Swim Trunks : This pattern contains instructions for knitting the trunks pictured. The pattern is vintage 1942 -- War Era. The trunks, mans size medium (no reference point, but based on other patterns in book, I'd suggest 38-40), are worked in a ribbed pattern stitch in a close fitting design. There are belt loop carriers to hold a purchased belt in place. Want to knit him something he's never had before? Well .....
- 6 oz. 4-ply wool.
- 1 pr. size 1 needles.
- 1 pr. size o needles.
- steel needle, sock size, # 13.
- 1 bathing belt, about 2 ½ ins. wide.
Gauge: 9 sts. = 1 in.; 12 rows = 1 in.