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Where can I learn how to knit?



For more than five years, adults and children have gathered upstairs at the Bedford Free Library to knit and purl with Margaret Scott, who herself learned to knit, crochet, and sew as a young girl in Ireland. “There’s an entire generation now who never learned,” she sighs. “It’s a shame.”

Scott is working to change that by hosting knitting groups of all ages and experience levels at the library, across from the Bedford Village Green, each week. Nearly a hundred people are on her email list, and about 15 to 20 adults and nearly as many children show up any given week to knit, chat, and learn new needle techniques.

Novices need not bring anything but their hands. Scott provides needles, yarn, and a patient lesson. Those working on projects already—shawls, sweaters, socks, scarves, and even pink pussy hats—can come with their own materials.

“Knitting called to me,” says Andrea Raisfeld, unpacking a bag of chunky yarn and thick needles. Now she finds it “an antidote to time spent on screens.” Like the recent interest in all things artisanal, she says knitting stitches together both her productive and creative side.

Many find joy knitting for others—and for charity. “When you are knitting for someone else, you are thinking about that person,” says Scott. Adds Raisfeld, who recently knitted a throw blanket as a wedding gift, “They are knitted into every stitch.”

Knitting groups meet locally nearly every day of the week. To get started, go to bedfordfreelibrary.org

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