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PostPosted: Sun Jun 26, 2016 18:22 pm 
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Hi Kate,

Just a quick question about knitwear - the majority of pics I've seen are black & white, and I wanted to ask what the colour palette range was for knitted ladies tops?

I know they used to unpick and reknit, but not much info on colour - hope you can point me in the right direction, thanks! :)


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 26, 2016 20:04 pm 
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Hi Maria

My other half who likes to knit has collected Stitchcraft magazines for the war period , there are colour photos especially the front covers and all colours are used in the patterns available , do a search on ebay and you can have a look .
There are also patterns for knitted swimsuits and underwear I cant imagine what they must have been like to wear , besides your everyday cardigan and twin set . http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/STITCHCRAFT-M ... SwEOxXPge7
Here is one copy , the seller has others from the war years .

Rob


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 26, 2016 20:25 pm 
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Thanks Rob, looks like muted warm/autumn colours might be the way to go?


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Hi there, muted tones work really well.

Jamiesons have a wonderful selection of shades which work really well for fair isle etc. Have a look at their 'spindrift' palette.

http://www.jamiesonsofshetland.co.uk/sp ... ng-1-c.asp

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