Historical information

This book and a number of others like it were owned by the mother and aunts of the donor, Mrs Dorothy Boyle. They were prolific producers of hand knitted and hand made items of clothing and also knitted and sewed for the armed forces during the Second World War. This booklet dates from the Second World War and was produced by G.J. Coles Ltd. It contains patterns for garments that can be knitted for the armed forces.

Physical description

Knitting Book (front cover) - "Coles present Knitting for the Forces", WWII.

Inscriptions & markings

COLES / PRESENT / "Knitting / for the Forces" / Containing Complete Knitting / Instructions for ... / 3 PULLOVERS, 1 CARDIGAN, / BALACLAVA, MITTENS, / SOCKS, SCARF, SKULL CAP