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1. Knitting

Hatters and trouser-makers creating knitted wares were active in cities in the late Middle Ages. In the first half of the 16th century, the stocking in the style of the Spanish court was a fixture, and knitters generally specialized in woollen stockings and caps. Beginning in the 16th century, knitters formed into guilds, like the stocking-knitters of Paris in 1527, the hose- and beret-makers of Strasbourg in 1574, and the hosiers …

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Reith, Reinhold, “Hosier”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 27 February 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_028415>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20180915

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