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From the archives: knitting stockings as they walk along…

  waiting for customers, they are found knitting... A short extract today for the 'always knitting' series, which features 19th century commentary about European women's apparently ubiquitous and incessant knitting. (See here for part one of series). I particularly love the photo above which I thought perfectly illustrated the extract. It was taken in about 1869… Continue reading From the archives: knitting stockings as they walk along…