History of Knitting

Knitting historian Liz Kristan explores the history of knitting from the 10th century to modern times, including the influence of the internet on knitting and the rise of the "celebrity knitter."

A necessity, an art, a form of meditation; from 10th century Egyptian artisans to the online hobbyist forums of today, knitting has been a treasured part of the human experience. Explore the changes in the craft as it spread around the world and evolved alongside fashions, always reflecting the cultures and needs of makers.

Liz Kristan blends historical images, antique items, and handmade recreations to explore the little known secrets of knitting.

Along with being a knitting historian, Liz has been knitting for 20 years and has appeared on the Fiber Nation Podcast.
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