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An image from the National Museums Scotland Collection. Mrs Helen Stout of the township of Busta, on Fair Isle, Shetland, knitting one of the jumpers for which the island is famous, about the 1950s. #Knitting #knit #Wool #Jumpers #WoollyWeekend

Image from the National Museums Scotland Collection. Mrs Helen Stout of the township of Busta, on Fair Isle, Shetland, knitting one of the jumpers for which the island is famous.

bitchinknit:  Crofter- Fair Isle, Scotland

Antique photo of a crofter kinitting outside her cottage on Fair Isle, Scotland xxxx

Girls Knitting - September 1918 issue of the Norwester Magazine depicting the end of summer and heralding the start of the new school year.

“Girls Knitting, before Barbies or Wiis, knitting served the purpose of a social activity for little friends, on a summer day in Ohio

Mary Pickford knitting for the Red Cross, 1925

mary pickford … knits a sweater for disabled world war I veterans while waiting for filming to begin on ‘sparrows’ … 1926

Welsh ladies. Plaids and flowers - yes! And she's keeping her yarn on the end of her needle?

century studio portrait of Welsh woman knitting by the photographer John Thomas.

Katherine Hepburn knitting English..

Knitting With The Stars

Katherine Hepburn knitting: She's my favourite film star of all time. Knitting is my favourite past time. of all time.

Les Champs Elysees, Champs Elysées, Vintage Paris, Vintage Photographs, Vintage Photos, Elysee Paris, Vieux Paris, Vintage Cameras, Belle Epoque

A few pints, a good laugh, and a few stories of old in a pub will always be better craic to me than getting twisted in a nightclub

A group of men, one knitting, others raising glasses of beer, at the Jolly Sailor's Inn in Cornwall, England

KNITTING HISTORY 101 at link! "The oldest real knitting (formed on two sticks by pulling loops through loops) we've got is 'Coptic socks' from Egypt, from around the year 1000 CE. There are quite a few fragments, all of them done in shades of white and indigo, in stockinette. Many of them have Khufic (a decorative Arabic script) blessings knit into them, or symbols to ward off evil, or both." We assume knitting had been around a while before then, given the complexity of this work!

The oldest REAL knitting (formed on two sticks by pulling loops through loops) we've got is 'Coptic socks' from Egypt, dating to around the year 1000 CE, done in shades of white and indigo, in stockinette, knit out of cotton

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