French shepherd knitting on stilts

French shepherd knitting on stilts
2011 - as a proud novice knitting mother of 3 pairs of gloves, I wonder again about this drawing I'd glimpsed in a knitting book a few years ago. Why knit on stilts? Why a man knitting? The answers to these questions and others are my quest and form the focus of my blog.....

Monday, October 10, 2011

Knitting around town early 1800's in England

Wensleydale knitters 1814 (loitering around town knitting)

Rutt, R. 1987, A History of Hand Knitting, B. Batsford Ltd., London


Harvey, M. 1985, Patons: a story of Handknitting, Springwood Books, Ascot

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