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This is a list of references that I need to read (as opposed to flipping through and looking at the pretty pictures), in no particular order:

Before The Mast: Life and Death Aboard the Mary Rose by Julie Gardiner and Micheal J. Allen
A History of Hand Knitting by Richard Rutt
In Sheep’s Clothing: A Handspinner’s Guide to Wool by Nola Fournier and Jane Fournier
English Medieval Industries by John Blair and Nigel Ramsay, especially Chapter 13: Textiles
The Art of Fair Isle Knitting: History, Technique, Color, & Patterns by Ann Feitelson
Ethnic Socks and Stockings: A Compendium of Eastern Design & Technique by Priscilla A. Gibson-Roberts
The Alden Amos Big Book of Handspinning: Being a Compendium of INformation, Advice, and Opinions on the Noble Art & Craft by Alden Amos
History of Knitting Before Mass Production by Irena Turnau
Moda a Firenze, especially the part about Eleanora de Toledo’s stockings
Mary Thomas’s Knitting Book by Mary Thomas–this one has a lot more history and photos than I was expecting!