View Full Version : Close-up of world's fastest knitter

07-10-2007, 06:19 AM
I came across this close-up and thought it would be interesting to see how Miriam Tegels, the world's fastest knitter, (118 stitches in one minute) holds the yarn and needles -

It makes the way I knit seem a bit less weird, as she stabilises the right needle under her arm.

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The second link gives further details of speed challenges.

Happy Knitting

07-10-2007, 06:22 AM
I thought the way I knit might be considered strange too until I saw a picture of someone doing the same thing. I stabilise the right needle on my leg!

07-10-2007, 09:26 AM
I too use my leg...I've tried the under tha arm position but it seems to bring my knitting way too close, even with 14" needles.

07-10-2007, 09:45 AM
Did anybody else see that Miriam Tegels won the World's Fastest knitter by knitting 118 stitches in one minute?! :passedout:

07-10-2007, 10:41 AM

I was curious about this lady, so of course I went to You Tube! Check her out while knitting! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4HwTFViLR5Y


Jan in CA
07-10-2007, 11:31 AM
That certainly doesn't look relaxing to me. I don't see the point in speed knitting unless you're in a contest or something. If she's happy it's all good though. Bet she can start all her holiday gifts in December and still have time to wrap them. :teehee:

07-10-2007, 11:31 AM
Ok...but how does she do it when she knits with circulars? :shrug: