Richard Rutt's A History of Hand Knitting PDF

By Richard Rutt

ISBN-10: 0713451181

ISBN-13: 9780713451184

This reference offers a whole historical past of hand knitting via tracing the improvement and refinement of the craft. With targeted realization to the social features of knitting, it examines the adjustments in instruments and methods inside of assorted areas. tested intimately are the historical past of ecu knitting ahead of 1500, knitting in Britain from Henry VIII to the Commonwealth, from the recovery to 1835, in the course of the nineteenth century, and through global warfare I and after. extra explorations think about neighborhood traditions within the British Isles, knitting as practiced east of the Adriatic, and advancements within the Americas. soaking up studying for knitters and nonknitters alike, this publication additionally defines knitting relating to different yarn crafts corresponding to crochet and nalbinding and gives a historic word list and a transcription of the earliest recognized English knitting pattern.

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Eels of stockings. Some knitters in Dagestan, Turkey and other places east of Suez work a pouch. heel in garter stitch, which avoids purling. Three-dimensiortal shaping of round knitting was well understood by the cap-'krtitters of the sixteenth century, and is beautifully illustrated by the light-coloured fragmehtfrom the wreck of the Mary Rose in 154 5 (seep. 63). When was flat knitting on two needles first

I Irish hose The place of Ireland in this trade is obscure. Dr Thirsk suggests that in the seventeenth century Ireland did not buy fine jersey stockings but purchased the more durable woollen or worsted stockings made in northern England. Yet Irish stockings are themselves mentioned as being purchased in England. Lincoln Cathedral Library preserves a copy of a broadsheet headed 'Proportion of provisions needful for such as intend to plant themselves in New England for one whole year', printed in London by Fulke Clifton in 1630.

The first cushion came from the tomb of Fernando de la Cerda, heir of Alfonso X of Castile. Prince Fernando died in 127 5, and the cushion doubtless dates from that time. ) square. It is the better preserved of the two cushions, dark brown with straw yellow patterning on both sides. Perhaps it was originally 35 Cushion from the tomb of the Infante Fernando de la Cerda. ) square. Late thirteenth century. 36 The diaper pattern from the cushion in the tomb of Fernando de la Cerda, c. 1275. 37 The Arabic word baraka, 'blessing', repeated round the borders of the cushion of Fernando de la Cerda.

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