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    1940s Patterns to Knit | V Victoria and Albert Museum vintage knitting patterns

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    'Essentials for the Forces' (front cover), Jaeger, 1940s World War II knitting patterns {Victoria & Albert Museum Digital Archives}

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    Serendipity Handmade: Essentials for the Forces and More: free 1940s Knitting Patterns

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Serendipity Handmade: Essentials for the Forces and More: free 1940s Knitting Patterns

Vintage knitting instructions for a v-necked pullover from the Victoria & Albert Museum: "An Essential Garment for Women in the Forces."

I've made this one, called Star-Crossed Slouchy Beret, in dark blue. I had to make this one extra, extra slouchy to fit my enormous amount of hair. Design by Natalie Larson (whose blog seems to be unavailable at the moment). Photo credit: www.flickr.com/ph...

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