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Welcome to your warm, woolly new Knit Now!

The Christmas knitting deadline is ticking closer, but don’t fret, we’ve got you covered! You’ve got time to knit a Christmas jumper – you’ll find a fab chunky design on page 42 that you could knit in under a week if you put your mind to it. For those looking for smaller projects, don’t miss our new Weekend Wonders feature on page 57 – this issue we’ve got three knits under 100g from West Yorkshire Spinners. If you’re looking for even more inspiration, take a look at our pattern picks on page 50 where we’ve selected our favourite makes for all the family.

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A sprinkling of our knits this issue take their inspiration from an unexpected source – Poldark! The TV series has been hugely popular, and knits for the wild and windy landscape featured in the show seem like just the thing for winter. The theme was the idea of Sue Gleave, one of our Knitter of the Year winners. You can find her award-winning pattern and read all about her inspiration on page 15. If you fancy entering the competition yourself this year, flick to page 70 where you’ll find all the details of this year’s contest. I know that this can be an expensive time of year, but you can still find some knitting bargains! If you’re enjoying the magazine, why not subscribe or ask for a subscription for Christmas? We’ve got a brilliant discount offer on page 36. We’ve also rounded up some amazing exclusive offers including free yarn and knitting bags as well as some top discounts on luxury yarn. Head to page 26 to claim yours today. Happy knitting,

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Great reads

Inspiration

We tackle your knitting dilemmas

All the latest knitting news

Our pick of this month’s best books

Fun, festive gifts for Christmas morning

10 Ask the Experts 12 The Bookshelf

26 Christmas Gi Guide

Brilliant money-saving offers just for you

79 5 minutes with…

Meet Laura Rawlinson aka daydream knitter

98 Kate’s Diary

Our editor spills the beans 4

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8 What’s New?

35 Get the Look

50 Paern Picks

The best makes for all the family

65 The Hot List

Deck the halls with these sparkly yarns

70 Knier of the Year

Win a brilliant day out at Sirdar

90 The Review

Knitting baby rainbows at The Slipped Stitch

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6 Meet the Team

The talented faces behind the scenes

45 Enchanted Coage KAL Part 11 of our knit-along explores DPNs

57 Weekend Wonders

Three fab quick knits under 100g

84 Your Kniing Community What’s happening near you

94 The Basics

Essential knitting knowledge

97 Next Issue

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Editorial Editor Kate Heppell Deputy Editor Jenny Riley Technical Editors Tricia Gilbert, Michelle Hazell, Rosee Woodland Senior Sub-Editor Justine Moran Sub-Editor Kayleigh Hooton Managing Art Editor Jennifer Lamb Art Editors Aidan Cater, Ian Danby Senior Product Photographer Tym Leckey Photographers Amy Worrall, Renata Stonyte Illustrator Ellen Lindner Senior Covermount & Packaging Designer Kay Whittaker Covermount & Packaging Designer Vicky Welsby

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Rosee is one of our Technical Editors, whose job it is to make sure all of our patterns are as clear and correct as possible. In her time away from yarn, Rosee is also a swimming coach, which means she’s basically the only knitting mermaid we know. www.roseewoodland.com

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We love stocking fillers Introduce your children and friends to the best craft there is with the new My First Knitting Kit from Trimits! Email groves@ stockistenquiries.co.uk to find your local stockist

VALLEY TWEED Valley Tweed is brandnew from Rowan and is a traditional 100% wool tweed yarn that is spun and dyed in Huddersfield, Yorkshire, the home of Rowan. It is a very lofty yarn and available in 10 beautiful shades. The Valley Tweed pattern collection includes seven stunning designs for women by Lisa Richardson, and includes simple sweaters with elegant shapes and gorgeous accessories. Ask your local stockist about this new yarn today!

Show your love for wool with these cute mini-weaving kits, available from £3.60 from www.woolcouture company.com

Tiny, but mighty Bernat Baby Blanket Tiny is in essence the same as the much loved Bernat Baby Blanket, but in a weight perfect for stitching ultra-soft, squishy baby garments and lighter weight blankets. As with all Bernat baby yarn, this machine-washable acrylic yarn is one you can trust. It’s available in 16 adorable bright shades that will add cheer to any nursery; get yours now from www.woolwarehouse.co.uk

For the knitter who has everything, how about this fabulous faux dragon trophy head kit? Available to buy from £45 from www.sincerely louise.co.uk We love the cheerful polka dots on this knitting pin roll from Prym, perfect for knitters’ stockings! Find stockist information at www.prym.com

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We simply adore the new King Cole pattern for a kid’s unicorn sweater and cardigan! King Cole 5036 is knit in the popular Comfort DK, and is sure delight every little girl and boy. We only wish they came in adult sizes too (hint hint). Available for £2.95 from www.athenbys.co.uk

Knit Now and the Three Bears Have you tried Three Bears Yarn yet? The company, based in Lancashire, has growing ranges from cotton and acrylic to 100% British Wool in bright colours. We particularly love the bold colours of Affection, a 100% cotton aran. Check out www.threebears.co.uk

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This month one reader will win this bundle of Christmas joy from Athenbys! The prize includes the incredibly popular King Cole Tinsel Chunky yarn, along with other favourites, accessories, festive pattern books and more. Athenbys is a family-run business with a keen interest in all things knitting! It stocks your favourite yarn and patterns from Sirdar, King Cole, James C. Brett and many more. Get your Christmas yarn shopping done at www.athenbys.com

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Ask the

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Our resident kniing gurus demystify kniing with circular needles, guide you to which paerns are best for you, and share a guide to a classic technique Cara asks...

Editor Kate says…

I love the baby blanket in issue 79, and my first grandchild is due in the spring, but to my horror I’ve discovered it is knitted using a circular needle! I have no experience of using one, so please can you give me some tips?

Cast on tonight! Buy the digital magazine at www.pocketmags.com No need to panic! This pattern is actually knitted flat, we only recommend using circular needles to accommodate the large number of stitches. There is no special secret – knitting flat on circular needles is exactly the same as knitting flat on straight needles, so you can choose to use whichever type of needles you prefer. I actually prefer to do all of my knitting on circular needles as I find them more portable and the weight of my knitting is resting in my lap rather than on the ends of my needles so it doesn’t hurt my wrists, which can sometimes happen with straight needles. If you like to take your knitting out and about with you as well, circular needles fit into your handbag much more easily than most straight needles!

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Martha asks... I love to knit my jumpers in the round, but I really struggle to knit with multiple colours – my knitting is always so tight and it ruins the lovely seamless shape of the jumper. Do you have any advice on how I can I can ease my tension when knitting?

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Yarn shop owner Sara says

Turn your knitting inside out! When you knit in the round, the wrong side of your work should be on the inside of your tube, facing away. Turn your work through, like you might with a sleeve on a jumper when it’s come out of the wash, and continue knitting with the wrong side facing you. You don’t need to reverse your stitching, and when you cast off, just turn it the right way! Your knitting is likely bunching because your floats are too tight, but by flipping your work you will naturally knit slightly looser (it shouldn’t affect your tension too much), and you can see where you are pulling too tight. Using circular needles with Fair Isle charts will also help keep your tension even, as it will reduce the appearance of ladders in your knits.

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Linda asks... I recently subscribed to Knit Now magazine and I really like it, but I don’t know how to determine what skill level the patterns are mainly meant for. I’m a so-so knitter and would like to work on easy or intermediate skill-level patterns until I feel more secure in my knitting abilities but it’s hard for me to determine what levels the patterns are at. So is there a way I can easily identify patterns I would feel more comfortable starting?

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KITCHENER STITCH Are you at your wit’s end with how to finish your knied socks like a pro? Teacher and author Debbie says... Also known as grafting, this technique will help you finish socks and shawls with a virtually invisible finish. Before you begin, divide stitches between two needles equally. Hold the end of the work to the back and the working yarn to the back right. Leaving a long tail sufficient to weave through all the stitches you need to join stitches, cut off the working yarn and thread onto a tapestry needle.

Step 1: Bring yarn to front of work and pass through the first stitch as if to knit. Slide this stitch carefully off the needle.

Foundation stitches

Grafting begins with the foundation stitches. These are worked just once.

Deputy Editor Jenny says... Short answer – you can knit anything! Long answer – all of our patterns include an introduction that describes the key elements that the project has, and if you are comfortable and recognise the majority, then you can cast on. For example, turn to the Foliole Wrap (page 62): this says the wrap is knitted flat but it is does include lacework (as the pattern includes a chart) and Kitchener stitch, so I would put this at the high end of intermediate. You could also look at the materials for the pattern – if the pattern says you will need a cable needle, it likely requires cable knitting and, again, I would suggest this is intermediate. The most important thing to do however is to simply read the pattern all the way through before you start, and if you don’t understand any abbreviations (even with the key) or special instructions, I would move on to one you are more comfortable with. You will find that as you read the patterns you will be more capable than you believe, just take your time and make sure you understand the pattern before you cast on.

Got a kniing dilemma for the team? Email expert@knitnowmag.co.uk with your questions!

Step 1: With needle in RH, pass the needle through the front stitch as if to purl. Draw the yarn up.

Step 2: Pass the needle through the first stitch on the back needle, as if to knit. Draw yarn up, keeping the thread behind the front needle.

Stitch set

Step 2: Take yarn through the next stitch on front of needle as if to purl. Draw yarn up.

Step 3: Pass the yarn through the first stitch on the back needle as if to purl. Slide this stitch carefully off the needle.

Step 4: Take the yarn through the next stitch on the back needle as if to knit.

Next follows a series of paired stitches which are worked into the stitches on the front and back needles alternately – two on the front and two on the back.

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The BOOKSHELF We’re casting on shawls and thinking outside the box with this month’s pick of books

Pom Pom Quarterly Issue 23 Winter £9.50, Pom Pom Press Banish the winter blues with the latest issue of Pom Pom Mag. Vivid Winter turns the season on its head with shockingly bright and contrasting colours that will have you itching to cast on the 10 breathtaking patterns, all knitted with decadent wool. As well as patterns, cosy evening reads include a delve into buttons, and a beautiful article on the individuality behind knitting by Anna Matlz. Available from www.pompommag.com

Knitting Outside the Box by Bristol Ivy £29.50, Pom Pom Press Pom Pom Press is excited to bring its first hardback book to knitters this winter! Knitting superstar Bristol Ivy shares patterns, inspiration and her favourite personal exercises to help develop creativity and promote mental wellbeing through knitting. It has 15 patterns for garments and accessories and we love this book because it really encourages the adventurous knitter to make her own rules and push the boundaries of their talent by simply asking ‘what if?’

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Modern Knitted Shawls & Wraps by Laura Strutt £12.99, CICO Books, available from 14th November Laura takes the classic shapes that we love to see in shawls and wraps and thoroughly modernises them using wonderful colour combinations and interesting stitch details. With 35 beautiful patterns to work through, you will easily be set up for many years of gift (and selfish) knitting with gorgeous and inspiring designs. Suitable for all levels of knitter, patterns range from simple garter stitch to brioche and knitting with silk.

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Choose King Cole this Christmas

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Knitter of the year

Demelza

SHRUG

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Chunky knit This shrug is worked flat from cuff to cuff, then the sleeve seams are sewn up. The deep ribbed collar and border are then worked in the round. The shrug is designed to hug you when you wear it and can be worn open or closed with a shawl pin. Tugging stitches is common when cabling, but don’t tug so much that it affects the tension of your project. After you place stitches onto the cable needle, keep them close to your knitting. Try your best to knit those stitches with the same tension that you knit the rest of the row so that your cables will lie flat and blend right into the stitches.

Designed by Sue Gleave

Yarn used

Sublime Willow 6 (7, 7, 8) balls in Evelyn 591

About the yarn

Chunky; 125m per 50g ball; 94% Merino wool, 6% nylon

Tension

12 sts x 18 rows = 10cm meas over Moss st

Needles used

8mm circular, 100cm

Other supplies

Stitch pattern

2 stitch markers cable needle tapestry needle

Central Cable Panel

Row 1: P10, C6B, p10. Row 2: K10, p6, k10. Row 3: P3, m1l, m2, m1l, p5, Cr4RP, Cr4LP, p5, m1l, m2, m1l, p3. Row 4: K3, p2, m2p, p2, k5, p3, k2, p3, k5, p2, m2p, p2, k3. Row 5: P1, Cr5RP, p1 tbl, Cr5LP, p2, Cr4RP, p2, Cr4LP, p2, Cr5RP, p1 tbl, Cr5LP, p1. Row 6: K1, p3, k5, p3, k2, p3, k4, p3, k2, p3, k5, p3, k1. Row 7: Cr4RP, p5, Cr4LP, Cr4RP, p4, Cr4LP, Cr4RP, p5, Cr4LP. Row 8: P3, k7, p6, k6, p6, k7, p3. Row 9: K3, p7, C6F, p6, C6F p7, k3. Row 10: As Row 8. Row 11: Cr4LP, p5, Cr4RP, Cr4LP, p4, Cr4RP, Cr4LP, p5, Cr4RP. Row 12: As Row 6. Row 13: P1, Cr5LP, p1, Cr5RP, p2, Cr4LP, p2, Cr4RP, p2, Cr5LP, p1, Cr5RP, p1. Row 14: K3, dec 7, k5, p3, k2, p3, k5, dec 7, k3. Row 15: P9, Cr4LP, Cr4RP, p9. Row 16: As Row 2.

Sizing

XS/S (M/L, XL, 2X/3X) See table for finished measurements

Abbreviations

m2: kfb, slip st off LH needle to RH needle, insert LH needle behind the vertical strand that runs between the 2 sts just made and knit into the front of it. 2 sts inc’d m2p: p1, yo, p1. 1 st inc’d dec 7: Sl 4 sts wyib, *pass 2nd st on RH needle over first st on RH needle, sl first st on RH needle to LH needle, sl 2nd st on LH needle over first st on LH needle;** sl first st from LH needle to RH needle & rep from * to ** twice more, k rem st. 6 sts dec’d Cr4RP: Sl 1 st from LH needle to CN and hold at back, k3, p1 from CN Cr4LP: Sl 3 sts from LH needle to CN and hold in front, p1, k3 from CN Cr5RP: Sl 2 sts from LH needle to CN and hold at back, k3, p2 from CN Cr5LP: Sl 3 sts from LH needle to CN and hold in front, p2, k3 from CN C6B: Sl 3 sts from LH needle to CN and hold at back, k3, k3 from CN C6F: Sl 3 sts from LH needle to CN and hold in front, k3, k3 from CN See page 96 for all other abbreviations

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Cast on 28 (28, 32, 32) sts. Work in 2x2 rib for 20 rows. Row 21 (RS): K1, kfb, *p2, k2; rep from * to last 2 sts, kfb, p1. 30 (30, 34, 34) sts Row 22: K1, *p2, k2; rep from * to last st, p1. Rep last row 8 more times. Row 31 (RS): Kfb, *k2, p2; rep from * to last st, kfb. 32 (32, 36, 36) sts Row 32: *P2, k2; rep from * to end. Rep last row 8 more times. SIZE XS/S ONLY: Row 41 (RS): K3, *[kfb] twice, k1; rep from * to last 2 sts, k2. 50 sts SIZE M/L ONLY: Row 41 (RS): K1, *[kfb] 4 times, k1; rep from * to last st, k1. 56 sts SIZE XL ONLY: Row 41: K1, kfb, *[kfb] 3 times, k1; rep from * to last 2 sts, kfb, k1. 62 sts SIZE 2X/3X ONLY: Row 41: K1, kfb, k1, *kfb; rep from * to last 3 sts, k1, kfb, k1. 68 sts ALL SIZES: Row 42: Purl. Rows 43-44: *K1, p1; rep from * to end. Rows 45-46: *P1, k1; rep from * to end. Rep last 4 rows 12, (12, 11, 11) more times.

Cable Panel with Moss st Borders

Rows 1-2: [P1, k1] 5 (6, 7, 8) times, p2 (3, 4, 5), work Central Cable panel from chart or written instructions, p2 (3, 4, 5), [p1, k1] 5 (6, 7, 8) times. Rows 3-4: [K1, p1] 5 (6, 7, 8) times, p2 (3, 4, 5), work Central Cable panel, p2 (3, 4, 5), [k1, p1] 5 (6, 7, 8) times. Rows 5-6, 9-10, & 13-14: As rows 1-2. Rows 7-8, 11-12, & 15-16: As rows 3-4. Work Cable panel with Moss st borders a total of 5 (6, 7, 8) times.

Second Sleeve

Row 1 (RS): [P1, k1] 5 (6, 7, 8) times, p12 (13, 14, 15), C6B, p12 (13, 14, 15) times, [p1, k1] 5 (6, 7, 8) times. Row 2: [P1, k1] 5 (6, 7, 8) times, k12 (13, 14, 15), p6, k12 (13, 14, 15), [p1, k1] 5 (6, 7, 8) times.

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Back

Set-up Row 1 (RS): [K1, p1] 5 (6, 7, 8) times, p12 (13, 14, 15), k6, p12 (13, 14, 15), [k1, p1] 5 (6, 7, 8) times. Set-up Row 2: [K1, p1] 5 (6, 7, 8) times, k12 (13, 14, 15), p6, k12 (13, 14, 15), [k1, p1] 5 (6, 7, 8) times.

SMD Knitting is offering an exclusive discount for Knit Now readers! Turn to the inside back cover for details Sublime Willow £6.49 £5.19 www.knittingwool.com

Finished measurements (cm)

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First Sleeve

Schematic

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Garment

Meet the designer Tell us about your inspiration for this design I was brought up in the West Country and love the wildness of the Cornish coast as well as its atmosphere, history and people. It has a romance as well as a toughness to it, especially in winter when the tourists are gone. The energy of the sea and the treacherous nature of the coastline enhance the beauty of the place. I think the characters in Poldark reflect the spirit of Cornwall and its way of life in the 18th century; life was hard, challenging and dangerous as well as beautiful and exciting. This is personified in the character of Demelza, a strong and beautiful woman, whose honest, straightforward and courageous approach to life, love and her husband is inspiring. Demelza wears greens (weld and woad dyed) and soft russet reds (from madder) that look wonderful with her copper hair. She wears an array of shawls and bodice tops over full skirts and I thought she really needed a knitted shrug to wrap round her to keep out the wild Atlantic winds.

What do you think knitters can learn from the fashions of Poldark? I love the way the clothes worn in Poldark reflect the personalities of the characters. There are a few key pieces in each character’s wardrobe and they make their clothes work, something we could definitely learn from them. I don’t think that there’s a right or wrong when choosing fashion; pick clothes that make you feel good, wear them a lot, value the work and materials that have gone into them and be happy! What was your favourite part about the Knitter of the Year day out at Sirdar? I loved meeting the other winners, hearing about their particular stories and achievements as really inspiring. It was also great to meet the Sirdar Design Team, who must have one of the best jobs in the world. Oh, and the cakes were fabulous too! What would you say to someone who was thinking of entering the Knitter of the Year competition? Do it! I learnt so much about the process of submitting a design and how to evaluate ideas and proposals. It’s also been great for my confidence and I’ve really stepped up my design work and have a number of commissions with different publications as a result.

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Rows 3-4: *K1, p1; rep from * to end. Rows 5-6: *P1, k1; rep from * to end. Rep last 4 rows 12, (12, 11, 11) more times.

50 (50, 48, 48) cm from cuff to underarm. This length can be adjusted to suit you, in which case, pick up evenly in a multiple of 4 sts for the Rib border section (see below).

