The M.P. handy guide for knitting & crochet

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Object

Crafts

Title

The M.P. handy guide for knitting & crochet

Production date

1920 = 1940

Material

Metals
Paper

Dimensions

Width: 120mm
Height: 94mm

Description

Knitting stich/row counter. A rectangular metal sheet with openings in the front revealing numbers printed on paper underneath. There are five rectangular, vertical openings revealing ranges of numbers, with a movable metal glider beside each to keep track of 'rows', 'increase', and 'times'. Instruction label attached to back, partly torn away.

A row counter for hand knitting is a tally counter for counting rows or stitch pattern repetitions. They were commercially produced from the 1920s onwards for the general public who had begun to regularly knit from unfamiliar printed and complex patterns.

Production place

United Kingdom

Inscription

British Made
The M.P. handy guide for knitting & crochet

Object number

1995.124

On display?

No

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