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Columbia Yarns Knitted Scarf

These instructions and photograph appeared in the pamphlet “Columbia Yarns for Army and Navy Relief Work” Columbia Yarns of New York published these instructions for women throughout the United States to use when making knitted “Articles officially recommended by the American Red Cross.” These knitted goods would be distributed for the comfort of American soldiers serving overseas, in the First World War, by the Red Cross.

These instructions are for a “Man’s Knitted Muffler” or scarf.

Materials
Columbia Worsted Knitting Yarn 2 hanks

2 Bone Knitting Needles, 14 inches, English No. 9 or US No. 4

Instructions
Cast on 50 stitches and knit plain for 58 inches. Bind off.

Submitted by

Jason Shiptoski

WW1 Knitting Pattern Conversion

The needle sizes listed in these knitting instructions are for the old or “English” style needles. If you wish to use modern sizes or “American” needles use the following information to convert from English to American sizes.

English
14
13
12
11
10
9
8
7
6
5
4
American
00
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9

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