[HNW] sweaters

ianruadh at zonnet.nl ianruadh at zonnet.nl
Thu Nov 15 11:35:20 PST 2007


> Greetings,
    >
    > My mother who is an avid knitter was wondering if sweaters, pullovers,
    > cardigans that kind of thing are period?
    >
    > Thanks
    >
    > Sunniva
    >
    >
    Dear Sunniva,

    there is a mid 14th century alterpiece, German by origin (from the 
top    of my head), on which the Virgin Mary is working on a sweater. 
Because    of this it is assumed that knitting reached western Europe 
round the    1350's.
    I hope this will help you.

    Yours sincerly:

    Johan Terlouw




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