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Top 10 Knitted facts that will blow your mind.

  1. Mr.Rogers wrote the majority of the music used in Mr.Rogers' Neighborhood, totaling over 289 songs. In addition, the famous sweaters he wore in each episode were all knitted by his mother

  2. There was a tradition in Norway, Denmark and the Faroe Islands where a girl would knit a "willy warmer" (also known as cock sock) to their boyfriends to see how seriously he took their relationship. If the gift was rejected, it was seen as evidence that he was not ready for marriage.

  3. All of the sweaters that Mr. Rogers wore on his show were knitted by his mother. He liked wearing them because they made him think of his mother.

  4. Every sweater that Mr. Rogers wore in Mister Rogers' Neighborhood was hand-knit by his mother.

  5. Mr. Rogers' mother knitted every sweater he wore on the show.

  6. There is a superstition in knitting called The Sweater Curse, which implies that knitting one's significant other a sweater will result in a breakup.

  7. The Knickerbocker Knitting Company, later known as Champion, made the first hoodie

  8. Nintendo had developed a knitting machine add-on for the NES that was never released.

  9. Queen guitarist Brian May built his primary guitar, the "Red Special", when he was sixteen. It contains parts from a motorbike, bicycle, knitting needle, and the wood is from an 18th century fireplace mantel

  10. Knit spelled backwards is tink. In the knitting community to ‘tink’ is to knit backwards stitch by stitch. To go back a whole row is to ‘rip it’ and to rip the entire work (rip it rip it) is ‘frogging.’

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Knitted blanket visualizing my son's sleep pattern from birth to his first birthday

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Temperature Blanket that I knit for my son. He lived in India as an exchange student for almost 11 months and each stripe in the blanket represents the low temperature of 1 day. Is

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Knitting was an exclusively male profession in the Middle Ages. It would take six years of apprenticeship to become a member of a knitting guild.

Dale Irby a PE teacher in Dallas (Texas, USA) who wore the exact same polyester shirt and knit sweater vest for the past 40 years of yearbook photos.

A Norway TV channel planned to show a reindeer migration nonstop in real time for 168 hours, using drones, antler-cams and snowmobiles. Previous "slow TV" included nonstop knitting, 18 hours of live salmon fishing, and hours of "firewood chopping" discussion followed by live footage of a fire.

A Norwegian TV channel airs 24-hours of wood burning and knitting - 20% of the country watch it

New knitting patterns were banned in both world wars as a counter-measure to knitted coded messages

All of Mr. Rogers cardigan sweaters worn on Mister Rogers' Neighborhood were knitted by his mother

William Lee invented a knitting machine in 1589, however Queen Elizabeth I denied him a patent because of her fear that the invention would cause her poor subjects to lose their jobs and become beggars.

Crocheting keeps only one knot open at a time whereas Knitting keeps an entire row open simultaneously

Iceland's population so closely knit that there is a dating app to help prevent accidental incest

All of mister Rogers' signature sweaters were hand-knit by his own mother

Dzo also represents valuable source of hide and fiber. Soft fibers in the shades of white, brown and black are spun into yarn that is used for knitting.

An underground street artist movement that began in Texas known as "Knitta Please" and artists simply known as Knittas. They used knitting in place of spray paint for graffiti tagging. Their was to make street art "warm and fuzzy."

Nintendo prototyped a knitting machine add-on for the NES

The "curse of the love sweater" or "sweater curse" is a term used by knitters to describe the belief that if a knitter gives a hand-knit sweater to a significant other, it will lead to the recipient breaking up with the knitter.

"Need A Mom", a company that will let you hire someone else's mother for around $30-40/hr to help with motherly duties such as cooking, house cleaning, knitting, shopping, or advice giving.

In Denmark, Norway, and the Faroe Islands there was a tradition for girls to give their man a knitted “testicles mitten” to see if he was ready for marriage.

About Yarn Bombing. It is the practice of defacing an object by covering it in knitted yarn.

Rev. William Lee invented a knitting machine in 1589 only to have Queen Elizabeth I ban it for fear of job loss of her subjects due to mechanization. He spirited the machines to France under Henry IV and began stocking manufacturing

Garrett Lowry, an 11-year-old who loves playing baseball, has knitted 50 hats for kids with cancer who are being treated at the Children’s Hospital Colorado. He just felt like it was something he could give kids who are going through chemotherapy to let them know someone cares about them.

In the late 1800-1920s people believed that they could catch diseases including Cholera if the torso got to cold, so they would wear a 6 foot long knitted flannel belt under the clothes around the abdomen to prevent many diseases.

There is a 200 ft long knitted pink rabbit in the mountains of Italy. Constructed in 2005, It has almost completely decayed, but the outline can still be seen via satellite.

Jessica Jones actress Krysten Ritter not only knits, but sells her own patterns/designs.

A British woman named Phyllis Latour Doyle parachuted into occupied Normandy and knitted secret codes out of silk, which she would later translate using Morse Code equipment, to help spy on German soldiers during World War II

The Roseto effect - close-knit communities have a lower risk of heart disease and lower death rates despite an unhealthy lifestyle and diet

The acronym used in the knitting community, but applicable in so many other areas - SABLE: "Stash Acquisition Beyond Life Expectancy"

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knitted fact infographic about A father knitted his baby's first year of sleep pattern data
A father knitted his baby's first year of sleep pattern data into a blanket

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Increase of global surface temperature knitted on a sweater