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Editor’s Letter Welcome to a magical, mythical issue of Knit Now! This issue, our designers have looked to well-loved fairytales from their childhoods for inspiration. I was absolutely bowled over by their creativity this month and I think there are some truly exceptionally beautiful patterns in these pages issue. From our stunning cabled cover garment, Heike Campbell’s Rapunzel Twists pullover (page 13) all the way to the magical Gingerbread House cushion (page 89), this issue is full of designs which I’m sure you’ll love to knit.

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Meet the team We asked our team about their favourite one-ball makes

Angelina Panozzo

I really love my free Caterpillar Mitts pattern from last year. The mitts are super simple and knitted with just one ball of Rowan Cashmere yarn – a nice treat for myself!

If you don’t quite want to pick up your needles straight away, why not make yourself a cuppa and sit down for a read instead? This month we meet Mary Kilvert (page 50) whose lovely work is inspired by sweet little sheep. I also enjoyed reading about what a group of real knitters thought about some stunning natural yarns in The Review (page 86). This is the time of year when knitting really takes off again after a quieter summer, but if you’re anything like me you still love a quick project. I enjoy stranded colourwork, so I’m tempted to start the Cold Flower hat (page 20). I haven’t knitted a shawl for a while though, so I think it’s about time I cast one on and Lana Jois’s Braided Shawl (page 76) looks rather tempting. What will be on your needles first? Happy knitting,

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Jean Booth

My favourite one-skein knit is a basic, roundnecked, set-in sleeve, baby/toddler cardigan. It’s easy and quick to knit and I can alter the pattern by adding cables or lace.

Kayleigh Hooton

I knitted the Twister hat for my boyfriend last year – it’s so quick and easy, using just one ball of James C Brett Chunky with Merino, featuring simple but effective cables; I’ve had many requests to knit more for friends and family!

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Fall f Arnme Light The Fibre Co. has launched its latest yarn, Arranmore Light, along with a 19-piece pattern collection, Fell Garth ll. Arranmore Light is a DK that is 80% Merino wool, 10% cashmere and 10% silk, creating an incredibly soft, warm and lightweight fabric. Find where you can buy yours at www.thefibreco.com

Knitting News Every month brings something new in the knitting world, so here’s our essential guide to what’s hot right now www.knitnowmag.co.uk

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We love knitting needles High-performance synthetic material makes these Ergonomic Knitting Needles from Prym warm to touch, with hook tips, triangular comfort body and click heads to keep your knitting in place. From £5.99 www.minervacrafts.com

Pony Rosewood needles add a touch of luxury to knitting; each one is individually handcrafted to the very highest quality. As an added bonus, they are hypo-allergenic, and great for arthritis sufferers, groves@ stockistenquiries.co.uk Don’t hide your love for knitting with these smooth and light aluminium needles from Addi, with cute heart ends to keep your knitting safe from sliding off, with love of course. From £3.29 www.woolwarehouse.co.uk

Treat yourself to some incredible cable needles with this set of three Knit Pro Symfonie needles – smooth and easy to work with, in Knit Pro’s famous wooden material. £4.79 www.deramores.com

Introducing The Croft We are really excited about the new yarn to come from West Yorkshire Spinners this season! Produced from 100% Shetland Island Wool, The Croft is a stunning and unique aran that is available in eight rustic tweed shades. The name of the new yarn came from the heritage of the Shetland Islands and the crofters themselves. Find out more about where you can buy this new yarn from at www.wyspinners.com

Events with SMD Visit SMD Knitting in Wrexham for some amazing events this autumn.

15th September Bergere Party

See the new Bergere de France wools, view sample garments, have refreshments and spend a day talking about lovely woolly goodness! £10 per ticket, redeemable against purchases over £30.

Truly Mad Hatter Look at this impressive tea cosy! Crochet extraordinaire Lyndsay Mcfarlane was the winner of the Marie Curie tea cosy design competition, hosted by our sister magazine Crochet Now, in association with Sirdar. Join in with the online crochet-along taking place now at www.crochetnow.co.uk and make this cosy fit for the Queen of Hearts herself!

13th October A morning with Debbie Bliss

Meet Debbie, have books signed and hear all about the new collection! There will also be an exclusive offer on Debbie Bliss yarn. Tickets available from www.knittingwool.com

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Woolly mystique New from Rico design, Luxury Magic Mohair will be available from stockists in mid-September, and it is truly magical! This exciting glitter yarn is soft, sinuous and smooth to work with, creating impressive sheens in your knitting. Keep an eye out at www.ricodesign.co.uk to find your local stockist.