SIZE XS/S ONLY: Next Row (RS): K3, *[k2tog] twice, k1; rep from * to last 2 sts, k2. 32 sts

RIB BORDER

SIZE M/L ONLY: Next Row (RS): K1, *[k2tog] 4 times, k1; rep from * to last st, k1. 32 sts SIZE XL ONLY: Next Row (RS): K1, k2tog, *[k2tog] 3 times, k1; rep from * to last 2 sts, k2tog, k1. 36 sts

With RS facing, pu and k220 (256, 292, 328) sts around the open body of the shrug. Pm to mark beg of rnd. If adjusting the length of the sleeve seam, pu and k approximately 3 of every 4 sts along the long edges of the cable section, to the nearest total multiple of 4 sts. Rnd 1: *K2, p2; rep from * to end. Rep last rnd 37 (44, 48, 57) more times. Cast off with a stretchy cast-off.

Yarn

SIZE 2X/3X ONLY: Next Row (RS): K1, k2tog, k1, *k2tog; rep from * to last 3 sts, k2tog, k2. 36 sts ALL SIZES: Next Row: *P2, k2; rep from * to end. Repeat last row 8 more times. Next Row (RS): P2tog, *k2, p2; rep from * to last 2 sts, k2tog. 30 (30, 34, 34) sts Next Row: P1, *k2, p2; rep from * to last st, k1. Rep last row 8 more times. Next Row (RS): K2tog, k1 *p2, k2; rep from * to last 2 sts, p1, k2tog. 28 (28, 32, 32) sts Work in 2x2 rib for 20 rows. Cast off in rib. Weave in ends and block to dimensions given in table. Seam sleeves for approximately

IDEAS

If red isn’t your colour, try these alternative shades

1

2

3

4

1.Tabitha 592, 2. Tilda 595 3. Greta 593, 4. Brooke 594

Central Cable Panel

Key

18

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Great gift Designed by Lynda Gemmell

Jester’s

STOCKING

Yarn used

Green Mountain Spinnery Mountain Mohair 1 skein each in Periwinkle Blue 7367 (MC), Coral Bell 7136 (CC1), Maritime 7622 (CC2)

About the yarn

Aran; 128m per 57g; 70% wool, 30% mohair

Tension

17 sts = 10cm measured over St st Tension isn’t critical for this project

Needles

5.5mm DPNs, set of 5 5.5mm circular, 40cm

Other supplies stitch markers tapesty needle 12 jingle bells, 1cm

Sizing

One size See schematic for finished measurements

Abbreviations See page 96 for all abbreviations

Yarn

IDEAS

This yarn is difficult to find in the UK, so try King Cole Big Value Aran Cranberry 119

Damson 110 Denim 1581

Starling 1752 Find your local stockist at www.kingcole.com

Jester stripes and bells that were traditional wear for the ‘motley fool’ still have the power to charm us today This extra-roomy stocking features textural interest in its garter-stitch cuff and garterstitch bands on the heel and toe. You’ll enjoy the slightly different technique for knitting the stocking heel.

Start knitting… Cuff

In this section, work back and forth on a circular needle, turning after each row. With CC1 and circular needles, cast on 144 sts. Row 1 (WS): Knit. Row 2: K4, [sk2p, k9] 11 times, sk2p, K5. 120 sts Row 3: K5, [p1, k9] 11 times, p1, k4. Row 4: K3, [sk2p, k7] 11 times, sk2p, K4. 96 sts Row 5: K4, [p1, k7] 11 times, p1, k3. Row 6: K2, [sk2p, k5] 11 times, sk2p, k3. 72 sts Row 7: K3, [p1, k5] 11 times, p1, k2. Row 8: Knit. Rows 9 & 10: Rep rows 7-8. Cont in G st until the cuff measures 10cm, measured from a jester point (where the decreases were made). Turning Row (RS): Purl to the end of the row. This row is where you will turn the

Schematic

cuff when the stocking is completed. Cont in G st until the cuff measures 15cm, measured from a jester point.

Leg

Note: As you change colours in the stripes in this section, break the yarn at the end of every stripe and leave the tails on the inside. When the stocking is completed, sew in the loose ends on the diagonal. The tails from the beg of the stripes are sewn up and to the left, while the tails from the end of the stripes are sewn down and to the right. This trick gets rid of the jog where a new colour starts. With WS of the cuff facing you, join to work in the rnd. Rnd 1: Knit. Break CC1 and join MC. Rnds 2-6: Knit. Break MC and join CC2. Rnds 7-11: Knit. Rnds 12-51: Rep the stripe colour pattern as set in rnds 2-11. Break CC2 and join MC. Rnds 52 & 53: Knit.

Heel Flap

This section is worked back and forth in rows Row 1: With MC, k18 onto a DPN, turn. Row 2: P18 just worked on DPN, then p18 back along circular needle. Work these 36 stitches on two DPNS, turning after each row as follows: Row 1 (RS): Knit. Row 2 (WS): K5, p26, k5. Rows 3-16: Rep rows 1-2 seven more times.

Heel Turn

Row 1 (RS): K13, k2tog, k6, ssk, k13. 34 sts

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Rows 2, 4, 6, 8 & 10 (WS): K5, p to last 5 stitches, K5. Row 3: K12, k2tog, k6, ssk, k12. 32 sts Row 5: K11, k2tog, k6, ssk, k11. 30 sts Row 7: K10, k2tog, k6, ssk, k10. 28 sts Row 9: K9, k2tog, k6, ssk, k9. 26 sts Row 11: K16, ssk. Turn. 25 sts Row 12: Sl1, p6, p2tog. Turn. 24 sts Row 13: Sl1, k6, ssk. Turn. 1 st dec’d Row 14: Sl1, p6, p2tog. Turn. 1 st dec’d Rows 15-28: Rep rows 13 and 14 seven more times. 8 sts

Foot

Set up: Cont in MC, k4 onto the circular needle. Pm to mark the centre of the heel and new beg of rnd. Rnd 1: With the circular needle, k4, leave the 36 stitches for the instep in place on the circular needle, pu and k13 down the LH side of the heel flap, pu and k1 corner to close the gap, k36 across the instep, pu and k1 in the corner, pu and k13 on the RH side of the heel flap, k4 to the centre of the heel. 72 sts Rnds 2 & 3: Knit. Break MC, join CC2. Rnds 4-8: With CC2, knit. Break CC2, join MC. Rnds 9-13: With MC, knit. Rep rnds 4-13 until the foot measures 15cm from the end of the heel flap, ending after Rnd 8 or 13. Break yarn and join CC1.

Toe

Next Rnd: With CC1, k and AT THE SAME TIME distribute sts evenly over 4 DPNS. 18 sts per DPN

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Home Rnd 2: Needle 1: Knit to the last 4 stitches, k2tog, p2. Needle 2: P2, ssk, knit to the end of the needle. Needle 3: Knit to the last 4 stitches, k2tog, p2. Needle 4: P2, ssk, knit to the end of the round. 4 sts dec’d Rnd 3: Knit. Rnds 4-19: Rep rnds 2-3 eight more times. 36 sts Rnd 20: As Rnd 2. 4 sts dec’d Rnd 21: Needle 1: Knit to the last 4 stitches, K2tog, K2. Needle 2: K2, ssk, knit to the end of the needle. Needle 3: Knit to the last 4 stitches, K2tog, K2. Needle 4: K2, ssk, knit to the end of the round. 4 sts dec’d Rnds 22–25: Rep rnds 20 and 21 two more times. 12 sts Break yarn, leaving a long tail for sewing. Thread tail through rem sts, and pull tight.

HANGING LOOP

With CC2 and DPN, cast on 3 sts. Knit in I-cord until work measures 10cm long. Cast off. Making up: Stitch the seam in the cuff with the RS of the cuff facing each other. Turn the cuff down along the Turning Row. Weave in ends. With matching yarn and needle, sew a jingle bell onto the cuff at each of the 12 points. Fold the hanging loop in half and stitch it to the inside of the cuff.

Excerpted from Knit Christmas Stockings © Storey Publishing LLC, photography © Geneve Hoffman, used with permission from Storey Publishing

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Lang

PULLOVER Simple colour changes create an easy but dramatic effect in this straightforward knit

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Easy knit Designed by Martin Storey

Yarn Used

Rowan Cashmere Tweed 11 (12, 13, 15, 16) balls in Oats 001 (MC) 5 (6, 6, 7, 7) balls in Granite 003 (CC1) 3 (4, 5, 5, 5) balls in Night 004 (CC2)

About the yarn

DK; 88m per 25g ball; 80% virgin wool, 20% cashmere

Tension

24 sts x 39 rows = 10cm measured over patt on larger needles

Needles used 3.25mm straight 4mm straight

Other supplies stitch holders tapestry needle

Sizing

S (M, L, XL, 2X) To fit bust: 81-86 (91-97, 102107, 112-117, 122-127) cm See table for finished measurements

Abbreviations

k3tog: knit 3 tog. 2 sts dec’d See page 96 for all other abbreviations

Top tip

As you knit Lang make sure to keep the st patt correct, incorporating incs and decs as they appear

This raglan sleeve jumper is knitted flat, repeating a simple slip stitch pattern throughout and is then seamed together when complete.

Stitch pattern Slip St Patt

Row 1 (RS): K2, *sl 2 wyif, K2; rep from * to end. Row 2: Purl. These two rows form patt.

Start knitting... BACK

With MC and smaller needles, cast on 134 (146, 158, 170, 182) sts. Row 1 (RS): K2, *p2, k2; rep from * to end. Row 2: P2, *k2, p2; rep from * to end. Rows 3-4: As rows 1-2. Change to larger needles. Row 1 (RS): K2, *sl 2 wyif, K2; rep from * to end. Row 2: Purl. These 2 rows form patt. Keeping patt correct, dec 1 st at each end of 21st (23rd, 25th, 27th, 29th) and 4 foll 26th rows. 124 (136, 148, 160, 172) sts Cont in patt, work 20 rows straight, ending after a RS row. Work should measure approximately 38.5 (39, 39.5, 40, 40.5) cm. Break off MC and join CC1. Cont in patt, work 5 rows straight, ending after a WS row. Next Row (RS): Dec 1 st at each end of row. 122 (134, 146, 158, 170) sts Cont in patt, work 25 rows straight, ending after a RS row. Work should measure approximately 47 (47.5, 48, 48.5, 49) cm.

Shape raglan armholes Schematic

Next Row (WS): Keeping patt correct, cast off 4 sts at beg of next 2 rows. 114 (126, 138, 150, 162) sts

Work 2 (0, 0, 0, 0) rows straight. Next Row (RS): K2, k2tog tbl, work in patt to last 4 sts, k2tog, k2. 2 sts dec’d Next Row: P2, [p2tog] 0 (1, 1, 1, 1) times, work in patt to last 2 (4, 4, 4, 4) sts, [P2tog tbl] 0 (1, 1, 1, 1) times, P2. 0 (2, 2, 2, 2) sts dec’d Working armhole decs as set by last 2 rows and now working armhole edge 2 sts in St st throughout, cont as folls: Dec 1 st at each end of next 1 (3, 7, 13, 17) rows, then on foll 9 (9, 7, 4, 2) alt rows, ending after a RS row. 92 (98, 106, 112, 120) sts Break off CC1 and join CC2. Next Row (WS): With CC2, dec 1 st at each end of 2nd row, then on every foll alt row until 36 (36, 38, 38, 40) sts rem. Work 1 row straight ending after a WS row. Break yarn and leave sts on a holder.

FRONT

Work as given for Back until 68 (68, 74, 74, 80) sts rem in raglan armhole shaping. Work 1 row straight ending after a WS row.

Shape front neck

Next Row (RS): K2, k2tog tbl, work in patt for 24 (24, 27, 27, 30) sts and turn, leaving rem sts on a holder. 27 (27, 30, 30, 33) sts Work each side of neck separately. Dec 1 st at neck edge of next 8 rows, then on foll 5 alt rows, then on 0 (0, 1, 1, 2) foll 4th rows and AT THE SAME TIME dec 1 st at raglan armhole edge of 2nd and every foll alt row. 5 sts Work 1 row straight ending after a WS row. Keeping pattern correct: Next Row (RS): K2, k2tog tbl, work in pat for 1 st. 4 sts Next Row: Work in patt.

Finished measurements (cm) A B C D

24

S

M

L

XL

2X

20

21.5

23.5

25

27

45

45

46

46

46

51

56

61

66

71

67.5

70

72

74

76

Next Row: K1, k3tog tbl. 2 sts Next Row: P2. Next Row: K2tog. Fasten off. With RS facing, sl centre 12 sts onto a holder, rejoin yarn to rem sts and work in patt to last 4 sts, k2tog, k2. 27 (27, 30, 30, 33) sts Complete to match first side, reversing shapings.

SLEEVES

With MC and smaller needles cast on 58 (58, 62, 62, 66) sts. Work 4 rows in rib as set in back, ending after a WS row. Change to larger needles. Work in Slip st patt as for back, shaping sides by inc 1 st at each end of 9th (7th, 7th, 7th, 7th) and every foll 10th (8th, 8th, 8th, 6th) row to 72 (74, 74, 94, 70) sts, then every foll 12th (10th, 10th, 10th, 8th) row until 84 (88, 92, 96, 102) sts, incorporating new sts into patt. Work 0 (8, 8, 8, 4) rows straight, ending after a RS row. Break off MC and join in CC1 Next Row (WS): With CC1, cont in patt as set: Inc 1 st at each end of 12th (2nd, 2nd, 2nd, 4th) and foll 0 (10th, 10th, 10th, 8th) row. 86 (92, 96, 100, 106) sts Cont in patt, work 19 rows straight ending after a WS row. Sleeve should measure approximately 45 (45, 46, 46, 46) cm, ending with RS facing for next row.

Shape top

Keeping patt correct throughout, cast off 4 sts at beg of next 2 rows. 78 (84, 88, 92, 98) sts Working all dec in same way as raglan armhole decreases, dec 1 st at each end of next and every foll alt row until 54 (60, 64, 68, 74) sts rem, ending after a RS row. Break off CC1 and join in CC2 Next Row (WS): With CC2, cont in patt as set: Dec 1 st at each end of 2nd and every foll alt row to 34 (34, 36, 38, 38) sts, then on every foll 4th row until 20 sts rem. Work 1 row straight, ending after a WS row. LEFT SLEEVE ONLY: Next Row (RS): K2, k2tog tbl, work in patt to last 2 sts, k2tog. 18 sts

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Garment Next Row: Cast off 4 sts, work in patt to end. 14 sts Next Row (RS): K2, k2tog tbl, work in patt to end. 13 sts Rep last 2 rows once more. 8 sts Next Row: Cast off 3 sts, work in patt to end. 5 sts Next Row: K2, k3tog tbl. 3 sts Next Row: P2tog, p1. 2 sts Next Row (RS): K2tog. 1 st Fasten off. RIGHT SLEEVE ONLY: Next Row (RS): Cast off 4 sts, work in patt to last 4 sts, K2tog, K2. 15 sts Work 1 row straight. Rep last 2 rows once more. 10 sts Next Row: Cast off 3 sts, work in patt to last 4 sts, K2tog, K2. 6 sts Next Row: Work in patt to last 2 sts, k2tog. 5 sts Next Row: K3tog, k2. 3 sts Next Row: P1, p2tog. 4 sts Next Row (RS): K2tog. 1 st Fasten off. Making up: Weave in ends and block to dimensions given. Join both front and right back raglan seams using back stitch, or mattress stitch if preferred.

NECKBAND

With RS facing, with CC2 and smaller needles, pu and k 14 sts from top of left sleeve, 21 (21, 23, 23, 26) sts down left side of front neck, k across 12 sts on front st holder, pu and k 21 (21, 23, 23, 26) sts up right side of front neck, and 14 sts from top of right sleeve, then k across 36 (36, 38, 38, 40) sts on back holder AT THE SAME TIME inc 0 (0, 2, 2, 2) sts evenly on back holder. 118 (118, 126, 126, 134) sts Beg with Row 2, work in rib as given for back until neckband meas 10cm, ending with RS facing for next row. Cast off in rib.

Finishing

Weave in ends.

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0-6 years Designed by Torya Winters

Yarn used

Cygnet Pure Wool Superwash 2 (3, 3, 4, 4) balls in Cranberry 298 (MC) 1 (1, 2, 2, 2) balls in cream 2195 (CC)

Sven

CARDIGAN

Torya combines traditional imagery with an all-over snowflake stitch paern to create this snuggly heirloom piece

About the yarn

DK; 104m per 50g ball; 100% pure new wool

Tension

22 sts x 26 rows = 10cm measured over stranded pattern in St st

Needles used

3.25mm straight (circular needle optional to accommodate st count) 4mm straight

Other supplies

4 (5, 5, 6, 7) buttons, 15mm tapestry needle stitch holder

Sizing

0-6 months (6-12 months, 1-2 years, 2-4 years, 4-6 years) See table for finished measurements

Abbreviations See page 96 for all abbreviations

ya says... To“Irwas inspired by

traditional Scandinavian designs, and wanted to create a warm and cosy cardigan with a vintage feel. I decided to knit reindeer and pine trees, and use an all over snowflake paern to create a thick and so fabric” 28

This little cardigan features a stranded design of reindeer and pine trees, and is sized to fit babies and younger children. It’s worked in one piece to the armholes. You can choose your own combination of colours for a bright contrast or a more subtle effect. Remember, babies and children come in very different sizes – it’s best to check the measurements in the table when deciding which size to knit, rather than going by age.

Stitch pattern 2x2 rib

Row 1: *K2, p2; rep from * to last 2 sts, k2. Row 2: *P2, k2; rep from * to last 2 sts, p2. Rep these two rows for patt.

Start knitting... BODY

With smaller needles and MC, cast on 94 (106, 114, 126, 138) sts. Work 6 (6, 8, 8, 10) rows in 2x2 rib. On the last of these rows, inc 3 (inc 1, inc 3, inc 1, dec 1) sts evenly across the row. 97 (107, 117, 127, 137) sts Change to larger needles. Work Chart A once in full.

Change to Chart B and beg with column 1 (4, 5, 1, 4), work even in patt from chart until body measures 16 (18.5, 21.5, 25, 28) cm from cast-on edge, ending after a WS row. Cont in patt from Chart B as set throughout remainder of Body. Next Row (RS): K2tog, work 20 (23, 26, 28, 30) sts in patt, turn to work Right Front, leaving rem 75 (82, 89, 97, 105) sts on holder. 21 (24, 27, 29, 31) sts

Right Front

Next Row: Cast off 2 (2, 3, 4, 4) sts, work in patt to end. 19 (22, 24, 25, 27) sts Dec 1 st in patt using ssk at beg of each RS row until 12 (14, 14, 14, 16) sts rem. Cont in patt without dec until work measures 25 (28, 32, 36, 40) cm from cast-on edge, ending after a RS row.

Shape shoulder

Next Row (WS): Cast off 6 (7, 7, 7, 8) sts, work in patt to end. 6 (7, 7, 7, 8) sts Cast off. With RS facing, rejoin yarns to held 75 (82, 89, 97, 105) sts, cast off 2 (2, 3, 4, 4) sts, work in patt until there are 51 (55, 58, 63, 69) sts on RH needle, turn leaving rem 22 (25, 28, 30, 32) sts on hold for Left Front.

Next Row: Cast off 2 (2, 3, 4, 4) sts, work in patt to end. 49 (53, 55, 59, 65) sts Work in patt as set until work measures same as right front to shoulder shaping, ending after a WS row.

