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Knitting Book - Patons, 'Knit for Football', early 1960s Object Reg. No: HT 15158

Summary:
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.
Description:
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.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 241.0 mm (Height), 180.0 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: australian rules football, clothing patterns, knitting patterns, sport, blanket carlton fc, handcrafts, hand knitting, brisbane football blankets
Themes this item is part of: Domestic & Community Life Collection, Leisure Collection
Primary Classification: ART & CRAFT
Secondary Classification: Knitting
Tertiary Classification: patterns
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

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Bryant Hinson Posted on 16 Dec 2009 3:24 PM
Me and my son was outside passing football,it was getting dark [Explicit] could not see the football that good,so me and him came up with an idea,nighttime backyard football,install lights outside a football,we used x-mas lights for a start,it worked out pretty good,i think you need to start off with a nerf football at first to see how it sells,dont have a pic to show you but,use different color lights and balls,with an off an off switch at the cornner of the ball,this football will sell in america for sure,if you deside to go with the idea,I only want 10% of the money..Bryant Hinson..
Bryant Hinson Posted on 16 Dec 2009 3:27 PM
very good idea for sure..
Bryant Hinson Posted on 16 Dec 2009 3:41 PM
who will play football at night without lights,you can still play at the park,but the atvantage will be the football will have the lights,the players can wear vest with different colored lights,just trying to come up with an very good idea..BH..
Bryant Hinson Posted on 16 Dec 2009 3:46 PM
its a to good of an a idea to not to try..BH..

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