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Yarn News   >     16-01-2018 - Tuesday

  • Subway in stitches: NYC man knitting on train is no yarn
  • A stitch in time on the subway line is becoming profitable for a New York City man.
  • Former “American Idol” contestant Frenchie Davis was riding the train in Brooklyn on Nov. 21 when she spotted a bearded man knitting, The New York Daily News reported. Davis, who acted in the Broadway production of “Rent,” snapped a photo of Louis Boria and posted it to Facebook, noting that “This brotha on the train is my hero today.”
  • The photo went viral, and boosted the sales of Boria’s company, Brooklyn Boy Knits, which he formed in 2009. To accommodate the sudden surge in orders, The 42-year-old Brooklyn resident said he was hiring two more knitters and revamping his website.
  • “For the first time in 10 years, I have pending orders,” Boria told the Daily News.
  • “I’m a fast knitter, but I’ve been telling customers to give me a three- to four-week delivery time.”

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