Knitted jacket, c. 1625-1650 Hand-knitted in silk and silver gilt wrapped silk, lined with linen. Made in London or imported from Italy. Although this jacket is made from expensive materials, it was a very informal style of garment. Knitted jackets seem to have been produced at workshops, being knitted in rectangles and sold in sets, to be sewn up at home.
Women's camiciola or knitted jacket, first quarter of seventeenth century, Florence, Museo Stibbert. Camiciola knitted in red and gold silk, made by male professionals. This type of garment, already present in Eleonora's wardrobe, is recorded with increasing frequency in the documents of the second half of the century."
A rare green and yellow knitted silk woman's jacket, probably Italian, mid 17th century, the front and back panels with gold thread and yellow silk scrolling foliage and blossom, with textured chequered borders