Year 5 Knitting
William Lee and the knitting machine
In this lesson Year 5 learned about the 4 different ways fabrics can be made and who invented the knitting machine. They looked at historical garments and the oldest ons found (which are in display at the V&A museum). They discussed how machines can make people feel threatened, because they may lose their jobs.
After that they had a go at knitting by hand. Their goals were:
- who invented the knitting machine.
- cast on 10 knitting stitches.
- knit a few rows