Tuesday, March 07, 2006

WWII Red Cross pattern


I found the above pattern for a V-neck Sleeveless Sweater in Grandma's folder of knitting patterns. (You can click on the thumbnails to view larger images.) It appears to have been typed up verbatim from this 1941 Red Cross pattern. Apparently the Red Cross had a campaign to recruit civilians to knit for the troops. I don't think Grandma used this pattern during World War II -- more likely she copied it from a friend several decades later and used it to knit vests for herself and her family. We did find several of these vests in her dresser, and I took one home with me even though I'm really not a sweater-vest kind of gal.

Here's Grandma's handwritten note which was paperclipped to the pattern:

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