Becky Male

A pink sleeveless jumper in the main library. It has a band of multicoloured venus symbols around the middle.

Knitting the Woman’s Woolly: Part 4 – ReKnitting the Woman’s Woolly

In the last of the series, how changes in the culture of knitting influenced the economics of knitting and how Becky’s jumper was made.

A pink sleeveless jumper in the main library. It has a band of multicoloured venus symbols around the middle.

Knitting the Woman’s Woolly: Part 3 – Ribbed for My Pleasure

After making a jumper for the GWL archive, this next jumper explores modern ideas in feminism and knitting.

Spare Rib jumper in the main library

Knitting the Woman’s Woolly: Part 2 – P1R1 (Progress 1, Regress 1)

Details of how the Spare Rib jumper was made and exploring where it pushes boundaries and where it conforms.

Spare Rib jumper in the main library

Knitting the Woman’s Woolly: Part 1 – Purls of Feminist History

Feminist magazine Spare Rib published a pattern for a handknitted jumper in 1982. As volunteer Becky knitted one up for our collection, the more there was to learn about the jumper and its position in the history of knitting and feminism.