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Lead Mining in the Yorkshire Dales
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Wooden Knitting Sticks

A variety of knitting sticks. These were worn in the belt. One of the needles (locally called wires) was held in the top of the stick, the other in the left hand. This meant that knitting could be done whilst keeping a hand free. Everyone in the family knitted as much as possible to supplement the family income. In the evenings families would play knitting games while they sat around the fire.


Photograph © 2006 Carol Haynes