SAVE THE DATE Stitch Fest South West will return to Totnes, South Devon on 4th – 5th November this year, bringing quality yarn and fibre to the far south west of the UK www.stitchfest.co.uk

Wool Week is back! Wool Week is back in October, with 12 days celebrating the innovative ways in which wool is used across fashion, crafts and interiors. From 9th – 22nd October, The Campaign for Wool will be running events, workshops and talks throughout the UK, and from 7th – 15th October there will be an exhibition of stunning wool photography, videos, interiors and fashion. Taking place at Baker Street in London, the free showcase will also feature talks, workshops and special events highlighting the wonderful ways in which we rely on this amazing natural resource. Find out more at www.campaignforwool.org

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Christmas seems so far away, but I’m worried about knitting all my gifts in time! How can I plan out my Christmas knitting?

Loch Ness Knit Fest Join the thousands of visitors that are expected to flock to Inverness from all over the world for this wonderfully woolly event 13th – 15th October. The unique programme is bursting with creativity that’s sure to inspire you provide lots of opportunity to meet new people. The best bit is that your festival entry is free when you purchase a ticket to any of the Loch Ness Knit Fest workshops! Browse the marketplace with over 40 stalls and experience highland hospitality first hand with a knitter’s special cruise of Loch Ness, ceilidh dance or seat at the annual gala dinner. Check out www.lochnessknitfest.com for further details or email ask@lochnessknitfest.com

It’s never too early to start your festive knits! First and foremost, don’t try to do too much; decide who you want to knit for and why – and be realistic; knitting a scarf for your son is fine, but does your next-door neighbour really need a handmade hat? And only knit for people you know will appreciate all your hard work. Plan your projects as early as you can and cast on the larger projects first so you can dip in and out of them. If you need gift inspiration, make sure to check out your free Knitmas magazine this month, and follow along with our Christmas KAL (page 45) to help plan your projects with as little stress as possible! Sara is the expert knitter behind Black Sheep Wools. If you have a question for her, email expert@knitnowmag.co.uk

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The Bookshelf This month we love in-depth techniques and looking forward to knitting as the days get colder

A Year of Techniques £19.99, Arnall-Culliford Knitwear Available as an ebook, or a print and ebook bundle, this book covers 12 in-depth tutorials to help level up your knitting skills with beautiful patterns from a team of world-class designers! The book has a supporting YouTube channel so you can apply new techniques to any favourite patterns, and we’re intrigued by the pinhole cast-on tutorial from Ella Austin in particular! Order yours from www.acknitwear.co.uk

Knit Mitts by Kate Atherley £16.99, Interweave Press We are huge fans of Kate here at Knit Now so we were really excited to get our mitts (pun intended) on her new book! Beautiful patterns sit alongside quirky, fun photography that really inspires you, even if mitten knitting isn’t your thing. You’ll be hard-pressed to avoid the tempting look of standard mitts, intricate colourwork, and pretty cables in classic shapes. This title will be available from 27th October, but is available to pre-order now – turn to page 49 for your exclusive £5 off offer. Alterknit Stitch Dictionary by Andrea Rangel £19.99, Interweave Press We dare you to find a more fun, quirky and comprehensive colourwork stitch dictionary than Alterknit! We can’t get enough of the 200+ knitting motifs, including everything from basic patterns to fun woodland motifs, and our personal favourite (for all Eddie Izzard fans out there) cake or death? You will have a lot of fun with this book, planning how to use the fun new stitches in your projects; our Deputy Editor Jenny plans to include alien heads in everything from now on!

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Majestic DK 50% Superwash Wool, 30% Premium Acrylic, 20% Polyamide

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Women’s Garment

Rapunzel Twists Pullover Our cover star this month is this stunning jumper that uses twisted stitches to create a beautiful cable design

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22 sts

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Yarn used Sublime Baby Cashmere Merino Silk DK 10 (11, 13, 14, 14, 17, 18) balls in Lollie 558

About the yarn DK; 116m per 50g ball; 75% Merino wool, 20% silk, 5% cashmere

Tension 22 (25) sts x 28 rows = 10cm measured over St st (Diamond Patt) on larger needles

Needles used 3.5mm straight 4mm straight 3.5mm circular, 60cm

Other supplies cable needle 2 stitch markers tapestry needle

Sizing XS (S, M, L, XL, 2X, 3X) Shown in size S See schematic for finished measurements

HEIKE SAYS “The appeal of twist stitch patterns is that the crosses can be worked without a cable needle and are quicker to execute – always a bonus for the busy knitter. The knit stitches in the Zigzag and Diamond panels are worked through the back loop and really show off the pattern”

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Stretch your skills with this pullover featuring panels of twist stitch patterns, including Barbara Walker’s Rapunzel, knitted in soft, luxurious Merino wool. The pullover is knitted flat from the bottom up with set-in sleeves and shoulder straps extending from the sleeve caps. The ribbing for hem and cuffs are worked in a twisted rib pattern. The twist stitch patterns can be worked either from the charts or written instructions, whichever you prefer.

