I am NOT a knitter, but I've had a go at re-creating two of the knitted items buried with the Gunnister man. The body, found in a bog in the Shetland Islands, dates from the end of the 17th century, beginning of the 18th century. A coin of 1694 in his purse gives us an earliest date. Although little of the body itself survived the woollen garments remained intact, including a shirt, breeches, jacket, and coat. The knitted garments were stockings, heavily repaired, gloves, two caps, a purse and a small scrap of knitting. I’ve tried making the cap with the brim and the purse.