How a ban on pro-Trump patterns unraveled the online knitting world

“They’ve been awakened in this particular moment.” Politics didn’t usually mix with crafting. Then Trump was elected. In MIT Technology Review, TC’s Ioana Literat discusses her research on “craftivism” in the digital age. When knitting site Ravelry banned all pro-Trump content it caused a schism in the community—but it also shone a spotlight on how women are using niche sites to politicize.