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World War Two Knitting

During the War people were encouraged to knit their own clothes. Jumpers, cardigans, babies clothes, childrens sweaters, toys.... They were also asked to knit for servicemen.

Please note: We do not have the items on this page in the museum, they are included here for reference and education only.

Here children are shown knitting. It was a past-time for them as well as being useful to the family
Official book of instructions for knitting for the RAF

My mum always called knitted items Woollies. This pattern looks like the vest that was found in the chair.

A pattern for a hat and gloves for boys or girls
A swimming set for boys
A posh knitted jacket, that would fit in even today

and lastly a pair of satin knickers similar to the ones found in the chair.




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