Start knitting… BACK With smaller needles, cast on 100 (112, 120, 132, 140, 148, 160) sts. Work Twisted Rib patt until work measures 5cm, ending after a WS row. Change to larger needles. SIZE XS, S & M ONLY: Set-up Row 1 (RS): K1, m1, k11 (17, 21, -, -, -, -), pm, k1 tbl, p1, k5, p1, [TP2L] 3 times, p4, k1 tbl, p1, k5, p2, TP2R, p5, [k1 tbl, p1] 4 times, p4, TP2L, p1, k5, p2, k1 tbl, p4, [TP2R] 3 times, k5, p2, k1 tbl, pm, k13 (19, 23, -, -, -, -). 101 (113, 121, -, -, -, -) sts Set-up Row 2: P13 (19, 23, -, -, -, -), sm, p1 tbl, k2, p5, k1, p1 tbl, [k1, p1 tbl] twice, k4, p1 tbl, k2, p5, k1, p1 tbl, k6, [p1 tbl, k1] 4 times, k5, p1 tbl, k2, p5, k1, p1 tbl, k4, [p1 tbl, k1] twice, p1 tbl, k2, p5, k1, p1 tbl, sm, p to end. Row 1: K13 (19, 23 ,-, -, -, -), sm, work Row 1 of Rapunzel patt from chart or written instructions, Row 1 of Zig Zag A, Row 1 of Rapunzel, Row 1 of Diamond, Row 1 of Rapunzel, Row 1 of Zig Zag B, Row 1 of Rapunzel, sm, k to end. SIZES L, XL, 2X & 3X ONLY: Set-up Row 1 (RS): K1, m1, k- (-, -, 27, 31, 35, 41), pm, k1 tbl, p1, k5, p1, [TP2L] 3 times, p4, k1 tbl, p1, k5, p2, TP2R, p1, [k1 tbl, p1] 8 times, TP2L, p1, k5, p2, k1 tbl, p4, [TP2R] 3 times, k5, p2, k1 tbl, pm, k- (-, -, 29, 33, 37, 43). - (-, -, 133, 141, 149, 161) sts Set-up Row 2: P- (-, -, 29, 33, 37, 43), sm, p1 tbl, k2, p5, k1, p1

tbl, [k1, p1 tbl] twice, k4, p1 tbl, k2, p5, k1, p1 tbl, k2, [p1 tbl, k1] 8 times, k1, p1 tbl, k2, p5, k1, p1 tbl, k4, [p1 tbl, k1] twice, p1 tbl, k2, p5, k1, p1 tbl, sm, p to end.

Right Shoulder

ALL SIZES: Cont in patt as set until Diamond Pattern has been worked 6 (6, 6, 6.5, 6.5, 6.5, 6.5) times in total, ending after a Row 20.

Next Row (WS): Work in patt to neck edge. Next Row: Cast off 3 sts, work in patt to end. 36 (38, 39, 42, 42, 42, 43) sts Rep the last 2 rows once more. 33 (35, 36, 39, 39, 39, 40) sts Next Row: Work in patt. Next Row (RS): Cast off 2 sts, work in patt to end. 31 (33, 34, 37, 37, 37, 38) sts Rep the last 2 rows 2 (2, 2, 3, 3, 3, 3) more times. 27 (29, 30, 31, 31, 31, 32) sts Next Row: Work in patt. Cast off 1 st at the neck edge at the beg of next 4 (6, 6, 7, 7, 7, 8) RS rows. 23 (23, 24, 24, 24, 24, 24) sts Cont in patt until armhole measures same as for Back, ending after a WS row. Cast off in patt.

Shape armhole

Left Shoulder

Note that the next row begins with Row 1 of all patterns except Diamond, which begins with Row 10. Row 1: K- (-, -, 29, 33, 37, 43), sm, work Row 1 of Rapunzel patt from chart or written instructions, Row 1 of Zig Zag A, Row 1 of Rapunzel, Row 10 of Diamond, Row 1 of Rapunzel, Row 1 of Zig Zag B, Row 1 of Rapunzel, sm, k to end.

