A History of Hand Knitting

A History of Hand Knitting

by Richard Rutt
     
 

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This reference provides a full history of hand knitting by tracing the development and refinement of the craft. With special attention to the social aspects of knitting, it examines the changes in tools and techniques within different regions. Examined in detail are the history of European knitting before 1500, knitting in Britain from Henry VIII to the Commonwealth,

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This reference provides a full history of hand knitting by tracing the development and refinement of the craft. With special attention to the social aspects of knitting, it examines the changes in tools and techniques within different regions. Examined in detail are the history of European knitting before 1500, knitting in Britain from Henry VIII to the Commonwealth, from the Restoration to 1835, during the 19th century, and during World War I and after. Further explorations consider local traditions in the British Isles, knitting as practiced east of the Adriatic, and developments in the Americas. Absorbing reading for knitters and nonknitters alike, this book also defines knitting in relation to other yarn crafts such as crochet and nalbinding and offers a historical glossary and a transcription of the earliest known English knitting pattern.

Author Biography: Richard Rutt is the former bishop of Leicester, a town that played an important role in the British knitting industry.

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Knitter's Review
As a knitter by profession and passion, I feel that this book is an essential addition to my collection.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780934026352
Publisher:
Interweave Press, Incorporated
Publication date:
08/01/1988
Edition description:
U.S. ed
Pages:
248

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Richard Rutt is the former bishop of Leicester, a town that played an important role in the British knitting industry.

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