If you are based in Britain you might be familiar with Wartime Farm, the BBC 2 documentary series about life on a British farm during WW2. Now, British designer and vintage historian Susan Crawford has created a downloadable knitting pattern based on a sleeveless pullover as worn by Alex Langlands in the series.

Best off all, funds raised go to the Women’s Land Army Tribute Campaign, which is raising funds to build a memorial to the Women’s Land Army. £2.50 from every pattern sale will be donated to the campaign.

WartimeFarmSleevelessPullover_01The downloadable and printable PDF pattern contains instructions to knit your own sleeveless. The pattern is provided in wide range of sizes to
fit from 3 years of age right through to 54 inch chest and can be knitted for both men and women. Detailed and clear instructions are provided in the pattern along with suggested yarns (needles and yarn need to be purchased separately).

Alex’s sleeveless pullover appears to have been adapted from a Thirties men’s knitting pattern which was written for a 38 inch chest man. No other sizes were offered. The original garment is worn close to the body with tight armholes and a very short body. Alex’s sleeveless pullover has been made longer with deeper armholes and a slightly looser fit.

The pattern costs only £5.00 and payment can be made by debit or credit card or paypal.

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