Continue in patt and cast off 2 (3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 10) sts at beg of next 2 rows. 97 (107, 113, 123, 127, 133, 141) sts Cast off 3 sts at beg of foll 0 (2, 2, 2, 2, 4, 4) rows. 97 (101, 107, 117, 121, 121, 129) sts Cast off 2 sts at beg of foll 4 (4, 6, 6, 8, 8, 10) rows. 89 (93, 95, 105, 105, 105, 109) sts Cast off 1 st at beg of foll 6 (6, 6, 8, 8, 6, 8) rows. 83 (87, 89, 97, 97, 99, 101) sts** Cont in patt until armhole measures 14.5 (16.5, 17.5, 18.5, 19.5, 20, 21) cm. Cast off in patt.

Next Row: With WS facing, rejoin yarn at neck edge, cast off 3 sts and work in patt to end. 36 (38, 39, 42, 42, 42, 43) sts Next Row: Work in patt. Rep the last 2 rows once more. 33 (35, 36, 39, 39, 39, 40) sts Next Row (WS): Cast off 2 sts, work in patt to end. 31 (33, 34, 37, 37, 37, 38) sts Next Row: Work in patt. Rep the last 2 rows 2 (2, 2, 3, 3, 3, 3) more times. 27 (29, 30, 31, 31, 31, 32) sts

Schematic Body

Front Work as for Back as far as **. 83 (87, 89, 97, 97, 99, 101) sts Cont in patt until Diamond pattern has been worked 6 times in total, ending after a WS row. SIZES L, XL, 2X, 3X: Work rows 1-10 of Diamond pattern once more. ALL SIZES:

Shape front neck

Next Row (RS): Work 39 (41, 42, 45, 45, 45, 46) sts in patt, cast off 5 (5, 5, 7, 7, 9, 9) sts, work in patt to end. 39 (41, 42, 45, 45, 45, 46) sts rem for each shoulder

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Abbreviations

Heike’s tip “If you are not a fan of twist stitch crosses, just use a cable needle instead”

Rapunzel

Zigzag A

Diamond

Zigzag B

T2L: Knit into the back of the 2nd st on LH needle, then knit into the front of the first st. Slip both sts off the LH needle together T2R: Knit into the front of the 2nd st on LH needle, then knit into the back of the first stitch. Slip both sts off the LH needle together T2LB: Knit into the back of the 2nd st on LH needle, then knit into the back of the first st. Slip both sts off the LH needle together T2RB: Knit into the back of the 2nd st on LH needle, then knit into the back of the first stitch. Slip both sts off the LH needle TP2L: Purl into the back of the 2nd stitch on LH needle, then knit into the front of the first stitch. Slip both sts off the LH needle together TP2R: Knit into the front of the 2nd stitch on LH needle, then purl the first stitch. Slip both sts off the LH needle together LTP: Purl into the back of the 2nd stitch on LH needle, then knit into the back of the first stitch. Slip both sts off the LH needle together RTP: Knit into the back loop of 2nd stitch on LH needle, then purl the first stitch. Slip both sts off the LH needle together T3R: Slip 2 sts onto CN and hold at back, k1 tbl from LH needle, then work [p1, k1 tbl] from CN See page 96 for all other abbreviations

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Cast off 1 st at the neck edge at the beg of next 4 (6, 6, 7, 7, 7, 8) WS rows. 23 (23, 24, 24, 24, 24, 24) sts Cont in patt until armhole measures same as for Back, ending after a WS row. Cast off in patt.

RIGHT SLEEVE With smaller needles, cast on 44 (48, 52, 52, 60, 60, 64) sts. Work Twisted Rib patt until work measures 5cm, ending after a WS row. Change to larger needles. Set-up Row 1 (RS): K8 (10, 12, 12, 16, 16, 18), k1 tbl, p1, k5, p1, [TP2L] 3 times, p4, k1 tbl, p1, k5, p2, RT, k to end. Set-up Row 2: P8 (10, 12, 12, 16, 16, 18), pm, p1 tbl, k2, p5, k1, p1 tbl, k4, [p1 tbl, k1] 3 times, k1, p5, k1, p1 tbl, pm, p to end. Row 1: K to marker, sm, work Row 1 of Rapunzel patt from chart or written instructions, work Row 1 of Zig Zag A, work Row 1 of Rapunzel, sm, k to end. ***Work 9 (9, 7, 7, 7, 5, 5) rows in patt. Next Row (RS, inc): K1, m1, k to marker, sm, work in patt to marker, sm, k to last st, m1, k1. 2 sts inc’d Rep these 10 (10, 8, 8, 8, 4, 4) rows 6 (10, 13, 1, 7, 5, 11) more times. 58 (70, 80, 56, 76, 82, 88) 88 sts Work 5 (5, 5, 3, 3, 3, 1) rows in patt. Next Row (RS, inc): K1, m1, k to marker, sm, work in patt to marker, sm, k to last st, m1, k1. 2 sts inc’d Rep these 6 (6, 6, 4, 4, 4, 2) rows 3 (2, 5, 6, 1, 16, 3) more times. 66 (70, 80, 88, 92, 100, 108) sts Cont in patt without shaping until work measures 43 (45, 46, 46, 46, 46, 46) cm from cast-on edge, ending after a WS row.

