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From David Arquette to Meryl Streep: Famous Knitters

People outside of the knitting world generally have a narrow view of “knitters.” Next time someone tries to tell you that knitting is just for old ladies, pull out this list of celebrities who knit and (nicely) tell them they’re wrong.

Vanna White
Vanna White has hosted Wheel of Fortune for over 31 years, and is an avid knitter and crocheter. She has her own line of yarn called “Vanna’s Choice” through Lion Brand Yarns, started after she professed her love of crochet on the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson.

Christina Hendricks
In her downtime on the set of Mad Men, Hendricks is “mad” about knitting. She’s not quiet about her love of knitting, and brings it up quite often in interviews. She’s not the only one of her famous friends who knits - she was spotted modeling on Etsy for fellow knitter and actress Tamara Mello.

David Arquette
Knitting isn’t just for famous actresses. David Arquette is just one of many famous men who knit. Arquette, who learned to knit from his grandmother, is such an avid knitter that he graced the cover of Celebrity Scarves 2: Hollywood Knits for Breast Cancer Research.

Dakota Fanning
Representing the younger knitters is Dakota Fanning, who began knitting at the age of seven. Fanning is one of many young knitters who enjoys knitting for others. She’s knit scarves for Tom Cruise, Cherie Currie (who she played in The Runaways), Robert De Niro, and Denzel Washington.

Amanda Seyfried
Like many knitters, Amanda Seyfried considers knitting her therapy. She finds time to knit when she's on set, then takes it a step further and knits while working out on the elliptical machine. Seyfried doesn't limit her craftiness to knitting needles - she also knows how to crochet!

Meryl Streep
And last but never, ever, least is my personal favorite celebrity on the list... none other than Meryl Streep herself. Not only does she spend her time knitting between takes, but she is also known to introduce her costars to the knitting world (perhaps that’s how Seyfried learned?). And here I thought Streep couldn’t be any more flawless...

Who are your favorite famous knitters? Share them in the comments below! If you want to learn to knit like our stars above, check out our online knitting classes. Before long, you'll be knitting like a star!



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Yes – celebrities are actually normal people like us. 🙂 Julia Roberts is another knitting celeb.


Julia is a weaver as well.


Goldie Hawn and Kate Hudson knit.


Julia Roberts and Uma Thurman

Sharon Keefer

I think celebrities being knitters is a natural. My Grandmother was an avid knitter. She was a makeup artist for 20th Century Fox and knit through all the down time between makeup and filming. She did Marilyn Monroe’s body makeup for most of her movies, was on location for South Pacific, and the last scene she worked on was the ballroom scene in the Sound of Music. My big regret is that I did not learn to knit directly from her when I was young, but I knit in her spirit now.


Karen Allen, from Indiana Jones movies and Animal House.


Catherine Zeta-Jones also knits…there’s a great shot of knit while she’s in period costume (I think maybe for Zorro???) sitting next to a vintage train. If you made the picture black and white, it would like a pic of a 1950s western set. I love this photo of Catherine.

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Annette O’ Toole, Princess Kate, Tracey Ullman


Ryan Gosling learned to knit on the set of “Lars and the Real Girl”.

Diana Darby Kloos

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg knits during important decisions.

Anthea Brainhooke

Katharine Hepburn knitted. Case closed. Knitting is cool.

Renae Woolsey

Tim Daly knits, I’ve read


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You forgot Shelly Winters (see Diary of Anne Frank), and Helen Hayes (see Airport), and the actress who played Grandma Jo (see Willie Wonka), and Estelle Parsons (see at least one episode of Rosanne).

Idle hands are the Devil’s playground.

Kudos who needlepoint (just as handy).


Rosie Perez

Jan Gruenewald

Katherine Heigl, Sarah Jessica Parker, Shirley Temple & Ingrid Bergman are a few more famous knitters!


Karen Allen! She learned to knit when she was 5 and not only is she an awesome actress, she has her own Fiber Arts shop!!


Julia Roberts knits between takes and also Russel Crowe!!!


Sarah Jessica Parker and Kristin Davis co-stars of Sex in the City.
Ashton Kutcher!!… yes, you read well! Christopher Walken who also knits in a video.
Kurt Cobain crocheted. George Lucas knit too! (don’t we love it when men knit?)
Marilyn Monroe did it too.
Angela Lansbury knit socks in bed


Daisy Ridley, Actress: Star Wars: Episode VI she is a knitter too:)

Ann Smrekar

I believe Justine Bateman knits and designs.


Deborah Norville knits constantly and has her own line of yarn!


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