Knitter and designer Sarah writes about teaching children to knit, and discusses how knitting can be a part of a mathematics education… Part 1. Part 2 (which includes the pattern for the finger puppet, as shown in the photo.) I particularly enjoyed the comments on the first blog post, from knitters discussing their experiences teaching children to knit.
A collection of BBC radio programs about knitting. All available worldwide. Excellent listening while you’re at your needles!
Points off for the “not for grannies” trope, but a nice piece about last weekend’s Kitchener Waterloo Knitter’s Fair in the local paper.
And again, more Grannie nonsense, but still. A great profile of knit designer Josh Bennett, and his work bringing knits to high fashion, and vice versa.
(Don’t get me wrong. I loved my Grannie, and she was a major influence on my life. And she was a knitter. But I think the “not just for grannies” thing is getting a little tired…)
Last week, two iconic Canadian companies announced a rather wonderful collaboration: a collection of Mary Maxim sweater design, exclusively for the clothing company Roots. Ready-made sweaters will be available for sale at the shop (with matching hats and mitts, too!); and patterns to make your own will be sold through Mary Maxim. You’ll also be able to buy a knitting kit for a scarf at Roots stores.
Game of Thrones fan? This might be enough to get you to learn how to crochet… Pattern for crocheted Dragon’s Eggs.