Shape armhole Cast off 2 (3, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8) sts at beg of next 2 rows. 62 (64, 74, 80, 82, 88, 92) sts Cast off 3 sts at the beg of the foll 0 (0, 2, 2, 2, 4, 4) rows. 62 (64, 68, 74, 76, 76, 80) sts Cast off 2 sts at the beg of the foll 4 (4, 6, 8, 8, 8, 8) rows. 54 (56, 56, 58, 60, 60, 64) sts Cast off 1 st at the beg of the foll

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6 (8, 6, 6, 8, 6, 10) rows. 48 (48, 50, 52, 52, 54, 54) sts

Sleeve cap shaping Maintaining patt, cast off 1 st at the beg of the next 8 rows. 40 (40, 42, 44, 44, 46, 46) sts Work 0 (2, 2, 2, 2, 4, 4) rows even. Cast off 1 st at the beg of the foll 8 (8, 8, 10, 10, 8, 8) rows. 32 (32, 34, 34, 34, 38, 38) sts Cast of 2 sts at the beg of the foll 6 (6, 6, 6, 6, 8, 8) rows. 20 (20, 22, 22, 22, 22, 22) sts Cast off 3 (3, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4) sts at the beg of the foll 2 rows. 14 sts rem for shoulder strap

Shoulder Strap Cont in patt for the remaining 14 sts, slipping the first stitch of every row, until shoulder strap measures 9.5 (9.5, 10, 10, 10, 10, 10) cm. Cast off in patt.

LEFT SLEEVE With smaller needles, cast on 44 (48, 52, 52, 60, 60, 64) sts. Work Twisted Rib patt until work measures 5cm, ending after a WS row. Change to larger needles. Set-up Row 1 (RS): K8 (10, 12, 12, 16, 16, 18), k1 tbl, p1, k5, p1, TP2L, p4, [k1 tbl, p1] 3 times, k5, p2, RT, k to end. Set-up Row 2: P8 (10, 12, 12, 16, 16, 18), pm, p1 tbl, k2, p5, [k1, p1 tbl] 3 times, k4, p1 tbl, k2, p5, k1, p1 tbl, pm, p to end. Row 1: K to marker, sm, work Row 1 of Rapunzel patt from chart or written instructions, work Row 1 of Zig Zag B, work Row 1 of Rapunzel, sm, k to end. Complete as for Right Sleeve from *** onwards.

Finishing Weave in all yarn ends and block pieces to measurements. Block garments made with fine Merino and silk yarns very gently with steam instead of immersing the whole sweater in water. It will hold its shape much better. Join sleeve seams and side seams. Set in sleeves and sew shoulder strap to front and back shoulders.

NECKBAND With RS facing and circular needle, beg at the Right Back shoulder strap seam, pu and k31 (33, 33, 39, 39, 41, 43) sts along back neck, pu and k13 sts from shoulder strap, pu and k27 (29, 32, 30, 31, 33, 34) sts along left side, pu and k5 (5, 5, 7, 7, 9, 9) sts from centre

Stitch patterns TWISTED RIB PATTERN Row 1 (RS): *K1 tbl, p1; rep from * to end. Row 2: *K1, p1 tbl; rep from * to end. RAPUNZEL Row 1 (RS): K1 tbl, p1, k3, T2R, p2, k1 tbl. Row 2: P1 tbl, k2, p5, k1, p1 tbl. Row 3: K1 tbl, p1, TP2L, T2R, T2L, p1, k1 tbl. Row 4: P1 tbl, k1, p5, k2, p1 tbl. Row 5: K1 tbl, p2, T2L, k3, p1, k1 tbl. Row 6: As Row 4. Row 7: K1 tbl, p1, T2R, T2L, TP2R, p1, k1 tbl. Row 8: As Row 2. Rep these 8 rows for patt. ZIGZAG A Row 1 (RS): P1, [LTP] twice, p3. Row 2: K3, [p1 tbl, k1] twice, k1. Row 3: P2, [LTP] twice, p2. Row 4: K2, [p1 tbl, k1] twice, k2. Row 5: P3, [LTP] twice, p1. Row 6: K1, [p1 tbl, k1] twice, k3. Row 7: P3, [RTP] twice, p1. Row 8: As Row 4. Row 9: P2, [RTP] twice, p2. Row 10: As Row 2. Row 11: P1, [RTP] twice, p3. Row 12: K4, [p1 tbl, k1] twice. Rep these 12 rows for patt. DIAMOND Row 1 (RS): P6, k1 tbl, p1, T3R, p1, k1 tbl, p6. Row 2: K6, [p1 tbl, k1] 4 times, k5. Row 3: P5, [RTP] twice, p1, [LTP] twice, p5. Row 4: K5, p1 tbl, k1, [p1 tbl] twice, k1, [p1 tbl] twice, k1, p1 tbl, k5.

