Historical information

Women at home were encouraged to knit "comforts" for servicemen. In WW2 this was not as successful as during WW1 because a) women had a wider range of wartime jobs that limited their time for knitting and b.) Knitting wool was rationed. The Comforts Fund produced its own pattern book that included patters for various socks, stockings, pullovers, scarves, balaclavas suitable for all branches of the armed services.

Physical description

Knitting for Soldiers Knitting Patterns. Fifteen page booklet, supplement to the Australian Home Journal; contains knitting patterns for soldiers WW2. Black and white illustrations. Incudes patterns for socks, gloves, mittens, pullover and head wear.