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Genevieve Payne, of Lawrence, browses through racks of colorful
twisted yarn at the Yarn Barn, 930 Mass. More and more young women
-- and a few men -- are picking up the needles and learning to knit
and purl.

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Knit happens

Lumpy leg-warmers, chunky sweaters and scarves inspired to great, mummy-friendly lengths. For some of us, the mere mention of "knitting" will forever conjure up images of Christmas mornings past, filled with ill-fitting monstrosities and smiles of faux excitement.


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