Wooden Knitting Needle Sheath
An unusual British chip-carved sheath with a cross and IHS along with the initials IC on the shaft. Circa 1780-1800.
Condition: Good patination with wear consistent with age and use. Small superficial split visible in the shaft as seen in the photos.
Dimensions: Weight 75gm, Length 19cm Width 3.5cm
Further information on knitting sheaths can be found in Needlework Tools and Accessories, a Dutch Tradition by Kay Sullivan. Chapter 10, pages 57 to167.