- Oct 09, 2018 -
Human hand-knitted clothing can be traced back to the late Paleolithic period and has been portrayed in the remains of ancient Egyptian paintings. The weft-knitted two-color jacquard knit fabric unearthed in the Ma Tomb of the Mashan Warring States in Jiangling, China, is the earliest hand-made fabric discovered so far. Since the 20th century, the use of wool yarn to knit garments has become more common, especially for hand-knotted garments (see craftsmanship). In the 1930s, China introduced hand-knitted woven sweaters, which developed rapidly after the 1950s.