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You Can Now Binge-Watch Knitting on Netflix!

Forget Downton Abbey and Sherlock: There’s a new show to binge watch while you stitch, and it's all about knitting. It’s like having your own personal knitting club right in your living room — but you can wear your pajamas the whole time. 

Watching TV + Knitting

Now on Netflix, you can watch non-stop knitting. It’s part of a Norwegian series called Slow TV, which shows hours on end of ordinary events like a full day of salmon fishing or a seven-hour train ride across the country.

Sound boring? Norwegians didn’t think so! Over a third of the country tuned in to these shows. We have a hunch the series will be just as popular around the world, including one episode that piqued our interest: National Knitting Evening.

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Most Slow TV programs don't have a plot, but National Knitting Evening does: A group of knitters attempt to break the world record for fastest sweater ever produced, from shearing and spinning to binding off.

After checking out the show, we get why Norwegians love it so much. You'll see impressive designs, meet artisan knitters and learn lots about the history of the craft. Plus, the bouncy music and Norwegian dialogue are the perfect background noise for a night of stitching.

While National Knitting Evening probably isn't as riveting as some of your other favorite shows, it's calming and entertaining to watch — the perfect companion for a cozy night with your needles!

What do you think of Slow TV? Will you tune in? Share your thoughts in the comments!

39 Comments

Cornelia Donovan

I would definitely watch

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Mary Romo

Would watch the show and would also appreciate a crochet show as well

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Vicki Tedesco

LOVE IT!!! CAN’T WAIT TO WATCH!!!

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Joanna

Don’t knit. Would watch every episode if they have a crochet show or have select days for crochet. Please start one. Thanks

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Wendelyn

👏🏽👏🏽👍🏽👍🏽👏🏽👏🏽

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Shirley Chase

I would also!

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Barb

I will definitely watch. I would love to see knitting and/or crocheting in Netflix. Any and all craft shows.

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Cindysue26

will definitely watch- what a neat idea!

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LR

I’m curious I will tune in.

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Sherrie

Oh yes I would love to watch knittng on Netfix!!Especially when it is really cold outside!OR when it is really hot outside!! Can’t lose either way!

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Carol

That was very interesting…….mesmerizing to watch the weavers……very easy on the eyes program. Thanks for the link!

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Sandy

Would watch it. It is about time they did something like it.

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Jan

Yes, yes, yes! Husband is Norwegian and I knit. We will both enjoy this!

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Linda Newcomb

I definitely want to watch this.

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Wendelyn

I’d watch too. But can you find a show on crochet too👍🏽👍🏽

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Debbie

I can’t waiiiiit!!!

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Lola

I will give it a try.

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Marcia

I don’t knit, but will watch anyway. Love the idea. The perfect antidote to the news/high anxiety shows.

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Mercy

I will definitely watch

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Dollie Kincheloe

I will absolutely watch!!!!

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Denielle

This looks like a fun and relaxing way to spend an evening knitting and watching knitting. 🙂 Count me in!

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Claudette

Count me in

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Jeanne

I’ll watch!

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LindaB

wonderful! I don’t use Netflix, so unlikely I’ll be tuning in,, but I watched this live when the competition occurred.. a couple years ago. It was soothing, and really companionable to have this on in the background of my work day….loved it! The shearing, spinning, knitting, chatting, rocking, and the culmination of sewing the sweater together and finishing was very nearly exciting! surprisingly good fun.

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Pamela Dorman

would definitely watch it, hope it is available in Australia.

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Rose

Would love to watch anything knitting or crocheting on Netflix

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Jennifer Ingley

I started watching and I love it…historic knitting info, beautiful scenery, personalities–you’d think watching someone knit would be boring, but it is very interesting. They present one fascinating tableau after another…

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Susan

I will definitely watch it. Sounds great!

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Kim Woods

Wow I love the idea. A show just for me. Will watch and give another comment. So excited!,

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Dianne

YES

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Kim Woods

Very interesting. Love the show are they making more?

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Naomi

Yes, yes,yes, count me in!

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Karyn

I’m in as well plan to check it out for sure.

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Ramona

I found it!! Thanks I will be watching

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Teresa Russell

I’ll check it out, but could someone do a show about crochet!!!

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Peggy Richards-Pattie

Yes! It’s so relaxing.

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weaverbird

I knit but I do not have Netflix!
I would buy a copy if one was available!

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Karen Lynn Wheeler

I watched it and loved it, but don’t see any other knitting shows. Wish for more!

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Susan

I am currently watching it and love it.😍

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