A History of Hand Knitting by Richard Rutt

By Richard Rutt

This reference offers an entire background of hand knitting by way of tracing the advance and refinement of the craft. With precise realization to the social features of knitting, it examines the adjustments in instruments and strategies inside of various 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, throughout the nineteenth century, and through global struggle I and after. extra explorations think of 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 ebook additionally defines knitting on the subject of different yarn crafts akin to crochet and nalbinding and gives a historic thesaurus and a transcription of the earliest recognized English knitting pattern.

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The Passion symbolism is again evident, but it is not at all clear how Mary is dressing the vest, or even whether the vest is knitted or woven. The 'knitting madonnas' show that knitting was known in Italy and Germany during the fourteenth century. Beyond that, little can be said. the time. done in Siena, Bologna, or Hamburg - the artists could have known of knitting because it was done elsewhere. It may have been done m1:1ch or rarely~the wealthy or the poor,, by housemves orbynu11s. could be used.

Speed of knittiµ~lls not been done scientifically. ·. krtitters who achieved 300 stitches a )hlnlut§l" ('$, per second) are exaggerated. 3'\~$ •can follow. ll; · ,.. t~'. lti,ence. fbs, with frequent pauses. tiatl 1;criifittaJhigh speed. Since World War II the Gfe:tfila,t ,method of holding the yam has been knitters in England, usuallyinthe belief,tha~lfis~),llcker. J)'as\'bei~ widely adopted, but not in China. lrt Att\e:cica, both methods are in use. • ',, \! ~ifue neck to ensure a working tension, and if two yarns are being used for colour-knitting, one yam will pass behind the neck from left to right, the other from right to left.

Much important mediaeval textile material was discovered, including cushions that are knitted. 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.

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