Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Eleanor Roosevelt - a Knitter

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Knitty magazine (Winter 2009) featured a vintage mitten pattern reworked by Franklin Habit. The original pattern was in Eleanor Roosevelt's handwriting.

Mrs. Roosevelt was an avid knitter and carried her knitting with her everywhere. In her autobiography, Mrs. Roosevelt writes that when she was five or six, her nurse cut holes into the socks she had knit so that she would learn how to darn heels properly.

The article and pattern can be found here.

Other information about Mrs. Roosevelt's knitting can be found in this Interweave post.


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