19th century picture of woman helping a child with her sewing.
19th century knitters, From the Archives

From the archives: always knitting

  They are to be seen knitting in all times and season, ‘from dewy morn to dusky eve,’ from January to December. On they go, looping and twisting, with remorseless industry 19th century British and Irish newspapers - and presumably readers - seem to have had a surprising fascination with women's knitting. More particularly, they were intrigued… Continue reading From the archives: always knitting