Whistling In The Dark Tag: Knitting Terms

Tag: Knitting Terms

History Of Knitting And Key Knitting Terms

Knitting Terms

The history of knitting is something we often overlook. Surely such a simple, primitive technique has remained the same for the last few centuries? What we don’t realize is that the origin of knitting and knitting terms go back much further.

They reach the times of Danish Nalebinding and Middle Eastern techniques. In fact, the oldest knitted artifacts are 11th-century Egyptian socks. After all, to “knit” is simply to “knot” and we have made items this way for a very long time.

Hand Knitting Leads The Way For Centuries Until The Rise Of Mechanized Processes


Hand knitting is what we tend to think of when we think of knitting. One person with two needles and some yarn …

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