National Library cracks open Trove to publish vintage knitted treasures

Kate Boesen had been working at the National Library of Australia for almost 20 years when the call came for skilled knitters to participate in a new project.

The Library trove contained stacks of vintage magazines from the early 20th century – back when knitters had their pick of patterns published regularly in magazines and newspapers. The publication team had decided to collate a curated selection of them for a book and needed volunteers to recreate the patterns.

Kate knew she was one of them. Read more from the This is Canberra journal.