By Richard Rutt
This reference offers a whole heritage of hand knitting by way of tracing the improvement and refinement of the craft. With detailed recognition to the social facets of knitting, it examines the adjustments in instruments and methods inside assorted areas. tested intimately are the historical past of eu knitting ahead of 1500, knitting in Britain from Henry VIII to the Commonwealth, from the recovery to 1835, through the nineteenth century, and through global conflict I and after. additional explorations give some thought to neighborhood traditions within the British Isles, knitting as practiced east of the Adriatic, and advancements within the Americas. soaking up analyzing for knitters and nonknitters alike, this booklet additionally defines knitting with regards to different yarn crafts reminiscent of crochet and nalbinding and provides a old word list and a transcription of the earliest identified English knitting pattern.
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The other two pieces are more colourful, and knitted in wool. ), is predominantly red, with motifs in fawn, dark blue, green and light blue. Both these pieces have white elements in the design, knitted in undyed cotton. ) · In the Victoria & Albert Museum there is a fragment, numbered T87-1939, that resembles this colourful piece at Lund. It is roughly 17 cm 4· ...... , . . t •• ·,; i I e f I .. t P~t ! ; - - 4- 30 Pattern elements from mediaeval knitted fragments from Egypt, now in the Lamm collection at Lund, including the Kufesque band with 'Allah' correctly worked only once in six repeats.
Nalbinding can produce a true knitted stmcture, but by a different method of manufacture. We have evidence of nalbinding much older than our evidence for knitting; and we know that knitting was at an early point used to make footwear, in the cultural region where nalbinding "Was earlier used for the same purpose. To say that knitting developed from nalbinding, probably in Egypt, is conjectural, but reasonable. It is not reasonable to attribute knitting to the Arabs or Arabia. In Roman Egypt socks were made in nalbinding.
4-d. a pair, while Irish stockings were only lld. or 13d. a pair. They were possibly made of cut cloth or felt (139). 67 The sky blue waistcoat believed to have been worn by Charles I at his execution 30 January 1649. 'Waistcoats' Stockings were not the only garments knit in Elizabethan and Jacobean times. Some body garments were knitted too. The Burrell Collection 68 Pale blue silk 'waistcoat' in damask knitting. in Glasgow has a jacket, most likely intended for a woman, knitted in stockinet with yellow silk and gold thread.
A History of Hand Knitting by Richard Rutt