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  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (made)

  • Date:

    1700-1800 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Hand knit of cotton yarn

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Nicola Coulson in memory of Eileen Beresford

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

A jacket for a baby hand knitted of white cotton. Open down the front with long sleeves. Knitted in stocking stitch with a border of chevrons in reverse stocking stitch and moss stitch along hem and cuffs, up front edges and along length of sleeve. Front and back knit as one with cast off together at shoulder. Sleeves picked up and knit from shoulder to wrist.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (made)


1700-1800 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Hand knit of cotton yarn


length: 19.5 cm approx, width: 36.5 cm approx

Historical context note

This is a very typical example of a knitted garment for a baby. It is very similar in construction and patterning to another in the collection, T.30-1932 and demonstrates the universality of these garments from about 1650 to 1850.

Descriptive line

C, British, 1700-1800, knitted white cotton baby jacket


Cotton yarn


Hand knitting


Fashion; Textiles; Children & Childhood; Europeana Fashion Project


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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