The Indefensible Position: Men Should Knit
Esquire, November 2005


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Let’s face facts. In our society, knitting is considered a womanly pursuit. Growing up in the 1970’s, I had to beg and plead with my grandmother to teach me to knit – something she did only after closing the curtains in the evening and in the absence of my grandfather. “Knitting isn’t really for little boys,” she said. As if sugar, spice and everything nice were forever barred to me because of my gender. For years, I knitted on borrowed needles, in darkened rooms, and behind closed doors, gracefully accepting compliments about the “lovely pullover your grandmother made for you.”

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Click HERE to read the original Guerrilla Knitting for Men

Apparently, there are men who knit all over the world. Click here to read Men Should Knit in Catalan.


  A whole community of Men Who Knit - Check it out!

Recommended knitting books - just click on the book covers:

Free yourself from the drudgery of patterns and knit what you want!

This is another excellent guidebook for knitters who want to be liberated.

There is nothing like a pair of handknit wool socks in winter.

Recommended Woolen Mills:

Harrisville Designs, Harrisville, New Hampshire

Briggs & Little Woolen Mills, New Brunswick, Canada



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