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Historic Knitting : Getting Started with Knitting History

A guide for the scholarly study of hand knitting through history..

Introductory Resources to Knitting History

The resources on this page introduce knitting history and major themes over time.


Military Knitting History

Some of the most important innovations in knitting technology have occurred in times of war as women knitting on the home front met demands to keep armies warm and dry.

Get Your Research Started with a Fun Video

This upbeat documentary by Makeful introduces topics and themes in knitting history. Great for research inspiration and study breaks!

General History

Diversity in Knitting