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Top 250 Up And Coming Linked Knitting Blogs

top-250-up-and-coming-knitting-blogs-linksIn the last post, I highlighted the Top 100 Linked Knitting Blogs. Today the next tier of Up And Comers gets to shine.

In the days ahead, the Knitting Blog Stat Series will finish with sites getting great traffic and attracting RSS readers.

First, let’s quickly go over how I selected the blogs and how Technorati ratings work.

How Selected

My goal is to find great knitting blogs.

Not craft blogs with some knitting content, not etsy blogs with yarn for sale, and not activist blogs with sticks to click.

People who scan a top knitting blog list want to find sites dedicated to knitting.

All bloggers producing knitted fabric as their main topic, be it with straight needles, circular, loom board, knitting machine, or circular sock knitting machine, were eligible for consideration. The overwhelming majority of sites are currently focused on hand knitting.

Now I realize it can take awhile to complete a project and blog entries must be filled with the happenings of your life. My rule of thumb was if an average knitter stumbled upon your site, how would she classify it based on your current entries and categories. Are you a craft site first or a purling gal? Gardener or knitter? You get the idea.

Lots fell into a gray zone. I relied on Technorati’s tag cloud as the final judge. If knitting, or knitting related terms such as socks, yarn, spinning, etc. were prominent compared to other tags, you were in.

It is not my goal to censor. It is my goal to provide a yearly updated list of fantastic knitting blogs to which others are linking, visiting, and adding to their RSS readers.

How To Stay Selected

If you were declared a knitting site, but did any of the following, I usually deleted you because visiting was too frustrating:

  • Blared music when I entered
  • Entrapped and prevented me from using the back arrow to easily exit
  • Required login to enter
  • Had popup windows
  • Launched a video when I entered

Also, sites needed to be written in English and have relatively recent posts.

Technorati Rank – What Is Authority and Blog Reactions?

Once selected, your position on the list was entirely determined by Technorati rank, authority, and blog reactions.

What is Authority?

…authority is determined by the number of unique blogs indexed by Technorati that have linked to yours in the past 180 days. Thus, as links from blogs age out of this window and new links are added, your authority may rise, fall, or stay the same over time.

What Are Blog Reactions?

Technorati defines Blog Reactions as the number of links to the blog’s home page or its posts from other blogs in the Technorati index. A subset of blog reactions, Technorati Authority is the number of unique blogs linking to this blog over the last six months. The higher the number, the more Technorati Authority the blog has. To see reactions to specific posts, you can find them listed on Technorati post pages.

Why Isn’t My Blog Listed?

Have you submitted your site to Technorati? If your blog isn’t listed with Technorati or has no authority, you can’t be ranked.

I may have missed you.
There are literally thousands of knitting blogs. I spent the last week of January visiting over 2000 of them. I started with ones I knew, went down their blog rolls, found more, went down those new blog rolls, and so on. I kept branching out until my database was large enough to be meaningful.

Your rank today in Technorati may be different from when I visited. Due to the nature of Technorati’s authority system, rankings fluctuate daily.

If you want to be considered for the next update, send me an email or leave a comment with your blog address and current ranking. In the future, I will only be adding sites to the database from knitters that opt in by contacting me. The internet is too big and my time too short to repeat this project from scratch. My family needs me back.

