Monday, September 18, 2017

Fingerless Mitts from 1855

1855 or 2017?

I decided to combine my love of knitting with my love of history.  The lace design on the above pictured mitts is from an 1855 issue of Godey's Lady's Book.  Click here to see the book itself.

The basic construction of the mitt is very similar to what we do today.  I made some modifications to the cuff, and in other minor areas, ending up with a modern version of this Victorian accessory.

Photos thanks to Naomi