February 19, 2014

Historical Knitting Trivia

"During the Second World War the Office of Censorship banned people from posting knitting patterns abroad in case they contained coded messages."

More examples at the link.


edutcher said...

Wives of English fishermen knitted special patterns into their husbands' sweaters so they could be IDed if their drowned bodies were recovered.

Irene said...

Thanks, edutcher. I didn't know that.