Cross-knit looping · Early instructions · Knitting loom · Techniques

Methods for looping wire

Instructions for knitting tubes of thin metal wire on a small peg loom were published in 1822 in the Dutch periodical Penélopé. They describe a technique that is referred to in instructions for a loom-knitted purse that appeared in an 1823 issue of the same publication. I’ll translate the wirework instructions extensively in a separate… Continue reading Methods for looping wire

· Cross-knit looping · History · Knitting

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

Cross-knit looping · History · Knitting

Coptic needlebinding and Islamic knitting

The preceding several posts examine older documents about the production of looped fabric in Scandinavia. The earliest of them, a Swedish text from 1730, makes a clear distinction between garments that are knitted (stickes) and those that are [needle]bound (bundna). Texts from the following decades use those terms with greater ambiguity. Although the crafts remain… Continue reading Coptic needlebinding and Islamic knitting