Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Research with Sweater Knitting

I don't know if I've mentioned this, but I'm doing a project for Experimental Archeology, where I'm researching traditional fleece preparation and hand knitting. I bought Icelandic fleece from etsy in white and black, and I'm going to wash, card, spin and knit some traditional Selbu Norweigan mittens from the fleece. I've got a lot of knitting books, but can't find much about fleece preparation. But I do have these:

The second one down is "No Idle Hands: A History of Hand Knitting in America", and is very interesting so far, I will read more tonight.

Also, I started the Through the Loops Mystery Sock. They're for my cousin for Christmas, and I finished the first cuff but since it's a mystery, just click the link for the picture.

I started my mom's sweater, and I'm in love with the lace pattern. This is only the back. I think I've turned into a sweater knitter. I even like seaming.


Andi said...

The stitch pattern for the sweater looks really cool! I can't wait to see how it turns out.

Julie said...

ooh, that's some fantastic reading!! I love old knitting books, they are such treasures. And that sweater looks fantastic so far.