Get those needles out! Stitch ‘n bitch clubs are sweeping the nation 113



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Knit one, purl one, knit one, purl one…. Remember reciting that over and over? Knitting seems to be one of those activities that has gone out of fashion over time. Just like sewing, crochet, and embroidery, it’s not as popular as it once was. That’s all about to change. In recent years there has been a quiet resurgence in knitting as a new generation of women (and a few men!) picked up their needles and wool and turned to their mothers and grandmothers to ask how to get started.

Now there is a knitting revolution well and truly under way, with Stitch ‘n Bitch groups popping up all over the country. These weekly gatherings are filled with women of all ages who come together knit and chat over a cup of coffee, and help to each other out with their knitting projects.

The groups have proved to be hugely popular and are a great way to make new friends and learn new tips and tricks for your next knit. You can bring along your own needles and wool and whatever project your working on, or you can contribute to a special project that the club might be doing. Many groups are known to work on group projects for charities, meaning you get to have fun, make friends, and contribute to a great cause. And don’t worry if you’re more of a crocheter than a knitter, the groups are open to everyone!

You can easily find a local Stitch ‘n Bitch group by doing a quick search on the internet, or you could even start your own group with your friends and family.

Would you join a Stitch ‘n Bitch group? Do you enjoy knitting or crocheting?

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  1. I have been knitting, on and off as time permits, since my mum taught me when I was 4 yrs and recovering from whooping cough.

  2. Our local activists are the knitting nanas. They stage sit in’s and knit. Go the knitting nana’s.

  3. Are there any groups on the central coast around tuggerah or ourimbah.

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    • Sh

      Hi Carol, there certainly is a knitting group in the Tuggerah area. You will find it at the library at Bay Village shopping centre. The group meets on Fridays, the second and fourth of each month. This Friday (12th February) is the next one. I think it starts at 9 am. You would be welcome to come along. They even serve morning tea – so take a mug with you. The group knits for charity but they also work on their own projects. Crocheters too, of course.

  4. Been knitting for charity and family for many years now. Never without yarn and needles. Belong to a small”knitters and twitters” group. Very therapeutic thing to do. Recommend it to anyone.

  5. Love my knitting. Have knitted for years, my children nieces, nephews and friends kids as well. Now knit for a couple of charities and some little ones as well.

  6. I crochet, but don’t knit. When my mother died, I inherited her box of crochet cottons, and have tried to make something for each of my 6 sisters and brothers for Christmas nearly every year ( over 20 years now). I also do some crochet for op shops, but could do more

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