People in the UK: have you taken up knitting since the pandemic began?

We’d like to hear from knitters who began crafting in the last couple of years

The number of knitters in the UK has jumped by around one million since the start of the pandemic, according to the UK Hand Knitting Association (UKHKA), with people taking up the meditative hobby through lockdowns.

The rise in people picking up knitting needles in 2021 has partly been put down to the ‘Tom Daley’ effect, which has seen the number of male knitters increase since the Olympic athlete was seen making a jumper at the Tokyo Games. The UKHKA says the proportion of men using its site has risen from 10 to 25% since the Olympics.

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