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MOST RECENT

Only took twice as long as it should have but it's done!
#1860s #historicalknitting #historicalcostume #sontag #civilwarcostume

1876 A Very Handsome Triangular Shawl - Mrs. Jane Gaugain. This is also found in Victorian Lace Today. The shawl is quite large as it was to drape over a large bustle. Made of 100% Alpaca wool in a soft pink. - #victorianshawl #victorianlace #historicalknitting #1876knitshawl #laceknitting #victorianlaceknitting

Fellow knitters. Is it possible to find yarn that was used to knit Sir Edmund Hillary sweater for his Everest Expedition? Voe Shetland.. How close can I get if I wanted to knit a replica? Fiber more important than jumper design. Photo taken many years ago in Nepal. I remember it like it was yesterday. #knittersofinstagram #vintageknitting #shetlandwool #everestsweater #historicalknitting #siredmundhillary #everest

This is such a rich portrait! Her blue gown is beautiful, but the accessories really make the outfit here! Her wonderful cap, black net shawl, layered necklaces (including a heart pendant!), flounces that go on for days, a mutistrand Pearl bracelet and of course that glorious ring! Plus she's knitting, to?! I want to be friends with her! Swipe for a close up of her rings!
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Portrait of Countess Tolstaya by Ivan Argunov, 1768
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#portrait #russianhistory #russianart #arthistory #jewelryinart #18thcentury #1700s #1760s #fashionhistory #costumehistory #historicalcostume #lace #jewellery #blue #bluesilk #inspiration #slay #royalty #eighteenthcenturyart #Eighteenthcentury #ringsinart #georgianjewellery #historicaljewelry #knitting #knittinghistory #historicalknitting #knitter

What would the village wise woman advise you to do when you can’t find your good scissors? What fate does it portend if you tangle silk and wool yarns in the same knitting bag? Is there a core of sinister truth to the schoolyard rhyme about Little Mary’s Scary Cardigan?
If you’ve ever asked yourself these questions—or if they ring a dim bell in the dusty corners of your memory—you’ll want to attend @franklin.habit’s newest lecture, created especially for STITCHES Events and debuting at #STITCHESMidwest 2018.
We’ll delve into age-old superstitions about hooks and needles. We’ll listen to cautionary legends of weavers, spinners, and other needle workers who tapped into forces beyond their control. And we’ll dare to enter the darker side of knitting and crochet and hunt for the hidden end of the mysterious center-pull ball.
Thrilling and hilarious, “Ripping Yarns”
will make you change the way you think about your favorite pastime. Don’t miss it—Just be sure to wear your lucky stitch marker.
Visit the link in our profile to find out more!
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Starting something new. Doesn’t look like much yet. Any guesses as to what it is? #historicalfashion #historicalknitting #glovesbychamberlayne #thesearentgloves

Ambrotype this morning at ALHFAM. I'm very pleased with this image.
#historicalsewing #historicalknitting #alhfam2018

Another pair of garters. This time, double-knit fair isle. Double sided means two pairs of garters for the price of one! As always, they make excellent headbands as well. #historicalknitting #historicalfashion #fairisle #fairisleknitting #glovesbychamberlayne

Having fun with camera filters. Stash-busting, making more garters. #knittersofinstagram #knitting #historicalknitting #scandalousknits #notreally

I'd say the Godey's 1862 garters were a smashing success! I wore these all day long on Memorial Day and they held up my stockings with almost no wrinkles (despite being marched through two parades, mind you). I used size 3 needles and fingering weight wool yarn, but I think in future I'll do size 2 for a tighter knit. I only knitted 30 alternating ribs, not 33 as the pattern calls for, but they wound around my leg pretty efficiently nonetheless. (Pictured just below the knee, but they work even better set at just above the knee.) Stockings are cotton, from Abraham's Lady. #godeysladysbook #civilwar #1862 #garters #knittedgarters #historicalknitting #livinghistoryknits #victorianunderwear

Gentlemen, avert your eyes. Ladies, check out my new 1860's Godey's garters! #itsascandal #itsanoutrage (Bonus #behindthescenes pic of Modern Top and Victorian Petticoat, aka A Tribute to Badly Done Costume Drama. Props to @the_lex_y_z_affair for that caption.) #garters #knittedgarters #godeysladysbook #victorianunderwear #scandalous #petticoat #workpetticost #historicalknitting #livinghistoryknits

That moment when your pile of bits and pieces starts to resemble a thing! #intarsia #17thcenturyknitting #17thcenturywaistcoat #historicalknitting #reproduction

Honored to be speaking and teaching at the Greater Boston Knitting Guild today at historic Plimouth Plantation! #knittersofinstagram #historicalknitting

Garter knitting. My first time working with fingering weight wool, believe it or not! I don't have size 0 needles, so I'm giving these a shot on size 3. Will need to scale down for future projects, I think, but these are starting to look functional! #godeyspatterns #1860s #civilwar #victorianunderwear #livinghistoryknits #historicalknitting #knittedgarters #messybookshelf

The last couple days at Stuhr were cold and rainy, but it looks like the forecast is for warmer weather now!
#historicalsewing #historicalworkwear #livinghistory #historicalknitting #1890s #allthewarmthings

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