This knitted jacket ensemble is from Bill Gibb's first solo collection at the Oriental Club in London in 1972.

This knitted jacket ensemble is from Bill Gibb's first solo collection at the Oriental Club in London in 1972.

Fair Isle sweaters as featured in KNITWEAR Chanel to Westwood Image (c) Fashion and Textile Museum www.ftmlondon.org

Fair Isle sweaters as featured in KNITWEAR Chanel to Westwood Image (c) Fashion and Textile Museum www.ftmlondon.org

Vest Missoni, C 1970s, Rayon This fine knit, fringed vest is typical of the Missoni style. Their use of space dyed machine knits was copied by knitwear manufacturers around the world.

Vest Missoni, C 1970s, Rayon This fine knit, fringed vest is typical of the Missoni style. Their use of space dyed machine knits was copied by knitwear manufacturers around the world.

An image from the National Museums Scotland Collection. Mrs Helen Stout of the township of Busta, on Fair Isle, Shetland, knitting one of the jumpers for which the island is famous, about the 1950s. #Knitting #knit #Wool #Jumpers #WoollyWeekend

An image from the National Museums Scotland Collection. Mrs Helen Stout of the township of Busta, on Fair Isle, Shetland, knitting one of the jumpers for which the island is famous, about the 1950s. #Knitting #knit #Wool #Jumpers #WoollyWeekend

Helena Westerlind, who graduated from the Architectural Association this year, will launch her collection of hand-knotted rope neck pieces: www.knotted.me launches on 30 November).

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Helena Westerlind, who graduated from the Architectural Association this year, will launch her collection of hand-knotted rope neck pieces: www.knotted.me launches on 30 November).

Machine-knitted brown silk stockings, 1880s. l Victoria and Albert Museum

Pair of stockings

Hand-knitted wool sweater dating from the Second World War. Great Britain, 1942. l Victoria and Albert Museum

Jumper

Hand-knitted wool sweater dating from the Second World War. Great Britain, 1942. l Victoria and Albert Museum

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