Fwd: Re: early Knitting and crochet (from N ov. 2005)
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--- quokkaqueen <r.lucas2@...> wrote:
> Date: Sat, 02 Sep 2006 13:07:42 -0000http://www.history-museum.lv/english/media/mosaic/atdari/gloves.jpg
> From: "quokkaqueen" <r.lucas2@...>
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> Subject: Re: early Knitting and crochet (from N ov.
> Hi all,
> found this discussion when looking up Latvian
> mittens, and realised
> that I might be able to contribute.
> There are naalbinded gloves and mittens from the
> Riga excavations, one
> of which has been reconstructed and is on the
> Latvian Museum of
> History website at
> The earliest knitted mitten and glove in Latvia (to
> my knowledge) date
> from the 15th century, and their patterns have been
> published. (The
> pattern for the glove is online at
> If anyone wants the pattern of the reconstructed
> mitten, I'm happy to
> upload that and post a link. :)
> My main source for this is M. Slava's "Latviesu
> rakstainie cimdi"
> (Riga: Zinatne, 1990) ISBN: 5 7966 0190 3
> I hope this information helps,
> > "That knitting has an old tradition in the Baltic
> states is evident
> > archaeological data of Latvia and Estonia (Peets
> 1987, 105-16; Zarina,
> > Caune 1980, 60-9). In cultural layers of Riga,
> dated to the 12th-15th
> > centuries, woollen gloves and mittens were found.
> Some of them were
> > and others were crochetted with a small bone
> > ( from pg 283, "Holiday Clothing of Lithuanian
> Country Women in the
> > 15th-16th centuries" by Saule Urbanaviciene in
> NESAT 6)
> > This references:
> > Peets J., 1987: 'Totenhandschuhe im
> Bestattungsbrauchtum de Esten und
> > anderen Ostseefinnen'. Fenoscandia Archaeologica.
> IV. Helsinki. 105-16
> > Caune A., Zarina A., 1980: 'Rigas 13.-15. gs.
> vilnas cimdi'.
> Latvijas PSR
> > zinatnu akademijas vestis, Nr.1 (39), 60-9.
Iocundum nunquam cessat.