front cast-off, then pu and k27 (29, 32, 30, 31, 33, 34) sts along Right Front neck edge and pu and k13 sts from shoulder strap, pm and join to work in the rnd. 116 (122, 128, 132, 134, 142 146) sts Next Rnd: *K1 tbl, p1, rep from * to end. Rep this rnd until neckband measures 4cm. Cast off in patt and weave in ends. Row 5: P4, [RTP] twice, k1 tbl, p1, k1 tbl, [LPT] twice, p4. Row 6: K4, [p1 tbl, k1] 6 times, k3. Row 7: P3, RTP, T2RB, [p1, k1 tbl] twice, p1, T2LB, LTP, p3. Row 8: K3, p1 tbl, k1, [p1 tbl] twice, [k1, p1 tbl] twice, k1, [p1 tbl] twice, k1, p1 tbl, k3. Row 9: P2, [RTP] twice, [k1 tbl, p1] 3 times, k1 tbl, [LTP] twice, p2. Row 10: K2, [p1 tbl, k1] 8 times, k1. Row 11: P2, [k1 tbl, p1] 8 times, p1. Row 12: As Row 10. Row 13: P2, [LTP] twice, k1 tbl, [p1, k1 tbl] 3 times, k1 [RPT] twice, p2. Row 14: As Row 8. Row 15: P3, [LTP] twice, [p1, k1 tbl] twice, p1, [RTP] twice, p3. Row 16: As Row 6. Row 17: P4, [LTP] twice, k1 tbl, p1, k1 tbl, [LTP] twice, p4. Row 18: As Row 4. Row 19: P5, [LTP] twice, p1, [RPT] twice, p5. Row 20: As Row 2. Rep these 20 rows for patt. ZIGZAG B Row 1 (RS): P3, [RTP] twice, p1. Row 2: K2, [p1 tbl, k1] twice, k2. Row 3: P2, [RTP] twice, p2. Row 4: K3, [p1 tbl, k1] twice, k1. Row 5: P1, [RTP] twice, p3. Row 6: K4, [p1 tbl, k1] twice. Row 7: P1, [LTP] twice, p3. Row 8: As Row 4. Row 9: P2, [LTP] twice, p2. Row 10: As Row 2. Row 11: P3, [RTP] twice, p1. Row 12: K1, [p1 tbl, k1] twice, k3. Rep these 12 rows for patt.

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28 sts

25g DK

36 rows

10cm

10cm

over St st

one size

Designed by Sachiyo Ishii

Yarn used DK wool, 20g in pale pink (MC) small amount of white (CC)

Yarn suggestions James C. Brett Legacy pale pink, Rowan Baby Merino Silk DK, Shell Pink (674), Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino, Baby Pink (601) light pink (600)

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

Needles used 2.75mm straight

Other supplies small amounts of Peach DK, 4-ply dark brown, purple tweedy DK stitch holder chenille needle or tapestry needle stuffing wool or toy filling

Sizing standing bunny: 9cm + ears

Abbreviations See page 96 for all abbreviations

SACHI SAYS… “Bunnies are one of my favourites to knit. I must have made so many different designs but I never get tired of making bunnies. Here we have a little family in different styles. Start with the simple one if you are a beginner. I hope you will enjoy making them as much as I enjoyed designing them”

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Pink Bunny Family Just like every other family, bunnies like to snuggle up warm in the autumn! This pattern is knitted flat and seamed. It uses only simple stitches – the only fiddly bit is the sewing up. The body should be knitted quite tightly so that the stuffing is not visible through the stitches. If you find it difficult to work on small needles, use slightly larger needles but make sure the stuffing doesn’t show through.

Next Row: [K2, k2tog] 4 times. 12 sts Break yarn and thread through rem sts. Pull tight to fasten.

ARMS

ear together and attach it to head. Repeat for other ear. Seam arms without stuffing and attach them to body. Using two strands of 4-ply dark brown yarn together, make French knots for eyes. With single strand, use back stitch to embroider nose. Attach scarf to body.

Start knitting…

Work both the same With MC, cast on 10 sts. Beg with a p row, work 10 rows in St st. Break yarn and thread through rem sts. Pull tight to fasten.

