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Vintage knitting boo cover from world war two

from “Guide to Knitting for the Services” by the Australian Comforts Fund, 1940


2 oz. of 4-ply wool.

Four UK No. 10/3.25mm/US 3 knitting needles.


Cast on 96 stitches (for 22 inch head).

Knit 2 plain, 2 purl for 5 inches for head band.

Next row: (K2tog, k28, k2tog) three times

K1 row

Next row: (K2tog, k26, k2tog) three times

K1 row

Next row: (K2tog, k24, k2tog) three times

K1 row

Continue decreasing in this manner until you reach

Next row: (K2tog, k10, k2tog) four times

Draw the thread through these 36 stitches and end off.

The original publication of this pattern is in the public domain, however this updated and clarified version is copyright Sarah Bradberry May 30th 2012. All rights reserved.