Victoria and Albert Museum

The world’s greatest museum of art and design

These pages are for knitting enthusiasts. Study knitting history from our collections or do your own knitting from 1940s patterns. Knit your own work of art following a pattern we have specially commissioned from Freddie Robins. Follow up your interest using our web links or booklist.

The Glamour of Italian Fashion 1945 - 2014

5 April - 27 July 2014. The Glamour of Italian Fashion 1945 - 2014 is a comprehensive look at Italian Fashion from the end of the Second World War to the present day. The story is explored through the key individuals and organisations that have contributed to Italy's reputation for quality and style.

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Knitting: Fashion, Industry, Craft

Knitting: Fashion, Industry, Craft

In this fascinating book, Sandy Black charts the development of knitting, from domestic handcraft to one of the most sophisticated computer controlled…

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