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A collection of my favourite paintings of people knitting - alone, in a group, outside, on public transport or sitting comfortably in a favourite armchair.

39 artworks
Mary Isabella Grant (d.1854), Knitting a Shawl
Photo credit: Government Art Collection

Mary Isabella Grant (d.1854), Knitting a Shawl c.1850–1855

Francis Grant (1803–1878)

Oil on canvas

H 127 x W 101.5 cm

Government Art Collection

Artist’s Mother Knitting in a Flat in Paris
© the copyright holder. Photo credit: Bushey Museum, Reveley Lodge

Artist’s Mother Knitting in a Flat in Paris

Albert Ranney Chewett (1877–1965)

Oil on canvas on board

H 45 x W 37 cm

Bushey Museum, Reveley Lodge

A Woman Knitting
© the copyright holder. Photo credit: Towneley Hall Art Gallery & Museum

A Woman Knitting mid-20thC

unknown artist

Oil on canvas

H 81.3 x W 64.8 cm

Towneley Hall Art Gallery & Museum

Portrait of a Girl from the Liverpool Blue Coat School
© the artist's estate. Photo credit: Liverpool Blue Coat School Foundation

Portrait of a Girl from the Liverpool Blue Coat School 1953

William Charles Penn (1877–1968)

Oil on canvas

H 105.5 x W 75 cm

Liverpool Blue Coat School Foundation

The Knitting Lesson
Photo credit: Rochdale Arts & Heritage Service

The Knitting Lesson

Pierre Jacques Dierckx (1855–1947)

Oil on canvas

H 71 x W 113 cm

Rochdale Arts & Heritage Service

Just Keep On Knitting
© the artist's estate. Photo credit: NHS Lothian Charity – Tonic Collection

Just Keep On Knitting

Alison Prosser (1968–2016)

Oil on canvas

H 155 x W 109 cm

NHS Lothian Charity – Tonic Collection

By the Shore
Photo credit: Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museums

By the Shore c.1938

James Alexander Hay Hector (1868–1940)

Oil on canvas

H 46 x W 66.5 cm

Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museums

A Girl Knitting
Photo credit: Harris Museum, Art Gallery & Library

A Girl Knitting 1872

Thomas Wade (1828–1891)

Oil on canvas

H 35.5 x W 25.5 cm

Harris Museum, Art Gallery & Library

Griswold Knitting Machine
© the copyright holder. Photo credit: Leicester Museums and Galleries

Griswold Knitting Machine 1949

Ian Nesbit

Oil on canvas

H 51 x W 61 cm

Leicester Museums and Galleries

Girl Knitting
© the copyright holder & © the copyright holder. Photo credit: Newport Museum and Art Gallery

Girl Knitting

Patricia Preece (1894–1966) or Dorothy Hepworth (1894–1978)

Oil on canvas

H 48 x W 38 cm

Newport Museum and Art Gallery

Old Woman Knitting
© the copyright holder. Photo credit: Arts Council Collection, Southbank Centre, London

Old Woman Knitting 1937

Patricia Preece (1894–1966)

Oil on canvas

H 76.8 x W 61.6 cm

Arts Council Collection, Southbank Centre

Knitting
© the artist's estate. Photo credit: Manchester Art Gallery

Knitting

Raymond James Coxon (1896–1997)

Oil on canvas

H 92.2 x W 73 cm

Manchester Art Gallery

A Girl Knitting
Photo credit: National Galleries of Scotland

A Girl Knitting

Philippe Mercier (1689–1760)

Oil on canvas

H 76.2 x W 63.5 cm

National Galleries of Scotland

After Marriage
Photo credit: The New Art Gallery Walsall

After Marriage 1881

Arthur Howes Weigall (c.1836–1894)

Oil on canvas

H 89 x W 68.5 cm

The New Art Gallery Walsall

Alice Ashley on a Garden Seat
© the artist's estate. Photo credit: Burgh House and Hampstead Museum

Alice Ashley on a Garden Seat 1937

Donald Chisholm Towner (1903–1985)

Oil on canvas

H 75 x W 66 cm

Burgh House and Hampstead Museum

A Girl in Costume Knitting
Photo credit: Laing Art Gallery

A Girl in Costume Knitting 1893

Ralph Hedley (1848–1913)

Oil on panel

H 40 x W 29.4 cm

Laing Art Gallery

Catherine Knitting at Cothay Manor
© the artist's estate. Photo credit: Sir Francis Cook Collection

Catherine Knitting at Cothay Manor 1943

Francis Ferdinand Maurice Cook (1907–1978)

Oil on panel

H 41 x W 31 cm

Sir Francis Cook Collection

White Cat
Photo credit: Durham County Council (Durham City)

White Cat

Clement Burlison (1815–1899)

Oil on canvas

H 76.5 x W 64 cm

Durham County Council (Durham City)

Woman in a Red Dress Knitting
© the artist's estate. Photo credit: UCL Culture

Woman in a Red Dress Knitting 1936

Jesse Dale Cast (1900–1976)

