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 Post subject: Submariners sweater
PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2012 7:48 am 
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I've bought a submariners sweater with the roll neck that many companies sell these days and I adore it. It doesn't however, look like the ww2 style despite being advertised as such. Does anyone have any originals they could show by way of a comparison? Or index does anyone have an original for sale?


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 Post subject: Re: Submariners sweater
PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2012 9:30 am 
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The only difference I've really seen is that, generally, modern ones have a higher neck.

I've a dated original and one knitted from a 1940s pattern. I'll get some photos done and post them up later.

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Thanks again Mike.


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Modern Jersey:
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1942 Dated:
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Knitted from 1940s Pattern:
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Comparison of roll neck depths. Back - hand knitted, middle - 1942 dated, front - modern.
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Apart from the wool and the closeness of the knit, the design is exactly the same except for the roll necks.

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Mike, you're a star. It's the knitted 1940 pattern i'm after really but nobody seems to do them. Ideas on where I could get one, or indeed get the knitting pattern?

Thank you so much for posting.


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I've got the knitting pattern, somewhere. I'll have a look.

Found it :)

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eastman leather clothing do an exc ellent 1940's repro one, also what price glory have them listed, but i haven't seen that one in the flesh. (err wool)

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The home knitted one is akin to the RAF's crew-neck pattern sweater.

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Mike Penver wrote:
I've got the knitting pattern, somewhere. I'll have a look.

Found it :)



Is it possible to get a copy? I'm happy to pay all costs.

Martin


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