Five Things a Knitter Can Find to Love About Sewing

1. Sewing and knitting are complementary crafts. You can
sew stuff to help you knit or knit stuff to help you sew. Not to
mention all the great accessories you can custom make to match your

2. You use an iron a lot in
sewing, so you'll finally have an excuse to buy that ritzy Rowenta
you've been pining after. You know the one I'm talking about. Meeeeow.
Come to mama! Now you won't have any excuse not to steam block all your
knitting to within an inch of its life.

Sewing is fast, or at least, fast when compared to knitting. This
should be a major advantage around, say, December when knitting just
one more (insert expletive) hat might throw you over the edge. If you
start learning now, you should be well prepared when the holidays come

4. Sewing opens up a whole new
world of shopping and stashing. Dare I say it? Fabric is almost as fun
to fondle and horde as yarn. I am not really hoarding all that much yet, but I have big plans.

5. One word: STEEKS!

It's not the same, of course. I don't foresee any craft dislodging knitting from its high place in my heart. But if you're a knitter standing on the precipice of sewing-dom, I say jump in! Friends and family probably already know you as "that crazy knitting person". Why not make it "that crazy knitting sewing person"?



  1. Heather said

    I did do one sewing project this week (a very small project) but I’ll still prefer knitting. It seems where I live everyone and their dog sews, but knitting- well, that’s an elite sport. You keep a “She knits” aura that’s all your own while everyone shares the “She sews” aura. Plus, how many sewing projects can you work on while waiting for the bus? Not many. 🙂
    But I do, admittedly, have room for sewing occasionally on a rainy day.

  2. Tonya said

    Imagine clapping.
    I like it. If only our kids gave us the opportunity to craft 24-7!

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