New Research: The Knitting Leaflets Project

The Knitting Leaflets Project needs volunteers to record data from knitting pattern leaflets and reveal new insights into how knitting and knitwear developed throughout the twentieth century. Dr Ellie Reed of Brunel University, UK has been given permission by the Knitting & Crochet Guild to upload images of over 5000 pattern leaflets from the KCG Collection onto citizen science platform Zooniverse. The Knitting Leaflets Project needs your help capturing data from these images through a series of questions that can be completed by knitters and non-knitters alike.

The decades between 1900 and the 1980s saw significant developments in knitting and knitwear. Produced for the mass market, pattern leaflets played a leading role in these developments. By taking part you will help to reveal new insights into this role and the lives of the women at whom the patterns were targeted.

To find out more and get started, follow this link to The Knitting Leaflets Project on Zooniverse: