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Knitting history – Stocking frames and Luddites

By |2018-11-20T12:50:23+00:00June 8th, 2017|Clothing, Modern Europe|

Knitting history: Stocking frame knitting machine (1750) Knitting silk stockings In the 1500s AD, knitters in Spain and France started to produce very fine knitted silk stockings, with little tiny stitches - something like today's knee-hi stockings. Knitted silk stockings were much more comfortable and fitted better than woven stockings. They were stretchier. Soon [...]