General Knitting Links

A sample of the myriad online pages relating to the modern practice and history of knitting, crochet and other non-woven textiles commonly confused with them. It is not a comprehensive list of absolutely everything knitting-related on the internet!

Knitting and Crochet Communities Online
Phoenix Knitters (UK)
Knitter’s Review
Crochet Community
Men Who Knit
Crochetville Community

How to Knit and Knitting Patterns
Knitting (
UKHKA (UK Hand Knitting Association) : Learn to Knit & Crochet
Learn How to Knit
Knitting On The Net

Knitting and the Knitting Industry
Knitting Together (an history of the East-Midlands knitting industry)
The Dales Knitting Tradition
The Keyworth Framework Knitting Industry

Extant Knitted Items
A Study Of A Thirteenth-Century Votic Knit Fragment (PDF file)
Fifteenth Century Knitted Cap from Basle
Knitted Sixteenth Century Caps At The Museum of London
Child’s Knitted Undershirt: Sixteenth Century
Boy’s Circular Knitted Cap: Sixteenth Century
Late Sixteenth Century Knitted Silk Waistcoat or Jacket
A Brief Examination of Three Pairs of Extant Pre-Seventeenth Century Silk Knit Hose
Knitted Seventeenth Century Patterned Cap
Seventeenth Century Knitted Silk Waistcoat or Jacket
Knitted Gunnister Cap
Knitting & Crochet Guild Collection: 18th Century
Knitted Mussel Filament Glove [n.d. Collection of Sir Hans Sloane (1660-1753)]
Eighteenth Century Spanish Knitted Silk Cap
Late Eighteenth Century Lace from Llantwit Manor
Late Eighteenth Century Knitted Kashmiri Gloves
Knitting & Crochet Guild Collection: 19th Century
The Sottanello Machine-Knitted Vest, 1851
Homespun American Nineteenth Century Mittens
Norfolk Museums & Archaeology Service: Fishermen’s Ganseys
Nineteenth Century Norwegian Washable Pads
Late Nineteenth Century Macedonian Woollen Mittens
Cap Comforter : British Army
1927 Schaparelli Hand-Knitted Woollen Jumper
Bohus Knitting from the Bohusläns Museum
Items from the FTM’s KNITWEAR: Chanel to Westwood Exhibition

Knitting Tools and Accessories
Antique Sock Knitting Machines
Knitting Belt Or Wisker (Moray Council)
Knitting Sheath (BM&AG)
Knitting Sheaths (Brecknock Museum & Art Gallery)
Nineteenth-Century Knitting Implements (LCP)

Period Knitting Patterns
Godey’s Lady’s Book: Work (Crochet, Knitting, Needlework, etc 1852-1860)
The Work-Table : Knitting And Crochet (The Ladies Treasury Of Costume And Fashion)
Knitting Patterns From “Home Work”, 1891
Knitwear Patterns & Instructions from Columbia Yarns c.1916-1922
Patterns from “Fleisher’s Knitting And Crocheting Manual”, 1922
1930s-1950s Knitting Patterns
1940s Patterns To Knit (V&A)
Fifties Favorites: 18 Vintage Knitting Patterns From The 1950s
Downloadable Vintage Knitting Patterns

Historical Reconstructions (Knitting)
Recreation Of A Medieval Egyptian Sock in The Textile Museum, Washington, D.C
Sion Inspired Relic Purses: A Study of Color and Gauge
Knitted Relic Bag
English Woman’s Knitted Wool Stockings, Sixteenth Century
Knitted Tudor Stockings
The Carnamoyle Stockings – Irish Wool Stockings From The Sixteenth Century
Knitted Man’s Hat from the Ship “Gagiana”, 1583
Notes On Eighteenth Century Stockings
Bonnet Knitting Pattern
Knitted Hummel Bonnet (a thesis: analysis from page 85, reconstruction from page 99)
Centenary Stitches WW1 Commemorative Knitting Project
Knitted Twentieth Century Swimsuit Project
Ch’ullu-style Hat

Miscellaneous Knitting History Links
Stockings In The Mid-Seventeenth Century
Regional Knitting in the British Isles & Ireland
Knitting And Identity In The first Decades Of The Nineteenth Century Seen Through Portrait Painting [podcast]
Regional Knitting in the British Isles & Ireland
Popular Gansey Myths
A Short History Of Knitting In Sanquhar
A Brief History of Knitting, Spinning and Weaving In New Zealand
Barrie Knitwear For Chanel : Pre-Autumn 2013 Paris-Edimbourg Collection
BBC Programmes On Knitting

Crochet (
Crochet Partners
Free Vintage Crochet Patterns
Antique Crochet Patterns
Crochetted Sontags During the American Civil War – 1864 Crochetted Sontag Shawl Pattern
Godey’s Lady’s Book: Work (Crochet, Knitting, Needlework, etc 1852-1860)
The Work-Table : Knitting And Crochet (The Ladies Treasury Of Costume And Fashion)
Reclaiming Crochet And Its American History

Nalbinding (Nålbinding, Needlebinding, Nalbindning, Naalbinding, Nailbinding …)
Nalbinding – Nålbindning – Nålebinding
Naalbinding Basic Techniques And Further Stitches
Basic Nalbinding
Nalbinding : Getting Started With The Oslo Stitch
Nålbinding Bibliography
Naalbinding – The History, Origins, Construction And Use Of ‘Needle-binding’ With Specific Reference To The ‘Coppergate Sock’
Nålbinding in Prehistoric Burials – Reinterpreting Finnish 11th–14th-century AD Textile Fragments
Nålebinding Techniques In The Viking Age

Sprang Basic And Further Techniques
Learn to do Språng
Sprang Braiding Community
Early Sprang Bibliography
Sprang – The History, Origins, Construction And Use Of Thread Twisting
Anne Blinks Textile Study Collection: Sprang And Bronze Age Replicas
Hairnets And Bonnets In Late Roman And Byzantine Egypt
Die Rekonstruktion Eng Anliegender Bekleidung Aus Antike Und Renaissance
Identifying Eighteenth And Nineteenth Century Sprang Sashes

Please note: these are external websites and the accuracy and nature of information and opinions cannot be guaranteed.