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Knitting Stick

Contributed by William George Larner 'Cazey'Goffin.of Tiree House, Winterton on Sea, Norfolk.

Gansey knitting stick or shield

A homemade gansey knitting stick or shield,  made of pine wood. It has a part round, part square section with criss cross decoration.

It was used by a gansey knitter called Mrs 'Aunt Sarah' Long, (nee George).

Additional Notes

Comments

Posted:2010 10 27 12:33:43 GMT
How was this tool used and why was it used specifically for gansey knitting?
Carol Shetland
Posted:2012 2 27 03:56:48 GMT
knitting stick use
The knitting stick was tied to an apron string or a belt and one needle end was stuck in it so the hand was freed to manipulate the yarn. This allowed much faster and tighter knitting, so ganseys could be finished faster and would repel water.
=Tamar Maryland, USA

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