A history of hand knitting

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Interweave Press, LLC, 1987 - Crafts & Hobbies - 248 pages
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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. This replaces 0934026351.

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User Review  - Rachel Murphy - Goodreads

I have mixed thoughts on this book. Some parts I found interesting, such as the chapter on Shetland knitting (but then I would, given that I come from Shetland, and a long line of knitters!). But ... Read full review

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User Review  - Deanna - Goodreads

Overall, the book is well researched and interesting. The author is hesitant to make assumptions (which is nice) but does seem to have strong opinions on the proper way to hold your knitting needles ... Read full review

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History of Hand Knitting | Interweave Press
A History of Hand Knitting. by Richard Rutt. $39.95. "A must-have for the knitter who wants to create knitted items for specific time periods . . . a very ...
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A HISTORY OF HAND KNITTING $41.50 (Richard Rutt) You'll get absorbing reading and accurate information in this full history of handknitting. ...
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History of knitting - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
... Macdonald, Anne L., No Idle Hands: The Social History of American Knitting, 1988. ISBN 0-345-33906-1; Rutt, Richard, A History of Hand Knitting, 1987. ...
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That changed after reading ‘A history of Hand knitting’ by Richard Rutt and learnt about the Gunnister man; in the 1950’s an unknown man was dug up from a ...
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Kathy has chosen even more gems for the next batch of recordings, due out in January 2008: Richard Rutt's A History of Hand Knitting, Anne L. Macdonald's No ...
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Knitted Together: books :: Library
A History of hand knitting Richard Rutt, Traces the development and refinement of hand knitting, including discussion of legends, tools, techniques, ...
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Keepyng Yer Legges Warm Stockings Katerina's Stuff
However, according to A History of Hand Knitting, this was reported in a document ... A History of Hand Knitting also makes mention of a 1607 Dyers manual ...
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knitty: History 101
Image from "A History of Hand Knitting" by Richard Rutt, p 30. Fragment currently at Yale University. The oldest REAL knitting (formed on two sticks by ...
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A History of Hand Knitting. (my history reference); Macdonald, al 1988. No Idle Hands: The Social History of American Knitting. ...

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Barbara Walker (1981), A HISTORY OF HAND KNITTING history Richard Rutt (new ed.) 2003 Interweave Press A broad history of knitting, knitting tools and ...
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About the author (1987)

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

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