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Sep 29, 2011 20:45:42   #
Dowager
 
I work for the Red Cross, and my boss was telling me that during WWII the Red Cross put out a specific sweater pattern to be knitted for soldiers. apparently many laides knitted them, and gve them to the Red Cross to be given to the troops.

One of the volunteers my boss knew still had one, but she is alas, deceased now, and no one know where the pattern went. She would like to have one, or copy of it, and when I mentioned Knitting Paradise and that some of us knit for the troops, she thought perhqas someone here might have one or know where one could be obtained. If so, could you please let me know? I doubt, after all these yeqrs, tht it wold be copyrighted or anything. Thanks
 
Sep 29, 2011 20:51:24   #
ompuff
 
Dowager wrote:
I work for the Red Cross, and my boss was telling me that during WWII the Red Cross put out a specific sweater pattern to be knitted for soldiers. apparently many laides knitted them, and gve them to the Red Cross to be given to the troops.

One of the volunteers my boss knew still had one, but she is alas, deceased now, and no one know where the pattern went. She would like to have one, or copy of it, and when I mentioned Knitting Paradise and that some of us knit for the troops, she thought perhqas someone here might have one or know where one could be obtained. If so, could you please let me know? I doubt, after all these yeqrs, tht it wold be copyrighted or anything. Thanks
I work for the Red Cross, and my boss was telling ... (show quote)



This might be it. There is a site for patterns used for knitting for the American Red Cross during WWII

http://www.redcross.org/museum/pdfs/icelandsweater.pdf

:thumbup:
Sep 29, 2011 21:41:28   #
deemail (a regular here)
 
http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_nkw=WWII+knit+pattern&_sacat=0&_odkw=360392449668%23shId&_osacat=0&_trksid=p3286.c0.m270.l1313

just wanted you to see one of the female versions...

http://www.redcross.org/museum/exhibits/knits.asp

here is the page with all the WWII patterns listed..
Sep 29, 2011 22:09:18   #
e.ridenh
 
Dowager wrote:
I work for the Red Cross, and my boss was telling me that during WWII the Red Cross put out a specific sweater pattern to be knitted for soldiers. apparently many laides knitted them, and gve them to the Red Cross to be given to the troops.

One of the volunteers my boss knew still had one, but she is alas, deceased now, and no one know where the pattern went. She would like to have one, or copy of it, and when I mentioned Knitting Paradise and that some of us knit for the troops, she thought perhqas someone here might have one or know where one could be obtained. If so, could you please let me know? I doubt, after all these yeqrs, tht it wold be copyrighted or anything. Thanks
I work for the Red Cross, and my boss was telling ... (show quote)

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Absolutely I can help as I am a veteran, a collector and have such patterns now...all kinds of patterns, too in these books.

My knitting and crocheting items date back to the 1700's........wish I had older things but they're prpbably in a museum! LOL!!

Note only did they make sweaters for the troops - male or female - they also made:

Several varieties of sweaters, cardigans and vests; three variations of helmets or balaclavas; standard gloves, rifleman's gloves, fingerless mittens, wristlets, mittens, seven different sock patterns, undergarments, scarfs and knee warmers.....

There is a pattern for just about everything that a soldier would need to keep warm.

This would also include field dressings made to a certain width, garter stitch it until the desired length.

I get all my collectibles online.

Did you check online, Dowager? I doubt that there are such critters up in search (way above on this page), but you could check there.

Keywording for your requested item should be easy enough to narrow down the worldwide sources for your wanted item.

Chances are, you're going to find your said item in a softcover pattern booklet including some of those other items; The price might be cheap to expensie. BUT, you might pick up sindividual web patterns, too.

I know I picked up the balaclava there.

I have the same problem rounding up just one piece of music for my music studio. It might only be in a books of 1010 songs and I'd have to buy the whole book to get it. This doesn't stop me, though as if I do it, I will then collect the oldest thing I can find to the newest! LOL!!

I try not to bring into the house any 20th or 21st century items but sometimes have to. LOL!

RECAP: I use google - first - rarely forget to just google what I want.

A knitting cruise is what I'm headed to do next.

Key words that you could use:

WWII knit sweater pattern

WW2 knit sweater pattern
............are you after a pullover????????? I'd think so....crew neck????????? Turtle neck?

wwII..etc.
ww2

Trust me, they're out there.

The graphics on these 50+ year old pattern softcover books are fantastic.

Nite-Nite and have fun surfing - you pick the style sweater and have fun, eh? I think there are crochet patterns too for the troops; WWII.

Donna Rae :thumbup:
Sep 29, 2011 23:27:10   #
Dowager
 
Great thanks to everyone who responded! I will copy all these off for my boss, and see.

And no, Donna Rae, I had not Googled it first, as I wasn't sure any of these would eve BE on-line. I know there are lots of vintage patterns out there, but wasn't sure how much, if any, interest there would have been in keeping these particular patterns.

I am sure my boss will be pleased with what you ladies have found for me so far, and these will give us clues on where to look for other patterns if needed.

