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Ok, so I’m late on the bandwagon with this. But did anyone catch the BBC4 programme on Knitting in the 20th Century (up the 80s only unfortunately). Interesting programme.

There are a couple of clips archived here – and if it does show up again on repeat I can recommend a watch.

One comment though – the knitted swimsuit standing up to being immersed in water (clip here). I’m not convinced. Mainly because it wasn’t submersed for very long… that was more a splash and dash – rather than an acutal swim. Can’t blame the model for not staying in any longer though… that looked freezing!

It is a shame too that the programme ended with the 80s, and only gave a passing nod to the resurgence of Knitting* in the 90s and early 21st Century. More could be done I think.

*I know crochet has undergone a resurgence too, but the programme focused solely on Knittin.


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