Knitted woollen vest with short sleeves: 16th century
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Knitted woollen vest with short sleeves made of brown wool. Knitted shirts or vests are mentioned in a list of knitted items in an act of 1552 limiting the times of year that wool could be bought and sold. This child's knitted wool vest was found at Finsbury in London. This vest is a rare survival of a knitted garment from this period. It is seamless, suggesting it was knitted on four needles, a very old technique.
1501 AD - 1599 AD