Thursday, October 15, 2009


Show and Tell 3

Some of the junior schools are doing the 2nd World War as a topic this term. My grandson had to dress as an evacuee for a special day at school. This pullover was adapted from an original 1940's pattern. The body was all done on the machine but the ribs were knitted by hand to give it a more authentic look.

The knee length socks were also authentic. These were knitted on a 1933 sock machine which was used all through the war to knit socks for soldiers. The measurements came from an old knitting book. I had nearly as much fun making these as he had doing his 1940's school day.

This is the machine used to make the socks. The yarn was 2 strands of 2/30s acrylic so was not at all authentic!

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