My Nan was visiting my parents as well this weekend. She's a keen knitter (currently making things for charity - pretty awesome) and used to be a nurse. This came to her through one of her patients who'd had it for a while back then! Nan kept it just in case she felt like taking up crochet but this weekend she gave it to me. I'm not sure what the publication is its full of stories as well though.
It's from 1965, look at those adverts!