As a 17 year old, male student, it's fair to call me an unlikely knitter. I learnt from a friend after asking where she got her sweater from. Only to find she had made it herself. In the weeks that followed I knitted 3 Christmas scarves and am currently in a knit and natter group who are helping me with a jumper. The pride that shines through you when you wear something that you've really put time into is amazing! I personally would much rather wear an uneven mess that someone had knitted for me than a more mainstream (I don't like using that word, but you know what I mean) garment. Happy knitting !!