Knit So As To Turn Water: The History of New England's Maritime Knitting

    It followed the fish, the flight paths of immigrants, the sea-lanes of war: the knitted clothing of New England reflects maritime cultures the world over. Rich with origin mythology and salty with sailors' yarns, garments like nippers, half-handers, and the infamous fisherman's sweater each hold a romantic yet real place in our coastal history.

    Explore knitting a WWI submariner's outfit with the Navy League! Imagine learning to knit with a pair of whalebone needles you carved yourself! Join Rebecca Bayreuther Donohue, historian and knitter, for an ode to wool and marvel once again at how the sea connects us all.

    Registration is recommended for planning purposes. To register, please contact Lauren at or 822-9104.

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