“I suppose for some, knitting is just a hobby. But to me, it’s an art form. It’s my passion. Where oils may be the medium of the painter, my medium is wool and cotton, angora and cashmere, bamboo or mohair in the most fantastic of shades and colors. I can’t not knit. It’s a necessary part of my being.”
A lonely young mother of two finds herself isolated on Martha’s Vineyard in a deteriorating marriage. When she reluctantly joins Molly Gardner’s knitting group at Stitches to knit an afghan for charity, she finds herself among a group of women she can confide in. Through poignant stories of her eccentric Great Aunt Frieda, Molly imparts the lessons she learned about life, love and knitting. As Frieda takes center stage through an almost ghost-like presence, her Mae West style and strength of character embolden Martha to make a difficult choice.