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Titanic Era Knitting

On April 15, 1912, the great ship Titanic sank after hitting an iceberg in the North Atlantic. Over 1,500 passengers lost their lives. It has been over 100 years since this disaster occurred.

Clothing worn on the Titanic reflected the styles of the Edwardian Age. Lace and neutral colors were favorites of fashionable passengers on the cruise ship.

The story of the Titanic’s voyage continues to fascinate many today. Knitters can commemorate the Titanic and its era through knitting some of the clothing popular at the time.

Several books can be found by searching for “Titanic, knitting” on the Internet. The Priscilla Wool Knitting Book published around 1912 includes a variety of knitted garments, such as men’s golf sock and tops, women’s shawls and vests, and leggings for children.

The Columbia Book of Yarns #13, contains Titanic Era Knitting and Crochet patterns For a look at more books, check out this eBay site:

On another note, knitting was enjoyed by some of the passengers on the ship. There are several portraits of women with knitting on their laps.

Knitting in the early 1900s was done primarily with wool. The Premier Yarn Shop in Uxbridge, Massachusetts features a stock of hard-to-find yarns, including yarns from the early 20th century.


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