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What is a knitted cotton-warp quilt and what is it made of?

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mcvey | High School Teacher | eNotes Newbie

Posted April 20, 2008 at 9:19 AM via web

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What is a knitted cotton-warp quilt and what is it made of?

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linda-allen | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Senior Educator

Posted April 20, 2008 at 9:57 AM (Answer #1)

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Believe it or not, I found a forum for knitters. I've pasted the link to a discussion about cotton-warp quilts on that site below. When we think of quilts, what usually comes to mind is a patchwork of cotton fabrics sewn together, not knitted. For Lucy Maud Montgomery, however, a quilt seems to have been any kind of bed covering. So what Rachel Lynde was knitting was probably a large blanket.

Another web page for knitters has this:  "Cotton warp is a kind of cotton thread. It's used for the warp threads in weaving. It is about the same weight as a sport weight woolen yarn." This site, knittheknits, has pictures of blankets of this type.

I hope this helps!

 

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