I remember learning how to knit in primary school as a child. Knitting was also in my family so I had tuition from others as well but I do remember tackling the knitting needles as a youngster, together with the rest of my class. I’m trying to remember if the boys did knitting too or if it was a strictly girls-only activity. I may be really dating myself mentioning this but I also remember working on stitching on a piece of lovely ecru cloth with somewhat large holes, making ex’s and dashes, etc. It was good fun and a nice break from reading, writing and arithmetic.
I read today of a school class from Whalsay, the 6th largest of the Shetland islands and how they came for a visit to Jamieson and Smith. Here’s the blog post where you can have a read all about it. I found it quite interesting. It is aptly called “Shetland’s Knitwear’s Future”.