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PieceWork, January/February 2011 Digital Edition

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Here's PieceWork's 5th annual historical knitting issue! In this installment, we explore the tradition of knitting from Turkey (source of the wedding socks that were Anna Zilboorg's inspiration for her spectacular Fireworks Socks) to the White House ("First Lady Grace Coolidge and the Story of a Knitted Counterpane"), and span four centuries, from the seventeenth century's Gunnister stockings to contemporary Swedish knitters who embrace the traditional technique of two-end knitting. In all of the stories and projects, we focus on the person or persons (many of them unknown) who wielded two or more metal, wooden, bone, or ivory pins, sticks, or needles together with yarn or thread to create a textile. We hope you enjoy this special issue, which connects today's knitting and knitters with those of the past!

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