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The Library Digitisation Unit of the University of Southampton has a Knitting Reference Library with Victorian knitting manuals and other old and really interesting knitting reference books and instructionals. They also have, under the section slightly misleadingly titled “Knitting Patterns”, … Continue reading

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I sometimes complain that my knitting projects all take ages and ages – though I know very well that this is not due to my knitting really slowly. My actual knitting speed is more of a medium speed, but I … Continue reading

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Textile craft stuff just is so versatile, and here’s two examples of it. First of all, a really nice article about knitting spies and knitted secret messages – though I’m rather convinced it’s not a dropped stitch that actually happened, … Continue reading

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I’ve told you about my spinning project, and my glorious decision to ply the yarn spun from the dyed top with nice, grey Gotland yarn, to get more length. Well, it is finished now, and it looks really nice. It … Continue reading

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And here’s the promised picture of the other finished thing – the Pirate Robert Hat. As with so many of these things, it’s incredibly hard to take good photos of it, which means that the pattern bit is less legible … Continue reading

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It’s the time of finished things at the moment, or so it seems – I finished the gold band weaving this morning, and now I have a bit more than a metre of band. It was really fun to weave, … Continue reading

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If you like to knit and would like to do so in the name of science (yay!), or like to spin in the same name, there’s a recent project about Knitting in Early Modern Europe looking for volunteers to do … Continue reading

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