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Traditional knitting in the British Isles

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Published by Ward Lock in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Knitting -- Great Britain -- Patterns.

  • Edition Notes

    Bibliography, p120.

    StatementGwyn Morgan.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsTT819.G7
    The Physical Object
    Pagination120p. :
    Number of Pages120
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17430807M
    ISBN 100706357876
    OCLC/WorldCa12505105

    Knitting was sometimes the only way in which inhabitants of some regions were able to earn money. During the s, as a response to the popularity of Fair Isle patterns from the neighbouring island, Shetlanders returned to knitting patterned goods. Legend has it that Spaniards stranded on the island after the break up of the Armada in taught the islanders to use the colours and patterns typical of Fair Isle knitting. Jumper, Artwork, Gottelier Ltd, The development of the export trade during the s and s took place after P.

    Madder and indigo gave red and blue, while lichens produced red, brown, orange and purple. Even in "The best caps were formerly made at Monmouth, where the Cappers' Chapel doth still remain, being better carved and gilded than any other part of the Church. The goods were exported to England, France and even further afield, and were valued for their high quality and finish. The expansion of the trade in garments hand-knitted by people in their homes still continued. Here the most important question remains how the production was organized.

    The honeycomb is a said to be a lucky stitch, signifying plenty. This is probably due to the fact that knitting was taken to Spain from Africa by the early traders and from Spain to South America at the time of the conquest of Mexico and Peru. Traditionally, the shawls were passed through a wedding ring to show off their fineness and flexibility. Shetland Shetland is a group of islands north of the Scottish mainland. Hand-looming allows more complicated stitches to be used, will have fewer stitches to the inch and be thicker. Indeed the whole Scottish wool trade, as well as the introduction and spread of hand knitting in Scotland, are subjects on which much research remains to be done.


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Traditional knitting in the British Isles book

The Hunter family have knitted shawls for the British Royal Family right up to the present time. Fair Isle sock, about You can still see the exquisite laces in Vienna that graced the tables and probably the underclothes of the Court of Maria Theresa. The designs lost something of their primitive origins and started to reflect the aesthetic movement that was to dominate Florence in particular, and was to reach its culmination in the Italian Renaissance.

Regional knitters have often adapted their craft to suit the market, for example by linking the patterns they use to ancient myths and cultures.

Knitting traditions of the British Isles and Ireland

In looking through the patterns and designs you will see how new ideas sprang up and how others were carried from culture to culture. Montague, who was a Lady of the Chamber to Queen Elizabeth.

In Continental Knitting the action is much more like a crochet action than a knitting one and produces a twisted stitch on the knit row but a straight stitch on the purl row, so that whereas in Arabic Knitting every pattern stitch on every row was twisted, in Continental Knitting the stitches are twisted on the knit row only.

While chunky, dark-coloured woollen jumpers were a staple of fishermen's wardrobes all over the British Isles, jerseys from the Channel Islands are characterised by a decorative knotted edge, created by knotted cast-on stitches the foundation row of stitchesand a slit on either side of the bottom of the jersey to give greater movement.

Guernsey motifs, for example, once thought to belong to certain fishing villages or counties, have since been found spread widely across Scotland and England. Indeed the whole Scottish wool trade, as well as the introduction and spread of hand knitting in Scotland, are subjects on which much research remains to be done.

Hartley and J. Keep a look out in second hand bookshops for this little gem. The blackberry stitch represents nature. Then, after a short introduction discussing characteristic patterns, backgrounds, and influences, the author presents groupings of folk designs and traditional patterns.

She kept all the family nets repaired and at busy times worked in the attic the entire day - I was really sorry to say good-bye, but it was nearly their dinner time. Genuine Shetland patterning is always done in natural-coloured wools—white, cream, fawn, brown, grey and black.

Rath has shown how long the tradition of hand knitting in Tewkesbury survived. In Italy the craft became more self-conscious and more sophisticated.

With a little planning these patterns can be used successfully for a wide range of knitting needs. It's thought that this could be because ganseys, not stockings, were the main product of the Cornish commercial hand-knitting industry, meaning that the knitters prioritised productivity over decoration.

The author's clear instructions can be followed by anyone who practices basic knitting. The early knitters produced stockings, caps and scarves.

Did guilds of the late Middle Ages produce mainly caps and the big production of hand-knitted stockings was rather organized in putting-out system. The Costume of Yorkshire, Our collection includes an example of a knitting sheath made in the Yorkshire Dales.

The honeycomb is a said to be a lucky stitch, signifying plenty. The norms of hand production were similar in different parts of Europe. Byabout two-thirds of Shetlanders were involved in the hosiery trade. These are, in essence, simple and austere, reflecting the living background of the Dutch household.

It was particularly widespread on the Norman islands of Guernsey and Jersey.Apr 27,  · Recently I purchased this old, out-of-print book on traditional folk knitting in the British Isles.

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The British Isles and Ireland A number of areas have their own distinctive style of knitting or a particular garment for which they are known. Traditions like these tend to survive longer in outlying districts where there is less outside influence.

Explore our list of Knitting->British Isles->Patterns Books at Barnes & Noble®. Receive FREE shipping with your Barnes & Noble Membership. The sleeves are worked separately, as is traditional with the Channel Island Guernsey.

The pattern is in 12 sizes, to fit 56 cm(22 inch) to cm(44 inch) bust or chest. The Guernsey is knitted in traditional navy 5-ply worsted wool, which is manufactured especially for Guernsey sweaters. May 31,  · Buy Traditional Knitting in the British Isles By Gwyn Morgan, in Very Good condition.

Our cheap used books come with free delivery in Australia. ISBN: ISBN Pages: Over knitting patterns complete with easy-to-follow directions and examples of finished work. The book includes a long section on fishermen's sweaters and many designs include a chart or carefully written out instruction showing how to work the pattern.

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