Gifts For Knitters: ‘People Knitting: A Century of Photographs’

Gifts For Knitters: ‘People Knitting: A Century of Photographs’

Gifts For Knitters: 'People Knitting: A Century of Photographs'

People Knitting is a charming tribute in vintage photographs and printed ephemera to the ever-popular, often all-consuming, craft of knitting. When women posed with their knitting in the earliest nineteenth-century photographs, it demonstrated their virtue and skill as homemakers. Later, knitting became fashionable among the wealthy as a sign of culture and artistic ability. During the two world wars, images of nurses, soldiers, prisoners, and even knitting clubs composed of very serious small boys—all with heads bent down, intent on knitting items (especially socks) for the troops—abounded. In the 1950s and 1960s, as snapshots became ubiquitous, knitters took on a jauntier air, posing with handiwork held proudly aloft. People Knitting is a quirky and fascinating gift for the knitter in your life.”

Here are a few examples from the book:

Gifts For Knitters: 'People Knitting: A Century of Photographs'

Gifts For Knitters: 'People Knitting: A Century of Photographs'

Gifts For Knitters: 'People Knitting: A Century of Photographs'

Get People Knitting: A Century of Photographs, by Barbara Levine – makes a great gift!

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Danielle

Danielle Holke is a long-time knitter, first taught by her beloved grandmother as a young girl growing up in Canada. In 2008 she launched KnitHacker, a lively blog and knitting community which has since grown to be a popular presence in contemporary knitting culture, reaching more than a million readers each year. As a marketing professional, Danielle advises and works with a motley squad of artists, yarn bombers, film makers, pattern designers, yarn companies and more. Learn more about her latest book, Knits & Pieces: A Knitting Miscellany.

2 Comments

  1. Thanks for posting my book, People Knitting: A Century of Photographs. It does make a great gift!

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    • Danielle

      Thank you for putting it together!

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