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Winchester School of Art Library: Knitting Reference Library

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Knitting Reference Library

The Knitting Reference Library (KRL) includes the published works collected by Montse Stanley, Richard Rutt and Jane Waller. These comprise books, exhibition catalogues, knitting patterns, journals and magazines. Since acquiring these collections we have continued to add new acquisitions related to knitting from work by contemporary artists to traditional stitchionaries. Our aim is to continue building the collection in the same spirit of enquiry as the collectors.

Since 2008 we have organised the bi-annual knitting conference In the Loop. In 2018 we celebrated the 10th anniversary with our special conference In the Loop at 10. Use the button below to find out more about In the Loop.

We are in the process of digitizing patterns and manuals from our collection. Use the buttons on the right to access our digitized Victorian knitting manuals, Sirdar knitting patterns, and World War knitting patterns and manuals.

More information about our Knitting Reference Library collection can be found on our Knitting Reference Library website.

If you would like to view our Knitting Reference Library, please email to book an appointment.

Digitized Victorian Knitting Manuals

Digitized Sirdar Knitting Patterns

Digitized World War Knitting Patterns and Manuals

In the Loop Knitting Conference