October 31st, 2003

sketch

Looking for medieval/Renaissance knitting

Hi, I'm fairly new new to garb making, although I've done lots of embriodery, knitting, and a little bit of dress making. I was wondering about knitted things for garb - shawls, tabards, hats, gloves, etc - and am curious as to what would be period. I've tried the links on the SCA, and a few costume sites, but they mostly seem to be broken, aside from one for hose which I'm not too interested in. Would lace knitting have come in around the same time as other forms of lace? What kind of colour patterns would be best? Any ideas welcome.