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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.

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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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