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Columbia Yarns Knitted Wristers

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 knitted wristers

 

Materials
Columbia Worsted Knitting Yarn, 1 hank

2 Bone Knitting Needles, 10 inch, English No 4 or US No. 8 or 9

Instructions
Cast on 50 stitches, knit 2, purl 2 for 12 inches, bind off, sew up, leaving 2 inches space for the thumb 4 inches from one end.

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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Columbia Yarns Knitted Sleeveless Jacket

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 sets of instructions are for a “Sleeveless Jacket” or Sweater

Materials
Columbia Worsted Knitting Yarn, 3 hanks
2 Celluloid or Bone Knitting Needles, 14 inch, English No. 8 or US No. 5

Instructions
Cast on 80 stitches, knit 2 purl 4, for 4 inches; now knit until work measures 23 inches, slip the first 26 stitches off on an extra needle, bind off the next 28 stitches for the neck and on the remaining 26 stitches knit 5 ribs: now knit 5 ribs on the first 26 stitches, then knit 26 stitches, cast on 28 stitches, knit remaining 26 stitches, knit 19 inches on this length, knit 2, purl 2 for 4 inches, bind off loosely. Sew up the sides, leaving 9 inches for the armhole.

Finish neck and armhole with a row of Slip Stitches.

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
personal equipment

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
personal equipment

Columbia Yarns Knitted Helmet

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 “knitted helmet” which was also known as a hood or balaklava.

Knitted Hood ww1

Materials
Columbia Worsted Knitting Yarn, 2 hanks

5 Steel Knitting Needles, English No. 10 or US No. 3

Instructions
Cast on 48 stitches, knit plain for 5 inches, this completes one cape; work another piece to correspond, now slip all the stitches on to 4 needles, having 24 stitches on each needle, knit 2 purl 2 for 4 inches, leave 28 stitches in the center of the front cape for the opening of the face, and on the remaining 68 stitches knit 80 rows or 40 ribs, bind off 22 stitches at each end and on the remaining 24 center stitches knit 52 rows or 26 ribs, bind off, sew to the side.

Take up all the stitches around the face on three needles, knit 2 purl 2 for 20 rows, 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