Miriam Tegels, The World's Fastest Knitter

In 2006, Miriam Tegels set the world record for fastest knitting by hand-knitting 118 stitches in three minutes. Though this remains the speediest recorded knitting time in the world, Miriam has been beaten in a competition before by fellow speed-knitter Hazel Tindall, who knit 262 stitches in three minutes compared to Tegels's 243.

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Key Facts In This Video

  1. The world record for fastest knitting was set by Miriam Tegels, who knitted 118 stitches in 1 minute. 00:06

  2. Miriam Tegels's key strategy for speed knitting is keeping movements to a minimum. 00:34

  3. Here's what you need to try speed knitting for yourself: 01:08

Written by Curiosity Staff December 7, 2015