Looking for a new couple activity with your man? How about knitting?
We know you’re saying, “He’ll never!” So how to get your guy to knit? Tell him it’s actually trending as “Knitting is the new Yoga.” Also tell him it’s a great stress reliever. Ryan Gosling is a fan — and it got him Eva Mendes!
So where to start? WE ARE KNITTERS is an international knitting and fashion brand founded by Mar├¡a Jos├⌐ Mar├¡n and Alberto Bravo that began three years ago in Europe, and is now a big hit in overseas. And they offer kits.
The knit kits have needles and generous balls of Peruvian wool. We’ve learned that the best wool in the world comes from Peru. WE ARE KNITTERS offers digital instructional content and images on their site, and the company produces two to three collections per month. Each collection has 5 to 6 pieces each. The site’s collections are in categories that include women’s wear, home decor, babies and men.
WE ARE KNITTERS was inspired by a trip to New York City (no surprise there!). The founders picked up on the knitting craze that hit the U.S. about three years ago when they saw young women knitting in small classes in the garment district. They took the concept back to Madrid and made it edgy and sexy. Cameron Diaz is also a fan, and the founders would love to get FLOTUS Michelle Obama to start knitting.
Ready to sign your man up (or at least yourself!). Visit weareknitters.com.
Photo credit: Siamanda Chege of Bebe Ravi, Alberto/WE ARE KNITTERS