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Needles of a Nation: Knitting at the Great Exhibition of 1851

Here is a fascinating post about knitting at the Great Exhibition of 1851, with some interesting pictures!

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Fair Isle: The remote island where jumpers are always in fashion

This post has some fabulous archive pictures of Fair Isle jumpers, which are worth a look. And I’m using it as an excuse to pst a picture of my Burra Bear: a souvenir of a Shetland holiday. His name is … Continue reading

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The history of knitting

This post gives an excellent summary of the history of hand knitting. As you would expect from the V&A. One of my favourite London haunts.

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Knitting an easy Easter bunny

Now here is a really simple idea. Knit a square in good old garter stitch, and follow these instructions to make it into a rabbit. Just cast on 30 or so stitches and keep knitting until you have 30 ridges … Continue reading

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