Hello & welcome to my blog
my name is Norman, I’m 42 years old, and I have been knitting for 30 years+. I live in Vienna, Austria, and I created this website to share my love for this amazing hobby. I want to help you learn knitting, and share my patterns and knitting tips for better results with you. Currently, about 500.000 users read my articles per month and about 30.000 have joined my monthly newsletter. I also have a YouTube channel with well over 150.000 subscribers.
In terms of knitting, this post will show you what tools & materials I like most.
I started this blog at the beginning of 2020. With the onset of shutdowns all around the globe, I was suddenly faced with lots of free time at home. You see, my other passion is traveling and I had been running a very successful travel blog for 5 years prior to that. So, when that abruptly came to a halt, I figured it would be the perfect time to realize my long-held dream of a knitting blog.
Certainly, there are already quite some resources out there, but my little corner of the knitting world focuses on two things: First of all, I believe in education rather than repetition. (Almost) all my tutorials and knitting patterns have large sections where I explain a bit of theory and provide my readers with further options. I want my readers to be in a position where they know that a ktbl will close a gap, and not just blindly follow my instructions. Or how to get gauge and adjust a pattern to their body size and preferences.
And secondly, I wanted to put my passion for photography to good use and provide my readers with high-resolution pictures and clear videos that will help them learn knitting without squinting their eyes. This hobby is all about the fine details and it’s hard to perfect it without seeing exactly those.
I also want to show the world that knitting is a hobby for all ages, men, women, children, and everything in between and beyond. Throughout my years of traveling, I came across amazing knitting communities around the world – each and every one with unique patterns, techniques, and quite amazing traditions. I want to give the diversity of this hobby a home.
Please don’t hesitate to reach out to me in case you have any specific questions.