Thu 9 May, 2013 01:47 am
Ladies knitwear is the latest trending fashion statement; knitted jumpers, long cardigans, chunky cable knit dresses and crocheted batwing jumpers, if a woman doesn't have at least a couple of knitwear items in her wardrobe then she isn't a follower of fashion. Knitwear is one of the oldest forms of clothing and its origins can be traced back to the ancient Egyptians; however, it wasn't until the early years of the sixteenth century in Paris when a formalised guild was inaugurated and it became a unique patented trade. Knit one, purl two, long tail cast-on are just a few examples of the terms used in knitting, and although one might believe knitting is the same the world over, Continental knitting and English knitting are completely different styles. Each style produces a differing pattern and yet each is a mirror image of the other; that is the real difference.
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I agree with you about the difference between continental and english knit.
My full length swimming outfit has raglan sleeves, the left done in english knit and the right in continental.
Consequently, I always end up swimming in circles!
Oh, I wish I wasn't such a slave to fashion!