August of Saxony's Knitted Silk Trunkhose, before 1556. Photo by M. McNealy

Sixteenth Century Knitted Silk Trunkhose

More early silk knitting, but this time from sixteenth century Saxony. See the Knitting History Forum Facebook page for photos by M. McNealy of Duke August of Saxony’s finely-knitted silk trunkhose, first recorded in an inventory of 1555.