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Period knitting bibliography by Lady Ingvild Josefsdatter (Nancy Spies).


NOTE: See also the files: knitting-msg, quilting-msg, looms-msg, naalbinding-msg, lace-msg, dyeing-msg, spinning-msg, embroidery-msg, tapestries-msg.





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Mark S. Harris...AKA:..Stefan li Rous

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Knitting Bibliography

compiled by Nancy Spies



Arnold, Janet.  Queen Elizabeth’s Wardrobe Unlock’d.  Leeds:  Maney, 1988. (ca. 1600 jacket, Italian stockings, and a glove)


Bäumel, Jutta and Gisela Bruseberg.  “Eine gestrickte Seidenhose des Kurfürsten August von Sachsen - unikaler Beleg für die fürstliche Strickmode im 16.

Jahrhundert.”  Jahrbuch der Staatlichen Kunstsammlungen Dresden 22 (1991), 7-14.  (16th century trunk hose)


Bennett, Helen.  Scottish Knitting.  Aylesbury:  Shire Publications, 1986.


Braun, Joseph.  Die Liturgisches Gewandung im Occident und Orient. Freiburg: Herdersche    Verlagshandling, 1907.  (medieval liturgical gloves)


Buckland, Kirstie.  “The Monmouth Cap.”  Costume 13 (1979), 1-16. (16th-17th century)


Crowfoot, Elisabeth, Frances Pritchard, and Kay Staniland.  Textiles and Clothing c.1150-c.1450. London: Her Majesty’s Stationery Office, 1992.  (14th century London fragments of a ?cap and other items)


Dubuisson, Marguerite.  “La Bonneterie au Moyen-Age.”  The Bulletin of the Needle and Bobbin Club 52:1 and 2 (1969).  (haberdashery/hosiery in the Middle Ages)


Eastwood, Gillian.  note about Quseir al-Qadim, Egypt under “Summary of Sites.” Archaeological Textiles Newsletter 1 (1985), 8-9. (12th-15th century men’s caps and other knitting)


Ekstrand, Gudrun.  “Some Early Silk Stockings in Sweden.”  Textile History 13:2 (1982),    165-182.


Farrell, Jeremy.  Socks and Stockings.  London:  B.T. Batsford, 1992.


Flury-Lemberg, Mechthild.  Textile Conservation and Research.  Bern:  Abegg Stiftung, 1988. (13th century glove of Archbishop Rodrigo Ximenez de Rada, 15th century gloves of Bishop Nikolaus Schiner, 16th century hat from the Gnalic shipwreck)


Gómez-Moreno, Manuel.  El Panteon Real de las Huelgas de Burgos.  Madrid: Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas, 1946.  (13th century Spanish pillows)


Grass, Milton N.  “The Origins of the Art of Knitting.”  Archaeology 8:3 (1955), 184-190.


Grass, Milton and Anna.  Stockings for a Queen:  The Life of the Rev. William Lee, the Elizabethan Inventor. London:  Heinemann, 1967.


Gudjónsson, E.E.  “Some Early Examples of Icelandic Knitting.” Archaeological Textiles Newsletter 3 (1986), 3, 5.  (16th and 17th century)


Henshall, A.S., S. Maxwell, and others.  “Early Textiles Found in Scotland.” Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland LXXXVI and LXXXVIII (1951-56), 2-3, 21-29. (16th-18th century)


Hoffman, Marta.  “Of knitted ‘nightshirts’ and detachable sleeves in Norway in the Seventeenth Century,” in Opera Textilia Variorum Temporum, edited by Inger Estham and Margareta Nockert, 131-144.  Stockholm:  Statens Historiska Museum, 1988.


Hope, W.H. St. John.  “The Episcopal Ornaments of William of Wykeham and William of Waynfleet, sometime Bishops of Winchester, and of certain Bishops of St. Davids.” Archaeologia LX (1907), 465-492.  (14th century gloves of William of Wykeham)


Kjellberg, Anne.  “Knitting and the Use of Knitted Goods in Norway before 1700,” in Opera Textilia Variorum Temporum, edited by Inger Estham and Margareta Nockert, 145-152. Stockholm: Statens Historiska Museum, 1988.


