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These remains of a fashioned knitted jerkin or jacket (possibly of Dutch or Flemish origin) represent some of the earliest known examples of knitting. The wool, now light sandy-brown, was perhaps originally white or natural-coloured. It is all 2-ply, S-spun and then Z-plyed so lightly that the two threads often lie side by side. The cloth is used and worn, and therefor may have been recycled, intended for use as gun wadding.

Details

  • Title: Jerkin
  • Date Created: 1720/1750
  • Location: Lindisfarne Priory
  • Original Source: LINDISFARNE PRIORY
  • Rights: English Heritage
  • Medium: Wool

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