This book was published in 1941, so is perfect for WW2 era patters. The book has patterns for women, men, babies and children as well as a substantial number of different stitch patterns, cable designs, and general knitting instructions and care information.
This basic cardigan pattern has multiple variations, including different stitch patterns, and a less fitted version without waist shaping.
The basic cardigan:
Worked in different stitches:
Note that the instructions for the cable pattern carry onto the second image here.
There are lots of little snippets of information, such as this story of how cable knits evolved:
The back section of the book covers the make do and mend aspect of wartime knitting, and has a lot of ideas on reusing wool from old garments, and reworking worn out items into new.
Another aspect addressed is how to make best use of your resources by choosing a more economical stitch for your work. Instructions for various types of drop stitch patterns are given too.
One of my favourite things about older books like this is the lovely paper used inside the covers. This one features rows of knitted garments, intertwined with needles and yarn. Such a beautiful touch.