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Those sex-crazed Scandinavians are at it again.
“Looped linings can also be knitted in using a ‘John Thomas,’ a short, thick length of dowelling, round which the yarn is wound at every stitch.”
From Traditional Scandinavian Knitting by Sheila McGregor (ISBN: 0486433005).
The looped linings are (of course) to provide more insulation against the cold Scandinavian winters. The amusement I get from reading about the tool they use to make that insulation: that’s just a fortunate byproduct.