Top 250 Up And Coming Knitting Blogs

Site Rank Authority Responses
101 Knitting in Color 92003 59 200
102 Rose-Kim Knits 92003 59 175
103 Streets and Yos 92265 102 79
104 stitch marker 95922 57 271
105 Knit & Purl Mama 95945 57 333
106 Knitting To Stay Sane 97935 56 241
107 Rabbitch 100041 55 205
108 The A.D.D. Knitter 100049 55 186
109 The Plucky Knitter 102146 54 265
110 The Keyboard Biologist Knits 102146 54 245
111 Savannahchik Knits 102146 54 181
112 Tres Chic Veronique 102146 54 153
113 knitorious 104366 53 366
114 Rose Red 104368 53 319
115 Fluffbuff 106652 52 155
116 Knits & Pieces 109112 51 140
117 Veronik Avery 111792 50 140
118 QueerJoe’s Knitting Blog 111799 50 163
119 Tsarina Tsays 114399 49 163
120 zeitgeistyarns 114435 49 138
121 Zimmermania 114509 85 244
122 And She Knits Too 117176 48 265
123 Stitches of Violet 117176 48 180
124 PoMo Golightly 117178 48 85
125 Too Much Wool 120110 47 156
126 Silja Devine 120126 47 285
127 Indulging My Inner Knitter 120126 47 160
128 Knit & Knag 120140 47 283
129 knit lit 120143 47 195
130 cakeyvoice 120143 47 99
131 Rose By Any 123080 46 105
132 Plath’s Adventures 123080 46 67
133 Skrilla Knits 123107 46 104
134 Cabezalana 126286 45 211
135 Bitter Purl 129582 44 146
136 tiennie knits 130187 76 249
137 Enchanting Juno 132895 43 138
138 Heges Hobbykrok 132957 43 186
139 Be*mused 132957 43 163
140 novamade 132957 43 117
141 Fruitcake Knits 134292 74 21
142 Purlwise 136426 73 131
143 boogaj 136535 42 192
144 Knitting the Blues 136535 42 131
145 kelp! Knits 136585 42 143
146 Irisheyes knitting blog 136602 42 162
147 Fricknits 138508 72 176
148 Little Purl of the Orient 140424 41 106
149 Dispatches From Utopia 140424 41 60
150 Oiyi’s Crafts 140471 41 149
151 Shut Up & Knit 140481 41 245
152 Akamai Knitter 140481 41 164
153 Knitting On Impulse 140502 41 133
154 Knitterly Things 144429 40 131
155 Bockstark Knits 144437 40 130
156 Knitting Kninja 148502 39 171
157 trek casts on 148502 39 157
158 Ask The Bellwether 148502 39 121
159 good to be girl 148502 39 103
160 Samurai Knitter 148502 29 213
161 Queen Of The Froggers 148526 39 157
162 Feathers and Fan 148541 39 175
163 Boogie Knits 152705 66 229
164 Baa Baa Blacksheep 152924 38 205
165 Team Knit 152924 38 160
166 A Caffeinated Yarn 152924 38 116
167 Nik’s Knits 157530 37 125
168 indigirl: a life in stitches 157530 37 93
169 s t r i k k e r 157530 37 91
170 schrodinger knits 157577 37 132
171 Yarnmonster 157577 37 101
172 strikker 157577 37 91
173 Hither and Yarn 157600 37 153
174 The Mogs Blog 157603 37 98
175 Lixie Knits It 157603 37 78
176 Yarnhog 162378 36 121
177 All Fingers and Thumbs 162378 36 81
178 hakucho 162389 36 148
179 Stranded on Fair Isle 167533 35 85
180 Numenna – Nan Annun 167571 35 106
181 stash, knit, repeat 167571 35 104
182 The Shetland Trader 167571 35 93
183 Habetrot 167605 35 137
184 hizKNITS 167605 35 113
185 Needles On The Move 167626 35 192
186 Fiber Fool 173052 34 162
187 Seed Stitch 173133 34 101
188 100% Pure Lana 173133 34 99
189 Mossy Cottage Knits 173133 34 81
190 Sheepish Annie 173154 34 192
191 Sleepy Eyes Knitting 173154 34 139
192 Fuzzy Logic Knits 173154 34 50
193 Woven Thoughts 178778 33 106
194 super eggplant 178778 33 80
195 KnitSteph 178778 33 58
196 knitting school dropout 180054 57 198
197 Scarf Style/Wrap Style Knit-Along 183557 56 55
198 Major Knitter 184987 32 572
199 Yummy Yarn 184987 32 110
200 Peaknit 185069 32 94
201 Chappysmom 191413 31 177
202 Sweater Project 191413 31 72
203 Knitterella 191455 31 116
204 You Knit What Part 2 191455 31 69
205 Jeanne Knits 191465 31 133
206 Not Scarlett 191465 31 73
207 I Dream Of The Sea 191465 31 51
208 A Simple Yarn 191488 31 130
209 earthchicknits 191488 31 75
210 The Tangled Arts 191488 31 58
211 anny purls 194462 53 223
212 sour cherries 198370 30 68
213 Sugar Bunny Boulevard 198377 30 76
214 spillyjane knits 198431 30 95
215 Knitting Up A Storm 198431 30 76
216 A Life Entangled In Thread, Wool, and Needles 198431 30 68
217 Pikku-Kettu Knits 205726 29 70
218 Stash Amassed Beyond Life Expectancy 205728 29 106
219 Knitting Box 205728 29 82
220 Girl Who Knits 205728 29 80
221 cozy’s place 205728 29 77
222 JessaLu Knits (and Spins) 205771 29 109
223 Poshyarns 205771 29 78
224 Rosemary Knits 205771 29 45
225 Carrie K 211941 49 286
226 Knit Flix 213589 28 354
