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.
After making a jumper for the GWL archive, this next jumper explores modern ideas in feminism and knitting.
Details of how the Spare Rib jumper was made and exploring where it pushes boundaries and where it conforms.
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.