Subversive Femme

Christmas Week – Mittens for the Forces, c.1942

Do you have someone in your life who likes simplicity and practicality? 
Maybe this pattern for simple mittens from Stitchcraft September 1942 could tick that box. The added history of this pattern being knitted for Servicemen during World War Two and it makes them doubly special.

Easily knit in stretchy rib with a thumb gusset, the pattern calls for fingering-weight yarn, plus 3mm and 2.75mm needles.






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    November 19, 2012 at 9:48 pm

    I love how simple yet stylish these are. My dad might even wear them, though he's usually quite adamant on the subject of fingerless gloves. I'm really thankful for all these lovely christmas ideas!

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    November 19, 2012 at 10:06 pm

    These are so trendy even by today's standards. Maybe I'll make some for my brothers.

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    November 20, 2012 at 12:16 pm

    These are lovely! Thank you for sharing!

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    November 20, 2012 at 3:11 pm

    Fab pattern, love your blog.

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