Shape shoulder

Next Row (RS): Cast off 6 (7, 7, 7, 8) sts, work in patt to end. 43 (46, 48, 52, 57) sts Rep this last row 3 more times, and then place rem 25 (25, 27, 31, 33) sts on hold for back neck. Rejoin yarn to held 22 (25, 28, 30, 32) sts for Left Front, cast off 2 (2, 3, 4, 4) sts, work in patt to last 2 sts, k2tog. 19 (22, 24, 25, 27) sts Work 1 WS row in patt. Cont to dec 1st using k2tog at end of each RS row until 12 (14, 14, 14, 16) sts rem. Cont in patt without dec until work measures the same as Right Front to shoulder shaping, ending after a WS row.

Shape shoulder

Next Row (RS): Cast off 6 (7, 7, 7, 8) sts, work in patt to end. Work 1 WS row in patt. Next Row: Cast off.

SLEEVES

Work both the same With smaller needles and MC, cast on 30 (34, 38, 38, 42) sts.

Schematic Finished measurements (cm) 0-6 months

A B C D E

6-12 months

1-2 years 2-4 years 4-6 years

46

51

57

61.5

67.5

16

18.5

21.5

25

28

25

28

32

36

40

20

22

23

24.5

25.5

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20

22

24

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Children’s

Torya’s tip

Try to carry the yarn evenly across the back of the work when changing colours, making sure it isn’t too tight or too loose

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Chart A

Chart B

Key

Where to buy

Cygnet Pure New Wool Superwash DK ÂŁ2.95 www.sewing-online.com

Work 6 (6, 8, 8, 10) rows in 2x2 rib. Change to larger needles and work in pattern from Chart B throughout the remainder of the sleeve. Work 4 rows in patt. Next Row (RS, inc): K1, m1, k in patt to last st, m1, k1. 2 sts inc’d Work 5 (5, 7, 5, 7) rows in patt. Rep these last 6 (6, 8, 6, 8) rows until there are 44 (48, 50, 54, 56) sts, ending after a RS row. Work 3 (7, 7, 9, 9) rows in patt. Cast off loosely.

BUTTON & BUTTONHOLE BANDS

Join shoulder seams. Fold each sleeve lengthwise in half and align fold with shoulder seam. Sew cast-off edge of sleeve into position. Sew side and sleeve seams. With RS facing and smaller needles, pu and k5 (5, 8, 8, 9) sts from ribbing at base of Right Front, 28 (32, 36, 42,

30

48) sts up Right Front, 24 (26, 28, 32, 36) sts up Right Front slope, k across 25 (25, 27, 31, 33) held sts at back neck {work a k2tog in centre of these sts}, pu and k24 (26, 28, 32, 36) sts down Left Front slope, 28 (32, 36, 42, 48) down Left Front, and 5 (5, 8, 8, 9) sts from ribbing at base of Left Front. 138 (150, 170, 194, 218) sts Beg with Row 2, work 3 (3, 5, 5, 7) rows in 2x2 rib. Next Row (buttonholes): K2, yo, k2tog, *k2, p2, k2, yo, k2tog; rep from * 2 (3, 3, 4, 5) more times, work in rib as set to end. Work 2 (2, 4, 4, 6) rows more in 2x2 rib. Cast off.

Your guide to stranded knitting

Step 1: Hold MC over index finger and CC over middle finger. Knit to colour change.

Step 2: Bring MC over CC behind the work and work next stitch in MC. Hold CC out of the way.

Step 3: Complete the stitch as normal. Check that the MC float behind your work is not too tight.

Step 4: Work in MC to next colour change. Bring CC under MC to work next stitch in CC.

Step 5: Complete stitch as normal again, checking that the float is not too tight.

Step 6: Repeat these steps for each colour change (following chart) without twisting the yarn.

Making up: Sew on buttons. Weave in ends and block to dimensions given in schematic.

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Chunky knit Designed by Maya Bosworth

Yarn used

Bergere de France Recyclaine 7 balls in Opaline 29835

About the yarn

Super chunky; 70m per 100g ball; 58% acrylic, 30% other fibres, 12% wool

Lorelei

HAT & SCARF Looking for a quick knit for Christmas? Lorelei will take you no time at all with its fast-growing stitch paern

Tension

9 (12) sts x 12 (10) rnds = 10cm meas over St st (scallop st) using 10mm needles

Needles used 8mm DPNs 10mm DPNs 10mm straight

Other supplies stitch marker large pompom maker 10mm crochet hook

Sizing

Hat: S/M (M/L) designed to be worn with 10-14cm negative ease Hat shown in size M/L Scarf: One size See schematic for finished measurements

Abbreviations

k2 in 1: Knit, wrapping yarn twice around needle p2 in 1: Purl, wrapping yarn twice around needle scallop st: Sl 4 sts pwise, dropping extra wraps, then return them to LH needle; [k4tog, p4tog] twice into same 4 sts See page 96 for all other abbreviations

The hat is knitted in the round using DPNs and finished with a stylish pompom. The scarf is knitted flat with tassels added at each end. Make sure to read the abbreviations carefully as you knit.

Start knitting... Hat

Using smaller DPNs cast on 44 (48) sts. Join to work in the rnd, being careful not to twist. Pm to mark beg of rnd. Work 5 rnds in 1x1 rib. Change to larger DPNs. Work rows 1-4 from chart or written instructions as follows: Row 1: *K2 in 1; rep from * to end. Row 2: *Scallop st; rep from * to end. Row 3: K2, *k2 in 1; rep from * to last 2 sts, k2. Row 4: K2, *scallop st; rep from * to last 2 sts, k2. Work these four rows four times in total.

Shape crown

Next Rnd: [K2tog] 22 (24) times. 22 (24) sts Next Rnd: [K2tog] 11 (12) times. 11 (12) sts Next Rnd: K1 (0), [k2tog] 5 (6) times. 6 (6) sts

Finishing

Break yarn (leaving enough to sew on the pompom) and thread through rem sts. Pull tight to fasten. Weave in ends and block gently to dimensions given in schematic. Make and attach pompom to the top of the hat. If you are using a pompom maker, wrap the yarn round four times on each side. If using card, simply wrap to your desired weight.

Scarf

Using straight needles cast on 24 sts. Work 2 rows in G st. Work rows 1-4 from chart or written instructions as follows: Row 1: (WS) *P2 in 1; rep from * to end.

Row 2: *Scallop st; rep from * to end. Row 3: P2, *p2 in 1; rep from * to last 2 sts, p2. Row 4: K2, *scallop st; rep from * to last 2 sts, k2. Work until scarf measures approximately 180cm (or until desired length), ending after a Row 4. Next Row: Work 2 rows in G st. Cast off.

Finishing

Weave in ends and block to dimensions given in schematic, opening up the width to approximately 30cm. Do not stretch lengthways. Add tassels along the G st edges. Trim tassels to equal length.

aya’s tip M Remember that you will

need a lile more than double the length of yarn to create a tassel of your desired length

Key

Schematics

Hat

Maya says...

“My design inspiration came from the cold, stark beauty of a winter walk along a beach, watching the sea spray icy cold foam and bubbles as it crashes against rocks and gathers in pools along the shore” 32

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Verity

Designed by Maya Bosworth

SHAWL

Yarn used

Stylecraft Alpaca Tweed 5 balls in Gold 1662

About the yarn

DK; 240m per 100g ball; 77% acrylic, 20% alpaca, 3% viscose

Maya’s snuggly shawl is worked in the round and grows at a faster rate than you might think!

Tension

12 sts x 18 rnds = 10cm measured over patt using 7mm needles

Needles used

7mm DPNs 7mm circular (40cm, 60cm, 80cm, 100cm, 120-150cm) If preferred, you can work using the Magic Loop method with long circular needles throughout

Other supplies stitch markers

Sizing

one size See schematic for finished measurements

Abbreviations

Picot: Cast on 2 sts using the knitted-on cast-on, cast off 2 sts See page 96 for all other abbreviations

Maya says...

“I wanted to create a simple, cosy yet romantic shawl that I imagined all the women of Poldark would like to wrap around themselves! Verity is so large and snuggly that it’s great for colder evenings and could double up as a blanket”

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The Verity shawl is worked in the rnd from the centre outwards using DPNs and circular needles and is finished with an applied border. Change to longer circular needles as the stitch count increases or use Magic Loop to work with a longer circular needle throughout.

Rnd 17: Knit. Rnd 18: As Rnd 15. Rnds 19-20: Knit. Rnd 21: Purl. Rnd 22: *K2tog, yo; rep from * to end. Rnds 23-24: As rnds 21-22. Rnds 25-31: Work in G st, beg with a purl rnd.

Stitch patterns

Pa 3

Pa 1

Rnd 1: Purl Rnd 2: *K2tog, yo; rep from * to end. Rnds 3-15: Work in G st, beg with a purl rnd.

Pa 2

Rnd 1-7: Work in G st, beg with a purl rnd. Rnd 8: *K2tog, yo; rep from * to end. Rnd 9: Purl. Rnds 10-11: As rnds 8-9. Rnds 12-13: Knit. Rnd 14: *K5, yo, ssk, k3; rep from * to end. Rnd 15: Knit. Rnd 16: *K3, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k2; rep from * to end.

Schematic

Rnd 1: *K1, k2tog, yo, k5, yo, ssk; rep from * to end. Rnd 2 & all even rnds: Knit. Rnd 3: As Rnd 1 Rnd 5: *K1, yo, ssk, k5, k2tog, yo; rep from * to end. Rnd 7: *K2, yo, ssk, k3, k2tog, yo, k1; rep from * to end. Rnd 9: *K3, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k2; rep from * to end. Rnds 11 & 13: As Rnd 9. Rnd 15: *K3, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k2; rep from * to end. Rnd 17: *K2, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, ssk, k1; rep from * to end. Rnd 19: *K1, k2tog, yo, k5, yo, ssk; rep from * to end. Rnd 20: Knit.

Pa 4

Rnds 5-7: Work in G st, beg with a p rnd. Rnd 8: *K1, yo; rep from * to end. 40 sts Rnds 9-15: Work in G st, beg with a p rnd. Rnd 16: *K1, yo; rep from * to end. 80 sts Rnd 17: Purl. Rnds 18-32: Work Patt 1 once in full from chart or written instructions, repeating sts 8 times around. Rnd 33: *K1, yo; rep from * to end. 160 sts Rnds 34-64: Work Patt 2 once in full from chart or written instructions, repeating sts 16 times around. Rnd 65: *K1, yo; rep from * to end. 320 sts Rnd 66: Purl. Rnds 67-126: Work Patt 3 in full three times, repeating sts 32 times around. Rnd 127: Purl. Rnd 128: *K1, yo; rep from * to end. 640 sts Rnd 129: Purl. Rnd 130: Knit.

Row 1: Sl 1 p-wise wyif, k4, [k2tog, yo] twice. Row 2: Picot, k8, k2tog tbl last border st and next shawl edge st.

APPLIED BORDER

Start knitting...

Finishing

SHAWL

With DPNs, cast on 5 sts. Do not join. Row 1: Knit to end. Join to work in the rnd being careful not to twist. Pm to mark beg of rnd. Rnd 2: [Kfb] 5 times. 10 sts Rnd 3: Purl. Rnd 4: *K1, yo; rep from * to end. 20 sts

With DPNs, cast on 10 sts. Work rows 1-2 of Patt 4 until all shawl edge stitches have been worked into the applied border.

Cast off and seam border edges together. Sew up hole in centre of shawl using cast-on tail. Weave in ends and block to dimensions given in schematic. When blocking such a large item, to remove excess water place the shawl in a knotted pillowcase and put it in the washing machine for a quick spin.

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Maya’s tip

Beginning the shawl is a bit fiddly and you may need several aempts before you get going. Keep at it! By just the fourth rnd you’ll have a much sturdier piece to work with. Use knoed loops of yarn in a contrasting colour to mark out your paern repeats

Pa 1

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Chunky knit

Snow Dust

JUMPER

Designed by

DROPS Design Team

Yarn used

DROPS Eskimo 11 (12, 14, 15, 17, 18) balls in red 08 (MC) 3 (3, 3, 4, 4, 4) balls in Off white 01 (CC)

About the yarn

super chunky; 50m per 50g ball; 100% wool

Tension

11 sts x 15 rows = 10cm measured over St st on larger needles

Needles used

7mm DPNs 7mm circular, 40cm & 80cm 8mm DPNs 8mm circular, 40cm & 80cm

Other supplies 2 stitch markers

Sizing

S (M, L, XL, 2X, 3X)

Abbreviations See page 96 for all abbreviations

Yarn

IDEAS

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This chunky festive jumper will knit up in ‘snow time’ at all – an ideal last-minute Christmas knit! This jumper is worked from the bottom up in the rnd, featuring a simple Fair Isle pattern. Sleeves are knitted separately and joined to work yoke. Charts should be read bottom to top, right to left.

Start knitting... Main Body

With MC and smaller circular needles, cast on 116, (128, 140, 152, 164, 176) sts. Join to work in the rnd, being careful not to twist. Pm to mark beg of rnd. Work in 2x2 rib until work measures 7cm. Change to larger circular needles. Next Rnd (dec): Knit whilst evenly dec 20 sts. 96 (108, 120, 132, 144, 156) sts

8 (9, 10, 11, 12, 13) times. Note: Make sure to have st 12 positioned mid-front of garment. Next Rnd (armholes): Cast off 4 sts (inc st with beg of rnd marker), k to 3 sts before marker, cast off 7 sts (inc st with side marker), k to 3 sts before armhole, cast off 3 sts. 82 (94, 106, 118, 130, 142) sts

to mark beg of rnd. Work in 2x2 rib until work measures 7cm. Change to larger DPNs. Next Rnd: Knit. Next Rnd: Purl. Cont in St st and AT THE SAME TIME inc 1 st on each side of marked st (2 sts inc’d) when work measures 9cm from caston, and every 6 (6, 5, 5, 4, 4) cm 3 (3, 4, 4, 5, 5) more times. 36 (36, 42, 42, 48, 48) sts Cont in St st until work measures 31cm from cast-on, cont as follows, joining CC as needed:

Sleeves

Work both the same With MC and smaller DPNs, cast on 28 (28, 32, 32, 36, 36) sts. Join to work in the rnd, being careful not to twist. Pm in first st

A

D

C

Key

Tip

If you struggle with the maths to dec evenly across a rnd, take number of markers equal to number of sts to decrease (in this case, 20) and add to your work at even intervals. Work decrease as you get to each marker

B

Purl 1 rnd, and AT THE SAME TIME pm in 49th (55th, 61st, 67th, 73rd, 79th) st to mark sides (beg of rnd marker marks one side). Cont straight in St st until work measures 30 (31, 32, 33, 34, 35) cm from beg.

Commence chart

Join CC and work Patt B, rep chart Blush Print 42

Camel 13

Schematic

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Finished measurements (in cm) A B C D E

S

M

L

XL

2X

3X

20

21

22

23

24

25

62

64

66

68

70

72

44

49

55

60

65

71

36

36

36

36

36

36

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7

7

7

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Garment SIZES S & M ONLY: Next 18 rnds: Work Pattern B, repeating sts 3 times around. SIZES L & XL ONLY: Next 18 rnds: Work first 3 sts in Pattern A, next 36 sts in Pattern B (repeating patt 3 times) and last 3 sts in Pattern C. SIZE 2X & 3X ONLY: Next 18 rnds: Work Pattern B, rep sts 4 times around. ALL SIZES: Next Rnd: Cast off 4 sts (inc st with beg of rnd marker), k to last 3 sts, cast off 3 sts. 29 (29, 35, 35, 41, 41) sts

Yoke

Slip sleeve sts onto armhole cast-off points on circular needle holding main body, and pm in st at point at mid-back to mark new beg of rnd (this will be st 12 in Patt B). Knit to this marker. 140 (152, 176, 188, 212, 224 sts) With MC, knit 1 round and AT THE SAME TIME: SIZES S, M & L ONLY: Inc 3 (4, 6, -, -, -) sts evenly. 143 (156, 182, -, -, -) sts SIZES XL, 2X & 3X ONLY: Dec -, (-, -, 6, 4, 3) sts evenly. - (-, -, 182, 208, 221) sts ALL SIZES: Work Pattern D to and including Rnd 29 (30, 32, 33, 35, 36), rep chart 11 (12, 14, 14, 16, 17) times. 77, (84, 84, 84, 96, 102) sts Next Rnd: With MC, knit and AT SAME TIME dec 17 (24, 20, 20, 28, 34) sts evenly. 60 (60, 64, 64, 68, 68) sts

Raise back neck

Short Row 1: K10, w&t. Short Row 2: P21, w&t. Short Row 3: K31, w&t. Short Row 4: P41, w&t. Short Row 5: Knit to marker.

Neck

Change to smaller circular needles.Work in 2x2 rib for 12cm. Cast off in patt.

Finishing

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Designed by Debbie Tomkies

Yarn used

Acorn Cottage: West Yorkshire Spinners Aire Valley DK 1 ball in Cardamom (MC) 1 ball in Nutmeg (CC) Blackberry Cottage: West Yorkshire Spinners Bluefaced Leicester DK 1 ball in Natural Hyacinth Cottage: West Yorkshire Spinners Illustrious 1 ball in Dusky Lilac (MC) 1 ball in Orchid (CC)

About the yarn

Aire Valley DK: DK; 230m per 100g ball; 75% wool, 25% nylon Bluefaced Leicester DK: DK; 112m per 50g ball; 100% wool Illustrious: DK; 225m per 100g ball; 70% Falkland wool, 30% British alpaca

Tension

22 sts x 26 rnds = 10cm measured over St st

Needles used

4mm DPNs 4mm circular, 80cm

Other supplies Stitch markers

Sizing

20cm square

Abbreviations

MB: Make bobble – knit into front, back then front of next stitch, turn, k3, turn, k3, turn, k3tog, turn See page 96 for all other abbreviations

Schematic

Acorn Cottage OUTSIDE IN

This is a lovely, springy square with lots of texture from simple knit and purl stitches. The caston edge will be outside edge of the square.

Start knitting...

With MC and circular needle, cast on 144 sts. Join to work in the rnd, being careful not to twist. Pm to mark beg of rnd. Rnds 1-34 are also shown in the chart. Rnd 1: *K1, ssk, k31, k2tog, pm; rep from * 3 more times, omitting final marker placement. 136 sts Rnd 2: *Sl1, p to marker, sm; rep from * 3 more times. Rnd 3: *K1, ssk, k to 2 sts before marker, k2tog, sm; rep from * 3 more times. 8 sts dec’d Rnd 4: As Rnd 2. Change to CC. Rnd 5: As Rnd 3. 120 sts Rnd 6: *Sl1, k to marker, sm; rep from * 3 more times. Change to MC. Rnds 7, 9, 11, 13 & 15: As Rnd 3. 112, 104, 96, 88, 80 sts Rnds 8, 10, 12, 14 & 16: As Rnd 2.

Change to CC. Rnds 17 & 19: As Rnd 3. 72, 64 sts Rnds 18 & 20: As Rnd 6. Change to MC. Rnds 21, 23, 25, 27 & 29: As Rnd 3. 56, 48, 40, 32, 24 sts Rnds 22, 24, 26, 28 & 30: As Rnd 2. Change to CC. Rnd 31: As Rnd 3. 16 sts Rnd 32: As Rnd 2. Rnd 33: *Ssk, k2tog, rm; rep from * 3 more times. 8 sts Rnd 34: *K2tog; rep from * 3 more times. 4 sts Break yarn leaving a 20cm tail and thread through rem sts. Pull tight to fasten.

