Knitting can be a difficult task. Most of the time, that also requires talents, unless, of course, it’s just for fun. But to claim that knitting is simple is demeaning to those who take it seriously.
And one woman advanced the craft of knitting by creating a unique item for one of the most significant occasions in her life. Helsinki-based Veronika Lindberg is a content creator that specializes in knitting.
Also, she has expanded her fan base; as of this writing, her YouTube account Kutovakika has 244,000 subscribers. Through a narrative that appeared on Insider, Lindberg described her life’s journey, including how and when she learned to knit.
She apparently began knitting when she was five years old and has continued doing so for most of her life.
She stated, “When I was five years old, my grandma taught me how to knit, and ever since then, it has been one of my biggest interests in life.
She now has the opportunity to share special moments about her passion for knitting on her blog, where she also teaches knitting.
“I opened a YouTube channel in 2018 and have recently been offering beginner-level knitting tutorials there,” she said. “In 2017, I started an Instagram account to share photographs of my knitting. A year later, I published it.
She and her partner made the decision to live in June 2022. Also, she considered designing her own clothes because she enjoys knitting. Then all, what better way to achieve it than to knit with the same yarns she normally uses?
When my partner and I made the decision to get married in late June, I immediately thought it would be awesome to knit my own wedding dress and record the experience for a YouTube video, even though I knew it would be a stressful endeavor with only about six weeks until our September wedding date, she said.
She made and knit her own wedding dress in just six weeks, and she documented the process in a video. Depending on the size or duration of the production, it may take some people days, weeks, or even months to complete a piece.
Although a skilled knitter, Lindberg acknowledged that there were many difficulties she had to overcome. She, therefore, made sure to give the knitting her whole attention for the next 45 days.
“I did precisely nothing but knit for the following 45 days. I worked on the concept for over 200 hours, and I had to put all other video ideas on wait to focus on this one project,” she said.
She couldn’t have been happier with the finished product, which only cost her $290 to make when she put the dress on for the first time.
“By the time I finished the dress, I was exhausted and impatient, and I had just four days to relax before the wedding. Nonetheless, I felt such relief when I put it on for the ceremony, and I could not have been happier with the ultimate product,” she said.
The best thing, though? Her spouse was delighted!
My boyfriend, who at first had some doubts about my ability to complete a dress in such a short amount of time, agreed that it looked fantastic.
Lindberg didn’t anticipate a great response when she published her vlog detailing the dress-making process, but it ended up being one of her most popular videos and garnering more than 3 million views on YouTube.
“I was excited to see how positively people responded to it, and that it’s inspired some commenters to make their own wedding dresses one day (which, for people with less knitting experience,
I definitely think is possible; I would just recommend that they give themselves closer to six months than six weeks! ),” she said.
She was therefore motivated to set out on a mission to disprove the myth that knitting is solely done by senior citizens.
In her own words, “I think the success of the video has really driven my own personal goal to dispel the misconception that knitting is something that only grannies in rocking rockers do.
Lindberg also emphasized the fact that in recent years, a number of businesses have begun producing knitted clothing with updated patterns.
Her design contributes to the increasing collection of stylish knitted gowns and is suitable for a woman to wear on one of the most important events in her life.
She continued by describing how knitting offers people the ability to create anything they want based on their interests.
Being able to select your own materials and create something that is unique to your tastes and vision is great, she said.
Although others would disagree, Lindberg asserted that she was pleased that interest in slow fashion has grown. She concludes by saying that knitwear “may truly be stylish.”