Another blast from the past is this Buster suit knitting pattern which was named after the comic strip character Buster Brown.
This particular Buster suit knitting pattern is from my own collection and consists of a colourful front cover with a fair-haired boy wearing the blue suit and three pages containing the knitting instructions.
The pattern was published by Robert Glew & Co Ltd based in the north of England (West Yorkshire, the county I live in!). After a little research on the internet, I think the company started in Leeds then moved to Bradford. The address printed at the bottom of page 3 of the knitting instructions is the Harehills area of Leeds. The trademark was registered in 1941, listed in the category of yarn and thread.
I’ve carefully restored the front cover in Photoshop for those who wish to download and use it for an article or project.
Page 1 of the knitting instructions:
The Buster Brown suit was created in 1902 by American cartoonist Richard Felton Outcault and was a popular style of clothing for young boys in the United States.
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