It's interesting to see what women were reading 80 years ago. There is some mild editorial grumbling about the fashionable shape for women and the prevalence of various extreme diets: "How long the present slim-line silhouette will continue, it is hard to say. I think a new shape would be a pleasant change don't you?" And, for anyone else who remembers Woman's Weekly from the 1950s, Mrs Marryat was already advising in 1927. As featured on the front cover, there is a knitting pattern for a sailor jacket: "For Tennis or for the Seaside Our Cover Design is Just Right". It's a fairly straightforward pattern, mostly in stocking stitch, with a moss stitch border and collar, and a navy blue crocheted edging. But the odd thing is that the body of the jacket is knitted in one piece, on straight needles. It is 44 inches wide (more than a metre) and you cast on 283 stitches.