As a child I always thought that knitting or just creating something from a lump of yarn was magical. Something out of a fairytale storybook a mitten or a scarf or a sweater was getting made from just a ball of yarn with the help of two shiny needles which look like magic wands.
It wasn’t just the materials that, for me, were transformed. The people who knitted were ordinary people, just everyday human but when they picked up their wands they turned into sorceresses or fairy godmothers.
My Mother was the one who introduced me to art of Knitting. As it all seem magical to me I was eager to learn it as fast as possible and trust me my first few attempts were absolutely disasters. After repeated trials I learnt this art and understood that it takes a lot of patience to create something magical with those shiny needles.
The word Knit is derived from knot and ultimately from the Old English cnyttan, to knot. One of the earliest known examples of true knitting was cotton socks with stranded knit colour patterns found in Egypt from the end of the first millennium AD
Knitting is basically about knit and purl stitches and variation of them causes to create beautiful patterns. As knitting requires only a ball of yarns and a pair of needles and it would therefore be well suited to nomadic people who followed the migrations of game or the seasonal ripening of fruits, vegetables, and nuts. Knitters can and still do carry their work with them: even today you will often see women knitting on long journeys.