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Historical and traditional knitting

L Bellinger, 'Patterned Stockings: possibly Indian, found in Egypt', Textile Museum Washington DC, paper no. 10, December 1954

C Blackman, 'Hand knitting in Britain from 1908-39: the work of MarjoryTillotson', in Textile History vol.29, no.2, 1998, p.177-199

D K Burnham, 'Coptic Knitting: An Ancient Technique', in Textile History, Vol. 3, December 1972

W Carter, The Royal Exhibition Knitting, Netting and Crochet Book, London, 1851

Caulfield & Saward, Dictionary of Needlework London, 1822

Ciba Review, Notes on Textile Techniques No. 63, 1948

W Felkin, History of Machine-Wrought Hosiery and Lace (1867), reprinted with an introduction by Stanley D Chapman, David and Charles, 1967

V Gainford, Designs for knitting kilt hose and knicker-bocker stockings V M Gainford, Tayvalich, Lockgilphead, Argyll, 1978

M N Grass, A History of Hosiery New York, 1955

M N Grass, 'The Origins of the Art of Knitting', in Archaeology, VIII, 1955

M Hartley & J Ingilby, The Old Hand-Knitters of the Dales (1951), reprinted by the Dalesman, 1969

G Henson, History of the Framework Knitters (1831), reprinted with an introduction by Dr S D Chapman, David and Charles, 1970

M Harvey, Patons: A Story of Handknitting Patons & Baldwins Limited, 1985

F Hinchcliffe, Knit One, Purl One - Historic and Contemporary Knitting the V&A's Collection Victoria and Albert Museum, 1985

A Lambert, 'Peasant Textile Art' Ciba Review, No. 66, 1948

S Levey & F Hinchcliffe, 'Glove, Cap and Boot Hose', in Crafts No. 57, July/August

S Levey, 'Illustrations of the History of Knitting Selected from the Collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum', in Textile History Vol. I, No. 2, 1969

J Norbury, The Knitter's Craft London, 1950

J Norbury, The Penguin Kniting Book Harmondsworth, 1957

J Norbury, Traditional Knitting Patterns London, 1962

J Norbury, 'Knitting, Yesterday and Today'. in Wool Through the Ages International Wool Secretariat, London 1957

M Olki, The Handicrafts of the Finnish Women Porvoo, 1952

S Orchart Beeton, Beeton's Book of Needlework London, 1870

M Palmer, Framework Knitting Shire Album 119, Shire Publications Ltd,1984

M R R Pearson, Traditional Knitting of the British Isles, part 1 - Fisher Gansey Patterns of North East England Esteem Press, 1978

Traditional Knitting - Aran, Fair Isle and Fisher Ganseys Collins,1984

R Rutt, A History of hand-knitting Batsford, London, 1987

E Singer, A History of Technology Vol. III, Oxford, 1957

M Smith & M Twatt, A Shetland Pattern Book The Shetland Times, 1979

G Thompson, Patterns for Guernseys, Jerseys and Arans Dover, 1979

I Turnau & K G Ponting, 'Knitted Masterpieces', in Textile History, Vol. 7, 1976

I Turnau, History of Knitting before Mass Production Warszawa, 1991

J C Varty-Smith, 'Some Knitting Implements of Cumberland and Westmorland', in Connoisseur, Vol. XXV, 1909

Professor F A Wells, The British Hosiery and Knitwear Industry 1935, revised edition David and Charles, 1972

M Wright, Cornish Guernseys and Knitfrocks Alison Hodge in association with Ethnographica Ltd, 1979

20th-century and contemporary knitting

J Allen, The Machine Knitting Book Dorling Kindersley, 1985

S Black, Knitwear in Fashion Thames & Hudson, 2002

A Carroll, The Sweater Book Dorling Kindersley

Kaffe Fassett, Glorious Knitting Century Hutchinson, 1985

K Kinder, 'The History of Knitting and the Domestic Knitting Machine', in A Resource for the Machine Knitter Settle, 1979

M Kinzel, First Book of Modern Lace Knitting London, 1962

S Menkes, The Knitwear Revolution Bell & Hyman, 1983

J T Millington & S Chapman (eds.), Four Centuries of Machine Knitting, Knitting International, Leicester 1989

C Probert, Knitting in Vogue - Patterns from the 30s to the 80s David and Charles, three volumes 1982, 1983 and 1985

T Seto, The Creators Nihon Vogue, 1984

D Stoller, Stitch 'n Bitch: The Knitter's Handbook Workman Publishing, 2003

M Walker Philips, Creative Knitting Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1971, reprinted 1986

J Waller, A Stitch in Time - Knitting and Crochet Patterns of the 1920s and 1940, Duckworth, 1972

Personalised knitting books

Marion Foale's Classic Knitwear Pelham Book, 1985

The Sasha Kagan Sweater Book Dorling Kindersley, 1984

Mary Thomas's Knitting Book (1938) reprinted by Hodder & Stoughton, 1985

Mary Thomas's Book of Knitting Patterns (1943) reprinted by Hodder & Stoughton, 1985

Suss Cousins Hollywood Knits: Thirty Original Suss Designs Stewart, Tabori and Chang, 2002

Reports and articles

The Jury Report on the 1851 Exhibition contains much useful information, see also the many practical needlework handbooks produced during the 19th century.

HMSO National Economic, Hosiery and Knitwear in the 1970s, 1970, Development Office, p. 39

Journal of the Knitting and Crochet Guild, Slip Knot

'Knitting Sheaths', article in Connoisseur Vol. LXI, 1921

North East Fisher Ganseys, (Tyne & Wear County Service), (booklet with which Council Museums accompanied an exhibition)

W Parkins, 'Celebrity Knitting and the Temporality of Postmodernity', in Fashion Theory P.425-441, Vol. 8, Issue 4, December 2004

Z Williams, Close Knit , Guardian Weekend Magazine, Saturday January 8, 2005

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