June 6, 2023

A Stitch In Time

The first known knitting guild was the Guild of St. Fiacra (est. in Paris in 1527), which regulated the production of knitted caps. St. Fiacra was the patron saint of cap makers, probably chosen under the mistaken belief that he was Scottish (he was, in fact, Irish) and that knitting had made its way to France from Scotland. In Barcelona, the woolen-stocking knitters were protected by St. Sebastian, perhaps because his arrows were reminiscent of knitting needles.

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