Knitting Book - Patons, 'Knit for Football', early 1960s Reg. No: HT 15158
- Patons knitting book, dated early1960s titled "Knitting for Football", no. C.17. priced at 2/3.
This knitting book illustrates a market in handmade Victorian Football League footy fan gear, prior to the rise of commercial merchandising from the 1970s. It features jumpers for boys and girls, as well as beanies, scarves, cushion covers and bags, all to be knitted in club colours by mothers and grandmothers.
- Patons knitting book, 24pp (including cover) with two staples along central spine. Published by Patons & Baldwins (Aus) LTD, Flinders Lane, Melbourne. Front and back covers in full colour. Front features 2 teenagers, male and female and 2 boys, all in VFL football knits (Geelong, Essendon, Carlton and Hawthorn). Teenagers also wearing club beanies and carrying knitted cushion and bag. Patons Book No.C17 'Knit for Football - with Patons'. Inside pages feature knitting patterns for 'junior guernseys' for all the VFL teams, teenagers' 'sweater', 'caps', scarf, bag, cushion and club motifs.
|Dimensions:||241.0 mm (Height), 180.0 mm (Width)|
|Tagged with:||australian rules football, clothing patterns, knitting patterns, sport, blanket carlton fc, handcrafts, hand knitting, brisbane football blankets, afl cushion knitting, afl cushion knitting pattern|
|Themes this item is part of:||Domestic & Community Life Collection, Leisure Collection|
|Primary Classification:||ART & CRAFT|
|Inscriptions:||Printed on front: "PATONS BOOK / NO. C.17 / Knit for Football / - with Patons / Patons / Knitting Book / No. C.17"
Stamped no front: "ROOPAM / ....[Indecipherable]
Printed on inside back page: "Wholly Set Up and Printed in Australia / Published with All Rights Reserved by / PATONS & BALDWINS (AUSTRALIA) LIMITED / REG OFFICE: 84-94 FLINDERS LANE, MELBOURNE C.1 N.S.W. BRANCH: CHURCH AVENUE, MASCOT / Trade Marks Registered in Australia"
|Publisher:||Coats Patons (Aust) Ltd., Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, early 1960s|