The knitted suit echoes the military look of the times. The one-button jacket has four front pockets and ribbing at the waist for a close fit. The skirt features large box pleats. It is knit at 6 1/2 sts/inch on size 3 needles.
The pullover is knit of sock and sweater yarn at 8 1/2 sts/inch on size 1 needles. It has a very high neckline and short puffed sleeves.
"Matinee" has instructions for three pieces: the blouse with bow at neckline, the jacket, and the skirt. The materials list says that the jacket is red and is worn with a sideways knitted belt in red, navy and grey. The blouse has short sleeves, bow neckline, covered buttons, and is waist length. The navy skirt has knitted-in pleats. All three pieces are knitted in Tricolaine at 7 1/2 sts per inch on a size 2 circular needles. I didn't know they had circular needles in 1940, I wonder when they were first invented?
This is the back cover of the booklet with an ad for laundry soap. It talks about the benefits of this product over using bar soap to wash your sweaters, and it explains how to wash and block a wool sweater.
I have finished the first Sockotta sock and have cast on for the second.