227 sweetgeorgia 213589 28 80
228 Not Another Knitblog 213650 28 119
229 All It Took Was Just One Stitch 213650 28 114
230 By Elin 213650 28 84
231 Pipe Dreams and Purling Plans 213668 28 108
232 curleypurly 213739 28 78
233 What’s THAT Gonna Be? 222051 27 72
234 Cabled Sheep 222135 27 102
235 Drop Stitch Knitter 222135 27 95
236 lacefreak 222135 27 90
237 gleek.net 222135 27 77
238 Kat with a K 222135 27 66
239 Octopus Knits 222137 27 91
240 crankygrrrrrl 231082 26 91
241 Adventures of a Desi Knitter 231082 26 87
242 Musings of a Self Taught Knitter 231108 26 179
243 Knitting Lemonade 231108 26 79
244 knitnana 231765 45 100
245 the crafty conservative 240694 25 164
246 Yarnivorous 240694 25 47
247 Jane’s Probably Knitting 240760 25 133
248 Marianne’s Knotminding 240760 25 94
249 Piglottie’s Parlour 240760 25 53
250 Princess Pea 240765 25 107
251 Pixie Purls 251009 24 92
252 ring around the rosies 251009 24 77
253 Sarah’s Homestead Blog 251009 24 62
254 the girl from auntie 251009 24 57
255 Knitted Gems 251040 24 111
256 Confessions of a Yarn Addict 251040 24 78
257 BeatleWear 251060 24 191
258 kgirlknits 251060 24 48
259 On And Off The Needles 251068 24 125
260 Crossroad Knits 251068 24 79
261 Windloop 251068 24 63
262 Madelinetosh 251068 24 56
263 sandra hearts 251068 24 31
264 Knot Much Of A Knitter 262104 23 299
265 Yarn Mistrys 262104 23 216
266 Lectio.ca 262104 23 105
267 Knitting in the Shadows 262104 23 92
268 The Yarnpath 262104 23 87
269 Jean’s Knitting 262104 23 66
270 Lost Arts Studio 262104 23 65
271 The Scottish Lamb 262135 23 104
272 The Knitting Doctor 262135 23 63
273 Xtreme-Knitting Blog! 262135 23 62
274 Etherknitter 262135 23 58
275 knotty bits 262144 23 44
276 Weaverknits 262162 23 63
277 NightlyKnitter’s LotzaStitches 262162 23 41
278 Soapbox 269091 39 44
279 Knitty Gritty Thoughts 273961 22 210
280 Knit & Play with Fire 273961 22 106
281 my life in stitches 273961 22 53
282 Feral Knitter 273961 22 45
283 The Bookish Girl 273961 22 41
284 The Boy Who Knits 274014 22 120
285 Knitting Underway 274014 22 89
286 Tinkingbell 274014 22 71
287 Artificially Mythic 274014 22 62
288 CanKNITian 274014 22 42
289 zigzag stitch 274048 22 77
290 BadCatDesigns 274061 22 103
291 Confessions of a Graveyard Gypsy 274061 22 77
292 The Needle And The Damage Done 274061 22 68
293 Lick My Sticks 276569 38 155
294 The Woolen Rabbit 286922 21 122
295 Step Into My Thimble 286922 21 43
296 Georgie’s Kitchen Table 286932 21 132
297 Farm Witch 286932 21 96
298 Sheriff of Knittingham 286932 21 76
299 Celtic Cast On 286975 21 67
300 cocoknits 286975 21 53
301 purl this 286981 21 87
302 Sockamania 292499 36 208
303 How The West Was Spun 301151 20 109
304 another knitting blog 301151 20 87
305 keeping me in stitches… 301151 20 69
306 Vera’s Crafty Blog 301151 20 69
307 Knitting in the Valley 301151 20 46
308 domestic affair: redefining domesticity 301151 20 45
309 Noolie Knits 301188 20 124
310 Wilderness Witch Knits 301188 20 56
311 The Knitting Blog by Mr Puffy the Dog 301216 20 89
312 tentenknits 301216 20 80
313 Twosheep 301216 20 67
314 YaiAnn 301216 20 60
315 Colorjoy! 316413 19 325
316 biggeek 316413 19 70
317 Short and Sweet Like Me 316413 19 38
318 Needle’s Edge 316497 19 43
319 Midnightknitter 316497 19 41
320 KnitXcorE 316516 19 234
321 Joli House 316516 19 92
322 eleven stitches 316516 19 46
323 Red Lipstick 316678 19 78
324 Knitty, Vintage and Rosy 333103 18 87
325 MinxKnits 333103 18 33
326 ZebraKnits 333260 18 69
327 Fickleknitter 333260 18 65
328 What Not To Knit 340011 31 104
329 Quantum Tea 340011 31 47
330 Adventures in Sock Knitting 351876 17 97
331 One Crazy Fiber Lady 351876 17 97
332 Nutmeg Knitter 351876 17 76
333 A Little Bit Of Happy 351876 17 64
334 Knitting Psychos 351876 17 63
335 Froggie Meanie 351876 17 54
336 Quiddity 351876 17 53
337 Pink Monkey Knits 351876 17 38
338 knitting neels 352078 17 79
339 The Daily Purl 352078 17 77
340 MLE Knits 352078 17 57
341 Between Stupid and Clever 352078 17 49
342 g.bella knits 352078 17 29
343 Stream of Consciousness 352078 17 23
344 Sheep Shots 372799 16 68
345 Knitting with Katarina 372799 16 40
346 We Heart Yarn 372959 16 58
347 Stitch n Sue 372959 16 52
348 This Boy Knits 372959 16 49
349 Opportunity Knits 372959 16 38
350 goodkarmago 372959 16 29
     

