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This is a great PDF of a knitting pattern booklet from World War II for sweaters, vests, gloves, hats and more. It was released in 1941 in cooperation with the U.S. Army and furnished by "The Citizens Committee for the Army and Navy, INC."

The patterns are provided for multiple sizes: 36, 38, 40, 42.

Patterns included are:
V-Neck Pullover
Round or Turtle-Neck Pullover
Crew-neck Pullover
Plain Gloves and Scarf
Chest Protector
Helmet (with ear flaps) and Mittens
Sleeveless V-neck pullover
Square-neck Pullover and Cap
Sleeveless High-neck Pullover
Marksman's Gloves
Trigger Gloves
Plain Sock
Spiral Sock

"Many of the earliest knitters for World War II had knit for Victory as children or young adults during World War I. Knitting was for them a natural and immediate response to war. “The men hardly have time to grab their guns before their wives and sweethearts grab their needles and yarn,” claimed Time on July 21, 1940. Knitting provided warmth and comfort for the soldier and therapeutic distraction for the knitter. " --Historylink.org

INSTANT DOWNLOAD: Your purchase will be available for download the second your payment clears through Etsy. Simply follow the email sent to you, or click on <Your Account>, then <Purchases> and under your receipt, <Files Ready to Download>.

Printing a PDF is easy. Just open, hit print, and make sure that your printer scale is set to 100% (this should be the default setting in most cases).

Check out my other vintage knitting patterns, and happy knitting!

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Menswear Vintage Knitting Pattern Booklet 1940's World War II Military Issue Pdf Knit For Defense -INSTANT DOWNLOAD-



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