Yarn Card and Tension Suggestion for Penelope Yarns - c. 1930s
A lovely knitting book just arrived in the mail "Be Knitwise - Penelope helps you to produce the perfect Woolie', I believe from the early 1930s.
Unfortunately, it only contained two patterns (the seller on Ebay said '70 designs with instructions' but what they should have said was 70 stitch patterns!).
On the plus side the booklet is beautiful, and looks to be aimed at the intermediate knitter who wants to make or alter her own knitwear - that's me! I'm going to scan the whole thing and put it up for free eventually.
The tension table above shows the suggested tensions for different yarns, as well as an example of how to upsize knits just by using a size bigger needle.
My personal favourite - the detailed descriptions of the yarns with composition and suggested uses.