Knitting’s Early History


William Lee (c1550-c1610) English inventor of the first frame-knitting machine (1589). Lee, born in Nottinghamshire, watching his wife industriously knitting by hand. 19th century wood engraving.

UNSPECIFIED – CIRCA 1754: William Lee (c1550-c1610) English inventor of the first frame-knitting machine (1589). Lee, born in Nottinghamshire, watching his wife industriously knitting by hand. 19th century wood engraving. (Photo by Universal History Archive/Getty Images)

In my post about podcasts I listen to while knitting, I forgot to mention one of my favourite podcasts “Stuff You Missed in History Class“. One of the comments on that post suggested the podcast and I immediately thought: “Of course!!!! I love that podcast!” πŸ˜€ Well, they just released a new episode and it is on one of my favourite topics: Knitting πŸ™‚

Ever wonder when and how knitting came to be? Listen to the “Knitting’s Early History” episode. Very interesting…

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26 responses to “Knitting’s Early History

  1. Stuff You Missed in History Class is one of my favorite non-knitting podcasts. I was excited that they came out with an episode on knitting!

  2. Then you will love the episode of Stuff Your Mom Never Told You where they look at the history of knitting and how it became women’s work!

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