STANDING BUNNY

OUTER EARS

First leg

Make two the same With MC, cast on 6 sts. Rows 1-7: Beg with a p row, work 7 rows in St st. Row 8 (RS): Ssk, k to last 2 sts, k2tog. 4 sts Row 9: Purl. Row 10: Ssk, k2tog. 2 sts Row 11: P2tog and fasten off.

With MC, cast on 5 sts. Row 1 (WS): Purl. Row 2: [Kfb] 5 times. 10 sts Rows 3-4: Beg with a p row, work 2 rows in St st. Break yarn and place sts on a holder.

LEGS & BODY First Leg With MC, cast on 8 sts. Row 1 (WS): Purl. Row 2: [Kfb] 8 times. 16 sts Rows 3-8: Beg with a p row, work 6 rows in St st. Break yarn and place sts on a holder.

Second Leg Work as for First leg. Do not break yarn.

Body

Row 1 (WS): P across 16 sts of second leg, cast on 4 sts to RH needle using backward loop method, p16 held sts from first leg. 36 sts Row 2: Cast on 2 sts, k to end. 38 sts Row 3: Cast on 2 sts, p to end. 40 sts Rows 4-21: Beg with a k row, work 18 rows in St st. Row 22: [K3, k2tog] 8 times. 32 sts Rows 23-27: Beg with a p row, work 5 rows in St st. Row 28: [K2, k2tog] 8 times. 24 sts Rows 29-31: Beg with a p row, work 3 rows in St st. Row 32: [K2tog] 12 times. 12 sts Break yarn and thread through rem sts. Pull tight to fasten.

MUZZLE With CC, cast on 16 sts. Purl 1 row.

INNER EARS Make two the same With CC, cast on 5 sts. Rows 1-6: Beg with a p row, work 6 rows in St st. Row 7: P2tog, p1, p2tog. 3 sts Row 8: P2tog, p1, pass the first st over the second and fasten off.

SCARF With purple tweedy yarn, cast on 4 sts and work in St st until piece measures 22cm. Cast off. To make fringes, cut yarn to 6cm, fold in centre and thread both strands into a needle eye. Insert needle from back of edge and take out loop, leaving yarn ends on back of scarf. Release loop from needle, take yarn ends through loop and pull ends tightly. Repeat three more times on one edge. Work same way for other edge. Making up: With fasten-off yarn end, sew back seam halfway. With cast-on yarn ends, sew each leg to crotch. Stuff and close seam. With fasten off yarn end, seam muzzle and attach its cast-on edge to face. Sew inner and outer

BABY LEGS & BODY

Second leg Work as for First leg. Do not break yarn.

Body

Row 1 (WS): P across 10 sts of Second leg, cast on 2 sts to RH needle using backward loop method, p10 held sts from first leg. 22 sts Row 2: Cast on 1 st, k to end. 23 sts Row 3: Cast on 1 st, p to end. 24 sts Rows 4-7: Beg with a k row, work 4 rows in St st. Row 8: [K2, k2tog] 6 times. 18 sts Rows 9-13: Beg with a p row, work 5 rows in St st. Row 14: [K2tog] 9 times. 9 sts Break yarn and thread through rem sts. Pull tight to fasten.

EARS Work both the same With MC, cast on 5 sts. Rows 1-6: Beg with a p row, work 6 rows in St st. Row 7: P2tog, p1, p2tog. 3 sts Row 8: Ssk, k1, pass the first st over the second and fasten off.

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Toys

MUZZLE With CC, cast on 10 sts. Break yarn and thread through rem sts. Pull tight to fasten. Making up: Make up body as for Standing Bunny (Baby has no arms). Attach cast-on edge of ears to head. Attach Baby to Standing Bunny.

SITTING BUNNY Body With MC, cast on 10 sts. Row 1 (WS): Purl. Row 2: [Kfb] 10 times. 20 sts

Row 3: Purl. Row 4: [K1, kfb] 10 times. 30 sts Row 5: Purl. Row 6: [K2, kfb] 10 times. 40 sts Rows 7-21: Beg with a p row, work 15 rows in St st. Row 22: [K3, k2tog] 8 times. 32 sts Rows 23-27: Beg with a p row, work 5 rows in St st. Row 28: [K2, k2tog] 8 times. 24 sts Rows 29-31: Beg with a p row, work 3 rows in St st. Row 32: [K2tog] 12 times. 12 sts Break yarn and thread through rem sts. Pull tight to fasten.

MUZZLE With Peach, cast on 16 sts. Row 1 (WS): Purl. Row 2: [K2, k2tog] 4 times. 12 sts Break yarn and thread through rem sts. Pull tight to fasten.