Oil on canvas

H 50.8 x W 40.7 cm

UCL Culture

A Knitting Party
Photo credit: IWM (Imperial War Museums)

A Knitting Party 1940

Evelyn Mary Dunbar (1906–1960)

Oil on canvas

H 45.7 x W 50.8 cm

IWM (Imperial War Museums)

Woman Knitting
© the copyright holder. Photo credit: Williamson Art Gallery & Museum

Woman Knitting

Mavis Blackburn (1923–2005)

Oil on canvas

H 70 x W 50.8 cm

Williamson Art Gallery & Museum

Old Woman Knitting
Photo credit: National Museums NI

Old Woman Knitting 19th C

British School

Oil on panel

H 17.8 x W 25.1 cm

National Museums NI

Meditation
Photo credit: Manchester Art Gallery

Meditation 1870

Léon Bazile Perrault (1832–1908)

Oil on canvas

H 92.4 x W 73.4 cm

Manchester Art Gallery

Girl Knitting, Portrait of Felicia, the Artist's Younger Daughter
© estate of Henry Lamb / Bridgeman Images. Photo credit: Government Art Collection

Girl Knitting, Portrait of Felicia, the Artist's Younger Daughter 1949

Henry Lamb (1883–1960)

Oil on canvas

H 68 x W 58 cm

Government Art Collection

Family Group
© the artist's estate. Photo credit: Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museums

Family Group 1919

Robert Sivell (1888–1958)

Oil on canvas

H 176 x W 267.8 cm

Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museums

Welsh Landscape with Two Women Knitting
Photo credit: Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales

Welsh Landscape with Two Women Knitting 1860

William Dyce (1806–1864)

Oil on board

H 36 x W 58 cm

Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales

Mother Knitting
© the copyright holder. Photo credit: Burgh House and Hampstead Museum

Mother Knitting 1962

Elizabeth Passini (1911–1995)

Oil on canvas

H 46 x W 56 cm

Burgh House and Hampstead Museum

Irene Knitting in an Easy Chair
© the copyright holder. Photo credit: Bushey Museum and Art Gallery

Irene Knitting in an Easy Chair

Rowland Wheelwright (1870–1955)

Oil on canvas

H 60 x W 50 cm

Bushey Museum and Art Gallery

Mrs Stephen Ellis Todd (1837–1936)
© the artist's estate. Photo credit: Beverley Art Gallery

Mrs Stephen Ellis Todd (1837–1936) 1932

Frederick William Elwell (1870–1958)

Oil on board

H 86.2 x W 68.5 cm

Beverley Art Gallery

Sunday Afternoon
© the copyright holder. Photo credit: Glasgow Life Museums

Sunday Afternoon 1955

John Mackintosh (1931–1966)

Oil on canvas

H 66 x W 91.4 cm

Glasgow Life Museums

The Felixstowe to Ipswich Coach
© the copyright holder. Photo credit: Colchester and Ipswich Museums Service: Ipswich Borough Council Collection

The Felixstowe to Ipswich Coach 1940–1950

Russell Sidney Reeve (1895–1970)

Oil on canvas

H 78 x W 120 cm

Colchester and Ipswich Museums Service: Ipswich Borough Council Collection

Mr and Mrs Baggett 1956–1957

Stanley Spencer (1891–1959)

Oil on canvas

H 80.2 x W 119 cm

Stanley Spencer Gallery

Lady Knitting with a Vase of Freesias or Crocosmia (?)
© the copyright holder. Photo credit: Examination Schools, University of Oxford

Lady Knitting with a Vase of Freesias or Crocosmia (?)

Georges van Houten (1888–1964)

Oil on canvas laid on board

H 80 x W 60 cm

Examination Schools, University of Oxford

Interior with a Woman Knitting, a Serving Woman and a Child
Photo credit: City of London Corporation

Interior with a Woman Knitting, a Serving Woman and a Child

Pieter de Hooch (1629–1684)

Oil on canvas

H 74 x W 64 cm

City of London Corporation

Grandmother Knits
Photo credit: Glasgow Life Museums

Grandmother Knits 1943

David Simpson Foggie (1878–1948)

Oil on canvas

H 88.9 x W 63.5 cm

Glasgow Life Museums

Girl Knitting
© the artist's estate. Photo credit: Brighton & Hove Museums

Girl Knitting 1925

Charlotte Mary Rose Lawrenson (1883–1965)

Oil on canvas

H 71 x W 56 cm

Brighton & Hove Museums

A Girl Knitting
Photo credit: Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum

A Girl Knitting 1874

Théodore Gérard (1829–1895)

Oil on panel

H 64 x W 36 cm

Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum

A Study of a Girl Knitting
© the copyright holder. Photo credit: Bushey Museum and Art Gallery

A Study of a Girl Knitting

Kate Ethel Cowderoy (1875–1972)

Oil on canvas

H 50 x W 40 cm

Bushey Museum and Art Gallery

The Weary Knitter
Photo credit: Manx National Heritage

The Weary Knitter

unknown artist

Oil on canvas

H 64 x W 52 cm

Manx National Heritage