Knit Today Magazine - - Notebook -


A new knit­ting fes­ti­val has just been

an­nounced, The In­ver­ness Loch Ness In­ter­na­tional Knit­ting

fes­ti­val hopes to at­tract 3,000 vis­i­tors

in Septem­ber 2016. Ex­hi­bi­tions and fash­ion shows will keep vis­i­tors en­ter­tained, plus there’s an at­tempt to set a world record for cov­er­ing Dores

beach in knit­ted Loch Ness mon­sters.


War­ring­ton craftivists knit­ted out­side Star­bucks to en­cour­age peo­ple to take in reuse­able cups in­stead of us­ing and then dis­card­ing

the coffee shop’s dis­pos­able ver­sions.

Knit­ting ex­pe­ri­enced a boom in the 1940s with women at home mak­ing hats and gloves for the troops over­seas. Wartime de­sign­ers de­vel­oped pat­terns to make them more prac­ti­cal, such as the bala­clava hel­met with ear flaps that could be used in tele­phone op­er­a­tions. Down­load vin­tage pat­terns from this era for free via the Vic­to­ria and Al­bert Mu­seum on­line at

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