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    • Chantelle Vd Byl

      V&A: 1940s Knitting Patterns 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.

    • Jessica Jaeger

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

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