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13 comments

1 kate { 02.01.09 at 12:54 pm }

wow…what a cool project. interesting to see the rankings and hear about your methodology. thanks for taking the time to do this…and thanks for including me in your list : ) i’ve been blogging since 2004…after all these years, it’s a kick to be recognized by someone other than my mom ; )

2 JessaLu { 02.01.09 at 10:51 pm }

Thanks for including me on your list! :o)

3 Risa { 02.02.09 at 6:34 am }

Thanks so much for including me on that list. I’m honored!

4 Cookie { 02.13.09 at 9:43 pm }

Wow! What an amazing list! Thank you for including me on the list.

5 Janice { 08.02.09 at 7:38 am }

How exciting, I made the list! Thank you very much (grabbing a button right now).

6 Marcy / Habetrot { 08.02.09 at 2:09 pm }

What a great idea, and what a huge load of work to do it! Thanks for including me. Presently #183.

7 Heather { 08.02.09 at 3:49 pm }

And thanks from me, too!

8 karen { 11.22.10 at 7:37 am }

great list of knitting blogs, thanks!

9 Marla Theodoro { 06.05.11 at 12:51 pm }

Check out my knitting blog…hope I make your list one day!
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10 Carla { 11.04.11 at 10:27 am }

I’ve just started my knitting blog (Handknit Habitat) but I hope to make this list someday! I’m working on it…

11 Dahle { 03.10.12 at 7:46 pm }

Thanks for your posts. They have been very informative and helpful. I am working on making a good blog!

Thanks!

Cindy

12 Knitting Without a Net! { 04.05.12 at 8:17 am }

I’d love for you to consider my blog! I just created it last month and I’m offering videos and free patterns! I hope you like it!

13 Orange Swan { 04.03.13 at 11:34 am }

If you’re still updating this list, please consider my knitting blog for inclusion. It’s called “The Knitting Needle and the Damage Done”, and on it I critique and ridicule knitting patterns from the latest issue of knitting magazines and write about interesting and ludicrous knitting-related topics. I launched it November 10, 2012 and have posted every day since. And, not incidentally, thanks for your list! I’d like to link to some good knitting blogs as a benefit for my readers and have had trouble finding good ones.

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