Except on boats and in open carriages, one seldom sees a travelling rug now. The rug in its strap used to be a common sight on railway platforms. Now that railway carriages are heated from the engine, a rug is superfluous. But driving in an open “machine” perched up to face the wind — that is a different matter, and a good rug is a necessity for comfort.
To keep the knees warm, have additional cover on the limbs above and below. Long cloth gaiters are warmer than boots and keep warm the blood which is about to circulate in the feet. It is from above that the feet become chilled when one is sitting . In the same way, the knees are kept warm if the upper part of the limbs are well protected.
Most useful to this end is a wide stocking leg drawn over the combinations to cover the thighs: knitted in natural grey, and ribbed at both ends. For long distance drives it is worth while making a foot cosy of strong material — a piece of old reversible carpet is suitable — lined with flannel, and shaped to come well over the ankles.