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Have you ever wondered how dad's distinctive cardigan was made? This colourful industrial film shows how the Co-op's Nelson Mills in Staffordshire does it.

Promotional 1961 18 mins

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Jumpers, cardigans and tank-tops roll off the production lines at Nelson Mills in Leek as the cones and bobbins whirl through miles of yarn. Skilled workers hand-cut patterns with darting scissors at this Co-op works producing Leeknit for him and for the ladies it's the Lanfield range of knitwear. A fashion show amongst the machines brings these, now desirably vintage, patterns and styles to life and shows that there's a woolly for every member of the family.