Alternative Name(s): Advertising Leaflet, Booklet
14-page knitting pattern book entitled "Knitted Comforts for Men on Land and Sea." Likely to have been made during World War I, 1914-1918, or in the years prior. The patterns are designed to be worn by soldiers and other servicemen.
The book is promotional: only Baldwin's wool is recommended for use. Is part of a series of knitting booklets (Beehive) - no. 17, produced by J & J Baldwin and Partners Ltd, Halifax, England (est. 1785), who use the "White Heather" trade mark.
14 page knitting pattern book. Front cover shows three servicemen on a wharf, leaning on an anchor and post, with warships in background, with text above. The patterns are designed to be worn by soldiers and other servicemen, and explain how to make a "helmet" (with "cope pieces"), a "plain helmet" (or "balaclava cap"), a "sleeping cap", "mittens", body belt" (in ribbing), crochet bed socks, men's ribbed "stockings" ribbed "coat sweater" (cardigan) and a man's vest or waistcoat; "light steering gloves" and "stout steering gloves." Photos illustrate. Helpful hints include : "Khaki shade is dyed to the regulation army pattern" and "War office experts do not recommend apertures for the ear, the latter particularly requiring protection in cold weather."
Donation from Mrs A. Fraser, 1989
Cover: 'Knitted / COMFORTS FOR MEN / on LAND and SEA'. Extensive text within.
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