Wooden Knitting Needle Sheath
An apron knitting needle sheath with an unusual step to the hook. Inscribed MAUD on the reverse. Note the diagonal slot, this slot was for apron strings that would hold the sheath in place. Circa 1850-1880.
Condition: Good patination with wear consistent with age and use.
Dimensions: Weight 15gm, Length 19.5cm Width 1.5cm
Further information on knitting sheaths can be found in Needlework Tools and Accessories, a Dutch Tradition by Kay Sullivan. Chapter 10, page 160