255 stitches in 3 minutes !!!

Just saw a blurb on BBC - about the world's fastest knitter, a woman from Shetland, who knits 255 stitches in 3 minutes going to defend her crown this weekend in Minneapolis - at the Mall of America at the Knit Out and Crochet...Should be great! So all you boys (and girls, too) in the Twin Cities area, head out there if you can!

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drmel94's picture

I heard an interview with

I heard an interview with Hazel Tindall on the BBC's 'Good Evening Shetland' last week. I don't think I caught, though, that it was going to be held at the Mall from Hell (I was living there when they built it). It would appear that Miriam Tegels is a little faster, but it's not clear if they were knitting to the same standard (DK yarn on 4mm needles, 60st wide strip in stockinette).

http://www.bhkc.co.uk/data/fastest.htm

good lord!

good lord!

Here's a link to a youtube

Here's a link to a youtube video of a speed knitter:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=WjEh7acrr5o

She looks so relaxed!

BuduR's picture

also, you can find in

also, you can find in related videos you can see Miriam Tegels who I believe still holds the worlds record knitting 118 sts per minute.

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scottly's picture

I prefer to savor each and

I prefer to savor each and every stitch ;)

Scott
I wish I were knitting now.

albert's picture

I once knit 255 stitches.

I once knit 255 stitches. Uh, unfortunately I didn't notice how long it took.

BuduR's picture

I would love to see this

I would love to see this woman, there is or was a video of her on Youtube, I could never knit that fast, by the time I realized I made a mistake the sweater would be done.

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MMario's picture

There are DAYS when I don't

There are DAYS when I don't get that many stitches done...

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MasonM's picture

LOL same here. Mason Linux:

LOL same here.

Mason

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