By Richard Rutt
This reference presents a whole heritage of hand knitting by means of tracing the advance and refinement of the craft. With designated cognizance to the social features of knitting, it examines the alterations in instruments and methods inside of diversified areas. tested intimately are the heritage of ecu 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 conflict 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 examining for knitters and nonknitters alike, this booklet additionally defines knitting on the subject of different yarn crafts reminiscent of crochet and nalbinding and provides a old word list and a transcription of the earliest recognized English knitting pattern.
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The right hand. mg a hollow' square, slightly rounded. The yam is on SJ)OOis a):ound board like the ones in the Lorenzetti pictures, but here the board is on Mary's lap. ns and early Italian paintings of saints. pictures already described - for the benedictine nuns of Buxtehude. t-hand side ofatriptych altar-piece, and is significantly different from the Italian pictures. Bertram had a ·Jong cateer in Hamburg (where the picture is now in the Kunsthalle) from 1367 to about 1415. He was a on forerunner of fifteenth-century realism and the tender style of German painting called the Soft Style or International Gothic.
The chalice dates from the eighth century and is ornamented with strips of fine gold wire work, that superficially resemble stockinet. In fact they are more complex, each course passing through the two previous courses. -century Trewhiddle hoard in Cornwall and Irish. finds at Tara and Clonmacnoise. There is also a train of evidence showing that this metal knitting, usually in the form of a hollow and flexible rope or cord, was popular in the Byzantine world and must eventually have derived from Greece in the millenium before Christ.
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