A 19th century treen knitting sheath with glass panel behind which is a verse "Child of Mary, thou dost ........ me meet it all in thee. and stringing to the edge. It measures 19cm in length. Antique treen knitting sheaths were usually tucked into a belt below the right arm pit or slotted over a belt, the point of the needle would slot into the hole in the top of the sheath and would allow someone to knit with one hand whilst performing chores with the other.They also took the weight of the work and stopped stitches slipping off the bottom of a double- ended needle.The majority were made from wood buth other materials like brass and bone were used.
Antique Treen Knitting Sheath with a verse