Thursday, 27 February 2014

Free Knitting Pattern - 1940's Stars and Stripes American Jumper - Needlework Illustrated

Penultimate knitting pattern in my month of free patterns, I hope you have been enjoying them. 

Today, a bright a colourful jumper from the 1940's.

Click HERE for the pattern.


  1. That's SO cool! Under WWII Denmark was taken by the German and we weren't allowed to use our flag . so instead we'd paint the roofs red/white and used red/white stripes when ever possible. This would be very 'authentic Danish' in all red & whites stripes. This is a new 'must make'!

  2. This one is just fantastic!! And the great thing is, there are só many countries that use red, white and blue as their flag colors that you can turn in into a patriotic jumper of your own country very easily :)

  3. Fabulous!
    This is really similar to one that I saw in a museum exhibition about Sydney during WWII

  4. When I was a child, we attended church with a woman who was originally from Czechoslovakia. She was 19 when the Germans invaded and she was forced to work in a German officer's mess hall. Helena was also an amazing knitter. On the day they made the Czech flag illegal, she went home, and knitted one into a sweater. She wore it to serve the officers. She got into quite a bit of trouble, but later ran off to the countryside and joined the partisans. Helena was one of the most incredible women I have ever met!