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  • mcrolden
    Thanks for your interest! I ll try to post some photos - Christina
    Message 1 of 10 , Mar 3, 2010
      Thanks for your interest!
      I'll try to post some photos -
      Christina

      --- In nordicknitters@yahoogroups.com, Candace Brown <wordworshiper@...> wrote:
      >
      > Hello Christina,
      > This is fascinating. I hope you will send a photo so we can all see it. If no one in the group can answer your question you might consider sending a photo and inquiry to a museum in Sweden or even to Pieceworks magazine, which is about historical needlework. In any case, it must be something with a great story behind it, to have been treasured, carefully mended and preserved all these years. Wouldn't you love to know who made it and when? Thank you for sharing this intriguing mystery.
      >
      > Good Luck,
      > Candace
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >
      > ________________________________
      > From: mcrolden <mcrolden@...>
      > To: nordicknitters@yahoogroups.com
      > Sent: Tue, March 2, 2010 8:17:30 AM
      > Subject: [nordicknitters] Historic knitting
      >
      >
      > I would like to know something about the history of a piece of antique Swedish knitting which I inherited from my father's family. It is a type of wrap around shawl which has ties at the ends to keep it fastened.
      >
      > It is knitted in a tan color wool. The stitch looks like a tuck stitch on the right side and a garter stitch on the wrong side. It is edged with what looks to me like nålbinding in a black and red pattern. The outer edge is done in nålbinding in the tan color of the garment. Perhaps the knit stitch is in tvåänd stickning?
      >
      > I would guess this might have been knitted about 1870 give or take twenty years probably in Småland. It had many holes in it which were mended many years ago.
      >
      > Could you help me find out something about the origin of this garment? If you wish I could send a picture.
      >
      > Tack så mycket!
      > Christina Oldenburg
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >
      > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
      >
    • Barbro Wilhelmsson
      I am sorry the last message was not supposed to go to this list it was a message for Christina, please delete it! The shawl is knitted used an old interesting
      Message 2 of 10 , Mar 4, 2010
        I am sorry the last message was not supposed to go to this list it was a
        message for Christina, please delete it!



        The shawl is knitted used an old interesting stitch and the edging is in
        crochet.



        / Barbro

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        För mcrolden
        Skickat: den 4 mars 2010 05:21
        Till: nordicknitters@yahoogroups.com
        Ämne: [nordicknitters] Re: Historic knitting





        Thanks for your interest!
        I'll try to post some photos -
        Christina

        --- In nordicknitters@ <mailto:nordicknitters%40yahoogroups.com>
        yahoogroups.com, Candace Brown <wordworshiper@...> wrote:
        >
        > Hello Christina,
        > This is fascinating. I hope you will send a photo so we can all see it. If
        no one in the group can answer your question you might consider sending a
        photo and inquiry to a museum in Sweden or even to Pieceworks magazine,
        which is about historical needlework. In any case, it must be something with
        a great story behind it, to have been treasured, carefully mended and
        preserved all these years. Wouldn't you love to know who made it and when?
        Thank you for sharing this intriguing mystery.
        >
        > Good Luck,
        > Candace
        >
        >
        >
        >
        >
        > ________________________________
        > From: mcrolden <mcrolden@...>
        > To: nordicknitters@ <mailto:nordicknitters%40yahoogroups.com>
        yahoogroups.com
        > Sent: Tue, March 2, 2010 8:17:30 AM
        > Subject: [nordicknitters] Historic knitting
        >
        >
        > I would like to know something about the history of a piece of antique
        Swedish knitting which I inherited from my father's family. It is a type of
        wrap around shawl which has ties at the ends to keep it fastened.
        >
        > It is knitted in a tan color wool. The stitch looks like a tuck stitch on
        the right side and a garter stitch on the wrong side. It is edged with what
        looks to me like nålbinding in a black and red pattern. The outer edge is
        done in nålbinding in the tan color of the garment. Perhaps the knit stitch
        is in tvåänd stickning?
        >
        > I would guess this might have been knitted about 1870 give or take twenty
        years probably in Småland. It had many holes in it which were mended many
        years ago.
        >
        > Could you help me find out something about the origin of this garment? If
        you wish I could send a picture.
        >
        > Tack så mycket!
        > Christina Oldenburg
        >
        >
        >
        >
        >
        >
        >
        > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
        >





        [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
      • mcrolden
        I did post pictures of my historic knitting , a Swedish heartwarmer. I understand that I am wearing it backwards. Oh well. The photos are under Christina
        Message 3 of 10 , Mar 4, 2010
          I did post pictures of my "historic knitting", a Swedish heartwarmer. I understand that I am wearing it backwards. Oh well. The photos are under Christina O.
          Christina

