Apr 07 - Silk by hajeka

Apr 07 - Silk

My wife finished a project. Replica of a stocking from the 17th century (found in a shipwreck near Texel). Knitted with silk, so it took more than a few days...
Wow. I'm impressed and want to know details. Like what size needles did she use? What was the purpose of knitting this besides to say she did it? Where did she find the pattern or did she look at it and make up the pattern as she knitted the stocking? Also I'm interested in the heel and foot. I will probably be showing this photo to my knitting friends. Hope that's OK.
April 7th, 2019  
What a work of art, clever piece of craftsmanship and how much patience you need for this!
April 7th, 2019  
Very interesting!
April 8th, 2019  
@randystreat Show it to your knitting friends! Project initiated by the Textile Research Centre in Leiden ( https://www.trc-leiden.nl/index.php?lang=en), They provided the pattern and the silk, there were more volunteers. Stocking will go to the centre on Wednesday. Needle size: 1 (european). That's small, almost like real needles ;)
April 8th, 2019  
@hajeka Thank you for this information. Your wife is very talented.
April 8th, 2019  
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