17 Famous Knitters Who Might Surprise You


17 Famous Knitters Who Might Surprise You

Some of these famous people who knit might surprise you!

Famous Knitters

Famous people knit, too! From actors and actresses to members of the British royal family, these some of these famous knitters might surprise you.

We all love knitting, but many of us knit for different reasons. From the numerous health benefits of knitting to the meditative nature of the craft, knitting is an attractive craft to all sorts of people, from retirees to hipsters. Some even use it as a form of anger management.

Check out all of these famous folks who love knitting just as much as we do. And let us know in the comment section below which ones surprised you the most!

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Meryl Streep

Like many of us, Meryl Streep loves to knit as a way to unwind. Even while leading a high-profile life as one of the most popular (and most awarded) actresses in Hollywood, Meryl has made a place for knitting in the "mundane" life she leads with her husband Don Gummer.

Krysten Ritter

Krysten Ritter, star of Jessica Jones, absolutely loves knitting. She designed a line of knitwear for We Are Knitters and even tried (unsuccessfully) to teach Stephen Colbert how to knit on The Late Show.

Demi Lovato

Millenials knit, too! Demi Lovato posted this photo on her Instagram in 2017 of her knitting on an airplane!

Demi Lovato

Kristen Stewart

Actress Kristen Stewart was often seen on the set of the Twilight movies knitting between takes.

Vanna White

Vanna White, Hostess of Wheel of Fortune, is both a knitter and a crocheter! She's even designed a few patterns that you can knit yourself.

Robin Williams

While he is remembered for his comedy, Robin Williams also dabbled in knitting! His character in Mork and Mindy was also a knitter. It's probably safe to say that Robin Williams played the first extraterrestrial knitter on TV!

Uma Thurman

Not only does Uma Thurman knit, she is apparently obsessed with it! The streets may be filled with regret, but those steeks are divine, Uma!

Amanda Seyfried

Actress, model, (and occasional singer-songwriter) Amanda Seyfried has been spotted on multiple occasions knitting in public. Nothing like a quiet day, knitting in the park!

Kate Middleton

The Duchess of Cambridge is known for her sense of style, but when she was pregnant with Prince George, she briefly took up knitting. However, when asked about it, Kate told a fan that she was not great at it. It's okay, Kate. Everyone has to start somewhere!

Ryan Gosling

Ryan Gosling said in an interview for QG Australia that his perfect day would include knitting. He likes to give his knitted items as gifts, too!

Russell Crowe

Russell Crowe has apparently taken up knitting as a form of anger management! Welcome to the stress-free world of knitting, Russell.

Audrey Hepburn

Audrey Hepburn was a knitter on and off screen! Like many actors and actresses, she would knit between takes. She also famously knitted in a scene in Breakfast at Tiffany's! 


Known for her zen, ethereal, and catchy music, it makes sense that Lorde is a knitter, too.

David Arquette

Actor and former wrestler David Arquette was taught how to knit by his grandmother. He was also featured on the cover of Celebrity Scarves 2!

Catherine Zeta-Jones

Joining the list of the many Hollywood stars who like to knit is Catherine Zeta-Jones. She reportedly likes to knit during the downtime between takes on set.

Christina Hendricks

While superfans of Mad Men or Ginger & Rosa may already know how talented Christina Hendricks is as an actor, she's pretty handy with a set of needles, too. When asked about her favorite relaxation ritual, Hendricks had this to say to Health Magazine: ""I knit. I find that very soothing. I actually learned from Laurie Metcalf, you know that actress? She's very crafty."

Christina Hendricks

Sir Patrick Stewart

That's right: our favorite Enterprise captain is also a knitter. When asked in the Wired Autocomplete Interview, Sir Patrick Stewart confirmed: "My mother was a knitter and she taught me how to knit." Professor X wishes he was as cool as this man.
(Thanks to Ingrid the Knitter for the addition!)

Sir Patrick Stewart

Which famous knitter surprised you the most?
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Robin Williams

I was surprised that Kiefer Sutherland and Patrick Stewart didn't make this list....and what about famous hockey goalie Jacques Plante?

You left out Julia Roberts

Russel Crowe surprised me the most.

I was surprised by so many of these! I knew Vanna White was a knitter, but I was especially surprised about Robin Williams and Russell Crowe. Though, I find knitting to be very calming, so I am not surprised Russell Crowe uses it for anger management.


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