          --- In nordicknitters@yahoogroups.com, "farmerkarin59" <loweosborn@...> wrote:
          >
          > Could you post a picture in the photo section here in the "Swedish Knitting" folder ? I'd love to see it !
          >
          >
          > --- In nordicknitters@yahoogroups.com, "mcrolden" <mcrolden@> wrote:
          > >
          > > I would like to know something about the history of a piece of antique Swedish knitting which I inherited from my father's family. It is a type of wrap around shawl which has ties at the ends to keep it fastened.
          > >
          > > It is knitted in a tan color wool. The stitch looks like a tuck stitch on the right side and a garter stitch on the wrong side. It is edged with what looks to me like nålbinding in a black and red pattern. The outer edge is done in nålbinding in the tan color of the garment. Perhaps the knit stitch is in tvåänd stickning?
          > >
          > > I would guess this might have been knitted about 1870 give or take twenty years probably in Småland. It had many holes in it which were mended many years ago.
          > >
          > > Could you help me find out something about the origin of this garment? If you wish I could send a picture.
          > >
          > > Tack så mycket!
          > > Christina Oldenburg
          > >
          >
        • spicema59
          I am of the opinion that if you knit it, you can wear it how you like ! For backwards, it still looks good!
          Message 4 of 10 , Mar 5, 2010
            I am of the opinion that if "you knit it, you can wear it how you like"! For backwards, it still looks good!




            --- In nordicknitters@yahoogroups.com, "mcrolden" <mcrolden@...> wrote:
            >
            > I did post pictures of my "historic knitting", a Swedish heartwarmer. I understand that I am wearing it backwards. Oh well. The photos are under Christina O.
            > Christina
            >
            > > > Tack så mycket!
            > > > Christina Oldenburg
          • farmerkarin59
            I asked a very experienced fiber arts person about it and this is what she had to say. It is possible that the entire shawl is crocheted. The V pattern looks
            Message 5 of 10 , Mar 5, 2010
              I asked a very experienced fiber arts person about it and this is what she had to say.

              "It is possible that the entire shawl is crocheted. The V pattern looks like Tunisian crochet "corded stitch". The Harmony Guides, vol 6 p. 96. "




              --- In nordicknitters@yahoogroups.com, "mcrolden" <mcrolden@...> wrote:
              >
              > I did post pictures of my "historic knitting", a Swedish heartwarmer. I understand that I am wearing it backwards. Oh well. The photos are under Christina O.
              > Christina
              >
              > --- In nordicknitters@yahoogroups.com, "farmerkarin59" <loweosborn@> wrote:
              > >
              > > Could you post a picture in the photo section here in the "Swedish Knitting" folder ? I'd love to see it !
              > >
              > >
              > > --- In nordicknitters@yahoogroups.com, "mcrolden" <mcrolden@> wrote:
              > > >
              > > > I would like to know something about the history of a piece of antique Swedish knitting which I inherited from my father's family. It is a type of wrap around shawl which has ties at the ends to keep it fastened.
              > > >
              > > > It is knitted in a tan color wool. The stitch looks like a tuck stitch on the right side and a garter stitch on the wrong side. It is edged with what looks to me like nålbinding in a black and red pattern. The outer edge is done in nålbinding in the tan color of the garment. Perhaps the knit stitch is in tvåänd stickning?
              > > >
              > > > I would guess this might have been knitted about 1870 give or take twenty years probably in Småland. It had many holes in it which were mended many years ago.
              > > >
              > > > Could you help me find out something about the origin of this garment? If you wish I could send a picture.
              > > >
              > > > Tack så mycket!
              > > > Christina Oldenburg
              > > >
              > >
              >
            • Barbro Wilhelmsson
              I do not think this is crochet, I think it is a special way of knitting with just knitted stitches and yarn over - no purling. I have made a pattern for a
              Message 6 of 10 , Mar 6, 2010
                I do not think this is crochet, I think it is a special way of knitting with
                just knitted stitches and yarn over - no purling. I have made a pattern for
                a potholder with this type of knitting.

                I have posted pictures in the album.



                / Barbro



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                Från: nordicknitters@yahoogroups.com [mailto:nordicknitters@yahoogroups.com]
                För farmerkarin59
                Skickat: den 5 mars 2010 21:33
                Till: nordicknitters@yahoogroups.com
                Ämne: [nordicknitters] Re: Historic knitting





                I asked a very experienced fiber arts person about it and this is what she
                had to say.

