HNW - mechanized knitting

Deborah Pulliam pulliam at
Tue Sep 1 07:19:50 PDT 1998

<<One was described and pictured in color in _Piecework_, March/April 1995
("Knitted Carpet Masterpieces of the Holy Roman Empire"). \>>

The carpets illustrated in this article are all 18c.

There has been quite a bit of confusion over what is machine knitted, and
as usual, it always comes down to semantics. To some people, anything that
is not formed on individual needles is "machine-knitted", although, as
someone pointed out, peg knitting is really a form of handwork and is not

There is still some question on exactly how the Germanic carpets were created.


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