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Methods for knitting metal tubes

Tubular open-stitch knitting of the previously described type is a common find at Viking sites. This discussion began with it because there is little question about it being stocking stitch in the present-day Western sense, albeit with a compound structure. Comparable specimens of twisted-stitch stocking stitch (“Eastern”) have also been found, as has the cross-knit looping… Continue reading Methods for knitting metal tubes

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Looped tubes from Ancient Siberia

Sergei Rudenko published a book in 1953, titled Culture of the Altai People in Scythian Times. It includes photographs of the structural detail of two pieces of “woolen lace fabric”: They were taken from two tubular “braid covers” (shown fully below) with the one detailed on the left being an inner lining to the one on… Continue reading Looped tubes from Ancient Siberia

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Knitted tubes from Egypt

Hi there.  Your regular blog writer has graciously allowed me to submit this guest post.  Following up on his recent posts about knitting and nalbinding in Egypt, this post will talk a bit more about some lesser-known archaeological finds. There are several controversies in the history of knitting, but possibly the biggest one is the… Continue reading Knitted tubes from Egypt