Historic Knits: Medieval Undershirt


The folks from Suite101.com have done some research into antique/vintage knitting, and have found some very interesting patterns for some very interesting garments.

Based on a garment from the Museum of the City of London, Lois McCarthy has devised a knitting pattern for a medieval undershirt. This one is designed for a men’s size 40, and uses fingering weight yarns on size 4 needles.

Update: This pattern is no longer available at Suite 101. Disappointing, I know.

pattern

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Took early retirement (yay!) and now have more time to pursue my favorite things.
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2 Responses to Historic Knits: Medieval Undershirt

  1. Pingback: Historic Knits: Victorian Drawers « Dances with Wools

  2. Wish I could find the 18th century version of this undershirt, illustration or pattern. Type in undershirt at the Museum of London site, and you get nothing!
    Regards, Keith.

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