The origins of knitting

The exact origin of knitting is not known with certainty, but it is likely that this technique was developed by different cultures throughout history. The oldest traces of knitting have been found in ancient Egypt, where knitted socks dating back to the 3rd century AD have been discovered.

However, it is also possible that knitting was developed independently in other parts of the world, such as in South America, where archaeological evidence suggests that pre-Columbian cultures used similar techniques to produce textiles.

Knitting as we know it today began to develop in the Middle Ages in Europe, where it became an important textile production technique. Professional knitters were often men, but women also practiced this technique at home to produce clothing for their families.

Over time, knitting became a popular activity for leisure and creativity, as well as a source of income for artisans who sold their wares at local markets and fairs. Today, knitting is an activity practiced all over the world, with a wide variety of patterns, techniques and styles.

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