Blackberry Cottage CRISS CROSS

Our intermediate square, also worked in the round from the outside in, has added interest from eyelets. Adding a central line of yarn overs to this simple background of stocking stitch creates a very pretty, lacy cross shape. Markers labelled A denote the corners of the square and marker B denotes the lace spine – it might be helpful to use different colours or styles of marker so you can easily tell them apart.

With circular needle, cast on 144 sts. Join to work in the rnd, being careful not to twist. PmA to mark beg of rnd. Rnds 1-34 are also shown in the chart. Rnd 1: *K1, ssk, k31, k2tog, pmA; rep from * 3 more times, omitting final marker placement. 136 sts Rnd 2: *Sl1, p to marker A, sm; rep from * 3 more times. Rnd 3: *K1, ssk, k to 2 sts before marker A, k2tog, sm; rep from * 3 more times. 8 sts dec’d Rnd 4: As Rnd 2. Rnd 5: As Rnd 3. 120 sts Rnd 6: *Sl1, k13, pmB, yo, cdd, yo, k to marker A, sm; rep from * 3 more times. Rnd 7 & odd rnds to Rnd 29: As Rnd 3. 112, 104, 96, 88, 80, 72, 64, 56, 48, 40, 32, 24 sts Rnd 8: *Sl1, k to marker B, sm, yo, cdd, yo, k to marker A, sm; rep from * 3 more times. Rnd 10 & even rnds to Rnd 28: As Rnd 8. Rnd 30: *Sl1, k to marker A, sm; rep from * 3 more times. Rnd 31: *K1, ssk, k1, k2tog, sm; rep from * 3 more times. 16 sts Rnd 32: *Sl1, k to marker B, rm, k to marker A, rm; rep from * 3 more times. Rnd 33: *Ssk, k2tog; rep from * 3 more times. 8 sts Rnd 34: *Ssk; rep from * 3 more times. 4 sts Break yarn leaving a 20cm tail and thread through rem sts. Pull tight to fasten.

Hyacinth Cottage BANDS OF LACE

Put together the techniques from the beginner and intermediate squares and combine into this pretty, advanced square: lace, stocking stitch and colour accent for a delicate textural effect.

Start knitting...

With MC and circular needle, cast on 148 sts.

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Join to work in the rnd, being careful not to twist. Pm to mark beg of rnd. Rnds 1-34 are also shown in the chart. Rnd 1: *K1, ssk, k32, k2tog, pm; rep from * 3 more times, omitting final marker placement. 140 sts Rnd 2: *Sl1, p to marker, sm; rep from * 3 more times. Rnd 3: *K1, ssk, k to 2 sts before marker, k2tog, sm; rep from * 3 more times. 8 sts dec’d Rnd 4: As Rnd 2. Change to CC. Rnd 5: As Rnd 3. 124 sts Rnd 6: *Sl1, k to marker, sm; rep from * 3 more times.

Outside In

Change to MC. Rnds 7, 9 & 11: As Rnd 3. 116, 108, 100 sts Rnd 8: *Sl1, [k2, yo, k2tog] 3 times, k1, mb, [k2, yo, k2tog] 3 times, k2, sm; rep from * 3 more times. Rnd 10: *Sl1, k3, yo, k2tog, k2, yo, k2tog, k3, mb, k4, yo, k2tog, k2, yo, k2tog, k3, sm; rep from * 3 more times. Rnd 12: *Sl1, k to marker, sm; rep from * 3 more times. Change to CC. Rnd 13: As Rnd 3. 92 sts Rnd 14: As Rnd 6. Change to MC. Rnds 15, 17 & 19: As Rnd 3. 84, 76, 68 sts Rnd 16: *Sl1, k3, yo, k2tog, k2,

yo, k2tog, mb, k1, yo, k2tog, k2, yo, k2tog, k3, sm; rep from * 3 more times. Rnd 18: *Sl1, k4, yo, k2tog, k2, mb, k3, yo, k2tog, k4, sm; rep from * 3 more times. Rnd 20: As Rnd 12. Change to CC. Rnd 21: As Rnd 3. 60 sts Rnd 22: As Rnd 6. Change to MC. Rnds 23, 25 & 27: As Rnd 3. 52, 44, 36 sts Rnd 24: *Sl1, k2, yo, k2tog, k1, mb, k2, yo, k2tog, k2, sm; rep from * 3 more times. Rnd 26: *Sl1, k2, yo, k2tog, mb, k1, yo, k2tog, k2, sm; rep from * 3 more times. Rnd 28: As Rnd 12.

Criss Cross

Change to CC. Rnd 29: As Rnd 3. 28 sts Rnd 30: As Rnd 6. Change to MC. Rnd 31: As Rnd 3. 20 sts Rnd 32: As Rnd 6. Rnd 33: *K1, ssk, k2tog, rm; rep from * 3 more times. 12 sts Rnd 34: *K3tog; rep from * 3 more times. 4 sts Break yarn, leaving a 20cm tail and thread through rem sts. Pull tight to fasten. ALL SQUARES:

Finishing

Weave in ends and block to finished size.

Bands of Lace

Key

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Debbie’s guide to

KNITTING ON DPNS Here’s a lile refresher on how to work with DPNs and work a provisional cast-on

Kniing on DPNs

Step 1: Cast all the sts you need onto a normal knitting needle using your preferred cast-on (long tail, two needle etc). Holding the full needle in your LH, take an empty DPN (a) and slip one quarter of the cast-on stitches from the cast-on needle onto your DPN.

Step 2: Support DPN (a) in the crook of your RH thumb and first finger, being careful not to let the stitches slip off. Take a second empty DPN (b) and slip the next nine stitches from the cast-on needle onto this new DPN.

Step 3: Repeat for the third DPN (c), supporting the first two sets of stitches with (a), the crook of your LH thumb, (b) and the crook of your RH thumb. If you are working on five needles, as illustrated, slip the next stitches onto a fourth DPN (d). You should have an empty needle and stitches each on DPNs (a) to (d).

Step 4: Lay your stitches flat and, with the working yarn to the right, check that there are no twisted stitches. The row of bumps at the base of each stitch should be smooth and, at the intersections between needles, the strand that joins the stitches shouldn’t be twisted.

Step 5: Make a slipknot in a piece of contrasting waste yarn. Place it on the end of needle (a). Holding (a) with the working yarn in your RH and (d) in your LH, bring (a) and (d) together to form a circle. Resting (a) loosely in the crook of your RH finger and thumb, use the empty DPN (e) to knit the first stitch on the LH needle (d).

Step 6: The stitch you have just knitted is now on needle (e), behind needle (d). Pull up the working yarn quite tightly to make a neat join. The piece of waste yarn is your marker. This will help you to see where the join is and where your rounds begin and end.

Step 7: Knit with (e) until all stitches on (d) have been knitted. Needle (d) will be empty and becomes your ‘working’ needle. Rearrange the needles, bringing needle (c) forward and letting the needle you have just filled (e) drop back. Note that the marker has rotated too. Use a new working needle (d) to knit stitches off the needle (c).

Step 8: Repeat this process, rotating the work as you fill each needle until you reach the marker. When the marker is reached, one round has been knitted. If you’re using a chart you will now continue to work as above, following the next line in your chart.

Provisional cast-on

Step 1: Make a crochet chain several stitches longer than the number of stitches you need. Fasten off the chain loosely. Insert the needle into the bump on the back of the crocheted chain. Knit once into each bump until you have the right number of stitches for your pattern.

Step 2: When you are ready to unravel your provisional cast-on, return to the crocheted chain, loosen the end and pull back the chain. As you do so, the live stitches will be exposed. Place each live stitch on your knitting needle as you unravel the chain.

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Quick knit Designed by Bernat Design Team

Yarn Used

Bernat Super Value 1 ball each in True Red (MC) & white (CC)

About the yarn

Aran; 389m per 197g ball; 100% acrylic

Tension

Santa’s

MUG COSY

Keep your Christmas coffee and holiday hot chocolate lovely and warm with this charming gi idea

4.5mm, straight 4.5mm DPNs, set of 4

One ball in each colour will be enough yarn to make nine cosies, so why not make them all as nifty little stocking fillers? The cosy is knitted flat, and the arms and mittens are knitted in the round on DPNS.

Other supplies

Start knitting...

19 sts x 25 rows = 10cm measured over St st

Needles used

5mm crochet hook stitch marker 4 small buttons tapestry needle

Sizing

Approximately 26cm around x 10cm tall, to fit a medium-sized mug

Abbreviations chain: crochet chain See page 96 for all other abbreviations

Home

SANTA’S BODY LEFT FRONT & BACK

With CC and straight needles cast on 33 sts. Row 1 (WS): Knit. Row 2: With MC, knit. Row 3: P1, *k1, p1; rep from * to end of row. Rows 4 & 5: As rows 2-3. Change to CC. Rows 6 & 7: As rows 2-3. Change to MC. Rep rows 2 and 3, keeping patt correct throughout, until work measures 9.5cm from beg, ending after a WS row.

Next Row (RS): Change to CC, knit. Cast off.

BUTTONBAND

With RS facing and CC, using straight needles pu and k18 sts down front side of Left Front. Knit 2 rows. Cast off.

RIGHT FRONT

With CC and straight needles cast on 11 sts. Work as given for Left Front and Back.

BUTTONHOLE BAND

With RS facing and CC, using straight needles pu and k18 sts up front edge of Right Front. Row 1 (WS): K1, [k2tog, yo, K2] 4 times, k1. Row 2: Knit. Cast off.

ARMS (Make 2)

With MC and DPNs, cast on 10 sts. Divide sts over 3 needles (4, 4, 2). Join to work in the rnd, being careful not to twist your sts. PM on first st to mark beg of rnd. Rnd 1: Knit. Rnd 2: [K1, p1] 5 times. Rep rnds 1-2 until work measures 5cm from cast-on edge. Break MC and leave sts on needle to work Mitten.

Mien

Next Rnd: Change to CC, knit. Rnd 2: Purl. Rnd 3: K4, [kfb] twice, k4. 12 sts Rnds 4 & 5: Knit. Rnd 6: K6, turn, cast on 3 sts for thumb, cast off these new 3 sts, pass last cast-off st onto LH needle, turn, k to end of rnd. 12 sts Rnds 7-9: Knit. Rnd 10: [K2tog] 6 times. 6 sts Break yarn and thread through rem sts. Pull tight to fasten.

TIES (Make 6)

With CC and crochet hook, chain 10. Fasten off. Making up: Sew buttons to Left Side Button band to correspond to buttonholes. Sew Arms to sides of Body. Sew Mittens to front of Body. Sew one Tie to each corner of Back. Sew third Tie spaced evenly between other two Ties. Rep for Right Front.

Where to buy

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Knit with only 150g

Crumbled

Designed by

COWL

Amanda B Collins

Yarn used

Wendy Merino 4-ply 3 balls in Mallard 2401

About the yarn

4-ply; 175m per 50g ball; 100% superwash Merino wool

Once you understand the stitch paern of this cowl, you can knit away in front of the TV without a worry!

Tension

19 sts x 33 rnds = 10cm measured over St st (blocked)

Needles used

4mm circular, 80cm

Other supplies 2 stitch markers

Sizing

one size See schematic for finished measurements

Abbreviations See page 96 for all abbreviations

anda says... Am“This simple cowl is both inspired by rugged coastlines spoed on lovely seaside travels, and straightforward enough to knit anywhere on those journeys. The paern is easily memorised, so this cowl can also be adjusted for length and width”

Worked in the round, this cowl is worked mainly in stocking stitch with ‘crumpled’ detailing on one side, marked by stitch markers, which are gradually moved sidewise into the work to create a staggered pattern. The cowl is finished using the cable cast-off, however if you would prefer a simpler method, the basic cast-off looks very similar.

Start knitting... Using the cable method, cast on 240 sts. Join to work in the rnd, being careful not to twist. Pm to mark bed of rnd.

desired number of sts have been cast on.

Cable cast-off

Knit the first st, *k1, pass first st over as a normal cast-off, slip the st from the RH needle to the LH needle through the front loop, so it twists once, then back to the RH needle up through the back loop, so it twists once again in the same direction. Rep from * until 1 st rem, break yarn and fasten off.

Welt

On the back of your work, find the row of purl sts 3 rows down. Remember that the purl bump

on the back of your needle counts as one row. Knit the next st on LH needle together with purl bump 3 rows down (this may be easier if you lift the purl bump onto the LH needle using your RH needle before knitting). This creates a ‘horizontal rib’ in the work.

Amanda’s tip When kniing rows between ‘welts’, try not to work your stitches too tight, as they’ll be harder to pick up later

Rnds 1-5: Knit. Rnd 6: Welt 60, pm, k to end. Rnds 7-10: Knit. Rnd 11: Rm, k2, pm for new beg of rnd, welt to next marker, rm, welt 1, pm, k to end. This results in one fewer ‘welted’ st, but makes no change to overall stitch count. Rep rnds 7-11 twenty more times. 39 ‘welted’ sts between markers Rnds 112-116: Knit. Cast off using the cable method. Weave in ends and block.

Special instructions Cable cast-on

Schematic

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Make a slip knot and place on LH needle. Insert RH needle into the slip knot as if to knit, wrap and pull through, as for normal knit st. Place st back onto LH needle. *Insert RH needle between last 2 sts on LH needle, wrap and pull yarn through. Transfer st to LH needle. Rep from * until

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Where to buy

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Great gift

Bamford the

Designed by Louise Watling

Yarn used

West Yorkshire Spinners Aire Valley Aran 1 ball each in cream 010 (A), Red Stripe 857 (B), Charcoal 044 (C)

About the yarn

Aran; 200m per 100g ball; 75% wool, 25% nylon

Tension

19 sts x 30 rows = 10cm measured over St st

Needles used 4mm straight

Other supplies

stitch holder tapestry needle washable toy stuffing locking stitch markers or waste yarn (for marking row ends)

Sizing

22cm tall

Abbreviations See page 96 for all abbreviations

POLAR BEAR

This cute toy is easy to knit and will bring a smile to lile ones on Christmas Day

Bamford is knitted flat and sewn up into his shape. The legs are worked separately then joined for the body. The head is then worked separately and attached to the neck edge. The ears are sewn on the outside of the hat securing it in place.

Start knitting.... Right Leg

With A, cast on 8 sts. Row 1 (WS): Purl. Row 2: [Kfb] 8 times. 16 sts Row 3: Purl. Row 4: [Kfb, k1] 8 times. 24 sts Beg with a p row, work 9 rows in St st. Pm at each end of last row worked. This is to help with sewing up at the end. Break yarn and place sts on a holder.

Le Leg

Work as for Right Leg. Do not break yarn.

BODY

Louise says...

“My husband and I were on holiday in the Peak District when Editor Kate asked me if I would like to design a toy polar bear; I’ve named him aer Bamford, the village we were staying near. Make sure to stuff Bamford slowly and in small amounts to prevent him looking lumpy. It might help to pin all the pieces in place before you start sewing up to make sure you are happy with the positioning and overall look” 58

Row 1 (RS): K24 sts of Left Leg, with RS facing, k24 sts of Right Leg from holder. 48 sts Beg with a p row, work 17 rows in St st.

Schematic

Row 19: [K3, k2tog, k3] 6 times. 42 sts Beg with a p row, work 3 rows in St st. Row 23: [K2, k2tog, k3] 6 times. 36 sts Beg with a p row, work 3 rows in St st. Row 27: [K1, k2tog, k3] 6 times. 30 sts Row 28: Purl. Row 29: [K1, k2tog] 10 times. 20 sts Row 30: Purl. Cast off.

HEAD

With A, cast on 10 sts. Row 1 (WS): Purl. Row 2: [Kfb] 10 times. 20 sts Row 3: Purl. Row 4: [Kfb, k1] 10 times. 30 sts Row 5: Purl. Row 6: [Kfb, k2] 10 times. 40 sts Beg with a p row, work 13 rows in St st. Row 20: [K2, k2tog] 10 times. 30 sts Beg with a p row, work 3 rows in St st. Row 24: [K1, k2tog] 10 times. 20 sts

Beg with a p row, work 3 rows in St st. Row 28: [K2tog] 10 times. 10 sts Row 29: Purl. Break yarn and thread through rem sts. Pull tight to fasten.

ARMS

Work both the same With A, cast on 8 sts. Row 1 (WS): Purl. Row 2: [Kfb] 8 times. 16 sts Beg with a p row, work 21 rows in St st. Cast off.

HAT

With B, cast on 48 sts. Row 1 (RS): *K1, p1; rep from * to end. Rows 2-4: As Row 1. Beg with a k row, work 10 rows in St st. Row 15: [K4, k2tog] 8 times. 40 sts Row 16: Purl. Row 17: [K2, k2tog] 10 times. 30 sts Row 18: Purl. Row 19: [K1, k2tog] 10 times. 20 sts Row 20: Purl. Row 21: [K2tog] 10 times. 10 sts

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Weekend Wonders Row 22: [Kfb] 10 times. 20 sts Beg with a p row, work 3 rows in Rev St st. Row 26: [K2tog] 10 times. 10 sts Break yarn and thread through rem sts. Pull tight to fasten.

EARS

Work both the same With A, cast on 10 sts. Beg with a k row, work 4 rows in St st. Row 5 (RS): [K2tog] 5 times. 5 sts Break yarn and thread through rem sts. Pull tight to fasten.

SCARF

With B, cast on 80 sts. Rows 1-6: Knit. Cast off.

Finishing

When sewing up, twist the yarn to help prevent it wearing through. Legs & Body: With RS tog fold each leg in half so row ends meet. Gather cast-on sts then sew row ends tog to markers. Sew row ends tog from markers to cast off edge. Remove markers, turn RS out and stuff. Head: With RS tog fold head in half so row ends meet. Sew row ends tog to cast-on sts, leave cast-on edge open. Turn RS out and stuff. Once stuffed, gather cast-on sts and fasten off. Place the head on open edge of body and sew in place. With C, embroider nose, mouth and eyes. Arms: With RS tog fold arms in half so row ends meet. Sew row ends tog, leave cast-on edge open. Turn RS out and stuff. Sew arms to body just below neck edge. Hat: With RS of hat tog sew row ends tog. Turn RS out. Stuff bobble. Gather around base of bobble, pull tight to fasten. Sew in ends. Place hat on head. Ears: With WS tog fold each ear in half so row ends meet. Sew row ends together. Sew to head through hat.

Where to buy

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One-ball knit Designed by Jenny Riley

Yarn used

West Yorkshire Spinners Signature 4-ply 1 ball in Limited Edition Marie Curie

About the yarn

4-ply; 400m per 100g ball; 75% wool, 25% nylon

Tension

34 (36) sts x 38 (40) rnds = 10cm measured over St st (Twisted Pillar patt)

Needles used 3mm DPNs

Other supplies 3 stitch markers stitch holder tapestry needle

Sizing

S (M, L) See schematic for finished measurements

Abbreviations See page 96 for all abbreviations

Twisted

PILLAR SOCKS A clear-cut stitch paern shows off this limited-edition shade spectacularly, and £2 per ball bought is donated to charity!

When slipping stitches in the Twisted Pillar pattern, slip as if to knit, rather than purl, to create the distinctive twisted effect. In the heel flap and turn, slip the sts p-wise in the usual way.

