Sunday, February 20, 2011
I am really looking forward to following this project:
Fashioning the Early Modern: Creativity and Innovation in Europe, 1500-1800
-and was very pleased when I found out that knitting is the Danish contribution to the research. While digging out for the Copenhagen Metro, archaeologists have come up with so many interesting knitting textiles.
And here is a treat for you: Museumstekstiler.dk has copied a felt hat, you can even dye the yarn yourself.
Living in this small, old country it is always interesting to discuss what is actually a Danish Knitting Special. Not much. Perhaps nothing or maybe this :
Originally the pullovers or only the sleeves were knitted with very thin needles, after that the knitting were dyed and felt. Perhaps it was done like that to make it look like a more expensive cloth. Like if you could not afford expensive pieces of lace trimmings, you could knit insertions.
A fine project for the last days has been these arm warmers. From Sarah, Blue Garter.