A very sad tale...............

Discussion in 'Cloth' started by Ken at Aero Leather, Sep 10, 2018.

  1. Otter

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    Sweater is doing well, 1941 pattern submarine sweater. Grandma is up to the shoulders on back and front, just the sleeves to go ! Being knitted up in a nice off white Arran oiled wool.
     
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    You’ve got to post that one when it’s finished.!
     
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    I will do, Grandma is down with us for New year, she might be able to complete it before she goes home, about 4 inches up one sleeve just this evening !
     
  4. Legion

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    Is there somewhere a pdf copy of the "knitting for the RAF" (comforts committee) instructions booklet? I have looked online but can't locate it. If someone could direct me I would really appreciate it. Thank you
     
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    Not that I could find ! The V&A museum had a library of vintage patterns but nothing similar that I could see. I think your only hope is getting the pattern from one of the booklets on greedbay. The pattern that my mum is using for my sweater is not that helpful, she had to modify it considerably. It was sized for about 38 chest but they waist as directed was stupidly small, like sleeve sized. She had to work up the chest dimensions as well as I am a 44. The wool I bought was a nice Arran, from Wool Warehouse in the UK, about 9GBP a skein, I bought 3 to be on the safe side.
     
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    Welcome to VLJ Legion.
    By way of an introduction, why not post a bit about yourself here.
    http://www.vintageleatherjackets.org/forums/member-bios.21/
     
  7. Legion

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    Thank you. It's in my immediate plans after I return from holiday so I can add some photos too ;).
     
  8. Otter

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    Quick couple of photos, the pattern when it came did not realy match the RN sweater but bears a passing resemblence to the RAF Comforts Comittee. As I said before, there was a lot of modification to it, the first knit up on the bottom row was about a 24' waist size !
     
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