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PostPosted: Tue Apr 11, 2006 13:25 pm 
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has anyone got a copy of the original spec for the uniforms or a colour photo. trying to get right shade of green and style for a jumper!!

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I've got an original jumper, I can send you pictures of it if you want, but i don't know how accurate they would be?
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It depends if you are looking for the uniform jumper or the working jumper. Can't help much with the uniform one but from what I've been told from the girls that were there and from what I've gathered from photo's the jumpers worn for working were any 'dark green' you could lay your hands on and any style you could knit since they were all home made.

In 'They fought in the fields' there are some nice photo's from the training farms with a mix of cardigans, jumpers and pullovers. All different shades from the look of it. I'll see if I can scan it in and post it tonight.

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I never thought that the land army had working jumper and uniform jumpers??
I have two at the moment, and they are both the same style and colour, yet one is in mint condition (obviously kept for best!) and the other has so many mends in it, it must have been used a lot!! I think one is marked 1942 and the other 1943.
But i suppose there was a war on, so if the girls needed an extra jumper they would have probably made it out of anything they could get hold of!


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Laura wrote:
I never thought that the land army had working jumper and uniform jumpers??
I have two at the moment, and they are both the same style and colour, yet one is in mint condition (obviously kept for best!) and the other has so many mends in it, it must have been used a lot!! I think one is marked 1942 and the other 1943.
But i suppose there was a war on, so if the girls needed an extra jumper they would have probably made it out of anything they could get hold of!


Sorry it seems I didn't make myself clear. There was the standard issue jumper that came with the uniform. As far as I understand they were supposed to wear it when working as well as with the uniform. However farm work was, and still is, very hard on clothing (hence the extra clothing coupons for land army) and so the girls generally kept their issue jumper for best and made others to work in. Not everybody could knit and so some girls had to wear their issued one to work. They were only issued with one jumper and it couldn't be replaced for something like 2 years. That would certainly explain the very different condition of the two jumpers you have. Anyway as I said when I get home I'll rummage the book out and scan the photo so you can see what I mean.


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I know what you mean, i have seen picture of land girls wearing lots of other pieces of clothing, that was certainly not supplied by the land army!
I have seen pictures of land girls wearing scout belts, navy blue jumpers, tweed jackets, civvy blouses, shorts made out of breeches and skirts!


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That's why I asked if it was for uniform or working. If someone is in a working outfit then colour and style are not so specific. A bottle green V neck jumper will surfice. Usually a mans jumper because they are a bit faster to knit as they have little or no shaping to them. They also have a bit more room to move in them.

I have in the past been asked to knit jumpers and pullovers from 40's patterns (much nicer than modern ones) and I am having difficulty in getting the right colours for uniforms so this is a general request. If anyone sees wool that is the right colour for a uniform could you please let me know the brand and colour code. Thanks.

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ps I haven't forgotten the photo's, I just haven't had a chance to get to the scanner yet.


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I'd also like to know the name of a brand of wool that would be just right for a WLA jumper. I've got a copy of an original pattern (make it at home, not issued) but just need to find the right colour wool. Any help appreciated. Thanks


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needs to be a forest green. Think of the old Woolies School jumpers green!

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http://www.purplelindacrafts.co.uk/king ... 8424-p.asp

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would this wool be any good for a colour match?
http://www.cygnetyarns.com/woolrich4ply/woolricharan_204.htm

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The colour is good, but I crocheted a beret with that same wool and it's not worn well. The poly content has made it twinkly.

I got some nice wool here, but I'm not a knitter, just humble crocheter as I can't be trusted with two pointy sticks!

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http://www.knitshop.co.uk/126-simply-wool-yarn

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Be very careful about loaning original items...also, please keep an eye out for :
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Women's Navy Great Coat
Green floor length 1930s evening dress with sleeves set on net.
Blue and white rayon dress with peplum
Black velvet halter necked dress with silver shot thread skirt (may still have Harrods label in it) I have photos of all of these items and I know where they are in Scunthorpe, but would appreciate a nod if they come up for sale. [/color]


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Thats strange- I've knitted socks in cygnet wool rich stuff and it's washed and worn quite well!

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I buy it from a local 'discount' store, I suppose it may be seconds? I'm a cheapskate!

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Be very careful about loaning original items...also, please keep an eye out for :
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Women's Navy Great Coat
Green floor length 1930s evening dress with sleeves set on net.
Blue and white rayon dress with peplum
Black velvet halter necked dress with silver shot thread skirt (may still have Harrods label in it) I have photos of all of these items and I know where they are in Scunthorpe, but would appreciate a nod if they come up for sale. [/color]


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Ah a girl after my own heart- there’s nothing wrong with buying stuff on the cheap. I certainly couldn’t afford to knit otherwise! :wink:

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it's so pricy in some shops and as I'm still a novice crochet bod, I either buy second hand or go discount.

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Be very careful about loaning original items...also, please keep an eye out for :
*Still missing* Because some folks are devoid of an ounce of honesty or integrity.
Women's Navy Great Coat
Green floor length 1930s evening dress with sleeves set on net.
Blue and white rayon dress with peplum
Black velvet halter necked dress with silver shot thread skirt (may still have Harrods label in it) I have photos of all of these items and I know where they are in Scunthorpe, but would appreciate a nod if they come up for sale. [/color]


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