50 Inspirational Knitting Quotes To Keep Going

Anusuya Mukherjee
Dec 12, 2023 By Anusuya Mukherjee
Originally Published on Feb 03, 2021
Edited by Luca Demetriou
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Inspirational famous knitting quotes are a perfect blend of wisdom, creativity, and encouragement, especially to get you started with a daunting knitting project!

Knitting does not really require any specific dexterity, but if you're thinking of starting knitting, one thing is for sure, it definitely requires a consistency and some creativity. So, if you have started off but lost your spirits, these knitting sayings will help you stay on track or help you get started.

Knitting quotes are quite insightful and reflective as knitting various apparels is more of a creative and regular task, and losing motivation is common for many people.

Sometimes, even professional knitters find it difficult to keep going, so it is completely normal to go through and explore this ultimate list of knitting quotes and end up knitting more and more yarns.

If you liked our article then do take a look at Kintsugi quotes and knife quotes.

Famous Knitting Quotes

An inspirational knitting quote never fails to stimulate the mind and some fun, and especially knitters will find these interesting.

1. "I find people interesting...People with a passion are interesting - whether it's old cars or taxidermy or knitting."

- Clare Balding.

2. "Knitting is the perfect metaphor for life. You might spend months knitting something, but you could probably unravel the whole thing in less than an hour."

- Gabbo De La Parra.

3. "Knitting, he thought, was a comfort to the soul. It was regular. It was repetitious. And, in the end, it amounted to something."

- Jan Karon, 'At Home In Mitford'.

4. "It's much easier than I thought it would be. Most things in knitting are, really."

- Gil McNeil, 'The Beach Street Knitting Society And Yarn Club'.

5. "Properly practiced, knitting soothes the troubled spirit, and it doesn't hurt the untroubled spirit either."

- Elizabeth Zimmerman, 'Knitting Without Tears'.

6. "Maybe knitting is like writing a story-- an act of discovery. But that seems unlikely, given the very precise directions."

- Ann Hood, 'Knitting Yarns: Writers On Knitting'.

7. "I love the way knitting brings people together."

- Debbie Macomber, 'A Good Yarn'.

8. "Properly practiced, knitting soothes the troubled spirit, and it doesn't hurt the untroubled spirit either."

- Elizabeth Zimmermann, 'Knitting Without Tears'.

9. "You don't knit because you are patient. You are patient because you knit."

- Stephanie Pearl-McPhee, 'Things I Learned From Knitting'.

10. "There is practically no activity that cannot be enhanced or replaced by knitting if you really want to get obsessive about it."

- Stephanie Pearl-McPhee, 'At Knit's End: Meditations For Women Who Knit Too Much'.

Knitting Quotes And Sayings

Knitting sayings and quotes or crafting quotes are a collection of quotes that provides some inspiration for knitters, helping you to get started.

11. "Needlepoint: the delicious art of filling in holes with wool."

- Carole Berman.

12. "Amazing what the application of a knitting needle could do for one's manners."

- Lauren Willig, 'The Orchid Affair'.

13. "The number one reason knitters knit is because they are so smart that they need knitting to make boring things interesting."

- Stephanie Pearl-McPhee, 'Free-Range Knitter: The Yarn Harlot Writes Again'.

14. "Handmade is not homemade. Do it right and wear it with pride!"

- Reba Linker, 'Follow The Yarn'.

15. "With great effort comes great gratification."

- Stephanie Pearl-McPhee, 'At Knit's End: Meditations For Women Who Knit Too Much'.

16. "I watch my wife knitting, and it's like watching close-up magic to me."

- Michael McKean.

17. "Just because something is fun doesn't mean it's a waste of time."

- Stephanie Pearl-McPhee.

18. "In life, as in knitting, don't leave loose ends. Take the time to thank the people who matter in your life."

- Reba Linker, 'Follow The Yarn'.

19. "The web of our life is of a mingled yarn, good and ill together."

- William Shakespeare, 'All Is Well That Ends Well'.

20. "The only difference between an experienced knitter and a new knitter is that the experienced knitter makes bigger mistakes faster. Be bold; there are no terrible consequences in knitting."

- Stephanie Pearl-McPhee.

Quotes About Knitting

Quotes knitting is full of inspiration and wisdom, it's everyone's favorite and so here is an ultimate collection of knitting quotes that you need and sayings that will help you top your potency.

21. "Art is not a handicraft, it is the transmission of feeling the artist has experienced."

- Leo Tolstoy.

22. "Knitting has a profound connective power."

- Clara Parkes, 'Knitlandia: A Knitter Sees The World'.

23. "All knitting is choreography."

- Clara Parkes, 'The Yarn Whisperer'.

