In the Loop

Posted on April 18, 2011

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The Stocking Knitters Manual


In the Loop is the Winchester School of Art’s website about it’s Knitting Reference Library and knitting collections

http://www.soton.ac.uk/intheloop/

The Knitting Reference Collection holds books, journals, magazines and an estimated 12,000 knitting patterns, and the collections include over 800 knitted objects, photographs and postcards, plus tools.

Collections:

  • Jane Waller Collection: Knitted clothing and accessories for men, women and children; knitting for the services from World War One and World War Two; knitting for the home; knitted toys and novelties.
  • Montse Stanley Collection: Knitted clothing and objects, knitting tools, ephemera, an extensive library on knitting including books, journals, magazines, patterns and her working papers.
  • Richard Rutt Collection: Includes a run of Stitchcraft magazine, dating from the 1930s to the 1980s; nineteenth century knitting books.

Part of the Richard Rutt Collection of 19th and early 20th Century books have been digitised, and are freely available online.

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