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By Richard Rutt

This reference presents an entire background of hand knitting by way of tracing the advance and refinement of the craft. With specified realization to the social points of knitting, it examines the alterations in instruments and methods inside of varied areas. tested intimately are the background of eu knitting ahead of 1500, knitting in Britain from Henry VIII to the Commonwealth, from the recovery to 1835, throughout the nineteenth century, and through international battle I and after. extra explorations reflect on 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 ebook additionally defines knitting relating to different yarn crafts comparable to crochet and nalbinding and provides a historic thesaurus and a transcription of the earliest identified English knitting pattern.

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Sports jumpers and cardigans entered standard fashion before the First World War. High fashion often amuses itself by making expensive versions of cheap things, so the jumper craze of the 1920s broke into high fashion. ion and repeatedly come into high fashion. The social picture of western fashion changed in the 1960s when young people, even teenagers, emerged as a class with enough money to indulge 26 Definitions and techniques in frequent changes of exaggerated dress, but not enough to pay for high fashion.

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In Glasgow has a jacket, most likely intended for a woman, knitted in stockinet with yellow silk and gold thread. A bold and florid motif is repeated all over it in purl stitches with beige thread and gold. It is described as Elizabethan but is more probably seventeenth-century and may have been remade in the eighteenth century. Similar in technique is the elegant pale blue shirt or vest now in the Museum of London. There is little doubt that this was the shirt worn by King Charles I at his execution on 31 January 1649.

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