"Knitting may result in more than just a warm scarf. These days, some educators are using knitting as a unique tool to teach students about reading, math, number and color patterns, which helps students gain a better understanding of other more traditional school subjects."
During WW2, Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, held weekly knitting group sessions in the Blue Salon of Buckingham Palace to boost morale. A hundred ladies would gather to make comforts for the troops and the cold at home. Hitler referred to her as the most dangerous woman in Europe. (stills courtesy of BBC’s The Fabric of Britain)