PieceWork January/February 2014: Historical Knitting

PieceWork’s annual historical knitting issue includes knitting patterns for all skill levels. Find striped knitted socks based on ancient Andean artifacts, a sixteenth-century whaling cap, Sanquhar knitted gloves, Lithuanian beaded wristers, and more!


Carrie Brezine

Wendy leigh-Bell

Penelope Lister Hemingway

Nancy Bush

Julija's Wrist Warmers

Sonata Eidikiene

A Tribute Baby Sweater

Heatherly Walker



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Volume XXII Number 1


A Marriage of Convenience: Textile Archaeologists and Craftspeople Working Together
Carol Christiansen

The Oldest Knitting in the New World
Carrie Brezine

Magdalena de Cao Viejo Stockings
Carrie Brezine

Wool, Whaling, and the Red Bay Burial: Resurrecting a Sixteenth-Century Basque Whaling Cap
M. Elaine McKay

A Sixteenth-Century Basque Whalers’ Cap
Wendy Leigh-Bell

Knitting from the Ocean Floor: Treasures from the General Carleton
Penelope Lister Hemingway

The General Carleton Cap
Penelope Lister Hemingway

The Spectacular Gloves of Sanquhar
Nancy Bush

Sanquhar Gloves in the Drum Pattern
Nancy Bush

Julija’s Wrist Warmers
Sonata EidikienÄ—

Spencer Jackets: A Regency-Era Fashion Phenomenon
Mary C. Gildersleeve

Jane’s Kerseymere Spencer Jacket
Mary C. Gildersleeve

Andriani Chalkiadakis and Her Parachute Wedding Dress
Mimi Seyferth

A Tribute Baby Sweater
Heatherly Walker


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on Mar 6, 2014 4:53 PM

The Bailiwick Pullover by Courtney Spainhower takes traditional British gansey texture patterns and arranges