There is also a gallery of the knits (& crochet) here - http://wagscreen.wordpress.com/ww1-knitting/
The patterns are all originals from the time of the First World War, the instructions are extremely basic compared to recent patterns & mostly no indication of sizing! Considerable swatching is needed to use the modern yarns & trying to match the needle or hook size.
My first challenge was a Tam O'Shanter, which was fun & quick to do.
Next was another Tammy worn here by Grace Crowder (Victoria Rigby) whilst driving a 1913 Studebaker.
This was slightly more problematic as it needed to be quite tight on the headband in order to stay on! It definitely looks better on the actress than on my polystyrene head!
Photo by John Bennet.
After 3 attempts, & re-working the pattern I still hope it will fit the 5'8" actress (Claire Lyons) who plays the school teacher.
There will be a premiere for all the knitters in November, & we are all looking forward to meeting up together after much liasing in the Facebook group page!
Plus, more exciting news to come...!