There were several late 1940s pattern leaflets in the package too, including this lacy blouse pattern with crocheted buttons. (I'd call it a blouse, or else a short-sleeved cardigan. The leaflet calls it a 'jackette'.)
The most intriguing item was a copy of the Scotch Wool & Hosiery Stores' Hand Book of Knitting and Crocheting. which was similar to Patons & Baldwins' Woolcraft. It gave a lot of useful basic patterns, with an emphasis on underwear.
I think this edition dates from the First World War - it has several patterns for balaclava helmets, steering gloves, puttees, and similar garments that would be useful for soldiers and sailors. But the intriguing thing is not the booklet itself, but its cover - the original cover (above) is falling apart, and a new cover has been made from the outside of a school exercise book. (To confirm that, it has the address on the back: Corporation Printing and Stationery Department, 197 Pollokshaws Road, Glasgow, S.1. )
And on the front is advice to children on how to cross the road safely.
DANGER ! DANGER ! DANGER !
Do your best to avoid street accidents by observing the following rules:-1. ALWAYS stop at the kerb, before crossing the street.2. ALWAYS look right and left before stepping into the street.3. ALWAYS keep looking RIGHT till you come to the middle, then keep looking LEFT.4. ALWAYS look out from behind a car or bus before stepping out into the street.5. NEVER climb upon a moving vehicle, or hang on to it.6. NEVER follow a ball, hoop or playmate into the street while there is traffic about.7. NEVER play games on the street.
BETTER A MOMENT AT THE KERBWhat I want to know is: when did children last play with hoops? (i.e. hoops for rolling along the street, not new-fangled things like hula-hoops). Long before my time, I'm sure. There's a long article on hoop rolling in Wikipedia, which shows that it has a very long history, but it doesn't say when it stopped being a common street activity for children.
THAN A MONTH IN HOSPITAL
The cover should clearly stay with the booklet - even though it's nothing to do with knitting or crochet, it's now part of the booklet's history.