handmade ponchos to socks and sweaters that put all the mass-produced knitwear to shame.
#1 I Finally Finished The Massive Star Wars Double Knit Scarf
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#2 Thought You’d All Enjoy This!
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#3 My Brother Challenged Me To Make More Animal Socks!! Had A Lot Of Fun Making These Guys
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#4 5 Years And 1200 Hexipuffs Later, My King Size Beekeeper’s Quilt Is Finally Finished!
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#5 I Made A Fairly Accurate Baseball
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#6 After The Dark Year We Had, I Wanted Some Light Going Into 2021
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#7 With A Face This Cute, How Could I Not Put Him On A Sweater!
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#8 For The First Time I've Been Forced To Admit I Might Actually Know What I'm Doing!
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#9 World’s Largest Roly-Poly Bug
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#10 As Promised, Catch Of The Day Is Finished And Listed On Ravelry!
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#11 I've Been Knitting For Years But Only Recently Learnt How To Knit In The Round. This Is One Of My First Projects And I Love Him!
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#12 I Knit A Giant Sock For My Sister!
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#13 Never Doing Two Color Brioche Again But At Least She's Done
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#14 Silver Tree Rings Blanket - A Wedding Gift For My Brother And His Husband
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#15 I Finished A 1940s Sweater A While Back And Wanted To Share!
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#16 Channeling My Inner Bernie
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#17 Wish I Had A Better Camera And/Or More Light To Show Off This Dress! Vintage Pattern From 1958 (Slightly Modified)
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#18 I Made These Socks That Turn Feet Into Paws. Also, How Does Anyone Even Do Sock Photography
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#19 All The Mushrooms I Knit In The Past Year In One Picture
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#20 My First Finished Object: A Happy Colours Bubble Stitch Blanket
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#21 It Took Me Over 160 Hours, But I Finished Knitting My Brother's Christmas Present This Morning!
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#22 My Wednesday Addams Sweater
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#23 My Dog And I Now Have Matching Sweaters
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#24 The World Is A Nightmare. Self Care Is Important. So With That And Lenny Kravitz In Mind, I Took To Youtube, Taught Myself To Knit, And Present To You All My 2nd Ever Project!
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#25 I Made This Amazing/Ridiculous Zebra Sweater From A Pattern From 1987!
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#26 I Made A Lacy Shawl For My Mom, But I Had To Try It On For Myself First
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#27 A Wedding Dress For My Sister I Knitted Last Year
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#28 Knitted This Sweater For My Daughter
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#29 Nimbus Sweater. It Is So Light You Can't Feel That You're Wearing It. Soft Like A Cloud, Cool Like A Rainy Weather
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#30 I’m A Guy Who Normally Knits Socks And Scarfs And Hats For My Family. I Finally Knit A Sweater For Myself
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#31 Listen, I Love To Pose Nicely When Trying To Photograph My Fos, But I Had To Do Something To Fully Show The Drama Of These Sleeves
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#32 I Knit My Graduation Cap Decoration!
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#33 After Nearly 2 Months, I've Finished Knitting My First Dress!
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#34 Well Here It Is: 2020's Weather. 3m, 732 Rows (2 Rows=1 Day), 70,368 Stitches, 1kg Of Wool. My Small World And I Have Sat Together Every Day; I Witnessed Its Dramas And Joys And It Witnessed Mine. Now I Get To See This Cycle Play Out All Over Again, All New. What A Gift That Is
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#35 Knit The Solar System For A 3 Year Old Who Just Discovered “Planets”. Used Scrap Yarn, No Pattern — Just Winged It. I’m Weirdly Proud And Want To Keep It
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#36 I Don’t Knit, But My Wife Is A Very Skilled Knitter. This Is Something We Made Together. One Is Trimmed In Fir, The Other In Cedar
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#37 Remind Me To Take This Off Next Time I Facetime My Mom. She Keeps Saying She Wants To Steal It
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#38 My Sister Has The Most Vibrant Personality, So I Made Her A Sweater To Match!
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#39 I Got Married Yesterday And I Made My Own Wedding Shawl!
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#40 I Love Basquiat Art And I Created A Sweater Based On His Paintings
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#41 It's Lesbian Visibility Day, So There's No Better Day Than Today To Share The Rainbow Shawls I Knit For Our Big Lesbian Wedding!
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#42 Broadleaf Sweater In The Stunning Maple Trees Of Vancouver, Bc
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#43 School Has Been Cancelled For The Last 12 Days. I May Not Finish 8th Grade But I Finished My First Blanket!
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#44 Frog And Toad Are Done! Not Quite The Same As The Pattern But I Love Them
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#45 Adorable Bears Wearing Hats. What Else Do You Need To Know?!
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#46 Summer Sorrel
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#47 So Proud Of My Mom And Her Designs. “I Found My Art During The Pandemic” She Says
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#48 Made A Sweater For Myself
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#49 Quarantine Blanket Completed! Excited For How It Turned Out
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#50 Which One Of You Did This?
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#51 I Made A Jumper For Sitting On The Beach On A Chilly Evening Once This Is All Over
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#52 Asked My Grandma For One, But She's Too Kind And Knit Me Two
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#53 Finally Finished My Winnie The Pooh Baby Blanket
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#54 After Over Two Years Of Knitting, The Only Thing Left To Is Block My Persian Dreams!
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#55 My Boyfriend's Grandma Knit These Super Thick Sweaters/Hats For Our Trip To Iceland. They Kept Us Warm And Cozy!
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#56 A Few Months Ago I Posted My Finished Skirt For My Wedding Dress. Y’all Asked To See The Finished Project, So Here It Is! This Is A Knitting And Sewing Project Combined
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#57 When You're Both Biologists And One Of You Knits
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#58 I Made The Botanical Yoke, And I May Never Get Over It
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#59 Knitted Monopoly Board Blanket
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#60 My First Coordinating Hat/Mittens Set!
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#61 Shawl Collar Cable Sweater Done!
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#62 [fo] Just Some Kitty Socks I Knitted This Week
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#63 After 16 Months I Finally Finished This Blanket
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#64 My Finished Wool Sweater And I Will Just Wait For Winter Now
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#65 If Only I Didn't Have To Take It Off To Finish The Last Sleeve
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#66 For All Those "I Did This In 3 Minutes", These Socks Took Me 40 Days, With No Other Projects, In Lockdown. And I'm Super Proud
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#67 Nordic Sweater My Mom Designed. Thought I'd Share
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#68 I Have Waited My Whole Life For This Challenge
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#69 Im A Personal Believer The Right Way To Pose With Fo Socks Are Like A Boy Posing With A Fish He Caught
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#70 It Took Four Years And A Quarantine For Me To Get Around To Finishing This Vintage Sweater Kit
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#71 I Made A Little Whale Today
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#72 Finished My Knitorious Rbg For The Tribute Kal
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#73 Can’t Wait For It To Be Cool Enough To Wear My Lush Lemonade Socks!
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#74 I Saw The Adorable Knit Fox Stole, And Thought "You Know What Would Be Even Cuter? A Possum!" I Was Wrong
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