The Wenatchee World



The latest extended forecast from The Weather Channel

Remove this weather forecast


Hi76° Mostly Sunny


Lo55° Increasing Clouds


Hi74° Slight Chance Rain

Wednesday Night

Lo56° Slight Chance Rain


Hi75° Partly Sunny

Thursday Night

Lo56° Mostly Cloudy


Hi78° Partly Sunny

Friday Night

Lo55° Slight Chance Rain


Hi74° Partly Sunny

Saturday Night

Lo55° Slight Chance Rain

Spin doctors: The itch to stitch

Send to Kindle
Print This

Whether men like it or not, “needling women” are on the rise these days. The “itch to stitch”, a craft as old as ancient Egypt, has undergone a revival in this country in recent years. According to the Craft Yarn Council of America, an industry trade association, there are now more that 50 million knitters in the United States, and most of them are women.

It wasn’t always that way. Once a male-dominated occupation, knitters formed their first trade guild in Paris in 1527. Later, with the industrial revolution and the invention of spinning and knitting machines, knitting became a factory job.

View my options or Sign in