It’s official – knitting is good for you.
It’s National Wool Week.
Find out more by following this link: www.campaignforwool.org
Not content with yarns made from materials as diverse as milk, soya and bamboo, the latest yarn to come on the market…
In 1566 King Eric of Sweden owned 27 pairs of Spanish knitted silk stockings. Each pair cost the same as his valet’s annual salary
Jane Austen (1775 – 1817), mentions knitting only twice in her novels.
The word ‘knit’ occurs 38 times in Shakespeare, often meaning ‘to repair’, but only once does it definitely refer to knitting as we know it.
Do you know how knitting began?