Knit for the Navy and Merchant Navy
This booklet, created by the Navy League of Canada, encouraged Canadians to knit warm clothing and accessories for members of the navy and merchant navy.
The booklet provided patterns for items like the sweater and balaclava seen on the model at upper right, including mittens, scarves, and socks. Because woollen items were frequently provided as part of "ditty bags" containing comforts included for sailors, the booklet included suggestions for other items to include in these bags, and assured people that their efforts were worthwhile and appreciated.
George Metcalf Archival Collection