Traditional British Knitting in Miniature

This gives examples of some traditional types of British Knitting which have been adapted for dolls houses

History of Knitted Fishing Ganseys

Fishing ganseys were once common sights in any seaport around the British Isles and North Sea coasts, but sadly many patterns were lost (along with the fishing fleets) in the early 20th Century. Commonly, patterns were not committed to paper and were passed on from generation to generation by observational learning. Each region (and some …

Aran Sweaters

Traditionally, knitted in white báinín colour, these intricately cabled sweaters are surrounded by myth. They are said to have originated in the Aran Islands off the coast of Ireland, where a group of women in the 1900’s started to knit highly intricate ‘traditional’ fisherman’s sweaters to earn some extra money. Admittedly, the designs used in …