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.
- 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.