Knit Clothing and Accessories

The Linkspages at

A History of Hand Knitting by Richard Rutt Hosiery and Knitwear: Four Centuries of Small-Scale Industry in Britain, c. 1589-2000 The Rural Economy of England (The Fantastical Folly of Fashion: The English Stocking Knitting Industry, 1500-1700) Medieval-Inspired Knits: Stunning Brocade and Swirling Vine Patterns with Embellished Borders

For additional resources on this subject, see the HistoricKnit mailing list, the Knitting History Forum, A Preliminary Survey of 16th Century English Literary References to Knitting, Fashioning the Early Modern, and these links.

A related item of interest: a boxwood knitting-sheath/spindle (?) carved in Italy in the 16th century.

Thanks for the St. Leonard cap, Tracy!