Knitting: Not Just for Grannies
The social knitting experience is drawing a younger crowd than ever before, according to current research:
“Industry experts claim that the percentage of female knitters under age 34 in the U.S. has more than doubled; true or not, it’s easy to find young yarn-obsessed females wherever you look.”
Why is this seemingly old-fashioned hobby making waves as the newest trend for those under 34? or under 40?
Many knitters are in it for the friendships, the encouragement, the socializing, according to this article by the Star Telegram. For some of them, it creates a reason to form a group, a place to get inspiration, and a way to further their knitting skills.
The newest trend among the younger knitters is that now they form communities online, not just in living rooms. Socializing and knitting have gone global.
Do you attend a knitting group? If so, how old is the average member? (We’re just curious if the research holds up!)
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View Original article here: http://www.star-telegram.com/2013/04/29/4806818/younger-knitters-are-in-it-for.html