Knitting has seen a huge resurgence in recent years - even appearing on Dragons Den! If you're interested in knitting and would like to meet like-minded people check out our guide for information on where to start your search.
Do you enjoy knitting? Like the rythmic 'click clack' of the needles as you produce the latest scarf, jumper or boots? If so, then you are definitely not alone!
In recent years, knitting has become an increasingly popular pastime again. Perhaps this is no great surprise, it’s fun to do, cost-effective and you could create stunning clothing and household soft furnishings for both you and your friends and family.
Just about anyone can take up knitting – like any other hobby it is a skill that you learn over time – and with a little practice you could soon find that you are producing brilliant pieces that are more complex in their design.
So, if you are thinking about taking up knitting – you may want to join a local knitting group. By joining a group, you can build on your knitting skills, share your designs and socialise with other people who also enjoy knitting – it’s a brilliant way to get out and also learn new knitting tips.
Once upon a time knitting was only the hobby of older people; however, this has all changed in recent times as younger people are starting to discover the enjoyment that knitting can provide. To this end, a number of local knitting groups have started to spring up across the country.
To find a local knitting group, you may want to ask around at your local community centres and churches – these are generally the venues for knitting groups. However, you may also find that one of your friends may want to start a knitting group with you – you could quickly create your own group and invite new members to join.
By simply visiting the homes of other people in the knitting group, you could create your own hobby and make plans to get the group together on a regular basis.
Alternatively, you may find details of local knitting groups in your regional newspaper. There are usually community pages or 'charity' sections where adverts for local hobby groups are advertised. This is a great way of finding true local networks of like-minded knitters!
You can also check out various local shops that allow window stickers or leaflets i.e. the post office, library or any other public place. You can be assured that many other people will also enjoy knitting in your local area – however, like you, they may just be waiting for someone to create a group – so put the word out there!
If you cannot find any adverts or leaflets for a local knitting group, why don’t you think about creating your own? Have a word with your local community centre and church to find out whether or not you can hire out a room for a night each week.
However you find your local knitting group, the most important thing to remember is to have fun!