Knitting 101 with ROAAr


McLennan Library Building Rare Books and Special Collections, McLennan Library Building 4th floor, 3459 rue McTavish, Montreal, QC, H3A 0C9, CA
knitting, netting and crochet

Virtual event description:  

Learn to knit and purl with Kristen Howard and McGill Library staff. Learn the basic stitches and techniques to get you started. Discover more about historical knitting instruction in selections from the ROAAr collections, and learn not only how to read a knitting pattern, but also how those patterns have changed over time.

Discover new skills using old tools and explore the ROAAr collections along the way.

Open to all, seasoned knitters welcome.

Bring your own materials.

Shopping list:

  • Needles: 5.0 mm (US size 8)
  • Yarn: 400 yards worsted (medium) yarn

About the Speaker:

Kristen C. Howard is a historian, knitter, and Master of Information Studies student at McGill University. She completed a PhD in History from the Division for Late Medieval and Reformation Studies at the University of Arizona in 2020. She currently studies library and archival sciences, and is interested in animating special collections through public history and creative projects.



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