Knitting: a short history

We often take knitted garments for granted, but how did knitting evolve through history?
22 January 2021
Presented by Eva Higginbotham
Production by Eva Higginbotham.


Knitted hat


Although knitting and other handicrafts are having a bit of a moment during the pandemic as we all try to keep ourselves busy at home, the art and practice of knitting goes back a long way through history. Eva Higginbotham spoke with Loretta Napoleoni, a journalist and author who last year wrote a book about the power, and history, of knitting…


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