A picture is worth thousands of words and years. Check out this enlightening article on the history of wool on “Knitting Daily” by Kathleen Cubley. Taken from the article, Kathleen relates to us: “I’ve just returned from a trip to Egypt, so the article about recreating ancient Egyptian socks was of particular interest to me. The Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology in London started a project called “Sock it!,” in which the goal was to reproduce the circa A.D. 400 to 500 two-toed Coptic (Egyptian Christians) socks from the Petrie Collection, using ancient techniques and to create a pattern enabling others to reproduce them. It’s a fascinating and well-researched article by Charlotte Booth; I think you’ll enjoy it, too”. Read more here!
By Linda Lanese