Knitting Enjoys a Huge Revival
With the invention of the knitting machine, knitting "by hand" became a useful but nonessential craft, and its practitioners increasingly female. Similar to quilting, spinning, and needlepoint, knitting became a social activity, performed while the crafters conversed among themselves.
Hand-knitting has gone in and out of fashion many times in the last two centuries, and at the turn of the 21st century, it is enjoying a revival. According to the industry group, Craft Yarn Council of America, the number of women knitters in the USA aged 25 to 35 increased 150% in the two years between 2002 and 2004.
Modern knitters come from all ages, walks of life, and (increasingly) genders; a social stigma against male knitters has been rapidly disappearing, and most knitting circles now sport at least a few men. Additionally, many contemporary knitters have an interest in blogging about their knitting, patterns, and techniques.
The Knitting Cove & Yarn Shop - a Leading Source for Knitters & Crocheters
For over 20 years, the Knitting Cove & Yarn Shop has been a leading source of yarns, needles, patterns, and accessories. We also provide instruction for beginner and intermediate knitters and crocheters. Call for more details or to sign up today: (631) 473-2121.
Knitting Cove & Yarn Shop
116 E Main Street
Port Jefferson, NY 11777
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Monday - Saturday 11am - 5pm
Wednesdays 11am - 8:30pm
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