Going back a few generations now almost everybody would learn how to knit; men and women alike. Normally you would learn how to knit from parents or close friends and relations. It was essential to learn how to knit to keep the family unit warm and clothed. In recent years, there has been a boom in the market for mass produced clothing, and it is no longer necessary for people to learn how to knit. The art of knitting like many other hand made crafts went into decline.
Now knitting is back and fashionable again. Whether this is because people have more time on there hands or that mass produced clothing is now 'the norm' and we all want to be seen to be different is unclear. Handmade garments which were once seen as a sign of poverty are now valued and craved by the rich and famous. Even Hollywood stars are seen to knitting. But with a lot of the old knowledge lost, what do you do today if you want to learn how to knit? A lot of the new knitters of today have to turn to books, magazines and websites like this one to learn how to knit.
I hope you enjoyed this learn how to knit section and hope you will enjoy our free knitting patterns or will be inspired to join our Facebook group.