The History of Knitting Continued and Step 3 of the Lace Pattern! - S1E3

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In the first half of this episode we delve into the rich and interesting history of Estonian Lace knitting. Then, we’ll discuss the next couple sections of the Zetland shawl, including the wings where you’ll do most of the knitting!

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The History of Shetland Lace, Part 2 - S1E2

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In the first half of this episode we delve into the specific construction methods and stitches used in tradition Shetland Lace knitting. Then, we’ll discuss casting on and knitting the first section of the Zetland shawl!

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The History of Shetland Lace, Part 1 - S1Ep1

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Welcome to the first episode of this new podcast from the Archaeology Podcast Network! This is the first of six episodes in the first season. Today, Rachel and Heather talk about the history of Shetland Lace. In the second half they talk about starting the shawl pattern that's the focus of this season. What kind of yarn should you use? What about needles? You'll find out everything you need to know to start this project.

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History of Fabric Pt 2 - Ep 02

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Have you ever looked at a piece of knitting and wondered, “How did they figure out how to DO that with just two needles and string?” Whether you’re a picker or a thrower, those techniques had to come from somewhere, and their origins may surprise you.

Rachel Roden and Heather Boyd look at knitting techniques with the eyes of designers, through the lens of archaeology: each episode travels the world to dig up and discuss a different technique, and then applies it to a clever pattern designed by Rachel.

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History of Fabric Pt 1 - Ep 01

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Have you ever looked at a piece of knitting and wondered, “How did they figure out how to DO that with just two needles and string?” Whether you’re a picker or a thrower, those techniques had to come from somewhere, and their origins may surprise you.

Rachel Roden and Heather Boyd look at knitting techniques with the eyes of designers, through the lens of archaeology: each episode travels the world to dig up and discuss a different technique, and then applies it to a clever pattern designed by Rachel.

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