[HNW] sweaters

Carol Thomas scbooks at mindspring.com
Thu Nov 15 17:13:54 PST 2007

I'd always understood that it was an undershirt she was working 
on.  If anyone wants to email me off list, I have an image of the 
painting.  My notes on it say: The Madonna Knitting
Christ's Seamless Garment
by Meister Bertram von Minden
(1345~1415), the earliest known
illustration of a knitted garment


At 02:35 PM 11/15/2007, you wrote:
> > 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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