The A to Z of children's fashion - k is for knitwear
From Little Lord Fauntleroy frills to funky flares, even the youngest child can be dedicated follower of fashion with our A to Z guide.
"It is impossible to overemphasise the role played by knitted garments in the democratisation
of children’s clothes,” says Noreen Marshall, author of Dictionary Of Children’s Clothes. Knitwear became popular after zoologist Dr Gustav Jäger wrote in 1850 that people might live healthier lives by wearing animal fibres like wool. Not only did it keep children warm, but it also stretched, providing freedom and room for growth.
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