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Fastest Knitter to Defend Title Answered

A neat read for those knitters out there!

Courtesy of the BBC
Hazel Tindall, from Shetland, is representing the UK at the international contest in Minneapolis.

She was 52 when she was crowned the world's fastest knitter with 255 stitches in three minutes in 2004.

The top knitters from across Europe and America will be taking part in the competition.

'Good technique'

Mrs Tindall said she was brought up in a family where her grandmother was always knitting.

She told BBC Scotland: "I managed 255 in three minutes when I became the world's fastest knitter in 2004 and this is the first time I have been invited back to defend the title.

"I think you need to have good technique and move your hands as little as possible.

"Everyone has their own way of doing it. I have been knitting for more than half a century."



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12 years ago

The original record story (note identical photo!)

When Kitewife heard about this, she said. hmmm... what about stamina?

It's all right being able to rip off a couple of rows of plain knitting in three minutes, but how long does she take to do a full sweater, with ribbing and such?

She regularly knits things with one or two hundred stitches per row. I don't know if that's a lot, but it impresses me. I can't do rows of ten stitches without help from #2 son, and he's seven.


12 years ago

Wow, she's fast. I was just reading about the speed improvement for an average knitter when using continental style, too.