The Knitting Reference Library is a part of Southampton University situated at the Winchester School of Art. The library holds a substantial collection of books, magazines and patterns contributed by Montse Stanley, Richard Rutt and Jane Waller. Along side this is a collection of knitted material compiled by the same three. I visited the library in order to review one of their many items, namely 'The Manly Art of Knitting'. A rummage through the library shelves told a story of avid collectors with a great interest in preserving the art of knitting through literature, patterns and items. It is worth a visit as an archive and as a modern library collection too as it is continually kept up to date.
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