Mature student

by Barbara Logan
(London England)

I am doing a practical archiology project with the U3A (University of the 3rd Age) together with the University College of London to reproduce a copy of a 1500 year old Coptic Sock which is in the Petrie Museum at LUC. You can see the sock at this address:-

While we think it was worked in one needle knitting it might have been done on a knitting loom. My questions are
"Do you know any history of the knitting loom?" "Are there any reliable references to where I can find our when knitting frames were first used?"

Thank you.

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