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The ten types of knitter

Is organization your middle name when it comes to knitting? Or is creative chaos your thing? Everyone has their own knitting style, and we say: embrace it! Here are our ten types of knitters:

1. The beginner

You have more holes in your first project than Swiss cheese, but everyone had to start somewhere, so call it lacework and wear it with pride!

2. The one stitch pony

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

3. The stash addict

It’s more about shopping for the yarn than it is about actually knitting with it...and hiding it around the house. Is that yarn sticking out from under the bed? Quick, buy more!

4. The planner

You organized 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.

5. The yarn snob

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

6. The speedster

You don’t know why you even bother casting on - you’ll be binding off so soon. You can make a pair of socks in the same time it takes to make a cup of coffee.

7. The male knitter

Not as rare as you may think, you male knitters are ones to be celebrated. With precision and skill, it's easy to see why some of the great knitwear designers like Martin Storey and Kaffe Fassett are members of this boys club.

8. The freestyler

Pattern? What pattern? Other knitters are in awe (and probably jealous) of your ability to knit without a pattern.

9. The social knitter

You love a good get-together over a cup of coffee or even a glass of wine. If only you didn’t keep forgetting to bring your knitting.

10. The WIP knitter

You have more left socks than even a bad dancer needs and so many sweaters without sleeves, you’re hoping vests will make a comeback - need another project bag?