A History of Hand Knitting

Richard Rutt

Published by Interweave Press, 1987
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Oversized Green cloth with gilt lettering. Appear unread. Text is clean and white, no marks. Unclipped DJ with $24.95 price shows minor edgewear. Illustrated with a range of 14 color photographs, 95 black and white photographs and 70 diagrams and charted designs. A full history of hand knitting which make for absorbing reading. Traces the development of the craft by drawing upon literary evidence, and it pays special attention to the social aspects of knitting. Separate chapters relate the history of European knitting before 1500, knitting in Britain from Henry VIII to the Commonwealth, from the Restoration to 1835, during the nineteenth century, and during the First World War and after. Further explorations consider local traditons of the British Isles, knitting as practiced east of the Adriatic, and developments in the Americas." (from the jacket). Bookseller Inventory #

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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.

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

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Title: A History of Hand Knitting
Publisher: Interweave Press
Publication Date: 1987
Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: Very Good
Edition: First Printing

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