Tuesday, July 16, 2013

KNIT ONE, PURL TWO

"round and round", 3 x 3 inches, acrylic on photopaper.
Demand being insanely high, cottage industries began to appear; a hat-knitting guild appeared in England in 1424, along with many others across Europe. Once the common man knew how to knit, the obvious happened. We started knitting for ourselves. One of the first of the commonly available knitted products was the 'acorn hat', made of felted wool... That's right, it took us about five hundred years to make common 'everyday' knitting out of wool.
Source: knitty.com
See more Knit one, purl two on flickr.

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