Pattern for 1:12th scale Forces comforts

miniature knitting
© F H Powell 2014

The knitting pattern for these Forces comforts c. 1939-45 (Cable Guernsey and Jersey, with fatigue cap and bodybelt) is now available as an instantly downloadable pdf file

Ability Level: Intermediate/Experienced

Set comprises: Body belt, Cable Guernsey, Fatigue cap and Cable Jersey
Materials Required:
Forces Cable Yoke Jersey (c. 1943-5) –
1 pair size 19 (1.00 mm/US size 5/0) knitting needles, 50 metres/56-yards 1-ply yarn, small safety pins or stitch holders.
Forces Cable Guernsey (c.1939-1941) – 1 pair size 19 (1.00 mm/US size 5/0) knitting needles, 50 metres/56-yards 1-ply yarn, small safety pins or stitch holders, cable needle.
Fatigue Cap (c. 1939-1945) – Set of 4 size 19 (1.00 mm/US size 5/0) double-ended knitting needles (instructions are included if you prefer to use two single ended needles), 25 metres/28-yards 1-ply yarn.
Body Belt (c.1939-1945) – Size 19 (1.00 mm/US size 5/0) knitting needles, 25 metres/28-yards 1-ply yarn.

Finished sizes:
Jersey or Guernsey –
6 cm/2½-inches neck to hem, 4 cm/1½-inches across chest, sleeve length 6 cm/2½-inches shoulder to wrist.
Fatigue cap/shoulder scarf – 2.5 cm/1-inch wide, 7.5 cm/3-inches long before folding
Body Belt – 3 cm/1¼-inches wide (as this is ribbed it will stretch), 3 cm/1¼-inches high.

Gauge – This is not important as dolls house dolls vary in size

Pattern price £2.75 (NOTE: EU VAT or other digital taxes will be added to price where applicable)


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