Fashion designers harness grannies’ knitting power

Two Dutch entrepreneurs are merging the fashion sense of young designers with the knitting knowledge of local grannies to create a range of original knitwear, stitched together over coffee and cake at a retirement home.

A small room at the back of a retirement home in the suburbs of Rotterdam has been given over to the weekly “knitting club” for women aged 58 to 85, their cheerful chatter almost drowning out the rhythmic click-clacking of knitting needles.

“I think I’ll make this one next,” says an excited Willy Mollenaar, a grandmother in her seventies with dyed light brown hair, pointing to a thick grey woolly hat displayed on a table.Read more
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