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Knitting sheaths

Description:

The knitting sheath helped support the weight of the garment on the needles - especially at a time when women frequently knitted whilst standing or walking.

 

The knitter wore a belt around her waist and the sheath was tucked into the right hand side at an angle.  The needle end was inserted into a hole or ridge at the top.

 

Knitting sheaths were often intricately carved and given as love tokens.

Source:
Dumfries Museum & Camera Obscura
Accession number:
DUMFM:0207.50=55
Digital Number:
DMTL025a-d
Copyright:
Dumfries & Galloway Council


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