5 Famous Female Knitters and Guys, Too

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Famous Knitters

Knitting  is something that have come full circle. Our parents, grandparents, or greats choose to knit. Often, it was essential to have home made hats, mittens, or socks to ensure members of the family were warm and comfortable. Then it seems like we gravitated toward buying store bought for so many things. Knitting lost its cool for a bit, but whoa, not any more!

Now all types knit; famous, not-so-famous, and from every walk of life. Also, we find that we want to be more careful about our waste and here at DGY we seriously consider the importance of taking care of Mother Earth! Recycled materials are finding great value in our re-aligned sensibilities! And with this flourish to re-cycle, up-cycle and bi-cycle, knitting has become super trendy. You are not only doing good for the world, you are grouping yourself with the following famous knitters:

1.Christina Hendricks -  We all know that knitting is great therapy, right? In her downtime on the set of Mad Men, Christina loves to knit. She advocates for her love of knitting and speaks about it at interviews. How cool is that? We knitters have someone promoting this wonderful and therapeutic craft! We all can use a bit of inspiration from time to time!

2.Kate Middleton - While, I am not sure of how much time Kate has to knit, she took up this hobby while on a trip to Scotland in 2013. She certainly has some royal babies to knit for! Whether beginner or expert, the inspiration page at DGY gives some excellent ideas for beginner or pro.

Kate Middleton

3.Hannah Dakota Fanning is an American actress and model. At age seven, her performance in the 2001 film I Am Sam earned her a nomination for a Screen Actors Guild Award at age eight in 2002, making her the youngest nominee in history. As a child actress, she went on to appear in high-profile films such as Man on Fire, War of the Worlds and Charlotte's Web. And guess what, Dakota loves to knit! She has knit gifts for famous actors like Tom Cruise and Denzel Washington.

Great to see the younger knitters coming along and here at DGY we have some really cute patterns for your cell phone or perhaps you want to try one of our cool kimono jacket kits! Encouraging younger people to knit creates an infinite thread of creation for the future!

4.Felicity Huffman - This star of "Dangerous Housewives" was into learning Italian and French but that all changed once she had kids. She states "my brain turned to mush and I took up knitting,"  Her knitting even inspired the title of a TV movie starring her husband, actor William H. Macy, called "The Wool Cap". Great to see this knitting passion spread far beyond the end of our knitting needles!

Hope Springs

5.Meryl Streep - I love Meryl and find her to be such a class act. I love her acting, her conviction for what she believe in and now her passion for knitting. She spend her time knitting between takes, but she is also known to introduce her costars to the many benefits of knitting.  Wow, now this person I am totally in awe of just got better. She is now on a pedestal, a yarn pedestal, with me! Or is that a chair woven with sari silk?!!!

And the winner is...

So let's not think this is just about how cool it is for WOMEN to knit. I have given a lot of thought to this and here is my favorite famous guy knitter. Drum roll and spot light please!

6.David Arquette has achieved celebrity status as both a knitter and a celebrity knitter. He has appeared on the cover of  "Celebrity Scarves 2: Hollywood Knits for Breast Cancer Research," an instructional tome of knitting projects from Hollywood's foremost hobbyists. Take a peek at this book to see what all the famous knitters are sharing for crafting ideas.

David Arquette

And yeah, I have no idea why men knit less than women but here is a great link to men who knit and I love the humor of this post from auntpeaches.com! Thanks to you guys and gals who love to knit and promote it. Thanks for caring about the earth and what we create.

Our DGY story is super amazing and we love doing what we do and that we have so many reclaimed yarns to inspire crafters, famous or not! Knitting is wonderfully popular and we are proud to be part of this movement. It's great to have all these famous knitting advocates spurring us on, and I am wondering if you have any famous knitters to add to our list? xoJanis

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  • Janis Minshull