Essential Pittsburgh
2:12 pm
Tue January 14, 2014

The Business and Popularity of Knitting

Credit Heather McClain / 90.5 WESA

Whether its mittens, afghans or sweaters, knitting has made a comeback in recent years. Young and old are spinning yarns and contributor Rebecca Harris, has been looking at the business of knitting.

She finds that while many think of knitting as something for the old, an increasing number of young people are taking the time to learn to spin yarn as a means of building communities.

Many of the stores that sell yarn and supplies have a large part in this trend. 

“What the shops do is really connect knitters and the community. They participate in charity events, there’s teaching, there’s a sense of real community. Here in Pittsburgh we have some very interesting places.”