I work for the Red Cross, and my boss was telling ... (
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?
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: