A lovely friend from my knitting group was having a clear out and one day brought along a bundle of brilliant old knitting books to distribute to whoever wanted one. Our polite English reserve lasted all of about 15 seconds before we all dived in and grabbed one. I managed to snag a fantastic volume called 'Complete Home Knitting Illustrated' by Margaret Murray and Jane Koster, published in London by Odhams Press is 1943. There is a lot of information about being frugal with your coupons and reusing yarn from old garments, but the best thing about it? The captions to the illustrations are hil-AIR-ious.