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Discover historical knitting like never before with PieceWork’s 9th Annual Historical Knitting Issue!

In this issue, in “A Crown Prince, a Knitted Sweater, and Escape from Nazi Invasion,” Laura Ricketts tells the story of the “ski trip” that wasn’t for three-year-old Crown Prince Harald of Norway. Carol Huebscher Rhoades designed her project based on sweaters found in the Myrbergsgården Museum in Vörå, Finland (“Sweater Traditions from Finland: Vörå-Inspired Arm Warmers”), so that they “can serve as a wearable gauge swatch” for making a traditional Vörå sweater. And in “Fashion for All: Garments Knitted from Wool Yarn in Elizabethan England,” Lesley O’Connell Edwards cites a 1583 letter from Richard Hudsoun to Sir William Heyrick in which “Richard asks William to have a purse with a lock hinge made for him from a pair of worsted stockings.” Yes, the Elizabethans were into recycling! These are just a sampling of what’s in store for you in this issue.

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Lace Dancing Socks from Spain Gentleman’s Under-Shirt Vörå-Inspired Arm Warmers
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Volume XXIII, Number 1

The Lace Socks of Spanish Charra Dancers
Donna Druchunas

Lace Dancing Socks from Spain
Donna Druchunas

Fashion for All: Garments Knitted from Wool Yarn in Elizabethan England
Lesley O’Connell Edwards

Taranaki Armed Constabulary Rugby Team and Gentleman’s Under-Shirt
Mary Lycan and Mrs. George Cupples

Finnish Folk Museums: Conserving Local Textile Culture in Rural Areas
Carol Huebscher Rhoades

Sweater Traditions from Finland: Vörå-Inspired Arm Warmers
Carol Huebscher Rhoades

Mary Rowlandson: Knitting in Captivity
Veronica Patterson

Tell Them of Us: Knitting Vintage Garments for a World War I–Era Movie
Melanie Smith

Tell Them of Us Baby Bib
Melanie Smith

A Crown Prince, a Knitted Sweater, and Escape from Nazi Invasion
Laura Ricketts

The Crown Prince’s Sweater
Laura Ricketts

Eesti Tanumüts: A Symbol of Estonian Nationality
Nancy Bush

Aire’s Eesti Müts
Nancy Bush

Remembering the Humanitarian Project That Time Forgot
Marc Shapiro

Operation Kid Knit’s Heelless Spiral Socks