EDITORIAL Knitting isn’t just for Grannies, anymore

Knitting isn’t just for your grandma

by Tanisha L.

If your grandmother can do it, you can too.

Although knitting is very popular among the gray haired folks, knitting is still considered an unpopular hobby among the younger generation.

The problem is many teenagers do not know how to knit. They have not been taught the skill and therefore, they do not embrace the joy of knitting.

Knitting can be a very enjoyable experience once taught properly how to do so. You can knit all sorts of exciting things such as scarves, blankets, mittens, socks, sweaters and hats. Once you learn the basics, you can knit anything your heart desires.

Not only is it cool to say that you knit your scarf that you are wearing, it provides endless hours of entertainment with your ball of yarn and knitting needles.

How can you learn how to knit? Well, you could ask your grandmother or an elderly lady in your neighborhood to teach you how to knit. You could go to your local library and get a book about knitting. You could search the internet for websites and videos with knitting tutorials. There are many ways that you could learn how to knit.

Here at Fredericton High School, we are very fortunate to have a crochet and knitting club that meets once a week in Ms. Blake’s classroom, which is located on the top floor in room D106. There you can learn how to knit (or crochet) during the lunch break. It has a nice, casual atmosphere and the supplies are provided. If you already know how to knit, you can come along to work on your latest project and drink a cup of tea. 

I feel like more teenagers need to embrace the art of knitting. I thoroughly enjoy knitting in my spare time and I find it to be very relaxing. I want to be able to pass this skill along to my children and grandchildren eventually so that they will be able to knit as well.

Everyone should learn how to knit. It is a useful skill, an enjoyable hobby and a great way to create all sorts of awesome knitted items.


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