Being able to knit is an amazing skill. Knitters should be loved and cherished by their other halves because…

1. They’re full of so much knitting love that they’ll sit through almost anything on the telly as long as they can knit – football, documentaries about tractors, even the cricket!

Knitting in front of the TV


2. Everyone’s always in awe of the mind-bogglingly clever things they make!

Stopmotion knitting horse

3. There’s always a woolly tea cozy on hand so your tea doesn’t get cold.

Woman's Weekly tea cosy knitting pattern never let your tea go cold

Christmas Pudding Tea Cosy Knitting Pattern

4. They’re not needy and attention-seeking because they’re NEVER bored!

Knitting on a double decker bus

5. No-one in the family is ever chilly. Shawls, blankets, balaclavas, socks, cosy cardigans. You name it, then can knit it.

Baby Cot Blanket Knitting Patterm

Baby Cot Blanket Knitting Pattern

6. They’re experts in super-cute personalised gift ideas, such as baby bootees, which make everyone go: ‘Ahhhhhhh!’

Woman's Weekly baby booties and duck knitting pattern lovely gifts

Baby Booties And Duck Knitting Patterns

7. A knitter’s home is always weirdly insulated (although we can’t imagine why wall-to-wall yarn hasn’t caught on as a style statement).


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8. If you’re good to them, tailored handknits in statement colours may very well be in your future. Looking sharp!

Woman's Weekly man's sweater knitting pattern

Men’s Ridged Jumper Knitting Pattern

9. Their antics definitely keep the cat busy. Sweet dreams, puss.

Knitting cat

10. No-one they know ever has to go shopping for a Christmas jumper.

Polar Bear sweater knitting pattern from Woman's Weekly

Kids’ Polar Bear Hat And Jumper Knitting Patterns

11. If you’ve got an itch, they’ve always got a whole stash of needles to scratch it with.

Woman's Weekly plastic knitting needles basket fair-isle

12. They are excellent multi-taskers.

Woman's Weekly knitters are excellent at multi-tasking


13. Play your cards right and they’ll even teach you how to do it yourself.

Cary Grant learns to knit

14. If you need a cute lucky toy charm for the dashboard of your car, they have quite a selection for you to pick from.

Amigurumi Crochet Rainbow Toys Crochet Patterns

Amigurumi Rainbow Toys Crochet Patterns

All the patterns you see above (except the galloping horse, we’re afraid) are available to purchase from The Knitting Network. UK customers can also order by phone on 0800 024 1212.

Knitting is a very therapeutic and relaxing activity! Beginners can watch our how-to video for picking up dropped stitches.