Red Cross Sweater Vest
Knit Your Bit.
We can do it!
That was the rallying cry for thousands of women during World War II. When not building the planes and ships that carried soldiers or struggling to feed families under rationing, these redoubtable ladies would knit practical, warm, and comforting items to be sent to the troops via the Red Cross.
The classic pullover style, repeated from the era, goes well over jeans, under your favorite tweed sport coat, or as a suave addition to your business “uniform.” Whichever way you choose, this sweater might just do more than keep you warm.
Red Cross Sweater Vest (No. 5853). 100% lambswool sets this one apart from the run-of-the-mill and off-the-rack variety. The unique linked-rib stitching at the V-neck and armholes gives it a homemade feel. Pair with a great tie and shirt with the sleeves rolled just right. The ribbed bottom band adds to the smart look and resists the wear and tear of rugged use. Gift it to the one you wait for, or wear it to remember we’re all in this together. Imported.