Physical description

A green covered paperback knitting book with the title printed in white letting at the top c.1940's. The front cover depicts three photographs - a child wearing a knitted jumper and cap holding a teddy bear, a person wearing knitted mittens putting on a knitted sock, and a pair of white cotton crocheted ladies prettily decorated gloves. Inside are various patterns for clothing - caps, sleeveless pullover, waistcoat muffler, armlets, man's socks and mittens, kneecaps and scarves.

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Inscriptions & markings

Stamped in purple ink inside the front cover and on the back is 'Have your Hand Knitted Garments Machine Finished. Welts - Cuffs - Necks. Etc.'


Two knitting pattern booklets for home knitters, c.1940's. The Wool Department on the Ground Floor at Ball and Welch in Melbourne offered free advice for knitting problems. These booklets were collected over 15 years and were used for exhibition at Memo, Gallery Healesville Friday 23rdOct to 18th November 2015.