Knitting socks for soldiers
One only has to read their letters and diaries to see how important socks were to soldiers, and it was just as important to Canadians to be able to supply them. The fact that this knitting instruction sheet, preserved by Charlotte Halls of Winnipeg, Manitoba, is so well worn suggests that it was used frequently, and perhaps passed through many hands during the Second World War.
Instructions for Hand Knitted Service Socks, Maitland Spinning Mills Ltd., Listowel, Ontario, n.d. [1942?]
Dolaine Veldhuis Collection - Stony Plain, Alberta
s.l., 13.7cm x 20.3cm