Lamm, Carl Johan.  Cotton in Mediaeval Textiles of the Near East.  Paris: Librairie Orientaliste Paul Geuthner, 1937.  (14th-15th century fragments)


Levey, S.M.  “Illustrations of the History of Knitting Selected from the Collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum.”  Textile History 1 (1969), 183-205.  (16th century Spanish liturgical gloves, 16th century English felted cap, 17th century Italian jacket, 17th English    boot-hose, 17th century English jacket, 17th-18th century Dutch petticoat)


Mayer-Thurman, Christa.  Raiment for the Lord’s Service:  A Thousand Years of Western Vestments.  Chicago:  Art Institute, 1975. (16th-17th century Spanish and French liturgical gloves)


Müller-Christensen, Sigrid, ed. Sakrale Gewänder des Mittlealters. Munich: Bayerischen Nationalmuseum, 1955. (ca. 1200 glove of Bishop Otto II)


Norwick, Braham.  “The Origins of Knitted Fabrics.”  The Bulletin of the Needle and Bobbin Club 63:1 and 2 (1980), 36-50


ĮstergĆrd, Else.  “The Coffins of Two Royal Children in Roskilde Cathedral,” in Textiles in  Northern Archaeology (NESAT III), edited by Penelope Walton and John Peter Wild, 187-194.  London: Archetype Publications, 1990.  (17th century Danish jacket and stockings)


Rowe, Margaret T.J.  “Fragments from the Tomb of an Unknown Bishop of Saint Denis.”  The Bulletin of the Needle and Bobbin Club 52:1 and 2 (1969), 27-33. (fragment of 13th century liturgical glove)


Rutt, Richard. A History of Hand Knitting. Loveland: Interweave Press, 1987.


Schmedding, Brigitta.  Mittelalterliche Textilien in Kirchen und Klöstern der Schweiz. Bern: Stämpfli & Cie, 1978. (14th century Swiss relic pouches)


Stradal, Marianne and Ulrike Brommer.  Mit Nadel und Faden.  Basel:  Herder Freiburg, 1990. (general overview)


Turnau, Irene.  “The Diffusion of Knitting in Medieval Europe,” in Cloth and Clothing in Medieval Europe, edited by N.B. Harte and K.G. Ponting, 368-389. London: Heinemann Educational Books, 1983.


Turnau, Irene.  History of Knitting Before Mass Production.  Warsaw: Oficyna Wydawnicza “Akcent”, 1991.


Turnau, Irene.  “Knitting,” in The Illustrated History of Textiles, edited by Madeleine Ginsburg, 147-159.  New York:  Portland House, 1991. (general overview)


Turnau, Irene.  “The Knitting Crafts in Europe from the Thirteenth to the Eighteenth Century.” The Bulletin of the Needle and Bobbin Club 65:1 and 2, 1982, 20-42.


“Um Prjón á Íslandi.”  Hugur og Hönd (1985), 8.  (report on exhibition in Iceland)


van der Klift-Tellegen, Henriette. Knitting from the Netherlands. Asheville:  Lark Books, 1985.


Voss-Comis, Sandra. “Seventeenth-century Garments from Grave 579, Zeeuwse Uitkijk, Spitsbergen,” in Textiles in Northern Archaeology (NESAT III), edited by Penelope Walton and John Peter Wild, 175-186. London:  Archetype Publications, 1990. (17th century cap and stockings)


Walton, Penelope.  “A 16th-Century Basque Seaman Buried in ‘Russets’.” Archaeological Textiles Newsletter 5 (1987), 3. (16th century hat)


Weavers Guild of Boston.  “17th Century Knitting Patterns as Adapted for Plimoth Plantation.” Monograph one, second edition, 1990.  thrummed cap, flat cap, oval purse, items from the Gunnister burial, including a purse, caps, stockings, and gloves, an undershirt, mittens and garters)


Wild, John Peter.  Textile Manufacture in the Northern Roman Provinces. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1970.(second century AD bronze needles in case)


Groups or Newsletters of Special Interest to Early Knitting


The Early Knitting History Group, now part of the Medieval Dress and Textile Society, c/o Clare Chattaway, Bow Cottage, Millmead, Guildford, Surrey GU2 5BE, England.


“The Ravel’d Sleeve”, an SCA-sponsored newsletter published by Melinda Shoop, 4002 W.  Arlington Street, Yakima, WA 98908 (email - mediknit at nwinfo.net).



This compilation is done by Nancy Spices (SNSpies at aol.com) and may be freely

used by anyone having a need for it.


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