Re: [Authentic_SCA] Knitted Items in 12th-15th cent
> I'm sorry, but this is just wrong. The first true knitting known was13c.
> around 9-10c in the middle east and it spread thru Europe by the 12 or
> This is off the top my head without checking dates.I thank you for the correction, Ranvaig.
> Many sources confuse knitting with nalbinding, which is much older, but
> can look very much like knitting.
I always appreciate being made more accurate. (My >friends< I regard as
ones who correct my misteps! my enemies will just let me stumble
I shall remember your reference.
In retrospect, I may have mistated Felkin ( I read him a year ago ), or
Felkin may have been lumping together the various methods of textile
production through knotting a single yarn (kintting, nalbinding, crochet,
etc). I can't actually say now.
I usually remember these things quite well, but I have been absorbing
prodigious amounts of information since I joined this list, and it would be
no surprise to find that I have misfiled a few things.
In any case he was making a general statement as to the rationale for the
numerous efforts during the late Tudor and Stuart eras at mechanizing the
knitting process, and the creation, during Elizabeth's reign, of the first
"stocking frame", a kind of knitting machine.
I shall try to locate the book you referenced, as I always prefer to have
And again, thanks for the better data!