WW1 Knitting patterns

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WW1 Knitting patterns

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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:

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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?

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pm-ed you, thanks

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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.
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Thank you for the information, that was what I was looking for. Meanwhile I also read that the Americans could wear grey and khaki.

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I haven't received any PM

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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
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Bit of confusion yes :$
New sources of information are always welcome, so I'm glad if you e-mail some books.
Thanks

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If the patterns are still available, I am interested.
Thank you.
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Would also be interest. Grandma is looking to do some Christmas presents

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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

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I had no luck trying to find patterns. Any links?

Thank you

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Typing "ww1 knitting patterns" into Google brings up plenty of examples


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