Here is a baby boys knitting pattern by James Templeton & Son Ltd. of Ayr which as far as I could research, was a wool mill in Scotland.
The baby boys knitting pattern consists of a front cover and three additional pages of knitting instructions. The cover shows an outdoor set of a coat, beret and gloves for a baby boy.
Page 1 instructions, the coat:
Page 2 instructions, the beret:
Page 3 Instructions, the gloves:
I love the washing instructions at the bottom of page 3, just before the manufacturer’s name:
Wash by squeezing in lukewarm LUX suds, made as directed on the LUX packet. Do not rub or twist. Rinse thoroughly in several changes of clear, tepid water, and pass through a rubber wringer to remove as much surplus moisture as possible. Pull into shape and allow to dry in a flat position, avoiding a direct source of heat. When dry, press under a damp cloth, using a wool iron.
Reading these washing directions and the amount of work needed just to clean your clothes back then, makes me appreciate my washing machine even more!
For people allergic to wool, one’s heart can only bleed.
– Elizabeth Zimmermann (British-born hand knitting teacher and designer 1910-1999)