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« on: December 23, 2007 02:37:17 PM »

I found this card on lion brand and someone here said once people knit like that.
Is this true and if it is, who turned it around?

« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2007 02:43:30 PM »

You mean with the back end of the needles pointed up? I imagine it was more comfortable with them down. Also, knitting is depicted that way in drawings to show the needles more. You notice there's no stitches on them...

« Reply #2 on: December 23, 2007 05:36:43 PM »

I read somewhere that there was a time in which knitting like that was considered fashionable... to bad I don't remember well what I read, nor where I read. XD

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« Reply #3 on: December 24, 2007 06:03:47 AM »

I read somewhere that there was a time in which knitting like that was considered fashionable... to bad I don't remember well what I read, nor where I read. XD

Yeah, I read that too, I think I saw it at the String Or Nothing blog. I think it was the 1920's or so. The theory I remember is that a cartoonist copied his/her mother/friend/relative knitting that way and ever since that's how knitting's shown in drawing.

« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2008 09:02:15 PM »

Apparently, it made the woman's hands look prettier. Unfortunately, the stitches were prone to falling off all the time.

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