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Does anyone know how old this craft is?

I was just reading something that describes knitting as an “ancient practice”. Is that true? For something to qualify as “ancient” for me it would need to come from the time before the fall of the Roman Empire, i.e., 476 AD. Does anyone know how far back knitting goes?

PS I got the 476 AD idea from the Merriam-Webster.

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Sports Gloves

Here are a couple of pairs of fingerless gloves I’ve made for my friends Aurora and Amy. They are serious sports fans.

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This is my book report on “Fancy Feet, traditional knitting patterns of Turkey”

Because of Bob’s posts and Ron’s subsequent mention of Anna Zilboorg I was inspired to borrow “Fancy Feet, traditional knitting patterns of Turkey” by Anna Zilboorg from the San Francisco Publ

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First double knit hat

This is my first dk hat. The pattern is called “doubleknitski, one warm-a** double knit ski cap” by Alison Hansel from The Blue Blog. It’s free on the web.

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Circular needles, varying and interchangeable lengths thereof

OK, I’m an ignorant novice. So with that said, I do not understand the whole varying-and-interchangeable-lengths-of-cables-for-circular-needles thing.

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For your consideration...

Every month or so I get a list of recommended titles from my local library. One of the titles this time is “Yarn”. Here's the blurb.

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Antonina Savel'evna Emelianova's Central Asian Slippers by Daniel Schultz (aka daninaa)

It takes me about 3 or 4 times to knit something before I get it the way I want. I am now into my third version of this slipper. So I think I might be getting close.

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Inserting a lifeline after the fact

I’m working on a double-knit pair of fingerless gloves. Like most of my projects it’s a learn-as-you-go affair.

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a hardly strictly Fair Isle, double knit, cotton bathroom rug

Well I put the last stitch into it today. It’s been through the washer and dryer already and it’s now on the bathroom floor. I’m glad it’s done. I’m really ready to move on.

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First glove...with pictures!

So this is my first glove. It’s a little rough around the edges and all through the middle as well. I didn’t bind it off. I just used a life line to tie it off.

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