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The history of knitting facts – avoid the lies


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The history of knitting facts – avoid the lies

  1. 1. The History of Knitting Facts – Avoid The LiesThe art of crisscrossing loops and knots over a length of yarn using threads is called Knitting. The historyof knitting traces this art to have originated in the Middle East. It is understood that these techniqueslater found their way into Europe across the Mediterranean. Knitting socks in those days were verypopular and you will require needles to accomplish this task.The History of Knitting? Make Money With Knitting Here.Different kinds of garments were generally knitted in those days and were necessary for protectingpeople against harsh weather elements in many European cultures. Now, different communitiesdeveloped different knitting techniques over time. For example, the Shetland Islands were makingShetland Shawl by 17th Century. This was a finely interlaced shawl with no cast on or off edges. Irelandwas particularly identified with Cable knit while Iran (in the middle-east) was knitting sweaters whichcontained specific designs that are thought to have originated in the 9th Century or so.The art of knitting also played an important role in social and economic exchange in many areas. Besidesbeing an important art applied in fishing industry, many farmers, young and old, used it to supplementtheir incomes. It is known that the exportation of woolen clothes dates back in the 17th Century whenthe Chanel Islands started supplying the fishing communities with heavy woolen clothes which werewarm and hence suitable for use in their industry.The inception of industrial revolution resulted to cloth making and wool spinning at industrial level. Allpeople who were experienced in making wool at home were taken into the factories to be operatingmachineries. Yes, the garments that were made by hands could get nowhere close the quality ofmachine made equipment.During the Victorian times, knitting was more of a privilege to a woman than a hobby. Young girls tomatured women, knew how to knit.; that was it. Word has it that even Queen Victoria was spottedknitting. Beaded and laced knitting were the very popular in this period and it was popularized andmade more of a hobby than it was a cottage industry practice. Since both the middle and the upperclasses were all participating in the knitting practice, patterns started being invented widely and this wasseriously passed down from one generation to the other.Get More History Of Knitting Facts And Learn To Make Money By Clicking Here.The 19th Century saw the introduction of knitting `pins’ that are being used at the moment for purposesof flat knitting. These are the original English needle sizes measuring from 1 to 26. The higher thenumber of the needle, the thinner it was and hence was used in more intricate knitting.The development of this industry was for sometime dragged by the Second World War until 1950s whenavailability of yarns and varieties of colors was there. This marked the history of knitting as a wardrobeenhancer as we know it today.