Before we begin, how to you like the redesign of the blog? Trying to look professional. I’m also adding patterns to Ravelry for the first time, beginning with Patons #960. The pattern itself will still live on the website here.
This issue is tiny and doesn’t have many pages, probably due to wartime shortages of paper. On page 9 there is an announcement that the magazine is changing to 8 or 9 issues a year instead of 12, but that the it will be bigger “than the small issues we have had to print recently” and there will be more copies published. I know from a wonderfully researched book called Sucking Eggs: What Your Wartime Granny Could Teach You about Diet, Thrift and Going Green that there was a national salvage (ie. recycling) campaign, so it is a wonder that any of these magazines survive.
Inside the patterns are: some small gifts including a belt; the hats on the front cover in adult and child sizes; a pullover with matching socks for men in two sizes (32-34 inch & 36-38 inch chest); teddy bear baby’s jumper; lacy baby’s dress; women’s brick pattern cardigan-jumper (31-33 inch bust); women’s bobble cardigan slim fit (32-34 inch bust); women’s rib cardigan with pockets in the welt (31-33 inch bust); some pictures of two toys, pattern not included, that look rather creepy on the back cover and are described as “friendly competitors”; a tea cosy and a Ministry Of Food article on page 16. Here it is on Google Docs, where you should have the option to download as a pdf.
Thanks so much!!! Love the two cardigans. I am wondering why they published two very similar styles in the same size and yarn in the same edition.
Thankyou for all the great patterns…. lots of projects now queued up!
BTW page 6 is missing from this set of scans, just wondered what the teddy bear jumper was!
Well spotted! I will dig out the original jpegs and find that missing page. Thank you 😊