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2019
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Knitting comes of age: the development of a scientific approach to the study of knitwork

Jane Malcolm-Davies 

Centre for Textile Research, University of Copenhagen, Karen Blixens Plads 8, Copenhagen 2300, Denmark

jane@jmdandco.com

Abstract

Knitting has received scant attention in the scientific study of textiles despite its continued popularity as a handicraft. As a result, relatively little is published about the evidence for early knitting. It is frequently the victim of mistaken identity: items made by needle binding are often described as knitted; and many more items which are knitted remain unidentified as such. A draft protocol inspired by the Centre International d'Étude des Textiles Anciens' system for the analysis of woven textiles has been developed as part of a project to investigate Knitting in Early Modern Europe (KEME). A lack of unambiguous terminology was also identified as a challenge to the scholarly scrutiny of knitting's origins. The evolution of a protocol and terminology and their application to a collection of knitted caps from the sixteenth century (now published online) is reported here.

Keywords

Textile analysis
Knit
Cap
Early Modern
Terminology
Database

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English

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10.14568/cp2018034

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Malcolm-Davies, J., 'Knitting comes of age: the development of a scientific approach to the study of knitwork', Conservar Património 31 (2019) 133-143, https://doi.org/10.14568/cp2018034.

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Malcolm-Davies, J. (2019). Knitting comes of age: the development of a scientific approach to the study of knitwork. Conservar Património, 31 133-143. DOI:10.14568/cp2018034.

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Malcolm-Davies, Jane. 2019. "Knitting comes of age: the development of a scientific approach to the study of knitwork." Conservar Património 31:133-143. doi:10.14568/cp2018034.

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MALCOLM-DAVIES, Jane – Knitting comes of age: the development of a scientific approach to the study of knitwork. Conservar Património. [Em linha]. 31 (2019) 133-143 [Consult. ]. Disponível em WWW: <URL:https://doi.org/10.14568/cp2018034>. ISSN 21829942.

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MALCOLM-DAVIES, Jane. Knitting comes of age: the development of a scientific approach to the study of knitwork. Conservar Património, Lisboa, v. 31, p. 133-143, 2019. Disponível em: <https://doi.org/10.14568/cp2018034>. Acesso em: .

History

Received: 2018-7-31
Revised: 2018-12-19
Accepted: 2019-1-15
Online: 2019-2-25
Publication: 2019-4-30

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