Stitch pattern Twisted Pillar

Rnds 1-4: *K3, sl1 k-wise; rep from * to end. Rnd 5: Knit. Rnd 6: *P3, k1; rep from * to end Rnds 7-10: *K1, sl1 k-wise, k2; rep from * to end. Rnd 11: Knit. Rnd 12: *P1, k1, p2; rep from * to end. Rep these 12 rnds for Twisted Pillar patt.

Start knitting... Cuff

Cast on 56 (64, 72) sts. Join to work in the rnd, being careful not to twist. Pm to mark beg of rnd. Rnds 1-20: *K2, p2; rep from * to end.

Leg

Jenny says... “West Yorkshire Spinners Signature 4-ply is one of my favourite wools to knit with, and as soon as this limitededition shade came into the office, I asked Kate if I could design something with it! When I first learned to knit, I used to slip my stitches k-wise, instead of p-wise, which inspired me to create this twist effect”

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Next Rnd: Knit. Work Twisted Pillar patt from

Schematic

chart or written instructions 6 (7, 8) times in full, repeating sts 14 (16, 18) times around.

Heel Flap

The heel flap will be worked in rows over the first 28 (32, 36) sts. Place rem 28 (32, 36) sts on stitch holder, removing beg of rnd marker. Row 1: [Sl1 wyib, k1] 14 times. Row 2: [Sl1 wyif, p1] 14 times. Rep rows 1-2 a further 13 (15, 17) times.

Heel Turn

Row 1 (RS): Sl1 wyib, k15 (17, 19), ssk, k1, turn. Row 2: Sl1 wyif, p5, p2tog, p1, turn. Row 3: Sl1 wyib, k to 1 st before gap, ssk, k1, turn. Row 4: Sl1 wyif, p to 1 st before gap, p2tog, p1, turn. Rep rows 3-4 until all sts have been worked (on the last rep omit the final k1 and p1 of these last 2 rows). 16 (18, 20) heel sts, 44 (50, 56) sts total

Gusset

Set-up Rnd: K8 (9, 10), pm to mark new beg of rnd, k8 (9, 10), pu and k14 (16, 18) sts up edge of heel flap, pu and k1 between heel and instep pm, work in Twisted Pillar patt as set across 28 (32, 36) held sts for instep, pm, pu and k1 between instep and heel, pu and k14 (16, 18) sts down edge of heel flap, k8 (9, 10). 74 (84, 94) sts Gusset Rnd 1: K to 3 sts before marker, k2tog, k1, sm, work in Twisted Pillar patt to marker, sm, k1, ssk, k to end. 2 sts dec’d Gusset Rnd 2: K to marker, sm, work in Twisted Pillar patt to marker, sm, k to end. Rep Gusset rnds 1-2 until 56 (64, 72) sts rem. 28 (32, 36) sts each for sole and instep

Foot

Cont in working Twisted Pillar patt as set on instep and in St st on sole until Foot measures approximately 19 (21, 22) cm, or about 4cm less than desired length, ending after a Row 6 or 12 of Twisted Pillar patt.

Toe

Set-up Rnd: Remove beg of rnd marker, k to marker (new beg of rnd). Distribute sts evenly across DPNs so that first 28 (32, 36) sts are instep, and last 28 (32, 36) sts are sole, placing a second marker at halfway point of rnd. Rnd 1: K1, ssk, k to 3 sts before marker, k2tog, k1, sm, k1, ssk, k to 3 sts before marker, k2tog, k1. 4 sts dec’d Rnd 2: Knit. Rep rnds 1-2 four (five, six) more times. 36 (40, 44) sts Rep Rnd 1 five (five, six) more times. 16 (20, 20) sts Break yarn leaving a 30cm tail. Graft instep and sole sts together using Kitchener st.

Finishing

Weave in ends and block.

Twisted Pillar

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Weekend Wonders

Where to buy

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One-skein knit

Foliole

Designed by

WRAP

Sarah Brunenberg

Yarn used

West Yorkshire Spinners Exquisite Lace 1 skein in Mayfair 741

About the yarn

Lace; 800m per 100g skein; 80% Falkland wool, 20% mulberry silk

Tension

24 sts x 32 rows = 10cm measured over body pattern, blocked Two repeats wide x 2 repeats high = 10cm

Needles used

3.75mm circular, 80cm

Other supplies

2 stitch markers tapestry needle 2 lengths of waste yarn

Sizing One size

Abbreviations See page 96 for all abbreviations

Named for the paerns you see in leaves, Sarah’s gorgeous stitch paern has a romantic feel and story behind it The stitch pattern for this wrap is a repeat of 12 sts + 6 edge sts. If you have more (or less) yarn, you can make it any size you want! This wrap is knitted flat in two pieces that are later joined with Kitchener stitch. You don’t need to be an expert lace knitter to enjoy knitting this wrap, since all WS rows are purled and there is enough time to relax in the garter stitch sections. For ease of counting, you can introduce a marker between every repeat.

Rows 2, 4, 6, 8 & 10: Purl. Row 3: K2, yo, k3, cdd, k3, yo, k1. Row 5: K1, yo, ssk, yo, k2, cdd, k2, yo, k2tog, yo. Row 7: K2, yo, ssk, yo, k1, cdd, k1, yo, k2tog, yo, k1. Row 9: K1, [yo, ssk] twice, yo, cdd, [yo, k2tog] twice, yo. Rows 11-16: Knit. Rep these 16 rows for patt.

Stitch patterns

Cast on 90 sts. Knit 5 rows. Row 1 (RS): K3, pm, work Row 1 of Edge pattern from chart or written instructions to last 3 sts, pm, k3. Row 2: K3, sm, work Row 2 of Edge pattern, sm, k3.

Edge Paern

Row 1 (RS): [K1, yo] twice, [ssk] twice, k1, [k2tog] twice, yo, k1, yo. Row 2: Purl. Row 3: Knit. Row 4: Knit. Rep these 4 rows for patt.

Body Paern

Row 1 (RS): K1, yo, k4, cdd, k4, yo.

Edge Paern

Start knitting...

These two rows set position of Edge pattern and G st borders. Cont in this way until Edging patt has been worked three times in full.

Maintaining G st borders as set throughout, work rows 1-12 of Body patt from chart or written instructions between markers. Work Edge patt twice more in full. Work Body patt 18 more times in full, then rep rows 1-14 once more. Weigh your skein to make sure you do not run out. The first piece should use a little less than 50g of yarn. Break yarn, place all sts on waste yarn and set aside. Work a second half identical to the first but complete the final rep of Body patt in full. Place all sts on waste yarn and break yarn, leaving a 1.5m tail. Weave in ends and block pieces to measurements given in schematic. When they are fully dried, unpin and graft the two pieces tog using Kitchener stitch.

Body Paern

Key

says... aramyhhusband S“When and I

went on our honeymoon to Venice I bought some cashmere (which is still waiting to be knied up), and I designed the endless rows of lace triangles to remind me of standing on Piazza San Marco and admiring its buildings” 62

Schematic

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Knit under 100g

Shoreline

Designed by

BEANIE

Ranée Mueller

Yarn used

Debbie Bliss Pure Bliss Collection Iris 1 (1, 2) balls in Dove Grey 03

Beautiful twists climb up this hat to represent waves on a sandy shore

About the yarn

Aran; 125m per 50g ball; 95% superfine Merino wool, 5% cashmere

Tension

22 (27) sts x 30 rnds = 10cm measured over Rev St st (Twisted rib, unstretched) in the rnd on larger needles

Needles used

3.75mm circular, 40cm 4mm circular, no longer than 50cm 4mm DPNs

Other supplies stitch markers cable needle

Sizing

Adult S (M, L), Shown in size M See schematic for finished measurements

Abbreviations

2LPT (left purl twist over 2 sts): sl st onto CN, hold in front, p1 from LH needle, k1 tbl from CN 2RPT(righ purl twist over 2 sts) : sl st onto CN, hold at back, k1 tbl from LH needle, p1 from CN See page 96 for all other abbreviations

ays... née stakes Ra“Shoreline its

inspiration from the seashore, which has always been a place I’ve loved. The single cable panel mimics the motion of water on the shore, while the twisted stitches represent the granular sand, and the reverse St st behind the cable acts as the watersmoothed beach” 66

Shoreline is a beanie worked in the round from the bottom up, featuring twisted stitches and cabling. The cables are incorporated into the crown shaping so as not to interrupt the wave pattern.

Stitch patterns Twisted Rib

Rnd 1: *K1 tbl, p1; rep from * to end. Rep this rnd for patt.

Cable Panel

Rnd 1: [2LPT] 3 times, p6. Rnd 2: P1, [2LPT] 3 times, p5. Rnd 3: P2, [2LPT] 3 times, p4. Rnd 4: P3, [2LPT] 3 times, p3. Rnd 5: P4, [2LPT] 3 times, p2. Rnd 6: P5, [2LPT] 3 times, p1. Rnd 7: P6, [2LPT] 3 times. Rnd 8: P7, [k1 tbl, p1] twice, k1 tbl. Rnds 9-10: As Rnd 8. Rnd 11: P6, [2RPT] 3 times. Rnd 12: P5, [2RPT] 3 times, p1. Rnd 13: P4, [2RPT] 3 times, p2. Rnd 14: P3, [2RPT] 3 times, p3. Rnd 15: P2, [2RPT] 3 times, p4. Rnd 16: P1, [2RPT] 3 times, p5. Rnd 17: [2RPT] 3 times, p6. Rnds 18-21: [K1 tbl, p1] twice, k1 tbl, p7.

Schematic

Start knitting... With smaller needles, cast on 88 (98, 106) sts. Join to work in the rnd, being careful not to twist. Pm to mark beg of rnd. Work in Twisted Rib patt for 4 (5, 6.5) cm. Change to larger needles. Next Rnd (set-up): [K1 tbl, p1] 7 (8, 9) times, k1 tbl, p11 (13, 13), pm, [k1 tbl, p1] twice, k1 tbl, p7, pm, p4 (6, 6), *k1 tbl, p1; rep from * to end. Next Rnd: [K1 tbl, p1] 7 (8, 9) times, k1 tbl, p11 (13, 13), sm, work rnd 1 of Cable Panel from chart or written instructions, sm, p4 (6, 6), *k1 tbl, p1; rep from * to end. Continue in this manner, working Cable Panel rnds as follows: ALL SIZES: Work rnds 2-21 once, then rep rnds 1-10 once more, then rep Rnd 10 only twice more. SIZE M ONLY: Work rnds 2-21 once, then rep rnds 1-10 once more, then rep Rnd 10 only twice more, then rep rnds 11-17 once more. SIZE L ONLY: Work rnds 2-21 once, then rep rnds 1-10 once more, then rep Rnd 10 only twice more, then rep rnds 11-17 once more, then rep Rnd 18 only 6 more times.

Crown shaping

Work crown decreases for each size as follows, beginning with set-up rnd and removing markers indicating cable panel

as you come to them. Change to DPNs when there are too few sts for circular needle. SIZE S ONLY: Set-up Rnd: [K1 tbl, p1] 8 times, p16, [2RPT] 3 times, p4, [k1tbl, p1] to end. Rnd 1: P2tog, [k1 tbl, p1] 6 times, k1tbl, p5, ssp, p2tog, p7, [RPT] 3 times, p5, ssk, *p2tog, [k1 tbl, p1] 9 times, ssk; rep from * to end. 80 sts Rnd 2: [P1, k1 tbl] 7 times, p13, [2RPT] 3 times, p6, *k1 tbl, p1; rep from * to last st, k1 tbl. Rnd 3: K2tog, [p1, k1 tbl] 6 times, p4, ssp, p2tog, p4, [2RPT] 3 times, p6, ssp, *k2tog, [p1, k1 tbl] 8 times, ssp; rep from * to end. 72 sts Rnd 4: [K1 tbl, p1] 7 times, p8, [2RPT] 3 times, p8, *k1 tbl, p1; rep from * to end. Rnd 5: P2tog, [k1 tbl, p1] 6 times, p2, ssp, p2tog, p1, [2RPT] 3 times, p7, ssp, *p2tog, [k1 tbl, p1] 7 times, ssk; rep from * to end. 64 sts Rnd 6: [P1, k1 tbl] 6 times, p5, [2RPT] 3 times, p10, *k1 tbl, p1; rep from * to last st, k1 tbl. Rnd 7: K2tog, [p1, k1 tbl] 5 times, p2, ssp, k2tog, p1, [k1 tbl, p1] twice, p7, ssp, *k2tog, [p1, k1 tbl] 6 times, ssp; rep from * to end. 56 sts Rnd 8: P2tog, [k1 tbl, p1] 5 times, ssp, p2tog, [k1 tbl, p1] twice, p6, ssp, *p2tog, [k1 tbl, p1] 5 times, ssk; rep from * to end. 48 sts Rnd 9: K2tog, [p1, k1 tbl] 4 times, ssp, k2tog, p1, k1 tbl, p6, ssp, *k2tog, [p1, k1 tbl] 4 times, ssp; rep from * to end. 40 sts Rnd 10: P2tog, [k1 tbl, p1] 3 times, ssk, p2tog, k1 tbl, p5,

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ssp, *p2tog, [k1 tbl, p1] 3 times, ssk; rep from * to end. 32 sts Rnd 11: K2tog, [p1, k1 tbl] twice, ssp, k2tog, p4, ssp, *k2tog, [p1, k1 tbl] twice, ssp; rep from * to end. 24 sts Rnd 12: P2tog, k1 tbl, p1, ssk, p2tog, p2, ssp, *p2tog, k1 tbl, p1, ssk; rep from * to end. 16 sts SIZE M ONLY: Set-up Rnd: [K1 tbl, p1] 7 times, k1 tbl, p2tog, p13, [k1 tbl, p1] 3 times, p12, ssp, *k1tbl, p1; rep from * to end. 96 sts Rnd 1: P2tog, [k1 tbl, p1] 6 times, k1 tbl, p7, ssp, p2tog, p3, [k1 tbl, p1] 3 times, p11, ssp, *p2tog, [k1 tbl, p1] 10 times, ssk; rep from * to end. 88 sts Rnd 2: [P1, k1 tbl] 7 times, p12, [k1 tbl, p1] 3 times, p13, *k1 tbl, p1; rep from * to end. Rnd 3: K2tog, [p1, k1 tbl] 6 times, p6, ssp, p2tog, p2, [k1 tbl, p1] 3 times, p10, ssp, *k2tog, [p1, k1 tbl] 9 times, ssp; rep from * to end. 80 sts Rnd 4: [K1 tbl, p1] 7 times, p9, [k1 tbl, p1] 3 times, p11, *k1 tbl, p1; rep from * to end. Rnd 5: P2tog, [k1 tbl, p1] 6 times, p4, ssp, p2tog, p1, [k1 tbl, p1] 3 times, p9, ssp, *p2tog, [k1 tbl, p1] 8 times, ssk; rep from * to end. 72 sts Rnd 6: [P1, k1 tbl] 6 times, p8, [k1 tbl, p1] 3 times, p11, [k1 tbl, p1] to last st, k1 tbl. Rnd 7: K2tog, [p1, k1 tbl] 5 times, p4, ssp, p2tog, [2LPT] 3 times, p8, ssp, *k2tog, [p1, k1 tbl] 7 times, ssp; rep from * to end. 64 sts Rnd 8: P2tog, [k1 tbl, p1] 5 times, p2, ssp, p2tog, [2LPT] 3

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times, p6, ssp, *p2tog, [k1 tbl, p1] 6 times, ssk; rep from * to end. 56 sts Rnd 9: K2tog, [p1, k1 tbl] 4 times, p2, ssp, p2tog, [2LPT] 3 times, p4, ssp, *k2tog, [p1, k1 tbl] 5 times, ssp; rep from * to end. 48 sts Rnd 10: P2tog, [k1 tbl, p1] 4 times, ssp, p2tog, [2LPT] 3 times, p2, ssp, *p2tog, [k1 tbl, p1] 4 times, ssk; rep from * to end. 40 sts Rnd 11: K2tog, [p1, k1 tbl] 3 times, ssp, p2tog, [2LPT] 3 times, ssp, *k2tog, [p1, k1 tbl] 3 times, ssp; rep from * to end. 32 sts Rnd 12: P2tog, [k1 tbl, p1] twice, ssk, p2tog, [2LPT twice], ssk, *p2tog, [k1 tbl, p1] twice, ssk; rep from * to end. 24 sts Rnd 13: K2tog, p1, k1 tbl, ssp, p2tog, 2LPT, ssk, *k2tog, p1, k1 tbl, ssp; rep from * to end. 16 sts

Rnd 5: P2tog, [k1 tbl, p1] 7 times, p4, ssp, p2tog, p6, [2LPT] 3 times, p6, ssp, *p2tog, [k1 tbl, p1] 9 times, ssk; rep from * to end. 80 sts Rnd 6: [P1, k1 tbl] 7 times, p14, [2LPT] 3 times, p7, *k1 tbl, p1; rep from * to last st, k1 tbl. Rnd 7: K2tog, [p1, k1 tbl] 6 times, p4, ssp, p2tog, p7, [k1 tbl, p1] 3 times, p3, ssp, *k2tog, [p1, k1 tbl] 8 times, ssp; rep from * to end. 72 sts Rnd 8: P2tog, [k1 tbl, p1] 6 times, p2, ssp, p2tog, p6, [k1 tbl, p1] 3 times, p2, ssp, *p2tog, [k1 tbl, p1] 7 times, ssk; rep from * to end. 64 sts Rnd 9: K2tog, [p1, k1 tbl] 5 times, p2, ssp, p2tog, p6, [k1 tbl, p1] 3 times, p1, ssp, *k2tog, [p1, k1 tbl] 6 times, ssp; rep from * to end. 56 sts Rnd 10: P2tog, [k1 tbl, p1] 5 times, ssp, p2tog, p4, [k1 tbl, p1] 3 times, ssp, *p2tog, [k1 tbl, p1] 5 times, ssk; rep from * to end. 48 sts Rnd 11: K2tog, [p1, k1 tbl] 4 times, ssp, p2tog, p3, k1 tbl, [p1, k1 tbl] twice, ssp, *k2tog, [p1, k1 tbl] 4 times, ssp; rep

Cable Panel

from * to end. 40 sts Rnd 12: P2tog, [k1 tbl, p1] 3 times, ssk, p2tog, p3, [k1 tbl, p1] twice, ssk, *p2tog, [k1 tbl, p1] 3 times, ssk; rep from * to end. 32 sts Rnd 13: K2tog, [p1, k1 tbl] twice, ssp, p2tog, p2, k1 tbl, [p1, k1 tbl] twice, ssp, *k2tog, [p1, k1 tbl] twice, ssp; rep from * to end. 24 sts Rnd 14: P2tog, k1 tbl, p1, ssk, p2tog, k1 tbl, p1, ssk, *p2tog, k1 tbl, p1, ssk; rep from * to end. 16 sts ALL SIZES: Next Rnd: *K2tog, ssk; rep from * to end. 8 sts Next Rnd: *K2tog, ssk; rep from * to end. 4 sts Break yarn and thread through rem sts. Pull tight to fasten.

Finishing

Weave in ends, wash and lightly block to dimensions given in schematic.

