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Knitting's Early History


William Lee thinks, "Maybe if I invent a knitting frame she will pay attention to me." Photo by Universal History Archive/Getty Images
William Lee thinks, "Maybe if I invent a knitting frame she will pay attention to me." Photo by Universal History Archive/Getty Images

Because of its functionality in providing needed clothing for humans, knitting has been around for a long time. Exactly how long isn't entirely clear, but we do know a good bit about how knitting has traveled with us humans through time.

Topics in this Podcast: Scottish history, luddites, fashion history, British history, Irish history


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