                "It is possible that the entire shawl is crocheted. The V pattern looks like
                Tunisian crochet "corded stitch". The Harmony Guides, vol 6 p. 96. "

                --- In nordicknitters@ <mailto:nordicknitters%40yahoogroups.com>
                yahoogroups.com, "mcrolden" <mcrolden@...> wrote:
                >
                > I did post pictures of my "historic knitting", a Swedish heartwarmer. I
                understand that I am wearing it backwards. Oh well. The photos are under
                Christina O.
                > Christina
                >
                > --- In nordicknitters@ <mailto:nordicknitters%40yahoogroups.com>
                yahoogroups.com, "farmerkarin59" <loweosborn@> wrote:
                > >
                > > Could you post a picture in the photo section here in the "Swedish
                Knitting" folder ? I'd love to see it !
                > >
                > >
                > > --- In nordicknitters@ <mailto:nordicknitters%40yahoogroups.com>
                yahoogroups.com, "mcrolden" <mcrolden@> wrote:
                > > >
                > > > I would like to know something about the history of a piece of antique
                Swedish knitting which I inherited from my father's family. It is a type of
                wrap around shawl which has ties at the ends to keep it fastened.
                > > >
                > > > It is knitted in a tan color wool. The stitch looks like a tuck stitch
                on the right side and a garter stitch on the wrong side. It is edged with
                what looks to me like nålbinding in a black and red pattern. The outer edge
                is done in nålbinding in the tan color of the garment. Perhaps the knit
                stitch is in tvåänd stickning?
                > > >
                > > > I would guess this might have been knitted about 1870 give or take
                twenty years probably in Småland. It had many holes in it which were mended
                many years ago.
                > > >
                > > > Could you help me find out something about the origin of this garment?
                If you wish I could send a picture.
                > > >
                > > > Tack så mycket!
                > > > Christina Oldenburg
                > > >
                > >
                >





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              • farmerkarin59
                Wow, that is interesting !
                Message 7 of 10 , Mar 6, 2010
                  Wow, that is interesting !

                  --- In nordicknitters@yahoogroups.com, "Barbro Wilhelmsson" <Barbro.Wilhelmsson@...> wrote:
                  >
                  > I do not think this is crochet, I think it is a special way of knitting with
                  > just knitted stitches and yarn over - no purling. I have made a pattern for
                  > a potholder with this type of knitting.
                  >
                  > I have posted pictures in the album.
                  >
                  >
                  >
                  > / Barbro
                  >
                  >
                  >
                  > _____
                  >
                  > Från: nordicknitters@yahoogroups.com [mailto:nordicknitters@yahoogroups.com]
                  > För farmerkarin59
                  > Skickat: den 5 mars 2010 21:33
                  > Till: nordicknitters@yahoogroups.com
                  > Ämne: [nordicknitters] Re: Historic knitting
                  >
                  >
                  >
                  >
                  >
                  > I asked a very experienced fiber arts person about it and this is what she
                  > had to say.
                  >
                  > "It is possible that the entire shawl is crocheted. The V pattern looks like
                  > Tunisian crochet "corded stitch". The Harmony Guides, vol 6 p. 96. "
                  >
                  > --- In nordicknitters@ <mailto:nordicknitters%40yahoogroups.com>
                  > yahoogroups.com, "mcrolden" <mcrolden@> wrote:
                  > >
                  > > I did post pictures of my "historic knitting", a Swedish heartwarmer. I
                  > understand that I am wearing it backwards. Oh well. The photos are under
                  > Christina O.
                  > > Christina
                  > >
                  > > --- In nordicknitters@ <mailto:nordicknitters%40yahoogroups.com>
                  > yahoogroups.com, "farmerkarin59" <loweosborn@> wrote:
                  > > >
                  > > > Could you post a picture in the photo section here in the "Swedish
                  > Knitting" folder ? I'd love to see it !
                  > > >
                  > > >
                  > > > --- In nordicknitters@ <mailto:nordicknitters%40yahoogroups.com>
                  > yahoogroups.com, "mcrolden" <mcrolden@> wrote:
                  > > > >
                  > > > > I would like to know something about the history of a piece of antique
                  > Swedish knitting which I inherited from my father's family. It is a type of
                  > wrap around shawl which has ties at the ends to keep it fastened.
                  > > > >
                  > > > > It is knitted in a tan color wool. The stitch looks like a tuck stitch
                  > on the right side and a garter stitch on the wrong side. It is edged with
                  > what looks to me like nålbinding in a black and red pattern. The outer edge
                  > is done in nålbinding in the tan color of the garment. Perhaps the knit
                  > stitch is in tvåänd stickning?
                  > > > >
                  > > > > I would guess this might have been knitted about 1870 give or take
                  > twenty years probably in Småland. It had many holes in it which were mended
                  > many years ago.
                  > > > >
                  > > > > Could you help me find out something about the origin of this garment?
                  > If you wish I could send a picture.
                  > > > >
                  > > > > Tack så mycket!
                  > > > > Christina Oldenburg
                  > > > >
                  > > >
                  > >
                  >
                  >
                  >
                  >
                  >
                  > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
                  >
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