from “Guide to Knitting for the Services” by the Australian Comforts Fund, 1940
Using sports wool
Cast on 48 stitches on 2 UK No. 10/3.25mm/US 3needles.
Using 4 ply wool
Cast on 56 stitches on 2 UK No. 12/2.75mm/US 2 needles.
Work in k2, p2 rib for 8½ inches.
Sew up from lower edge for 6 inches, then leave thumb opening of 1½ inches, and sew up the other inch.
The original publication of this pattern is in the public domain, however this modernised and clarified version is copyright Sarah Bradberry, May 31st 2012.