Ben Fogle enriches his life by learning a new skill. This week, he tries his hand at knitting.
Published: 1:15PM GMT 20 Nov 2009
Ben Fogle learns how to knit with Gerard Allt from I Knit - Challenge Ben from American Express
Ben Fogle learns how to knit with Gerard Allt at his 'I Knit' shop in London
Despite the fact that I have put myself through extremes all over the world, I was out of my comfort zone with this one.
The closest I have ever come to knitting was 10 years ago on Castaway when I had to darn my socks. And I couldn't help thinking about the 7th Earl of Cardigan, after whom the knitted garment was named. He led his woolly-jacketed cavalry in the Charge of the Light Brigade and dropped much more than a stitch.