In the Loop

Posted on April 18, 2011


The Stocking Knitters Manual

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

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.


  • 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.