Key

SIZE L ONLY: Set-up Rnd: [K1 tbl, p1] 8 times, k1 tbl, p2tog, p13, [2LPT] 3 times, p12, ssp, *k1tbl, p1; rep from * to end. 104 sts Rnd 1: P2tog, [k1 tbl, p1] 7 times, k1 tbl, p7, ssp, p2tog, p4, [2LPT] 3 times, p12, ssk, *p2tog, [k1 tbl, p1] 11 times, ssk; rep from * to end. 96 sts Rnd 2: [P1, k1 tbl] 8 times, p14, [2LPT] 3 times, p11, *k1 tbl, p1; rep from * to last st, k1 tbl. Rnd 3: K2tog, [p1, k1 tbl] 7 times, p6, ssp, p2tog, p5, [2LPT] 3 times, p9, ssp, *k2tog, [p1, k1 tbl] 10 times, ssp; rep from * to end. 88 sts Rnd 4: [K1 tbl, p1] 8 times, p14, [2LPT] 3 times, p11, *k1 tbl, p1; rep from * to end.

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Great size range

Plait Cable

Designed by

CARDIGAN

Jacinta Bowie

Yarn used

Rowan Cashmere Tweed 14 (15, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21) balls in 208 Autumn Purple

The simplicity of this cardigan’s trim, using the natural roll of the stocking stitch, adds to the organic feel of the luxurious yarn

About the yarn

DK; 88m per 25g ball; 80% wool, 20% cashmere

Tension

20 sts x 36 rows = 10cm measured over G st on larger needles Cable panel (20 sts) measures 6cm wide

Needles used 3.25mm straight 4mm straight

Other supplies 5 x 2.5cm buttons 3 stitch holders cable needle tapestry needle

Sizing

XS (S, M, L, XL, 2X, 3X) with 1-13cm ease at the bust depending on where you are in the size range See table for finished measurements

Abbreviations

CR5B – cross 5 rib back: Slip 6 sts onto CN and hold at back, k1, p2, k1, slip last 2 sts from CN onto LH needle, p2, [k1, p2, k1] from CN CR5F – cross 5 rib front: Slip 6 sts onto CN and hold in front, k1, p2, k1, slip last 2 sts from CN onto LH needle, p2, [k1, p2, k1] from CN See page 96 for all other abbreviations

cinta says... Ja“Using garter stitch to incorporate the buonband is a firm favourite of mine and I was happy to let the cables do the talking in this style to achieve a simpleto-knit organic fabric. This yarn is beautiful and deserves a texture to show it off to its best advantage”

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The cardigan is knitted flat and involves some cable work. The front and the sleeves mix garter stitch with a simple plaited cable. The slight difference in tension between these sts gives the sleeves a more sculpted shape on the over arm and a traditional waistcoat dip effect on the fronts. Note that the chart begins with a WS row.

Stitch pattern Plait Cable

Row 1 & all WS rows: [K2, p1] 6 times, k2. Rows 2, 4, 8 10 & 12 (RS): [P2, k1] 6 times, p2. Row 6: P2, CR5B, [p2, k1] twice, p2. Row 14: [P2, k1] twice, p2, CR5F, p2. Row 16: As Row 2. Rep these 16 rows for panel.

Start knitting... Back

With smaller needles, cast on 82 (93, 107, 111, 119, 130, 140) sts. Beg with a k row, work in St st for 11 rows. Change to larger needles and work in G st until G st section measures 31cm (excluding the St st roll at hem), ending after a WS row.

Shape armhole

Cast off 3 (4, 5, 5, 6, 7, 8) sts at beg of next two rows. 76 (85, 97, 101, 107, 116, 124) sts Dec 1 st at each end of next and foll RS rows 3 (5, 9, 7, 7, 8, 8) times in total. 70 (75, 79, 87, 93, 100, 108) sts Work even in G st until armhole measures 21 (21, 23, 23, 25, 25, 26) cm, ending after a WS row.

Shape shoulders

Cast off 6 (6, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10) sts at beg of next 6 rows. 34 (39, 43, 45, 45, 46, 48) sts Leave rem 34 (39, 43, 45, 45, 46, 48) sts on a holder for Back Neck.

Right Front

With smaller needles, cast on 57 (62, 69, 71, 75, 80, 85) sts. Beg with a k row, work in St st for 11 rows. ** Change to larger needles. Row 1 (WS): K7 (10, 13, 16, 17, 21, 24), work Row 1 of Plait Cable twice from chart or written instructions, k10 (12, 16, 15, 18, 19, 21). Row 2: K10 (12, 16, 15, 18, 19, 21), work Row 2 of Plait Cable twice, k7 (10, 13, 16, 17, 21, 24).

These 2 rows set G st sides and cable panel position. Cont in patt until G st section measures 4 (4, 5, 5, 6, 6, 6) cm (excluding the St st roll at hem), ending after a WS row. Buttonhole Row (RS): K4, k2tog, yo, work in patt to end. Cont in patt, working a further 4 buttonholes in the same way, 9 (9, 9.5, 9.5, 9.5, 9.5, 9.5) cm apart. AT THE SAME TIME, when Front measures same as Back to armhole and ending after a RS row, shape armhole as follows:

Shape armhole

Cast off 3 (4, 5, 5, 6, 7, 8) sts at beg of next row. 54 (58, 64, 66, 69, 73, 77) sts Work 1 row even. Dec 1 st at beg of next and foll alt rows 3 (5, 9, 7, 8, 8, 8) times in total. 51 (53, 55, 59, 61, 65, 69) sts Cont on these sts until last buttonhole row has been worked. Work 3 rows more ending after a WS row.

Shape neck

Slip first 6 (6, 7, 7, 8, 8, 9) sts onto a stitch holder for front neck trim, work in patt to end. 45 (47, 48, 52, 53, 57, 60) sts

Schematic Finished measurements (cm) A B C D E F G

XS

S

M

L

XL

2X

3X

56

56

58

58

60

60

61

17

19.5

21.5

22.5

22.5

23

24

80

91

104.5

109

117.5

128

138

21

21

23

23

25

25

26

32

32

32

32

32

32

32

18

19

20

21

23

25

25

44

44

46

46

46

46

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Dec 1 st at neck edge of next and every foll row 21 (23, 24, 25, 23, 24, 24) times. 24 (24, 24, 27, 30, 33, 36) sts Cont on these sts until armhole measures same as Back to shoulder shaping, ending after a RS row.

Shape shoulder

Cast off 8 (8, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12) sts at beg of next and foll two alt rows.

Le Front

Work as given for Right Front to **. Change to larger needles. Row 1 (WS): K10 (12, 16, 15, 18, 19, 21), work Row 1 of Plait Cable twice from chart or written instructions, k7 (10, 13, 16, 17, 21, 24). Row 2: K7 (10, 13, 16, 17, 21, 24), work Row 2 of Plait Cable twice, k10 (12, 16, 15, 18, 19, 21). These 2 rows set G st sides and cable panel position. Cont in patt until G st section measures same as Back to start of armhole shaping, ending after a WS row.

Shape armhole

Plait Cable

Cast off 3 (4, 5, 5, 6, 7, 8) sts at beg of next row. 54 (58, 64, 66, 69, 73, 77) sts Work 1 row even. Dec 1 st at beg of next and foll alt rows 3 (5, 9, 7, 8, 8, 8) times in total. 51 (53, 55, 59, 61, 65, 69) sts Cont on these sts until Left Front matches Right Front, ending after a RS row.

Shape neck

Slip first 6 (6, 7, 7, 8, 8, 9) sts onto a holder for front neck trim, work in patt to end. 45 (47, 48, 52, 53, 57, 60) sts Dec 1 st at neck edge of next and every foll row 21 (23, 24, 25, 23, 24, 24) times. 24 (24, 24, 27, 30, 33, 36) sts Cont on these sts until armhole measures same as Back to shoulder shaping ending after a WS row.

Shape shoulders Key

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Cast off 8 (8, 8, 9, 10, 11) sts at beg of next and foll two alt rows.

Jacinta’s tip

Tack back the St st rolls at seams to keep the shape of the roll edges as the garment is worn over time. When joining seams of garter stitch, work over one ridge to one ridge and pull up tightly aer each stitch to stop your fabric from dropping and keep the seams even

SLEEVES

Work both the same With smaller needles, cast on 44 (46, 48, 50, 54, 58, 58) sts. Beg with a k row, work in St st for 11 rows. Change to larger needles. Row 1 (WS): K12 (13, 14, 15, 17, 19, 19), work Row 1 of Plait Cable once from chart or written instructions, k12 (13, 14, 15, 17, 19, 19). Row 2: K12 (13, 14, 15, 17, 19, 19), work Row 2 of Plait Cable once, k12 (13, 14, 15, 17, 19, 19). These 2 rows set G st sides and cable panel position. Work 5 rows even in patt. Next Row (RS, inc): K1, kfb, work in patt to last st, kfb, k1. 2 sts inc’d Work 15 (15, 13, 13, 11, 11, 9) rows even in patt. Rep these 16 (16, 14, 14, 12, 12, 10) rows a further 6 (6, 7, 7, 8, 8, 10) times, then rep inc row once more. 60 (62, 66, 68, 74, 78, 82) sts Cont in patt until sleeve measures 44 (44, 46, 46, 46, 46, 46) cm, ending after a WS row. Cast off 3 (4, 5, 5, 6, 7, 9) sts at beg of next two rows. 54 (54, 56, 58, 62, 64, 64) sts. Work 1 row even. Next Row (dec): K1, ssk, work in patt to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1. 2 sts dec’d Work 2 rows even. Rep these 3 rows 16 (16, 17, 18, 20, 21, 21) more times, then rep dec row once more. 18 sts Cast off 6 sts at beg of next three rows.

NECK TRIM

Join shoulder seams with mattress stitch. With RS facing and starting at

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Garment Right Front, k across 6 (6, 7, 7, 8, 8, 9) held sts, pu and k30 (30, 32, 34, 34, 36, 36) sts along neck shaping to shoulder, k across 34 (39, 43, 45, 45, 46, 48) held sts for back neck, pu and k30 (30, 32, 34, 34, 36, 36) sts down neck shaping, k across 6 (6, 7, 7, 8, 8, 9) held sts from Left Front. 106 (111, 121, 127, 129, 134, 138) sts Beg with a p row, work in St st for 11 rows.Cast off. Making up: Let St st at neckline roll naturally to outside and oversew lightly in place along fronts so that the pick-up row is not seen from the RS. Sew sleeves into armholes using mattress st, easing pattern panel over shoulders. Sew side and sleeve seams using mattress stitch, reversing the seam on the bottom sections of St st roll. Stitch the St st rolls in position at the sides. Sew on buttons to correspond with buttonholes. Block to dimensions given in table.

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Quick knit

Nativity

THEATRE Part 2

Designed by Sachiyo Ishii

Yarn used

For body and head, use DK yarn, and for coat, use 4-ply yarn Shepherd A: 4g grey DK, small amounts of dark brown, fair skin colour, Khaki Yellow DK, 4g 4-ply Moss Green, small amount of 4-ply grey Shepherd B: 4g red brown DK, small amounts of dark brown, fair skin colour, grey DK, 4g 4-ply light brown Shepherd C: 5g yellow green DK, small amounts of dark brown, fair skin colour, Khaki Yellow DK, small amounts of 4-ply light brown, brown, small amount of white fleecy DK Donkey: 5g grey DK, small amount of dark brown DK, small amount of 4-ply brown Sheep: 3g white fleecy DK, small amounts of brown, white DK, small amount of 4-ply dark brown Cow: 5g brown DK, small amounts of white, black DK This project uses small amounts of different colour yarn, so it’s ideal to use up your stash. All sections are knitted flat, and DPNs are used to make i-cords

Tension

28 sts x 36 rows = 10cm measured over St st

Needles used 2.75mm DPNs

Other supplies

Shepherd A: bamboo skewer, cut to 11cm Shepherd B: bamboo skewer, cut to 12cm Donkey: card cut to 2x6cm, cotton sewing thread All: chenille needle or tapestry needle with fairly sharp point with a large eye stuffing wool or toy filling

Sizing 9cm tall

Abbreviations

Pfb: purl into front and then back of same stitch. 1 st inc’d See page 96 for all other abbreviations

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Part 2 of Sachi’s fabulous Christmas finger puppets completes the Nativity story

Start knitting... Basic doll BODY & HEAD

With grey, cast on 20 sts. Rows 1-3: Knit. Rows 4-14: Beg with a p row, work 11 rows in St st. Row 15: K5, k2tog, k6, k2tog, k5. 18 sts Rows 16-20: Beg with a p row, work 5 rows in St st. Row 21 (shape neck): *K1, k2tog; rep from * to end. 12 sts Change to fair skin colour. Row 22: Purl. Row 23: K3, [kfb] 6 times, k3. 18 sts Rows 24-26: Beg with a p row, work 3 rows in St st. Row 27 (shape eyeline): K3, [k2tog, k1] 4 times, k3. 14 sts Rows 28-30: Beg with a p row, work 3 rows in St st. Row 31: *K2, k2tog; rep from * to last 2 sts. 11 sts Break yarn and thread through rem sts. Pull tight to fasten.

ARMS

Work both the same With CC, cast on 3 sts and work i-cord for 5 rows. Break yarn and thread through sts. Pull tight to fasten.

leaving small loops. If you want to make fringe, make sure to leave a loop every other stitch. You only need to make backstitches around face and not to cover entire head.

Shepherd A BODY, HEAD & ARMS

As for Basic Doll, using grey DK as MC.

COAT

With 4-ply Moss Green, cast on 30 sts. Rows 1-3: Knit. Row 4 (WS): K2, p to last 2 sts, k2. Row 5: Knit. Rep rows 4-5 a further 8 times then rep Row 4 once more. Row 23: *K1, k2tog; rep from * to end. 20 sts Cast off.

SLEEVES

Work both the same With 4-ply Moss Green, cast on 12 sts. Rows 1-5: Beg with a WS row, work in St st. Row 6: [K2, k2tog] to end. 9 sts Row 7: Purl. Break yarn and thread through rem sts. Pull tight to fasten.

Making up body: With fasten-off yarn end, sew head seam to neck. With caston end, sew body seam to neck. Stuff head and work gathering thread along neck. Pull tightly. With same yarn, work gathering thread over eyeline on face, pull gently to shape dent. With CC, French-knot nose. With dark brown DK, French-knot eyes.

HAT

HAIR & BEARD

Making up: Make up as for Basic Doll. To make hair and

Backstitch with 4-ply yarn,

With Khaki Yellow DK, cast on 9 sts. Row 1: Purl. Row 2: [Kfb] 9 times. 18 sts Rows 3-5: Beg with a p row, work 3 rows in St st. Row 6 (edge): Knit. Row 7 (brim): [Kfb] 18 times. 36 sts Cast off.

beard, make backstitches, leaving small loops. Attach castoff end of coat to neck. Make up arms as for Basic Doll and attach them to body. Seam hat and attach it to head. Attach wooden skewer for staff.

Shepherd B BODY, HEAD & ARMS

As for Basic Doll, using red brown DK as MC.

COAT & SLEEVES

As for Shepherd A, using 4-ply light brown.

HAT

With grey DK, cast on 18 sts. Rows 1-3: Beg with a p row, work 3 rows in St st. Row 4: K2, *k2tog, k2; rep from * to end. 14 sts Rows 5-7: Beg with a p row, work 3 rows in St st. Row 8: [K2tog] 7 times. 7 sts Break yarn and thread through rem sts. Pull tight to fasten. Making up: As for Shepherd A, omitting hair and beard.

Shepherd C BODY, HEAD & ARMS

As for Basic Doll, using yellow green DK as MC.

SLEEVES

Work both the same With MC, cast on 8 sts. Beg with a p row, work 5 rows in St st. Break yarn and thread through sts. Pull tight to fasten.

VEST

With fleecy white DK, cast on 18 sts. Rows 1-13: Knit.

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Toy

Sachi says...

“This is a fantastic opportunity to use yarn in your stash. Be creative, improvise and create your own Nativity set. The puppets can accompany storytime with children or if you stuff their body, they can be enjoyed as festive ornaments. Merry Christmas!�

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Yarn

IDEAS

These yarns come in 25g balls or smaller!

King Cole Dollymix DK

Patons Fairytale Dreamtime 4-ply

Paintbox Yarns Simply DK

Row 14: *K1, k2tog; rep from * to end. 12 sts Cast off.

HAT

As for Shepherd A. Making up: Make up as for Basic Doll. To make hair, make backstitches with 4-ply light brown, leaving small loops every other stitch. Cut loops. Wrap vest around body and secure it with small stitches. With 4-ply brown, wrap body twice and tie knot in front for belt. Make up arms as for Mary and attach them to body. Seam hat and attach it to head.

EARS

Work both the same With grey DK, cast on 4 sts. Rows 1-6: Beg with a p row, work 6 rows in St st. Row 7: [P2tog] twice, pass first st over second and fasten off.

MANE

Wind 4-ply brown yarn around card 50 times. Sew centre twice with cotton thread, together with card. Cut sides, tear card from centre and release card. Making up: With fasten-off end, seam body and stuff tip for head. With seam facing forwards, stitch chin to neck, using ladder stitch. Attach ears at cast-on edges. With dark brown DK, French-knot eyes. With 4-ply brown, make small backstitches for nostrils. With 4-ply brown, attach mane.

Sheep BODY & HEAD

With white DK, cast on 20 sts.

Rows 1-2: Knit. Change to white fleecy DK. Rows 3-16: Beg with a k row, work 14 rows in St st. Row 17: *K1, k2tog; rep from * to last 2 sts, k2. 14 sts Rows 18-22: Beg with a p row, work 5 rows in St st. Row 23: K2tog, k to last 2 sts, k2tog. 12 sts Change to white DK. Rows 24-28: Beg with a p row, work 5 rows in St st. Row 29: *K1, k2tog; rep from * to end. 8 sts Break yarn and thread through rem sts. Pull tight to fasten.

EARS

Work both the same With white DK, cast on 2 sts. Row 1: Purl. Row 2: K2tog and fasten off. Making up: With fasten-off yarn end, sew head seam down to chin. Seam body seam to caston edge with white fleecy yarn from chin. Stitch chin to neck as Donkey. Attach ears. With dark

brown DK, work French knots for eyes. With 4-ply dark brown, embroider nose and mouth.

Cow BODY & HEAD

Work as for Donkey, using brown DK.

EARS

Work both the same With dark brown DK, cast on 3 sts. Row 1: P1, p2tog. 2 sts Row 2: Ssk and fasten off.

HORNS

Worked in one piece With white DK, cast on 2 sts and work 8 rows in i-cord. Break yarn and thread through sts. Pull tight to fasten. Making up: As for Donkey. Attach ears and horn. With black DK, work French knots for eyes and embroider nostrils with short backstitches.

Missed part 1?

Donkey BODY & HEAD

With grey DK, cast on 20 sts. Rows 1-3: Knit. Rows 4-18: Beg with a p row, work 15 rows in St st. Row 19: K5, k2tog, k6, k2tog, k5. 18 sts Rows 20-22: Beg with a p row, work 3 rows in St st. Row 23: *K1, k2tog; rep from * to end. 12 sts Rows 24-32: Beg with a p row, work 9 rows in St st. Row 33: *K1, k2tog; rep from * to end. 8 sts Break yarn and thread through rem sts. Pull tight to fasten.

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“It has only been the past few years that I truly found my love for knitting” Laura Rawlinson, one of 2016’s Online Knitters of the Year, sells beautiful handknits and shares gorgeous pictures of knits online

5 minutes with...

Say hello to Laura online! www.facebook.com/daydreamknitter www.instagram.com/daydreamknitter audience from all over the world. Not only that but everyone is so lovely and I have met some great friends along the way.

Knitter of the year

What is your favourite online platform to use for knitting? Instagram is definitely my number one social media platform. I love the whole community – both my customers and fellow handmade businesses. I do most of my selling on Instagram too: I can’t quite believe how popular my items have become. Do you have any hints or tips for knitters who are scared of Instagram? My number one tip would have to be to try and be as active as possible. Post as regularly as you can and interact with others. Also try and upload high-quality photographs using good, natural lighting.

