Saturday, March 5, 2011

Belated Freebie Friday

I'm sorry to admit I didn't get a freebie out to you yesterday, but I'm hoping to make up for it today.  The M*A*S*H Mitten was inspired by looking at some old WWII Red Cross knitting patterns.  The Red Cross distributed yarn, needles, and patterns for necessities for the US Armed Forces.  Americans considered knitting a patriotic duty, and it became part of the normal coursework in elementary schools all over the country.  Several million garments were produced for the Red Cross each year of the war, and distributed by them to the appropriate recipients.

The mitten is worked flat to allow for the intarsia white circle.  The red cross is added in duplicate stitch.  Enjoy a little retro flavor.  Or surprise a veteran in your life.  Pattern available on Ravelry under M*A*S*H Mittens. download now

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