Are you organised and methodical or a free spirit when it comes to knitting? While we might have a love of needles and yarn in common, sometimes that’s where our similarities end! For some, working on one long and involved project is the perfect mindful pursuit, but we all know that person who has a pile of UFOs and an avalanche of yarn just waiting to spill out of the cupboard. There’s no right or wrong, and there is space for everyone in the wonderful world of knitting.
ANSWER THE QUESTIONS BELOW THEN SCROLL DOWN TO DISCOVER WHAT TYPE OF KNITTER YOU ARE.
1 WHICH BEST DESCRIBES YOUR CURRENT YARN STASH
A) Soft yarns in muted tones that are a joy to look at
B) Neatly ordered by weight and colour
C) Current yarn stash? I’ve got stashes dating back years!
D) Minimal with just the essentials for my latest project
2 HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR APPROACH TO KNITTING?
A) I mainly knit for others, so they are my starting point
B) I love to learn, so anything tricky will catch my eye
C) If it grabs my attention, I’ll grab the needles and go!
D) I always plan my project and work slowly and carefully
3 WHEN IS YOUR IDEAL TIME OF THE DAY TO KNIT?
A) I like to settle down with my knitting when the rush of the day is over
B) I knit when I know I’ve got at least one hour free from distraction
C) If I’ve got five minutes spare, I’m knitting!
D) I like to knit in the morning after a good night’s sleep
4 WHERE DO YOU ENJOY KNITTING MOST?
A) I like to be in the living room surrounded by my loved ones as they watch TV
B) I don’t mind as long as I can have learning resources close to hand
C) Anywhere and everywhere! Although I do like a knit and natter group
D) I need somewhere quiet and tidy with no distractions other than a podcast
5 WHAT IS YOUR GO-TO YARN TYPE?
A) Anything that is soft and kind on the skin
B) I like to try all the latest in yarn innovations
C) Chunky and bright. I like to get things done quickly!
D) DK and aran are really handy for so many projects
6 FINISH THIS SENTENCE. IF YOU CAN’T KNIT…
A) I’ll teach you
B) It’s high time you learnt!
C) You’re missing out on a whole lot of fun
D) That’s fine, but you might like to try
There is nothing that gives you more pleasure than knitting for others, and you often have a charity project on the go. You don’t expect big thanks, but you get real pleasure from seeing the look on loved ones’ faces when you present them with your latest handmade gift. Oh-so-soft yarns are your go to – after all, you want your gifts to feel as good as they look because, for you, knitting is all about showing you care. You’re also happy to spend time teaching others and encouraging them to enjoy knitting as much as you do.
Go for it! Your passion is pushing boundaries and trying something new. You get a kick from conquering new and tricky techniques – there is always something to be learnt and mastered, and once you’ve set your mind to it, you will succeed. There’s nothing more enjoyable than a workshop with your favourite tutors. You like your makes to have real purpose, and this will be key to your spring knits choices. You can sometimes be impatient to get things finished, so smaller, intricate projects are perfect for you.
WIPs? UFOs? Exploding yarn stash? Sound familiar? Your knitting approach is wonderfully chaotic and you are always in a rush to move onto the next thing… often before you’ve finished the last one (and the one before that!). You’re an enthusiastic knitter and full of creative ambition, but your need for speed can lead to mistakes and a pile of projects that you plan to correct when you get a minute. That said, you’re a joyful knitter and always have a smile on your face when you’ve got knitting needles in your hands!
You’re a very organised knitter with an ‘essentials-only’ knitting bag that proves it! You like to start and finish a project before embarking on your next one – as far as you’re concerned, a UFO is a failure! You tend to buy what you need, when you need it so that you can’t get distracted by all the lovely yarns and projects out there. You like to plan your new knitting project and set aside time in your week to get on with it. Everything you knit is perfect, and nothing less is acceptable to you!