I took a sock to knit on, but you spend most of time with your head looking upwards, so not much knitting was done.
Now, back to Bear Brand/Bucilla Volume 314 from 1940. The first photo shows a slipover in fine-gauge knitting. They call this texture pattern a 'herringbone' pattern, and it gets the herringbone look from slipped stitches and lifted loops. There is a small collar and a small front placket buttoned with round, silver buttons. The sleeves have the fullness gathered in at the top.
The tweed suit is called 'Campus-Love'. The contrast plaid is both knit in and embroidered. The horizontal lines are knit, and the vertical lines are woven in later, over and under a certain number of rows. The suit jacket has a bit of the era's mannish look with squared off shoulders and the neckline has V shaping. It is knit on size 3 needles at 6 1/2 sts/inch. What is that thing she is holding? Is it one of those portable seats you stick in the ground and then sit upon?
'Cadet' is a two-piece suit. The close-fitting jacket is trimmed with braids that match the skirt. It is knit of dress yarn on size 2 needles at 7 1/2 sts/inch.
This little cardigan with the shawl collar has 10 buttons down the front, and an interesting texture pattern with a woven look. The front bands are single crochet. The description says, 'Choose this semi-tailored cardigan for active or spectator sports'.
This sweater, a fine-gauge pullover, has 14 buttons! At least you wouldn't have to make that many buttonholes because they are decorative only. The high-necked sweater has a zipper at the center back neck opening. Zippers were not called 'zippers' at this time, they are referred to as 'slide fasteners'.
Now I am off to knit a little on the February Lady Sweater and to cook Sunday dinner. Though not at the same time.