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1600 child's stockings  The long stockings are knit from cotton yarn. The side gusset is decorated with a pronounced decrease. The upper edge is decorated with a knitted diamond.

Lippisches Landesmuseum, knitted cotton stockings for a 6 year old girl, 1600

North Africa, about 1100–1300. The blue and white abstract design echoes the patterning found in Islamic ceramics. The sock was worked from toe to top, a break in the pattern on the left-hand side is characteristic of knitting in the round. There is evidence on either side of insertions for a heel. The gauge varies from ten stitches and twelve rows/inch at the toe to 7 stitches and ten rows per inch at the top, suggests shaping was achieved by changing needle size as the knitting progressed…

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Sock Place of origin: Egypt (made) Date: (made) Artist/Maker: Unknown (production) Materials and Techniques: Cotton, hand knitted Credit Line: Given by Mrs Russell Museum number:

KNITTING HISTORY 101 at link! "The oldest real knitting (formed on two sticks by pulling loops through loops) we've got is 'Coptic socks' from Egypt, from around the year 1000 CE. There are quite a few fragments, all of them done in shades of white and indigo, in stockinette. Many of them have Khufic (a decorative Arabic script) blessings knit into them, or symbols to ward off evil, or both." We assume knitting had been around a while before then, given the complexity of this work!

The oldest REAL knitting (formed on two sticks by pulling loops through loops) we've got is 'Coptic socks' from Egypt, dating to around the year 1000 CE, done in shades of white and indigo, in stockinette, knit out of cotton

UK, 19th cent. A pair of hand knitted cotton stockings with a lace pattern to knee height (30 cm [13"] from the heel) and stocking stitch tops, ending with three rows of eyelets  and few rows of K2P2 rib (61 cm [24"] from the heel).              The stockings are knitted in the round, with a seam rib  (one purl stitch on alternate rounds) in the middle of the neat leg shaping. The feet are 25.5 and 26.5 cms (10" and 10½") long. Possibly straight common heel.

UK, 19th cent. A pair of hand knitted cotton stockings with a lace pattern to knee height (30 cm [13"] from the heel) and stocking stitch tops, ending with three rows of eyelets and few rows of K2P2 rib (61 cm [24"] from the heel). The stockings are knitted in the round, with a seam rib (one purl stitch on alternate rounds) in the middle of the neat leg shaping. The feet are 25.5 and 26.5 cms (10" and 10½") long. Possibly straight common heel.

14th century pouches | Medieval Silkwork: 14th century heraldic pouches: what type of stitch ...

Medieval Silkwork: century heraldic pouches: what type of stitch is this?

Sion Pouches Provenance c. 14th century, treasury of cathedral in Sion, Switzerland Fiber silk Colors red, green, blue, violet, beige, white Gauge

Ravelry: Project Gallery for Sion Relic-Purse III pattern by Richard Rutt

Stockings of Eleonora de Toledo, 1562 The stocking are knitted in silk yarn with a great variety of different stitches, indicating the work of a skilled professional. "  Moda a Firenze 1540 - 1580, Roberta Orsi Landini and Bruna Niccoli, Edizioni Polistampa, Florence, 2005

Extant Accessories - Stockings of Eleonora de Toledo, 1562

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