Again, thanks sooo much!
Sep 30, 2011 04:00:27   #
sweetsue
 
Also this one:
http://www.knitheaven.com/vintagepatterns/hwkc.htm
 
Sep 30, 2011 04:08:35   #
Dreamweaver
 
I see someone has already given you the Red Cross site. This was disussed on here recently as that is why I had the site. I think someone may have been looking for the sweater that had suede pads on shoulders or some such. I love to see some of the old ones for knee pads - wristlets. Hope one of these is what your boss was looking for...
Sep 30, 2011 06:37:35   #
LesleighAnne
 
Hi

There was a previous Main posting called "My mom and her Service Men and Women". This is the link to the page.

http://www.knittingparadise.com/t-32858-1.html
Sep 30, 2011 08:04:59   #
StellasKnits (a regular here)
 
Here's some vintage WWII Red Cross knitting patterns http://www.knitheaven.com/vintagepatterns/kyb.htm any of those work?
Sep 30, 2011 08:06:14   #
StellasKnits (a regular here)
 
Oooh! I think this might be it http://www.redcross.org/museum/exhibits/knits.asp

From the Red Cross museum even!
Sep 30, 2011 10:31:36   #
judyr (a regular here)
 


WOW! Thanks for this website. It is nice to know what my mom and other ladies were doing about the time that I arrived in this world. I was studying costume design in college. Life got in the way and I had to waylay my life, but I am still interested in things like this. My mom was an avid knitter/crocheter. My grandma did a lot of huck weaving, tatting, knitting, embroidery, crocheting, etc so I come by handiwork through my genes. Thanks again and I am sure other ladies thank you too!
 
Sep 30, 2011 20:31:02   #
computer dummie
 
Donna Rae, How do you store all of you vintage leaflet so they stay nice and you can find what you want?
Oct 1, 2011 00:16:10   #
Judy M (a regular here)
 
V-neck WWII sweater http://www.hjsstudio.com/rc2sweater.html

Sleeveless Sweater (Vest) http://www.hjsstudio.com/rc2vest.html

Turtleneck Sweater http://www.hjsstudio.com/rc2turtle.html

Historic Knitting Patterns http://knittinghistory.typepad.com/historic_knitting_pattern/

Also on the above site: The American Red Cross Museum
The American Red Cross offers free scans of their World War II patterns online!

http://www.redcross.org/museum/exhibits/knits.asp
Oct 1, 2011 03:02:43   #
nascargranny48jj
 
Donna Rae, I love learning from you. I am looking for a rebel flag afghan pattern in crochet. There was one posted in pictures the other day but the lady hasn't even read my post to her. I have looked online and there is only one and it kind of sucks. The stars look terrible. Can you work some magic for me too?


e.ridenh wrote:
Dowager wrote:
I work for the Red Cross, and my boss was telling me that during WWII the Red Cross put out a specific sweater pattern to be knitted for soldiers. apparently many laides knitted them, and gve them to the Red Cross to be given to the troops.

One of the volunteers my boss knew still had one, but she is alas, deceased now, and no one know where the pattern went. She would like to have one, or copy of it, and when I mentioned Knitting Paradise and that some of us knit for the troops, she thought perhqas someone here might have one or know where one could be obtained. If so, could you please let me know? I doubt, after all these yeqrs, tht it wold be copyrighted or anything. Thanks
I work for the Red Cross, and my boss was telling ... (show quote)

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Absolutely I can help as I am a veteran, a collector and have such patterns now...all kinds of patterns, too in these books.

My knitting and crocheting items date back to the 1700's........wish I had older things but they're prpbably in a museum! LOL!!

Note only did they make sweaters for the troops - male or female - they also made:

Several varieties of sweaters, cardigans and vests; three variations of helmets or balaclavas; standard gloves, rifleman's gloves, fingerless mittens, wristlets, mittens, seven different sock patterns, undergarments, scarfs and knee warmers.....

There is a pattern for just about everything that a soldier would need to keep warm.

This would also include field dressings made to a certain width, garter stitch it until the desired length.

I get all my collectibles online.

Did you check online, Dowager? I doubt that there are such critters up in search (way above on this page), but you could check there.

Keywording for your requested item should be easy enough to narrow down the worldwide sources for your wanted item.

Chances are, you're going to find your said item in a softcover pattern booklet including some of those other items; The price might be cheap to expensie. BUT, you might pick up sindividual web patterns, too.

I know I picked up the balaclava there.

I have the same problem rounding up just one piece of music for my music studio. It might only be in a books of 1010 songs and I'd have to buy the whole book to get it. This doesn't stop me, though as if I do it, I will then collect the oldest thing I can find to the newest! LOL!!

I try not to bring into the house any 20th or 21st century items but sometimes have to. LOL!

RECAP: I use google - first - rarely forget to just google what I want.

A knitting cruise is what I'm headed to do next.

Key words that you could use:

WWII knit sweater pattern

WW2 knit sweater pattern
............are you after a pullover????????? I'd think so....crew neck????????? Turtle neck?

wwII..etc.
ww2

Trust me, they're out there.

The graphics on these 50+ year old pattern softcover books are fantastic.

Nite-Nite and have fun surfing - you pick the style sweater and have fun, eh? I think there are crochet patterns too for the troops; WWII.

Donna Rae :thumbup:
quote=Dowager I work for the Red Cross, and my bo... (show quote)
Oct 2, 2011 11:32:33   #
KayOC
 
Hi, see if this has the pattern you are looking for. http://www.redcross.org/museum/exhibits/knits.asp
I knitted the Navy sweater for my husband, and ex lieutenant, a while back. He loved it.

Happy knitting,
Kay
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