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.

Physical Description

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."

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