knitting for anzac – speedo in sydney

Knitting and Speedo swimming costumes expo in Surry Hill Library, Sydney, Australia. Australians knit socks for ANZAC DAY 25 April to give to the homeless in memory for the Australian tragedy in World War 1. Remembering the Red Cross who knitted over 1 million socks for the soldiers.

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The Scottish emigrant Alexander MacRae established his first knitting factory in Regent Street, Sydney, in 1914. It grew and became MacRae Knitting Mills, producing its first swimming costumes in the late 1920s. The name SPEEDO was first used in 1929 growing so successful that the company changed its name to Speedo Knitting Mills Pty Limited in 1942.


Knitted trees!