Louisa’s handknits are very popular on Instagram

Hi Laura! How are you and what’s on your needles today? I’m good thank you, busy knitting away as ever. Currently on my needles are some baby dungarees, which are a top seller in my shop. I have also just finished some mother-and-daughter popcorn jumpers which have to be one of my favourite items that I have made so far. Congratulations on winning Online Knitter of the Year! How did you feel when you found out that you had won? Shocked! I have never won anything and I am honoured to win such a great award in

my field and super excited to be featured in Knit Now magazine. It feels great that my hard work has paid off. Tell us about when you learnt to knit When I was little, I remember my mum teaching me how to knit, but it has only been the past few years where I truly found my love for knitting. I mainly taught myself through videos and magazines.

Do you have any advice for knitters who are thinking of starting their own business, or starting to sell their makes? Don’t be too hard on yourself! When I first started I was really insecure about my pieces and always thought that they weren’t good enough. Now I have more confidence in what I make thanks to all the lovely feedback I have received. Matching mum-andbaby knits from Laura’s shop

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Stylish shawl Designed by Maddie Harvey

Yarn used

Yarn Stories Fine Merino DK 5 balls in French Navy 2508

About the yarn

DK; 120m per 50g ball; 100% wool

Tension

18 sts x 34 rows = 10cm measured over slipped st pattern, after blocking

Needles used

4.5mm circular, 80cm

Other supplies

4 stitch markers (more are optional) cable needle

Sizing one size

Abbreviations

2/4 RC: Sl 4 sts to CN and hold at back, k2, k4 from CN 2/4 LC: Sl 2 sts to CN and hold in front, k4, k2 from CN See page 96 for all other abbreviations

Cassiterite

WRAP

The layered rocks of tin mines in Cornwall inspired Maddie’s beautiful cable and slip stitch shawl Cassiterite is a large triangular shawl worked from the top down, with a slipped stitch pattern leading into a beautiful cable pattern. Four increases are made on every right-side row; one at each edge, and two in the middle, at each side of the centre ‘spine’ stitch. When you reach the cabled section, you may find it helpful to place a marker after the two twisted stitches (on the RS), which will make these stitches easy to identify when working the WS rows. You can choose to work from the charts or the written instructions for the cable section, whichever you prefer.

Stitch pattern Twisted Stitch Cable Pa

There are 2 extra sts on every WS row rep of the stitch pattern to accommodate the 2 extra sts inc’d on every RS row outside of each rep.

says... addieis named M“Cassiterite aer

the tin ore once mined in Cornwall long ago and is inspired by the sedimentary rocks found there. The layered effect of these rocks is echoed in the layered and striped textures in the shawl. Cassiterite is an elegant and warm accessory, perfect for a walk along a windswept Cornish beach. The yarn I used has a great stitch definition, which really shows off the ribs and cables”

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Row 1 (RS): *P2, [k1 tbl] twice, p2, k6; rep from * to 6 sts before marker, p2, [k1 tbl] twice, p2. Row 2: P1, k2, [p1 tbl] twice, k2, *p6, k2, [p1 tbl] twice, k2; rep from * to 1 st before marker, p1. Row 3: K1, *p2, [k1 tbl] twice, p2, 2/4 RC; rep from * to 7 sts before marker, p2, [k1 tbl] twice, p2, k1. Row 4: P2, k2, [p1 tbl] twice, k2, *p6, k2, [p1 tbl] twice, k2; rep from * to 2 sts before marker, p2. Row 5: K2, *p2, [k1 tbl] twice, p2, k6; rep from * to 8 sts before marker, p2, [k1 tbl] twice, p2, k2. Row 6: P3, k2, [p1 tbl] twice, k2, *p6, k2, [p1 tbl] twice,

k2; rep from * to 3 sts before marker, p3. Row 7: K3, *p2, [k1 tbl] twice, p2, 2/4 LC; rep from * to 9 sts before marker, p2, [k1 tbl] twice, p2, k3. Row 8: P4, k2, [p1 tbl] twice, k2, *p6, k2, [p1 tbl] twice, k2; rep from * to 4 sts before marker, p4. Row 9: K4, *p2, [k1 tbl] twice, p2, k6; rep from * to 10 sts before marker, p2, [k1 tbl] twice, p2, k4. Row 10: P5, k2, [p1 tbl] twice, k2, *p6, k2, [p1 tbl] twice, k2; rep from * to 5 sts before marker, p5. Row 11: K5, *p2, [k1 tbl] twice, p2, 2/4 RC; rep from * to 11 sts before marker, p2, [k1 tbl] twice, p2, k5. Row 12: *P6, k2, [p1 tbl] twice, k2; rep from * to 6 sts before marker, p6. Row 13: K6, *p2, [k1 tbl] twice, p2, k6; rep from * to marker. Row 14: K1, *p6, k2, [p1 tbl] twice, k2; rep from * to 7 sts before marker, p6, k1. Row 15: P1, 2/4 LC, *p2, [k1 tbl] twice, p2, 2/4 LC; rep from * to 1 st before marker, p1. Row 16: K2, *p6, k2, [p1 tbl] twice, k2; rep from * to 8 sts before marker, p6, k2. Row 17: P2, k6, *p2, [k1 tbl] twice, p2, k6; rep from * to 2 sts before marker, p2. Row 18: P1 tbl, k2, *p6, k2, [p1 tbl] twice k2; rep from * to 9 sts before marker, p6, k2, p1 tbl. Row 19: K1 tbl, p2, 2/4 RC, *p2, [k1 tbl] twice, p2, 2/4 RC; rep from * to 3 sts before marker, p2, k1 tbl. Row 20: [P1 tbl] twice, k2, *p6, k2, [p1 tbl] twice, k2; rep from * to 10 sts before marker, p6, k2, [p1 tbl] twice.

Row 21: [K1 tbl] twice, p2, k6, *p2, [k1 tbl] twice, p2, k6; rep from * to 4 sts before marker, p2, [k1 tbl] twice. Row 22: K1, [p1 tbl] twice, k2, *p6, k2, [p1 tbl] twice, k2; rep from * to 11 sts before marker, p6, k2, [p1 tbl] twice, k1. Row 23: P1, [k1 tbl] twice, p2, 2/4 LC, *p2, [k1 tbl] twice, p2, 2/4 LC; rep from * to 5 sts before marker, p2, [k1 tbl] twice, p1. Row 24: K2, [p1 tbl] twice, k2, *p6, k2, p1 tbl twice, k2; rep from * to marker.

Start knitting... Garter Tab

Cast on 3 stitches. Work 6 rows in G st. At the end of the last row do not turn, rotate the work 90˚ clockwise, pu and k3 sts along G st row edges, rotate work a further 90˚ clockwise, pu and k3 sts along cast-on edge. 9 sts Set-Up Row (WS): K3, p3, k3. Row 1: K3, pm, m1L, k1, m1R, pm, k1, pm, m1L, k1, m1R, pm, k3. 13 sts Row 2: K3, p to last 3 sts, k3. Row 3: K3, sm, m1L, k3, m1R, sm, k1, sm, m1L, k3, m1R, sm, k3. 17 sts Row 4: K3, sm, p to last 3 sts, sm, k3.

Slipped Stitch Section

Note: In row 9 of this section, be careful not to lift-up the slipped stitch by mistake when working the m1L and m1R increases. Row 1 (RS): K3, sm, m1L, k to marker, m1R, sm, k1, sm, m1L, k to marker, m1R, sm, k3. 4 sts inc’d

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Accessory

Maddie’s tip Watch out for the last RS row of the slipped stitch section, as there are only two increases at the outer edges and no increases at the centre ‘spine’ stitch

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Row 2: K3, sm, k to marker, sm, p1, sm, k to marker, sm, k3. Row 3: As Row 1. 4 sts inc’d Row 4: K3, sm, p to last marker, sm, k3. Row 5: As Row 1. 4 sts inc’d Row 6: K3, sm, k1, *sl1 wyib, k1; rep from * to marker, sm, p1, sm, k1, *sl1 wyib, k1; rep from * to marker, sm, k3. Row 7: K3, sm, m1L, sl1 wyif, *p1, sl1 wyif; rep from * to marker, m1R, sm, k1, sm, m1L, sl1 wyif, *p1, sl1 wyif; rep from * to m, m1R, sm, k3. 4 sts inc’d Row 8: K3, sm, sl1 wyib, *k1, sl1 wyib; rep from * to marker, sm, p1, sm, sl1 wyib, *k1, sl1 wyib; rep from * to marker, sm, k3. Row 9: As Row 1. 4 sts inc’d Row 10: As Row 4.

Next Row (RS): K3, sm, m1L, k to marker, sm, k1, sm, k to marker, m1R, sm, k3. 235 sts Next Row (WS): K3, sm, p to last marker, sm, k3.

Twisted Stitch Cable Border

Note: WS rows include the extra sts that have been increased at each side of the Twisted stitch pattern area on the preceding row. Next Row (RS): K3, *sm, m1L, work Row 1 of Twisted stitch cable patt from chart or

written instructions to marker, m1R, sm**, k1; rep from * to ** once more, k3. 4 sts inc’d Next Row: K3, *sm, work Row 2 of Twisted stitch cable patt to marker, sm**, p1; rep from * to ** once more, k3. Cont in patt as set until all 24 rows of the Twisted stitch cable patt have been worked. Rep rows 1-18 once more only. 319 sts Next Row (RS): K3, sm, m1L, k to marker, m1R, sm, k1, sm, m1L, k to marker, m1R, sm, k3. 4 sts inc’d

Twisted Stitch Cable

Next Row (WS): K3, sm, k to marker, sm, p1, sm, k to marker, sm, k3. Rep the last two rows 4 more times. 339 sts Cast off loosely as foll: K1, *slip st onto LH needle, k2tog tbl; rep from * to end.

Finishing

Weave in ends and block to dimensions given in schematic.

Key

Rep rows 1-10 a further 9 times. 217 sts Rep rows 1-8 once more. 233 sts

Schematic 159cm

64cm

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Your knitting

COMMUNITY The latest diary dates, news and inspiration from your local yarn shops and charities

A real Christmas treat

Head to your local West Yorkshire Spinners stockist this month for a real Christmas treat! New for winter, Candy Cane joins its incredibly popular Signature 4-ply range, and once more this will be supported by a free pattern! We think that Chocolate Lime in Signature 4-ply goes really well with this festive shade. The RRP is £7.20, ask your local yarn shop for more details.

Amazing amigurumi

Head to Get Knitted in Bristol or visit online to get your hands on these adorable new festive crochet patterns! Thomas the Tomte, a mischievous Swedish gnome, joins a reindeer in the store’s growing pattern collection. www.getknitted.com

Success at Loch Ness

Loch Ness Knit Fest drew to a close on Sunday 15th October after three days of workshops and presentations, crafting demonstrations, live music and other highland-themed entertainment. The event, which is in its second year, has been deemed a great success by organisers, pulling in crowds of over 1,500 people with a bigger, more varied programme than ever. One of the UK’s fastest-growing yarn shows will be back in 2018, so make sure to visit www.lochnessknitfest.com to find out next year’s date!

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Dates for your diary 21st November

Christmas baubles for the tree, Devon Designer Anniken Allis shows you how to knit cute little baubles for your tree www.spinayarndevon.co.uk

23rd November

Short Row Shaping, Warrington Learn the magic of short-row shaping with designer Jem Weston. www.blacksheepwools.com

30th November Knit Now issue 82 is on sale today!

7th December

Cray cats

Cats Protection is appealing for knitters to create handmade gifts, from blankets to toys, for the thousands of cats and kittens which will be in its care over the festive season. It will be launching its Christmas appeal at this year’s Knitting and Stitching Show in Harrogate from 23th – 26th November. Donations can be brought along to the charity’s stand at the event, or dropped into any of its branches, shops or adoption centres across the UK. Use your own designs or follow the charity’s chosen pattern, which you can pick up at the show or by calling the charity’s helpline on 03000 121212. Visit www.cats.org.uk for more info.

Knit & Natter Party, Mostyn Join Editor Kate at Abakhan for festive food and fun! www.abakhan.co.uk

13th December

Quick Christmas Knit, Kent There’s still time to work on those last minute knits with Whitknits based in Kent www.horsebridge-centre.org.uk

14th December

Unicorn Needle Felting Class, Yorkshire Amateur needle felting to make your own mythical friend! Booking is essential. www.facebook.com/naturalknitter

Border Leicester Wool

Did you know that Natural Knitter Shop in Northallerton is the exclusive stockists of Border Leicester wool from The Doulton Flock? Founded in 1997, the flock began with the purchase of two ewe lambs from Lanark Sales. This number has grown to over 300 sheep now and the flock is the biggest in the UK. None of the Border Leicesters from this flock ever go for slaughter: these sheep are born to live long natural lives, which we think sounds splendid. Find out more about the protected Border Leicester yarn at www.borderleicester.com, and pop in store to buy this sumptuous yarn! Visit www.facebook.com/naturalknitter or call 01609 760348

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Northampton

Chorlton Crafts & Gifts We stock James C Brett, Cygnet, Stylecraft and Robin plus a large selection of patterns, accessories and haberdashery. We welcome customers old and new and are always on hand for advice and help. The Square, Chorlton Place Chorlton-cum-Hardy Manchester M21 9AQ 07908 371301 jeanne.saull@hotmail.co.uk

Sew-In Our specialist shops stock the top brands including Sirdar, Sublime, WYS, Rowan and Fyberspates, supported by hundreds of patterns and books. We sell tools and accessories from KnitPro, Brittany and Prym. Marple: 0161 427 2529 Buxton: 01298 26636 Cheadle: 0161 376 8643 enquiries@myknittingyarn andwool.co.uk www.myknittingyarn andwool.co.uk

Natural Knitter Wool Shop Specialising in natural fibres for knitting, crochet and felting including: Debbie Bliss,Juniper Moon, WYS, Town End Alpaca, Natural Born Dyers,and Malabrigo. Monthly needle felting classes. Examples on FB and instore. 1 Friarage Street Northallerton DL6 1DP 01609 760348 Facebook:naturalknitter caz3410@gmail.com

Get Knitting Get Knitting offers a friendly, relaxed environment where you can taketime to browse and discuss your next knitting or crochet project. We have a variety of yarn including Sirdar, Debbie Bliss, Wendy, James Brett etc and basic haberdashery. 78 Kingsley Park Terrace Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN2 7HH 01604 716768 www.yarnshopnorthampton. co.uk www.facebook.com/getknitting

Northumberland

Oakham

Poynton

Pontyclun

Rainbow Yarns We stock a range of yarn, accessories and patterns inc WYS, DB Baby Cashmerino, Katia, Rico, King Cole, DY, Woolyknit,Noro, Sirdar. We pride ourselves on our customer service and welcome all visitors (including pets!). Bridge Street, Rothbury Northumberland NE657SE 01669 622959 www.facebook.com/ rainbowyarnsrothbury/

Wool Zone We have gorgeous yarn from DROPS, Stylecraft and other major brands plus sock yarn, needles, accessories, books and kits for all abilities. Visit for inspiration, advice and friendly service. 10b Northgate Oakham LE15 6QS 01572 868480 julie@woolzone.co.uk www.woolzone.co.uk

Magnolia Tree Crafts Stocking yarn, fabric, embroideries, children’s crafts, and much more! Visit in person or shop online (free next day delivery) and check out our workshops listings too. 49 Park Lane Poynton SK12 1RD 01625 404 708 www.magnoliatreecrafts.com

Ammonite Yarns Visit us in store or online to see our range of yarn, workshops and courses. Yarn stocked includes lovely British Woolyknit and Ty Mel and popular brands DROPS and Patons. 7 Llantrisant Road Pontyclun CF72 9DP 01443 520200 www.ammoniteyarns.co.uk

Warwick

Rutland

Sheffield

Solihull

Warwick Wools We stock a large selection of yarn including Sirdar, King Cole, Debbie Bliss, Stylecraft, and James C Brett. We also stock a large selection of haberdashery, buttons, Butterick sewing patterns and fabric. 17 Market Place Warwick CV34 4SA 01926 492853 sales@warwickwools.co.uk

StitchUpp Quality yarn, knitting accessories, hand-stitching supplies and haberdashery located in a fantastic Rutland market town, offering a wide range of natural fibre, including British wool. 12 High Street East Uppingham LE15 9PZ 01572 850032 jane@stitchupp.co.uk www.stitchupp.co.uk

The Wool Baa We stock a range of yarn, single patterns and booklets, haberdashery and notions. We’re happy to help with yarn-related problems and queries as we like happy customers! 83 Junction Road Hunters Bar Sheffield S11 8XA 0114 266 6262 www.thewoolbaa.co.uk www.facebook.com/woolbaa

Stitch Solihull We hold creative workshops and stock textile craft supplies, Bergere de France, West Yorkshire Spinners, Fyberspates, Malabrigo, KnitPro, Hiya Hiya, and much more. Cedar Cottage Notcutts Garden Centre Stratford Road, Shirley Solihull B90 4EN 0121 314 6888 sales@stitchsolihull.com www.stitchsolihull.com

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Ewe & Yarn Bright friendly atmosphere in the heart of North Yorkshire. Stocking Stylecraft, Sirdar, WYS, Lion Brand, Grundl, Baa Ram Ewe and Knit Pro. Thrice weekly Knit and Natters. 18 Millgate Thirsk YO7 1AA 018450527978 info@eweandyarn.co.uk

Loopy We are an independent yarn shop on the edge of the Lake District in Cumbria. Open since 2010, we offer a wide range of quality yarn, needles, patterns and accessories. 51 Market Street Ulverston Cumbria LA12 7LT 01229 480080 andrea.loopy@hotmail.co.uk www.loopywool.co.uk

Whitknits of Whitstable A carefully edited range of beautiful knitting and crochet yarn, from Bergere De France, Debbie Bliss, Sirdar, Sublime, Adriafil and West Yorkshire Spinners. We also have a selection of haberdashery, knitting accessories and craft books. 5 Oxford Street Whitstable CT5 1DB www.whitknits.co.uk info@whitknits.co.uk

KNIT & STITCH Wide Selection of knitting, crochet, quilting, stitching supplies, accessories and workshops. Brands include Sirdar, Sublime, WYS, Stylecraft, King Cole, Debbie Bliss and many more. Our workshops are very popular for all yarn and fabric based crafts. York: 01904 270927 Doncaster: 01302 366022 Maltby: 01709 817944 info@knitandstitchonline.com www.knitandstitchonline.com

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Baby

The Slipped Stitch 1 Cheap Street Sherborne Dorset DT9 3PT www.theslippedstitch.co.uk 019355 508249

RAINBOWS

Each month, we get together with a group of real kniers to test our yarn and ask them for their honest opinions. These are the results! Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino

Content: 55% wool, 33% acrylic, 12% nylon Yardage: 125m per 50g ball Weight: lightweight DK Price: £4.90 from The Slipped Stitch In one word: versatile Use for: garments How enjoyable was it to knit with? ....4.3 How happy are you with your swatch?..4.3 How would you rate the colour? ........4.3 How hardwearing does it feel? ............ 4 How soft is it against your skin? ......... 4 Would buy: 85%

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Juniper Moon Farm Findley

Content: 50% Merino wool, 50% silk Yardage: 730m per 100g ball Weight: 2-ply Price: £16.50 from The Slipped Stitch In one word: slippery Use for: shawl How enjoyable was it to knit with? ....3.3 How happy are you with your swatch?.....3 How would you rate the colour? ........3.6 How hardwearing does it feel? ..........2.6 How soft is it against your skin? .......4.6 Would buy: 85%

King Cole Merino Blend DK

Content: 100% wool Yardage: 104m per 50g ball Weight: DK Price: £3.79 from The Slipped Stitch In one word: temperamental Use for: hats and gloves How enjoyable was it to knit with? ...... 4 How happy are you with your swatch?..4 How would you rate the colour? .......... 4 How hardwearing does it feel? ..........4.5 How soft is it against your skin? ......... 3 Would buy: 75%

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The Review As the nights drawn in and the cold weather keeps us knitting inside, we’ve asked the lovely ladies at The Slipped Stitch to help brighten our month with their review of colourful, rainbowinspired baby yarn, including some of our favourites from Debbie Bliss, King Cole and Sirdar! Vibrant, solid colours are often the best choice, not just for babies, but for any knits that show off a textured stitch pattern, with clear, crisp stitch definition from a blend of natural and manmade fibres. We don’t think you’ll be surprised by the firm favourites our knitters have picked this month. With a host of craft workshops, scheduled knitting groups and stocking your favourite yarn brands, The Slipped Stitch in Dorset is a warm and welcoming haven for all lovers of yarn! As an added bonus, it ships all around the UK too, so you can get your hands on all the yarn reviewed by this month’s knitting group.

