1936 - Two Men Lead Knitting Class

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The New York Times; Oct. 6, 1936:

SYRACUSE, Oct. 5. - Mrs. Francelia Dockstader, instructor of a Salvation Army knitting class here, said today that two men were among her most proficient pupils. They are Aagie Henson, janitor at the building, who said he "doesn't see any reason why men should not knit," and Elmer Hartin of Liverpool, who previously learned to do "fancy work" and takes it with him almost everywhere he goes.

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Stephen450's picture

I teach beginning knitting

I teach beginning knitting at my LYS, and another man teaches the more advanced techniques and helps people with their projects. We both constantly receive comments from customers/students about how wonderful they think it is that men knit, and I must agree.

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Would be cool to see one

Would be cool to see one dated today, wouldn't it?
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I've only been searching the

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Fantastic! We need more news

Fantastic! We need more news stories like that.

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I'll keep looking... as a

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