A knittable yarn is created by cutting narrow strips of fur and twisting it with colour cotton so that the leather is on the inside, covering the cotton, and the fur surrounds the reinforced centre. Can be knitted, crocheted, woven or used as trim.
The Superstition: Knitting on the side of the stage or on stage by an actor or actress is regarded as unlucky. The Origin: Knitting needles are pointy and can rip costumes rushing by to make an entrance. Also, a knitting needle on the floor may roll under the foot of a stagehand or actor, causing them to fall.
Knitting is one of several ways to turn thread or yarn into cloth (compare to weaving, crochet). Similar to crochet, knitting consists of loops pulled through other loops; knitting differs from crochet in that multiple loops are "active". The active loops are held on a knitting needle until another loop can be passed through them.