Victorian Lace Knitting CardsJanuary 4, 2022
In 2014 I participated in a Shetland lace research project by Roslyn Chapman, University of Glasgow, and Carol Christiansen of the Shetland Museum. Their work inspired me to look further into the knitted lace stitch patterns in 1840’s knitting manuals. I began cataloging, charting, and knitting the patterns from these early books. During this process, patterns were corrected for errors & discrepancies, and terminology updated for the modern knitter, while staying as true to the original patterns as possible. All have been charted. Many of these stitches are considered to be from the Victorian era when they were popularized, however, many were being used long before as referenced in museums dating to the 17th century and later. They come from all over the world and brought forward through the centuries by knitters like you and me.
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