Stitch pattern Wicker Fence

Worked over a multiple of 10 sts + 8 Row 1 (RS): Knit. Row 2: Knit. Row 3: K2, *sl1 wyib, k5, sl1 wyib, k3; rep from * to last 6 sts, sl1 wyib, k5. Row 4: K5, sl1 wyif, *p3, sl1 wyif, k5, sl1 wyif; rep from * to last 2 sts, p2. Row 5-8: Rep rows 3-4 twice. Row 9: Rep Row 3. Row 10: Knit. Row 11: K6, *sl1 wyib, k3, sl1 wyib, k5; rep from * to last 2 sts, sl1 wyib, k1. Row 12: P1, sl1 wyif, *p5, sl1 wyif, k3, sl1 wyif; rep from * to last 6 sts, p6. Rows 13-16: Rep rows 11-12 twice. Row 17: Rep Row 11. Rep rows 2-17 for pattern

Sirdar Snuggly DK

Content: 55% nylon, 45% acrylic Yardage: 165m per 50g ball Weight: DK Price:£3.20 from The Slipped Stitch In one word: durable Use for: baby clothes How enjoyable was it to knit with? ...... 5 How happy are you with your swatch?...5 How would you rate the colour? .......... 5 How hardwearing does it feel? ............ 5 How soft is it against your skin? ......... 5 Would buy: 100%

Mondial 7 Bacio

Content: 55% wool, 45% acrylic Yardage: 40m per 100g ball Weight: chunky Price: £10.50 from The Slipped Stitch In one word: unwieldy Use for: jacket How enjoyable was it to knit with? ...... 3 How happy are you with your swatch?.....4 How would you rate the colour? .......... 5 How hardwearing does it feel? ............ 5 How soft is it against your skin? ......... 5 Would buy: 70%

West Yorkshire Spinners Signature 4-ply

Content: 75% wool, 25% nylon Yardage: 400m per 100g ball Weight: 4-ply Price: £7.20 from The Slipped Stitch In one word: tough Use for: socks How enjoyable was it to knit with? ....4.6 How happy are you with your swatch?...4 How would you rate the colour? .......... 5 How hardwearing does it feel? ..........4.3 How soft is it against your skin? .......3.6 Would buy: 100%

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Quick knits Designed by Sue Stratford

Yarn used

Penguin A: Small amounts of 4-ply yarn in sparkly white (A), black (B), yellow (C), red (D) & green (E) Penguin B: Small amounts of 4-ply yarn in sparkly white (A), grey (B), yellow (C), pink (D) & cream (E)

Tension

Tension is not included as smaller needles than normal are recommended for tight knitting

Needles used 2.75mm straight

Other supplies

two 3-4mm black beads toy stuffing

Sizing 8cm tall

Abbreviations See page 96 for all abbreviations

The penguins are knitted flat and sewn together. Make penguins in the different colours as indicated.

Start knitting... BODY

With A, cast on 13 sts. Row 1 (WS): Purl. Row 2: K1, m1, [k2, m1] 5 times, k2. 19 sts Rows 3-7: Beg with a p row, work 5 rows in St st. Row 8: [K3, m1] 5 times, k4. 24 sts Row 9: Purl. Row 10: [K3, m1] 7 times, k3. 31 sts Rows 11-15: Beg with a p row, work 5 rows in St st. Row 16: K10, m1, [k3, m1] 4 times, k9. 36 sts Rows 17-25: Beg with a p row, work 9 rows in St st. Row 26: [K3, k2tog] 7 times, k1. 29 sts Row 27: Purl. Row 28: [K2, k2tog] 7 times, k1. 22 sts Row 29: Purl. Cont in St st, cast off 8 sts at beg of next 2 rows. 6 sts

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Tiny Arctic

PENGUINS

Sue’s adorable penguins will make perfect stocking stuffers for little ones Row 32: K1, m1, k4, m1, k1. 8 sts Rows 33-35: Beg with a p row, work 3 rows in St st. Row 36: K1, ssk, k2, k2tog, k1. 6 sts Row 37: Purl. Row 38: K1, ssk, k2tog, k1. 4 sts Cast off.

OUTER BODY

With B, cast on 13 sts Row 1 (WS): Purl. Row 2: K1, m1, [k2, m1] 5 times, k2. 19 sts Row 3: Purl. Cont in St st, cast off 2 sts at the beg of next 2 rows. 15 sts Rows 6-7: Beg with a k row, work 2 rows in St st. Row 8: K1, m1, k to last st, m1, k1. 17 sts Rows 9: Purl. Rep last 2 rows 3 more times. 23 sts Rows 16-19: Beg with a k row, work 4 rows in St st. Row 20: K1, ssk, k to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1. 21 sts Rows 21: Purl. Rep last 2 rows 3 more times. 15 sts Next Row: K1, ssk, k6, turn. Next Row: P3, turn. Working only over these 3 sts and starting with a k row, work 4 rows in St st. Next Row: K3, k3 from unworked sts, k2tog, k1. 13 sts Next Row: P1, p2tog, p to last 3 sts, p2togtbl, p1. 11 sts Cast off.

WINGS (Make 2)

With B cast on 11 sts. Row 1: K5, sl 1, k5. Row 2: Purl. Rep last 2 rows 3 more times. Row 9: K1, ssk, k2, sl 1, k2, k2tog, k1. 9 sts Row 10: Purl.

Row 11: K1, ssk, k1, sl 1, k1, k2tog, k1. 7 sts Row 12: Purl. Row 13: K1, ssk, sl 1, k2tog, k1. 5 sts Row 14: Purl. Row 15: Ssk, sl 1, k2tog. 3 sts Break yarn, leaving a length long enough to sew seam, and thread through rem sts. Pull tight to fasten.

FEET (Make 2)

With C, cast on 3 sts. Row 1: Knit. Row 2: Purl. Row 3: [K1, m1] twice, k1. 5 sts Row 4: Purl. Row 5: Knit. Row 6 (WS): Knit (this forms a fold line). Row 7: Knit Row 8: Purl. Row 9: K2tog, k1, ssk. 3 sts Row 10: Purl. Break yarn, leaving a length long enough to sew seam, and thread through rem sts. Pull tight to fasten.

BEAK

With C, cast on 7 sts Row 1: Knit. Row 2: Purl. Row 3: K2tog, k1, [k2tog] twice. 4 sts Break yarn, leaving a length long enough to sew seam, and thread through rem sts. Pull tight to fasten.

SWEATER

Starting from the top. With D, cast on 40 sts Rows 1-8: Work in 2x2 rib. Change to E. Row 9: K6, cast off 8 sts, k11 new sts, cast off 8 sts, k5 new sts. 24 sts Row 10: P6, turn and cast on 8 sts, turn, p12, turn and cast on 8 sts, turn, p6. 40 sts

**Change to D. Row 11: Knit Row 12: Purl. Change to E. Rows 13-14: As rows 11-12.** Rep from ** to ** once more. Change to D Next Row: Knit. Work 4 rows in 2x2 rib. Cast off loosely in rib. Making up: Sew the body seam, this seam will be at the back of the penguin and stuff. Fold the base of the penguin up and sew in place. Place the two beads on the head for eyes (bearing in mind the outer body will cover the top part of the head). Sew in place. Pin the beak onto the face and sew in place. Sew the small seam on the outer body, this is the top. Place the outer body over the main body, placing the centre of the outer body at the centre back of the main body so that the tail is in the middle of the back. Pin in place, stretching the edges slightly to get the right shape. Sew in place and sew the small seam either side of the tail. Fold each wing in half with WS together and sew the side seam. Pin the wings in place with the curved edge towards the front. It is a good idea to knit the sweater first and make sure the wings are in the right place for the ‘wing holes’ before sewing in place. Fold one of the feet in half along the purled fold line. Sew the side seams and repeat for the second foot. Pin into place on the base of the penguin, ensuring that the penguin will stand. Sew into place. Sew the seam of the sweater, matching the stripes. The seam will be at the back of the sweater. Place on the penguin.

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Toy

About the book Mini Knitted Christmas by Sue Stratford ÂŁ9.99, Search Press

Yarn

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King Cole Big Value

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Knitting know-how in association with

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The Basics:

2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

ESSENTIAL KNITTING SKILLS If you’re a new knitter or returning after a break, here’s our guide to some of the most common stitches used in this issue

Knit (k)

10 11 12 13 14

Step 1: Insert RH needle from left to right into front of next st.

Step 2: Wrap yarn clockwise around RH needle.

Step 3: Holding working yarn firmly, pull loop through.

Step 4: Drop old st off LH needle. 1 knit st has been made.

Purl (p)

15 16 17 18 19

Step 1: Insert RH needle from right to left into front of next st.

Step 2: Wrap yarn anticlockwise around RH needle.

Step 3: Holding working yarn firmly, pull loop through.

Grafting

front needle and pull the yarn through. Insert DN p-wise into 1st st on back needle and slip this st off the needle. Insert DN k-wise into next st on back needle and pull yarn through.* Rep from * to * until all sts have been worked.

Mattress st

20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27

Divide sts equally between two needles. Cut yarn, leaving a long tail, and thread onto a darning needle (DN). Insert DN p-wise into 1st st on front needle and pull yarn through. Insert DN k-wise into 1st st on back needle and pull yarn through. *Insert DN k-wise into 1st st on front needle and slip the st off needle. Insert DN p-wise into next st on

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SKP or ssk?

There are lots of different ways to work a left-leaning decrease but we like the ‘improved ssk’ method (shown opposite) best because it gives a neatlooking decrease. However, you can always change this for an ‘SKP’ or ‘sl1, k1, psso’ decrease if you prefer and your pattern will still work

End to end: Lay pieces RS up and together. Thread yarn onto darning needle (DN). Secure two corners at RH edge. Working from right to left, *insert DN under the ‘V’ of the next st in top piece, pull gently, insert DN under the ‘V’ of the opposite st in bottom piece, pull gently; rep from * until seam is complete.

Step 4: Drop old st off LH needle. 1 purl st has been made.

Side to side: Lay pieces RS up and together. Thread yarn onto darning needle (DN). Secure two corners at RH edge. Pull apart slightly so you can see the ‘ladder’ of horizontal strands between columns of sts. Working from right to left, *with DN, catch first ‘rung’ of ladder on RH piece. Catch the opposite ‘rung’ on LH piece and pull gently until the two edges meet; rep from * until seam is complete.

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Knitting know-how in association with Yarn over (yo)

Between knit sts: Start with yarn at back. Bring yarn forward from back to front between the needles and back over the RH needle.

Between purl sts: With the yarn at the front of the work, take it from front to back over the top of the RH needle, continue round, under RH needle, and hold to front ready to purl next st.

Between a knit and a purl st: Start with yarn at back. Bring yarn forward between the needles, take from front to back over the top of the RH needle, round RH needle and hold to front to purl next st.

Slip, slip, knit (ssk)

Step 1: Insert the RH needle into the next st k-wise, then slip it onto the RH needle without knitting it.

Between a purl and a knit st: Start with yarn at back. Take yarn back over top of RH needle and then bring it between the two needles so that the yarn is not at the back of the work. Knit next st.

Make one (m1)

Step 2: Insert the RH needle into the next st p-wise, then slip onto the RH needle. You have 2 slipped sts on the RH needle, 1 slipped k-wise, 1 slipped p-wise.

Step 3: Insert the tip of the LH needle from left to right up into the front of the two slipped sts (the RH needle is behind the LH needle). Knit these two sts tog.

Step 1: Insert LH needle from back to front below the strand between the two needles, lifting the strand onto the LH needle.

Central double decrease (cdd)

Step 1: Insert RH needle from front to back into next 2 sts on LH needle. Slip these two sts k-wise tog onto RH needle without knitting them.

Step 2: Knit the next st on LH needle. Note that the two slipped sts are sitting unworked behind the st you have just knitted.

Step 3: Insert the tip of the LH needle from left to right into the front of the two slipped sts and lift the two slipped sts over the knitted st.

Step 2: Holding working yarn tensioned with LH fingers, hook left thumb under working yarn from back to front. Insert the tip of the needle into front of loop on left thumb. Tail yarn is still held tensioned in RH at this point.

Step 3: Use RH to bring tail yarn up under needle, from right to left. Take it between thumb and needle, over the top of the needle, and hold tensioned to right. You should wrap the yarn clockwise around the needle as if to knit.

Step 2: Insert the tip of the RH needle from front to back into the front of the new loop on the LH needle. Knit this st.

Long-tail cast-on

Step 1: Make a slipknot, leaving a long tail of yarn approximately three times the length of the cast-on edge. Place slipknot on needle and draw up. Hold needle in RH.

Step 4: Lift loop on left thumb over tip of needle, remove thumb and draw up working yarn. Two sts on RH needle (slipknot counts as one st). Repeat steps 2-4 until number of sts required has been cast on. www.knitnowmag.co.uk

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Reading a paern 1. Charts

3. About the yarn

4. Tension

Charts are a visual representation of the finished knitted piece. They show it from the right side, so when you read them, you read in the same direction as you knit. Always start at the bottom. Working flat, read RS rows from right to left and WS rows from left to right. Working in the round, read all rows from right to left. One square represents each stitch.

This is information about the yarn we used for this pattern. If you can’t get hold of this yarn, take a look at these details and compare them to other yarns that are available to you so that you can make a substitution.

To check tension, knit a swatch (at least 15cm square), wash and block it as you would the finished garment. Count the number of stitches and rows in 10cm. If you have too many stitches, go up a needle size. If you have too few, go down a size. Repeat this process as many times as needed.

2. Schematic The schematic is there to show you the finished measurements of the item, and how it all fits together. Compare these measurements to the measurements of a garment which you know fits you well. In the schematic and throughout the pattern, the smallest size is shown first, with the larger sizes in brackets.

18 19 20 21 22

1x1 rib 2x2 rib alt beg CC cdd

cm CN C2B C2F cont dec DPN foll g G st

23 i-cord

24 25 26 27

5

5. Finishing For most items, the best way to block is to soak the item in lukewarm water and wool wash for about an hour to relax the stitches. Then roll it in a towel to remove most of the water. Finally, shape the item and leave it to dry. For garments, you can simply lay them flat. For lace shawls, you will need to stretch and pin them out. For hats, try blocking over a balloon or plate to stretch it into shape.

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Abbreviations

16 17

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in inc incl k k-wise kfb

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k1, p1 ribbing k2, p2 ribbing Alternate Beginning Contrast colour Centred double decrease – slip 2 stitches knitwise together, knit 1, pass slipped stitches over Centimetres Cable needle Cable 2 backwards – sl st onto CN, hold in back, k1 from LH needle, k1 from CN Cable 2 forwards – sl st onto CN, hold in front, k1 from LH needle, k1 from CN Continue Decrease Double-pointed needle Following Grammes Garter stitch. Knitting flat: Knit every row. Knitting in the round: Knit and purl alternate rounds K all sts on DPN. Without turning, slide sts to other end of needle. Rep until cord reaches desired length Inches Increase Including Knit Knitwise Knit one through the front then through the back (same stitch)

k2tog LH m1

mb MC m1l

m1r

p p-wise p2tog patt pm prev psso pu rem rep Rev St st RH

Knit two together Left hand Make one by lifting the bar between stitches onto LH needle and knitting into it Make bobble Main colour insert the LH needle from front to back under the strand of yarn between the st just worked and the next st on the LH needle. Knit this new st through the back loop. 1 st inc’d insert the LH needle from back to front under the strand of yarn between the st just worked and the next st on the LH needle. Knit this new st through the front loop. 1 st inc’d Purl Purlwise Purl two together Pattern Place marker Previous Pass slipped stitch over Pick up Remaining Repeat Reverse stocking stitch. As stocking stitch, but knit side is the ‘wrong’ side Right hand

rm rnd Row RS sk Sk2p SKP sl sm ssk ssp st St st

tbl tog w&t

WS wyib wyif yo [] ()

Remove marker Round Row Right side Skip Slip 1, knit 2 together, pass slipped stitch over Slip 1, knit 1, pass slipped stitch over Slip stitch – slip p-wise unless specified Slip marker Slip one knitwise, slip one purlwise, knit two slipped stiches together Slip one, slip one, purl two slipped stitches together Stitch Stocking stitch. Knitting flat: Alternate knit and purl rows. Knitting in the round: Knit all rounds Through back loop Together Wrap and turn. Slip next stitch onto RH needle, take yarn to opposite side of work between needles, slip same stitch back onto LH needle. Turn work ready to begin working in opposite direction Wrong side With yarn in back With yarn in front Yarn over Repeat instructions Alternative sizes

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This month I’m ... If I can’t take my knitting, I’m not going…

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As we edge closer to Christmas, I’m looking for time to get my kniing done

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he one question I get asked more than any other is “how do you find the time to knit?” As we creep ever closer to the annual Christmas knitting deadline frenzy, it’s one that I even find I’m asking of myself! The classic answer – and one that I think is probably true for most of us – is that if you have time to watch TV, you have time to knit. Sitting on the sofa at home is where the vast majority of my knitting is done. It’s fun to break beyond that though – if you have time to sit still for 10 minutes, you have time to knit!

“If you have time to sit still for 10 minutes, you have time to knit” My new favourite place to squeeze in some knitting time is at the football – my girlfriend took me to see Manchester City Women last year and I’ve slowly been getting more into it.

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...reading The Book of Dust by Philip Pullman

As someone who’s always been firmly anti-sport, it’s something of a shock to actually be enjoying it! The great thing is that it’s at least an hour and a half of sitting still, with nothing else to occupy my hands, so it’s the perfect time to work on a plain hat. The only downside is that it does tend to mess with my tension when the game gets a bit too exciting. Honestly, one of the greatest things about knitting – and why I get a lot more knitting done than sewing or any other craft – is that it’s portable. With a bit of practice, you don’t even have to be sitting still – our brilliant Deputy Editor Jenny knits while she’s walking to work. If you’re looking for a little bit of inspiration to find new places to knit, head over to Instagram or Twitter. If you search for #placeswhereyoucanknit you’ll find lots of inspiring knitters taking their craft to unexpected places!

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...knitting with Eden Cottage Yarns Bowland DK

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