Tuesday, 4 December 2012

The Origin of Machine Knitting

When I was researching into my family tree, I came across the occupation 'Framework knitter'. This is the origin of machine knitting as we know it today. My ancestors came from Leicestershire, England.

Machine knitting was invented in 1589 during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I.

See a framework knitting machine in action here

The link below gives more information about framework knitters and their dreary lives.

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