As it happens, the history of knitting is somewhat obscure – artifacts have been discovered as far back as 1000 AD, but because of the fragile nature of textiles, it’s likely that the craft is older than that. Interesting speculation suggests that it evolved from the Middle East, where language is read from right to left, because knitting is from right to left.
Learn more about the history of knitting at this interesting article on AllFreeKnitting.com:
(Thanks to River Knits for finding this)
Watch the video and learn more here: BBC News – How Knitters are Helping Mend Heart Defects.