I found this article very helpful.
It is not unusual in other cultures, where we do not have Hollywood influences like we have in USA, that men enjoy working on all kinds of handicrafts: Knitting, weaving, crocheting, needlepoint…………….. There is no reason why men could not have that kind of fun. Some men do not like the fellowship of drinking buddies in a bar or the lies and brags of the golf course, but enjoy being creative.
My brother in Germany used to knit and since he is an engineer with an engineering way of thinking, he is VERY helpful to me a creative thinker making patterns. His math is much better than mine, which is very helpful to think ahead and not make so many mistakes.
I think crochet, knitting could be a PERFECT way to draw husbands and wives together to have fun.
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Mark Ludwig : knitting session in Bryant Park, most of them women. But he is one of a small number of men who come out regularly, taking part in what has been viewed, at least in the modern era, as a mostly female pursuit.
The group, which is making blanket squares for charity and has its last session of the season on Tuesday, is presented by Knitty City, a yarn shop on the Upper West Side. The store hosts a weekly gathering of its own for men who knit and crochet.
Knitty City’s owner, Pearl Chin, ( sorry could not find a link) started the men’s group because she saw women knitting whenever and wherever they wanted, while men seemed to knit on their own.
The Craft Yarn Council estimates that out of more than 30 million people who knit or crochet in the U.S., about 2 million are men and boys. Mary Colucci, the group’s executive director, said she believes the number of male knitters is growing.
One regular at Knitty City’s men’s night is Wallace Bass Boyd, 48, who said he believes knitting makes him more patient and helps him focus in a different way. His fascination with color and fashion began when his mother, a seamstress, took him to a fabric store as a boy.
Mr. Boyd also attends a coed group at Riverside Library and a men-only group:
Mr. Boyd knits at home and in public spaces like the subway, where he said it is always a conversation-starter, as well as with groups.
“Men who knit need community, and in that group it’s nothing special to be a man knitting,” he said.
Picture taken from Wallstreet journal article:
Terry Sullivan knits during the class