This is a bit of a mystery book it's not really branded, nor a specific magazine. You know, like American Thread or Bernat ... long time yarn manufacturers that put out pattern books to support their yarn sales, or Smart Knitting Magazine.
This pattern booklet says its published by successors to Home Arts and Needlecraft Magazines and the publisher is Newbold Ely. Published by successors? There's also reference to this being a companion pattern book to the Knitting Knowledge book series, also published by Newbold Ely.
This pattern booklet was issued in 1947. Although there are some good patterns here, as well as some delightful photos, it was not a high quality publication. The pictures are a bit grainy and overall dark, and I'm sure the 50 some years have not been that kind as well.
There are around 45 patterns in the book. I put 30 some in the shop; the rest were not up to muster. Most the patterns are for sale, however, a small handful are listed as free downloads. It's a usual selection for a magazine style offering of this time period ... doilies, childrens wear, pullovers, afghans, etc. Here, let me show you a few.
And, tucked onto one of the pages, is this marvelous clip of a woman knitting for her (probably away) military husband. ((Remember, the year here is 1947 )).
Another feature in the back of the book was a small section of the knitted and crochet pattern stitches used in the book. I've added an album to my facebook pages to start capturing the pattern stitches. If you'd like to see, here is the Crochet Pattern Stitch Link, and this is the Knitted Pattern Stitch Link.
If you'd like to see all the patterns that I listed, follow this link .... Pointers for Crochet and Knitting. I went out and Google'd the companion books, and Geez ... would I like to have them as well. But, maybe one day, there are still a good 200 other books in my collection waiting for me to do something with them !
Hope you enjoyed the brief review. Thanks for dropping by.