Albert Gustaf Aristides Edelfelt (1854 – 1905). Finnish painter.
Edelfelt was one of the first Finnish artists to achieve international fame. He enjoyed considerable success in Paris and was one of the founders of the Realist art movement in Finland. He influenced several younger Finnish painters and helped fellow Finnish artists such as Akseli Gallen-Kallela to make their breakthrough in Paris.
Yarn bombing or graffiti knitting.
* Examples of yarn bombing have been recorded as early as May 2004 in Den Helder, Netherlands. In the U.S., in 2005 Texas knitters used their leftover and unfinished knitting projects, but it has since spread worldwide.
The movement has been said to be “changing the face of craft” as stitchers are more and more frequently being viewed as fibre artists rather than amateurs or vandals.
Joann Matvichuk of Lethbridge, Alberta invented International Yarnbombing Day, which was first observed on June 11, 2011.
Marta, Andi get ready for the next Y-Day.
During World War I and again during World War II, the American Red Cross launched nationwide, volunteer-driven knitting campaigns to supply soldiers and war refugees with warm clothing. These volunteer knitters belonged to a Red Cross unit called the Production Corps that also produced bandages and sewn garments (such as pajamas) for veterans and civilian hospitals.
Some patterns are available online at the Red cross Museum
I found this one specially touching /knitting_childssweater.pdf
Parece que los clubs de knitting han estado siempre de moda. Suerte Andi y Marta!
Rural knitting Madrid Sierra. Tejer Ideas