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The Knitting Genealogist · 3W ago

On Reverse Engineering. And Ag Labs and Farmers.

  A quick heads-up. I have two pieces out this month.  One for the knitters and one for the genealogists. For the knitters,  there’s something about reverse engineering knitting from old pho...
The Knitting Genealogist · 1M ago

Initialise

As promised long ago, here are some gansey alphabet charts, for anyone wishing to knit initials. These are 15 rounds deep. I prefer a serif. Some motifs are solid, some in moss (seed) stitch...
The Knitting Genealogist · 2M ago

Cornelia Mee ‘For A Comforter’ and The Quest for Victorian Double Knitting

https://archive.org/details/victorianknittingmanuals “THE WORK-TABLE MAGAZINE by MRS MEE and MISS AUSTIN… This is, of course, a lady’s periodical. The mysteries of the needle are illustrated...
The Knitting Genealogist · 3M ago

Never… Spun on an Ashford

Recently we were demo-ing at the Kendal Wool Gathering, and at some point in the early afternoon, a lady came in, walked up to us, and asked us if we’d be interested in having her old spinni...
The Knitting Genealogist · 4M ago

Lansallos

Last week, my new gansey pattern came out, in ‘The Knitter’. It’s published in the supplement. I’ll put up some gansey alphabet PDFs for initials, for anyone thinking of knitting it – or any...
The Knitting Genealogist · 4M ago

Spinzilla 2016

I managed to spin just over 7 miles of yarn in 7 days, with the UK Team, HillTop Cloud. Not a brilliant total – but not bad! The brown is some lovely, prize-winning Castlemilk Moorit (an ent...
The Knitting Genealogist · 4M ago

Spinzilla 2016

Tonight at midnight, is the start of Spinzilla 2016 – an international challenge where teams and individuals compete to see who can spin the most yarn in a week. I entered in 2014, on impuls...
The Knitting Genealogist · 6M ago

Inside The Paracosm 2: 22nd September, 1942

“Paracosm ~ a prolonged fantasy world invented by children; can have a definite geography and language and history…” http://www.thefreedictionary.com/               Another glimpse into the ...
The Knitting Genealogist · 6M ago

Of Cardinals, Monks, and Rampaging Vikings

On one of our regular dog walks, close to home,  we pass a flock of Norfolk Horn sheep.  They graze on a corner of Cawood Garth, a piece of common ground owned by the folk in the next villag...
The Knitting Genealogist · 6M ago

Have A Go On A Great Wheel Weekend!

Tomorrow (5th August) and Saturday, we’ll be demonstrating the Great Wheel, at the British Wool Show, Murton, York. If you fancy some ‘Have A Go’ great wheel spinning, come along and try you...