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WW1 Knitting patterns

Posted: Thu Aug 27, 2009 10:23 pm
by 7thLeicesters
I've got three large documents full of WW1 era knitting patterns - gloves, balaclavas, scarves etc. Anyone want me to send them over via e-mail?

Donations of finished items readily accepted :lol:

Re: WW1 Knitting patterns

Posted: Mon Oct 19, 2009 1:47 pm
by Muntchka
Hello!
I have a question concerning the knitting pattern. I already have some 1918 books with the patterns but my question is about the colors. I know the portuguese soldiers could wear brown or grey knitted garments. What colors could be worn by the british, french and americans?

Re: WW1 Knitting patterns

Posted: Tue Oct 20, 2009 12:47 pm
by y.sobel
pm-ed you, thanks

talia xx

Re: WW1 Knitting patterns

Posted: Tue Oct 20, 2009 4:53 pm
by Lord Byron
Muntchka wrote:Hello!
I have a question concerning the knitting pattern. I already have some 1918 books with the patterns but my question is about the colors. I know the portuguese soldiers could wear brown or grey knitted garments. What colors could be worn by the british, french and americans?
I can't comment too much on the French and Americans, but it's basically the same for the British as the Portuguese. Offcial issue socks were supposed to be grey, and many patterns of the period say the same, but what would have been sent from home could have been made from anything they had knocking about. As long as it wasn't too bright or ostentatious it was probably used, and I'd imagine much the same was true for every Army involved in the war.

Re: WW1 Knitting patterns

Posted: Wed Oct 21, 2009 10:49 am
by Muntchka
Thank you for the information, that was what I was looking for. Meanwhile I also read that the Americans could wear grey and khaki.

Regarding
pm-ed you, thanks
I haven't received any PM

Re: WW1 Knitting patterns

Posted: Wed Oct 21, 2009 11:20 am
by 7thLeicesters
Bit of confusion there I think, I received a PM from Y.Sobel. Glad you found the answer though - I can still e-mail over a couple of the knitting books i've got if it's of interest

Re: WW1 Knitting patterns

Posted: Wed Oct 21, 2009 11:33 am
by Muntchka
Bit of confusion yes :$
New sources of information are always welcome, so I'm glad if you e-mail some books.
Thanks

Re: WW1 Knitting patterns

Posted: Tue Oct 15, 2013 4:02 pm
by svjanis
If the patterns are still available, I am interested.
Thank you.
Sarah Vourlojianis
svjanis@oh.rr.com

Re: WW1 Knitting patterns

Posted: Tue Nov 12, 2013 8:25 pm
by Tym
Would also be interest. Grandma is looking to do some Christmas presents

Re: WW1 Knitting patterns

Posted: Tue Nov 12, 2013 11:41 pm
by sally
you all have already found the various free online digitised WW1 knitting books haven't you? There seem to be more and more of them going live every day now. I do love how accessible a lot of this material is becoming nowadays :D

Re: WW1 Knitting patterns

Posted: Mon Dec 16, 2013 8:53 pm
by Tym
I had no luck trying to find patterns. Any links?

Thank you

Re: WW1 Knitting patterns

Posted: Mon Dec 16, 2013 9:02 pm
by Merlon.
Typing "ww1 knitting patterns" into Google brings up plenty of examples

Re: WW1 Knitting patterns

Posted: Mon Dec 16, 2013 10:18 pm
by sally
:P One very useful one is Maud Nicoll's '70 Useful articles for men in the army and navy'. http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/sources ... y-and-navy