24. "Sacred actions: gratitude, praying, dancing, hugging, singing, writing, painting, drawing, gardening, jogging, reading, knitting, and many more!"

- Lailah Gifty Akita.

25. "It is fairy dust and wanderlust that guide our hands to create what our hearts desire."

- Gayle Wray.

26. "Knitting not only relaxes me, but it also brings a feeling of being at home."

- Magdalena Neuner.

27. "Knitting keeps me from shouting at people."

- Jennie Breeden.

28. "Keep working...Keep trying...Keep believing. You still might not make it, but at least you gave it your best shot...If you don't have calluses on your soul, this isn't for you. Take up knitting instead."

- David Eddings.

29. "That's the thing with handmade items. They still have the person's mark on them, and when you hold them, you feel less alone."

- Aimee Bender, 'The Color Master: Stories'.

30. "As usual, the sock yarns have no idea what is going on."

- Stephanie Pearl-McPhee, 'All Wound Up: The Yarn Harlot Writes For A Spin'.

31. "Sweaters need to be imagined, dreamed over."

- Stephanie Pearl-McPhee, 'Knitting Rules!'

Funny Knitting Quotes

If you got bored or lost inspiration, then these knitting quotes will leave you studded with humor and encouragement.

32. "Knitting is knit together into who I am, and coming back to knitting meant coming back to myself, and myself was such a crazy place to be right then that I didn't want to go there."

- Stephanie Pearl-McPhee, 'All Wound Up: The Yarn Harlot Writes For A Spin'.

33. ".. Everyone has to knit when they're here. ... But not every person has to use yarn."

- Kate Jacobs, 'The Friday Night Knitting Club'.

34. "The people who think I'm famous are knitters. Most of my life, I'm wildly unrecognized."

- Stephanie Pearl-McPhee.

35. "One tends to give one's fingers too little credit for their own good sense."

- Elizabeth Zimmermann.

36. "The best reason for a knitter to marry is that you can't teach the cat to be impressed when you finish a lace scarf."

- Stephanie Pearl-McPhee, 'At Knit's End: Meditations For Women Who Knit Too Much'.

37. "Knitting is very conducive to thought. It is nice to knit a while, put down the needles, write a while, then take up the sock again."

- Dorothy Day.

38. "I will always buy extra yarn. I will not try to tempt fate."

- Stephanie Pearl-McPhee, 'At Knit's End: Meditations For Women Who Knit Too Much'.

39. "Knit on with confidence and hope through all crises."

- Elizabeth Zimmermann, 'Knitting Without Tears'.

40. "If you have time to knit, if you've taken up knitting, it means you're not worried about the essential stuff."

- Stephanie Pearl-McPhee.

Quotes About Crafts

These quotes highlight the true beauty of crafting with notes of inspiring words to help you cherish your day completely.

41. "You can think of a lot of things to make out of nothing if you have to."

- Louise Dickinson Rich, 'We Took To The Woods'.

42. "Love of beauty is taste. The creation of beauty is a craft."

- Ralph Waldo Emerson.

43. "It is by losing himself in the objective, in inquiry, creation, and craft, that a man becomes something."

- Paul Goodman.

44. "Perfecting your craft is one of the main keys in being successful."

- A Boogie wit da Hoodie.

45. "Art never responds to the wish to make it democratic; it is not for everybody; it is only for those who are willing to undergo the effort needed to understand it."

- Flannery O'Connor, 'Mystery And Manners: Occasional Prose'.

46. "You know, a dame with a rod is like a guy with a knitting needle."

- Daniel Mainwaring, 'Out Of The Past'.

47. "I do know that there isn't ever going to be a time when there aren't any knitters."

- Stephanie Pearl-McPhee.

48. "The only thing you have then to believe in is your craft."

- Frank Langella.

49. "You either create something, and you keep it a secret, and you die with it, or you can benefit the craft."

-Vidal Sassoon.

50. "Being literate as a writer is a good craft, is knowing your job, is knowing how to use your tools properly and not to damage the tools as you use them."

– Douglas Adams.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for knitting quotes then why not take a look at tool quotes, or anchor quotes.

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Written by Anusuya Mukherjee

Bachelor of Arts and Law specializing in Political Science and Intellectual Property Rights

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Anusuya MukherjeeBachelor of Arts and Law specializing in Political Science and Intellectual Property Rights

With a wealth of international experience spanning Europe, Africa, North America, and the Middle East, Anusuya brings a unique perspective to her work as a Content Assistant and Content Updating Coordinator. She holds a law degree from India and has practiced law in India and Kuwait. Anusuya is a fan of rap music and enjoys a good cup of coffee in her free time. Currently, she is working on her novel, "Mr. Ivory Merchant".

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