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1940s Patterns to Knit

1940s Patterns to Knit
The 1940s in Britain was a high point for hand knitting. Women on the home front could make a contribution to the war effort by knitting for the troops using patterns that were often given away free. Many specialised patterns developed such as the balaclava helmet with ear flaps for use in telephone operations or the mittens with a separate forefinger for firing a trigger in the cold. 'Spiral-spun waistcoat' Pattern for a waistcoat From Essentials for the Forces Jaeger Handknit 1940s 'Spiral-spun waistcoat' Pattern for a waistcoat From Essentials for the Forces Jaeger Handknit 1940s 'Spiral-spun waistcoat' Pattern for a waistcoat From Essentials for the Forces Jaeger Handknit 1940s'Spiral-spun waistcoat' Pattern for a waistcoat From Essentials for the Forces Jaeger Handknit 1940s 'Leo the Lion and Tim the Tiger' Pattern for two stuffed toys Designs by 'Finella' Knitting Expert of Wife and Home Magazine 1940s Museum no. Related:  Crafts

Exercises in Knitting 18 Knitting Patterns | In the Loop Knitting Free Knitting Patterns Patterns for Purchase Claire’s Shaulette Cape Garden Shrug Claire’s Capelet This capelet pattern was carefully crafted to be authentic. Get the pattern for $5.00 Je Suis Prest Stag Cloth I am ready! Lady Lallybroch Mitts Designed by Laura Ballard. Get the pattern at Ravelry for $5.00 Claire’s Shawl Designed by Amanda Gill, the center waves represent both the literal ocean and the figurative ocean of time, both of which are crossed numerous times throughout the book series. Get the pattern at Ravelry for $8.00 Get the yarn recommended by the designer Inverness Gloves Designed by Elizabeth McCarten. Get the pattern at Ravelry for $2.00 Get the yarn recommended by the designer MacTavish Hat Designed by Marly Bird Get the pattern at Ravelry for $6.00 Claire’s Pillary Gauntlets Designed by Carol Ruhl. Get the pattern at Ravelry for $2.00 Get the yarn recommended by the designer Related Historical Fantasy Knitting Patterns September 7, 2015 In "Featured" Game of Thrones Knitting Patterns

American Red Cross Museum As one of the nation’s premier humanitarian organizations, the American Red Cross is dedicated to helping people in need throughout the United States and, in association with other Red Cross networks, throughout the world. We depend on the many generous contributions of time, blood, and money from the American public to support our lifesaving services and programs. Clara Barton and a circle of her acquaintances founded the American Red Cross in Washington, D.C. on May 21, 1881. Barton first heard of the Swiss-inspired global Red Cross network while visiting Europe following the Civil War. Returning home, she campaigned for an American Red Cross and for ratification of the Geneva Convention protecting the war-injured, which the United States ratified in 1882. The Red Cross received our first congressional charter in 1900 and a second in 1905, the year after Barton resigned from the organization.

Balls to the Walls Knits: Build-Your-Own DK Weight Hat I designed this pattern with one goal in mind; namely, that it could be the first in-the-round project for a beginning knitter who had learned how to knit and purl but not much else. Or in other words, it's supposed to be a tutorial. Of course, you don't have to be a beginning knitter to enjoy it - with a basic design like this, there's all sorts of customization you can add. Throw in stripes or a stitch pattern with a 2-, 4-, or 8-stitch repeat, and you can turn this basic little hat into another beast entirely! Or, add a few inches and omit the knit rows in the decrease and you'll have a gathered crown. And add a few extra inches to THAT and it's slouchy as well!!!! Oh, and another thing, guys - this is my first tutorial style pattern. Sizes: 12 Months (Toddler; Child; Teen/Small Adult; Large Adult) Yarn: Malabrigo Rastita (100% Merino Wool; 310 yards [285 meters]/100 grams); #850 Archangel - one skein (all sizes) Notions: Tapestry needle, stitch marker Let's make a hat, shall we?

Baby Dee Fundraiser: Vintage Knitting, Crochet, Needlework Patterns... and more! Little Hats, Big Hearts - Philly Volunteers for the American Heart Association are celebrating American Heart Month by knitting red hats for all babies born in February at participating hospitals. We’re raising awareness of heart disease, the number one killer of Americans, and congenital heart defects, the most common type of birth defect in the country. We need your help! If you knit or crochet and would like to participate in the Little Hats, Big Hearts™ project, please let us know. We gratefully accept both baby hats and donations of yarn. Sample patterns for baby hats can be found here: We work with both the hospital’s Mother-Baby unit and Neonatal Intensive Care unit, so we need hats in both newborn and preemie sizes. Yarn specifics:redcotton or acrylicmedium to heavy weightmachine washable and dryable We also recommend simple hat patterns. Yarn donations possible too.

Free Knitting Patterns | Free Vintage Knitting Patterns view.e.knittingdaily Crazy for Cable Knitting (without the needle)! There are many designers who've produced beautiful cable patterns, but perhaps one stands out among them—Kathy Zimmerman. Her Plaits and Links Cardigan has long been one of my favorites. Isn't it fabulous? I would wear the heck out of it! Must ... knit ... faster. Kathy's cable projects are classic, but with contemporary elements, like the two buttons that close this cardigan. One thing about cable work that's really neat is how great it looks on men. I've gathered some below (with a great blanket thrown in for those non-sweater-wearers); including a couple of vest options, in case your guy prefers vests over sweaters. Kathy was looking for an anniversary gift for her husband, and she came up with this sweater design. The man (or men) in your life is sure to love one of these designs! Cabling without a Cable Needle I've always loved cables, but knitting them without a cable needle made me enjoy the process even more. Happy cable month!

Eskimimi’s Knitulator knitting increase and decrease calculator Knitulate! The Knitulator is provided free for all to use, so please feel free to link to it, pin, Facebook or Tweet it for future use by yourself and anyone you think might find it handy. Some graphics are also included below if you wish for a button or graphic to share with the link. There may be some improvements/changes in the future, but baby brain is definitely saying 'later' to me at the moment. In the meantime there is also a handy Information and FAQ section below. Handy Info & FAQ Can I use different increases/decreases to those given? Yes. Increase Method One uses a simple M1 increase, and this can be substituted with any increase that makes a new stitch between stitches. Are there any limitations to the increases/decreases I can make? Yes. Why when using Increase Method Two does the number of stitches given after the increase sometimes show two more than those before? Can I link to/share/post about The Knitulator? Absolutely.