Does anyone have a link to the Knitty article (or any article, really) about that method of kind of double knitting to make something nice and thick and warm? It isn't just doubling up the yarn, but a different way of actually stitching, I think.
I just finished scanning a book I found at the library today: Twined Knitting by Brigitta Dandanell-Ulla Danielsson. If you are interested in this it has some beautiful patterns, as well as old pictures and history of this type of knitting.
Nobody tells us how to be men. We just are.
According to Wikipedia, the online dictionary:
"Originally a male-only occupation, the first knitting trade guild was started in Paris in 1527. Knitting became a household occupation with the growing popularity of knitted stockings and by the end of the 1600s, one to two million pairs of stockings were exported from Britain to other parts of Europe."