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Top 100 Linked Knitting Blogs

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The Problem

Finding great knitting blogs is a challenge.

Most of us can name a handful that we’ve liked over the years, but who else is out there? With so many new sites popping up on a daily basis, how can the average knitter discover them?

If you are on Ravelry and have some time, you can troll its forums and recent uploads to see what’s happening, though not everyone there has a blog. You can revisit the blog rolls of sites you’ve already read, assuming they have one and it’s up to date and doesn’t lead to dead ends.

Typing “knitting” into sites such as Technorati or Blog Catalog will give you results, but with Technorati, it skews towards sites that have knitting in their title. Most blogs are more creatively named.

Blog Catalog is good at what is does, but not many knitters have joined and its ranking system is confusing.

I hate Best of the Web awards because they are usually based on voting. Whoever can get the most readers to scurry over to cast a ballot wins. It’s a high school popularity contest on internet steroids. And how do you define good and then rank it? What I like may not be your cup of tea.

A Solution

In my continuing series on Knitting Blog Stats, I’ll look at our community from a numerical point of view.

Each metric showcases a different strength. One blog might be great at drawing Google traffic. Another may be well loved by its readers and have sky high RSS numbers. A third could be successful at building a community among her fellow bloggers. The top blogs excel at two out of three.

I’m starting with linkage because it has the most participants. Today showcases the top 100 linked knitting blogs per Technorati. With the Up and Coming 250, I’ll explain how a site makes these Linked Lists and how your blog can be part of the next yearly update.

How To Interpret The Results

As you scan the top 100 and venture to Technorati to check out the numbers, keep in mind that its rankings fluctuate daily. Any authority that is six months and a day old falls off. If others right behind you received more links yesterday, your rank will slip. The good news is with such a dynamic environment, there is always room for newcomers.

A blog’s placement should be thought of as currently occupying a zone of linkage within the knitting community, rather than an absolute position.

This list was generated the fourth week of January 2009. My next Top 100 edition will hopefully post in early 2010, giving plenty of time for those interested to increase their links. If your rank meets or beats those listed and somehow I missed you, please contact me or leave a comment and I’ll add you to the database for the next update.


Top 100 Linked Knitting Blogs

Site Rank Authority Responses
1 Yarn Harlot 355 2016 7352
2 Brooklyntweed 1295 1213 3617
3 Yarnstorm 3344 685 1983
4 Panopticon 4086 591 1785
5 Wendy Knits 4438 559 1719
6 Mason-Dixon Knitting 5368 491 1818
7 Lolly Knitting Around 5782 465 1485
8 Grumperina 5823 463 1549
9 The Purl Bee 6274 438 2504
10 Flint Knits 6709 416 1027
11 Crazy Aunt Purl 6968 734 2643
12 Knitspot 7845 373 2089
13 ysolda 9320 327 1087
14 Cast On Knitting Matters 9398 325 1146
15 cosmicpluto knits! 12384 266 867
16 january one 13112 255 684
17 A friend to knit with 14093 242 757
18 the blue blog 14792 234 850
19 Lime & Violet’s Daily Chum 15812 222 840
20 Hello Yarn 19841 188 543
21 iHanna’s Creative Space 21591 177 859
22 knittyBlog 23186 168 541
23 mama urchin 23191 168 423
24 Moonstitches 23383 167 524
25 Scoutj 23781 165 436
26 Glampyre Knits 24403 162 450
27 Fig and Plum 28171 146 399
28 Through The Loops 28958 143 508
29 Lime & Violet 28965 143 383
30 Marnie, speak! Good girl. 30507 248 511
31 knit and tonic 30750 137 546
32 Saartje Knits 31047 136 429
33 pepperknit 31354 235 420
34 Modeknit – Knitting Heretic 31669 134 321
35 I’m Knitting As Fast As I Can 31674 134 551
36 Knitters Anonymous 31674 134 416
37 Pea Soup 33732 128 552
38 Turtlegirl’s Bloggy Thing 35639 123 495
39 My Fashionable Life 35639 123 349
40 Vickie Howell Blog 36402 121 479
41 Knitting Iris 36428 121 1072
42 smariek knits 37263 119 461
43 dogged 37720 118 357
44 s i x o n e s e v e n 37725 118 339
45 MadeByMyself 39138 115 303
46 Techknitting 39663 203 631
47 Exercise Before Knitting 41109 111 245
48 Dances With Wool 41637 110 239
49 fluffa 42292 194 97
50 Criminy Jickets 43758 106 325
51 Mustaa villaa 44307 105 279
52 sheep in the city 45993 102 451
53 Now Norma Knits 45993 102 389
54 theraineysisters 49171 97 383
55 Black Dog Knits 49916 96 275
56 Zarzuela Knits and Crochets 51347 94 579
57 Carrieoke’s Knitting Blog 53649 91 236
58 sock pron 54339 90 375
59 Stumbling Over Chaos 55101 89 387
60 Subway Knitter 56714 87 212
61 Knit Happens 57697 150 96
62 Stash And Burn 58157 149 424
63 Green Apples 58413 85 318
64 Yarn Miracle 58478 86 346
65 Knitting Blog Chic Knits 58478 85 154
66 All Tangled Up 59400 84 252
67 splityarn 60322 83 267
68 six and a half stitches 61240 82 325
69 brainylady 61240 82 254
70 slipped stitch 64196 79 280
71 Bag n Trash 64212 79 272
72 purlingswine 67461 76 168
73 stitchymcyarnpants.com 67500 76 207
74 bowerbird knits 68607 75 198
75 Mim’s Blog 69792 74 242
76 Needles on Fire 73517 71 227
77 BELLSKNITS 73519 71 422
78 A Mingled Yarn 73519 71 290
79 Simple Knits 74811 70 182
80 Zeneedle 76179 69 452
81 Moth Heaven 76179 69 210
82 mind of winter 76179 69 149
83 Go Knit In Your Hat 77512 68 242
84 Fleegle’s Blog 77512 68 238
85 Smoking Hot Needles 77515 68 235
86 Molecular Knitting 77515 68 108
87 Yarn Ball Boogie 80364 66 269
88 craftoholic 80364 66 192
89 I Live On A Farm 81877 65 139
90 Sandy’s Knitting 83458 64 276
91 Keep On Knitting In The Free World 85103 63 154
92 Fluffy Knitter Deb 85120 63 215
93 The Knitting Curmudgeon 86767 62 134
94 Celtic Memory Yarns 86771 62 212
95 So Much Yarn, So Little Time 86782 62 151
96 Yarn-A-Go-Go 88472 61 227
97 Neither Hip Nor Funky 88480 61 157
98 Blue Garter 90220 60 190
99 Drago[knit]fly 90220 60 183
100 Random Knits 92003 59 471
     

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2 comments

1 Carnival of Family Life « The Expanding Life { 02.03.09 at 7:54 am }

[...] presents Top 100 Linked Knitting Blogs posted at knittsings. “Finding great knitting blogs can be a challenge,” knittsings [...]

2 Linda { 06.17.11 at 1:31 am }

I have a homepage about knitting. It has been out there for those who know Swedish, but now it has been translated to English as well. It is like a beginners guide to knitting. Maybe it could be interesting for some?

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