In the age of high tech and ready-made, old-fashioned knitting is making a comeback via social media. We’ll ask why.
With needles and yarn and the old clickety-clack of fingers flying, it is may be the humblest of clothing crafts. Its popularity has risen and fallen over generations depending, historians say, on national stress and the economy. (See imgages of knitting over the years.)
Right now it’s come back. A way for information workers to make something that feels real. To chill out. To feel back to the land. To make community.
– Tom Ashbrook