We had so much fun putting together this list of knitters that also happen to be celebrities! Take a look at how some of your favorite stars pass the time and relieve stress with one of our favorite fiber arts. Now, if only we could figure out how to get them a Knitcrate…
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This sassy, down-to-earth songstress shows a softer side with a simple garter stitch scarf as she travels from one gig to another. Knitting is, after all, the perfect way to unwind after a high-energy night.
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Hearthrob Ryan Gosling has been the subject of many a ‘Hey Girl’ knitting meme, but he actually does knit. He learned on the set of the quirky indie film, Lars and the Real Girl, where he also sports adorable sweaters (like the one shown above).
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We love Krysten for her unapologetic roles in shows like Jessica Jones and Breaking Bad, but now we have a new reason to love this actress: her devotion to knitting. Krysten often shares knitting projects on her Instagram and has been seen knitting on the Tonight Show. She’s not just into garter stitch, either–the actress was interviewed for Interweave, Mollie Makes, and Vogue Knitting this year about her projects, including her design work for We Are Knitters.
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It’s no secret that Julia Roberts knits–or that she knits so much that even co-stars like Tom Hanks, when given the opportunity, learned too. As one of our favorite knitting celebrities, it’s extra special to see Julia wearing a Women’s March hat that she probably made herself!
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Dakota has been knitting since a young age, and has a habit of gifting her creations to co-stars, like Tom Cruise on the War of the Worlds set, and Ewan McGregor in her more recent film, American Pastoral. It looks like knitters of all stripes can’t help but be generous with their talents. She sounds like the perfect candidate for a knitting subscription, just saying….!
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Supermodel and actress Cara Delevigne has been spotted knitting before runway shows as a way to unwind and pass the time. It wouldn’t be a stretch for her to start a new fashion trend if she begins wearing more of her own knitted accessories.
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You’ll probably already know that Vanna knits and crochets, due to her popular yarn line with Lion Brand, but here’s a photo of her on-set at Wheel of Fortune, hooking a blanket!
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Another celebrity with a big-box line? Deborah Norville from Inside Edition has a collaboration with Premier Yarns that features several knitting books and a much-loved, pill-free acrylic.
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This stunning star was captured knitting behind the scenes on the movie Mask of Zorro, and has been rumored to have knit her whole family ponchos as a Christmas gift one year. (Sound like anyone you know?)
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Iconic and timeless, this beautiful star was seen knitting between shots on many of her films, but also during the movie Breakfast at TIffany’s. We wonder what she was up to on the set of The Unforgiven, where this shot was taken behind the scenes.
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Sarah Jessica Parker
This “Sex and the City” star has been repeatedly spotted knitting on and off set. In a Good Housekeeping article, Sarah was asked how she relaxes. Her reply was: “I read, watch TV, or knit. But I try to knit and watch TV at the same time, which means I end up with many dropped stitches”. Read more here.
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SJP’s Sex and the City costar knits too! In Lifetime magazine Kristin talked about her passion of knitting for others and with her knitting club. A recent Huffington Post article here cites Kristen as having taught Blake Lively how to knit - way to spread the love, Kristen!
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Although the pictures are a bit grainy and small, there are some shots of Marilyn knitting on the set of 1960′s Let’s Make Love, a film in which she also wears this fantastic Cowichan-inspired cardigan. You can find some similar patterns here.
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The confident beauty shared her love of knitting in an article for CNN–like many of us, she finds the practice of this craft soothing.
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His grandmother taught him to knit. How sweet! David loves knitting so much that he appeared on the cover of Celebrity Scarves 2 to support breast cancer research. Speaking of, the Celebrity Scarves books by Abra Edelman are full of wonderful celebrity knitters and features an introduction by another celebrity knitter…
Daryl Hannah was featured on the cover of the 2003 Vogue Knitting magazine, before the 2006 knitting craze that launched sites like Ravelry.
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The 27 Dresses and Knocked Up star blogs about her life and crafts, here. She has even stated that she has thought about opening up a knitting shop. (You go, Katherine–we’d all visit for knit night)!
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The Mean Girls and Mamma Mia star has said that she considers knitting her therapy, and is often seen knitting in public as well as on set. She’s moved far beyond your typical garter stitch and often shares sweaters, including one designed by Steven West, on her social media.
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The Star Wars star is an avid knitter. We hope that during those social media breaks, she’s getting lots of knitting time in!
There are countless more that we’ll have to explore in another post: knitters like Ingrid Bergman, the Notorious RBG (Ruth Bader Ginsburg), Amy Adams, Blake Lively, Russel Crowe, Harry Styles, Lorde, Kate Moss, Karen Allen, Meryl Streep, Angela Lansbury, Kurt Cobain, Uma Thurman, Kate Hudson, and many more have been rumored to pick up hooks, needles, and yarn! We can’t help but wonder how many of these knitters might be secret Ravelry readers and even Knitcrate subscribers. If you’re thinking of taking up knitting or crochet yourself, a subscription is a great place to start.