PAW PRINTS Make two the same With Peach, cast on 10 sts. Break yarn and thread through rem sts. Pull tight to fasten.

OUTER EARS & INNER EARS As given for Standing Bunny.

Making up: With fasten-off yarn end, sew body half way. With cast-on yarn end, work a gathering thread along cast-on edge and draw tightly. Sew base, stuff and close seam. Sew outer and inner ears together and attach them to head. With fasten off yarn end, seam muzzle and attach its cast-on edge to face. Attach paw piece and make three French knots on top. Using two strands of 4-ply dark brown yarn together, make French knots for eyes. With single strand, use backstitch to embroider nose.

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10cm 10cm

26 rnds 23 sts

200g 4-ply

over St st

S-L

Designed by Solène Le Roux

Yarn used Debbie Bliss Fine Donegal 1 skein each in Snowdrift 01 (MC), Ruby 20 (CC1), Bronze 21 (CC2) & Leaf 13 (CC3) for stockists see www.designeryarns.uk.com

About the yarn 4-ply; 380m per 100g ball; 95% wool, 5% cashmere

Tension 23 sts x 26 rnds = 10cm measured over stranded St st

Needles used 3.5mm DPNs 3.5mm circular, 40cm

Other supplies stitch marker waste yarn

Sizing

Mitts: S (M, L), designed to fit with 2cm positive ease Hat: S (M, L), designed to fit with 4cm negative ease

Abbreviations

Cold Flower Set The cooler weather is on its way, so it’s time to get cracking on some warm winter woollies The mitts are worked in the round from the cuff. The thumbs are separated using waste yarn and then worked in ribbing. The hat is worked in the round from the brim to the crown. The stranded pattern is knitted in four colours, with up to three colours worked in the same round. Strand the colour(s) not in use at the back of the work.

Start knitting… MITTS

Work both the same With CC1 and DPNs, cast on 40 (48, 56) sts. Join to work in the rnd, being careful not to twist. Pm to mark beg of rnd. Next Rnd: *K1, p1; rep from * to end.

Chart

Key

Rep last rnd 24 more times. Work rnds 1-38 of chart.

When working the stranded chart, treat the white yarn as your main colour, and the other colours as your contrast colours. This will help your patterning look consistent Rnd 39 (separate thumb): With waste yarn k8, sl8 waste yarn sts back to LH needle and work Rnd 39 of chart with MC and CC3. Work rnds 40-51 of chart. Cont with CC1 only. Next Rnd: *K1, p1; rep from * to end. Rep last rnd 5 more times. Cast off in patt.

Thumb With CC1, pu 8 sts under waste yarn, pu 8 sts over waste yarn, remove waste yarn and join to work in the rnd. Pm to mark beg of rnd. Next Rnd: *K1, p1; rep from * to end.

Rep last rnd 7 more times. Cast off in patt.

HAT

With CC1, cast on 104 (112, 120) sts. Join to work in the rnd, being careful not to twist. Pm to mark beg of rnd. Next Rnd: *K1, p1; rep from * to end. Rep last rnd 7 more times. Work rnds 1-51 of chart, omitting the rnds worked only for mitts.

Shape crown Cont with CC1 only. Rnd 1: *Ssk, k4, k2tog; rep from * to end. 78 (84, 90) sts Rnd 2, 4 & 6: Knit. Rnd 3: *Ssk, k2, k2tog; rep from * to end. 52 (56, 60) sts Rnd 5: *Ssk, k2tog; rep from * to end. 26 (28, 30) sts Rnd 7: *K2tog; rep from * to end. 13 (14, 15) sts Break yarn and thread through rem sts. Pull tight to fasten.

Finishing Weave in ends and block to dimensions given in schematic.

See page 96 for all abbreviations

Schematics Mitts

Hat

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18 sts

600800g aran

25 rows

10cm

10cm

over patt

S-2X

Designed by Martin Storey

Yarn used Rowan Kid Classic 12 (13, 14, 15, 16) balls in Smoke 831

About the yarn aran; 140m per 50g ball; 70% wool, 22% mohair, 8% polyamide

Tension 20.5 sts x 37 rows = 10cm measured over G st using smaller needles 18 sts x 25 rows = 10cm measured over bodice patt using larger needles

Needles used 4.5mm straight 5mm straight 4.5mm circular, 120cm

Other supplies tapestry needle fine sewing needle & thread 3 buttons, 15mm approximately 330 (370, 410, 450, 500) Debbie Abrahams beads size 6, colour 340 4 removable stitch markers stitch holder

Sizing S (M, L, XL, 2X) See schematic for finished measurements

Abbreviations

Bead 1: Place a bead. See step-by-step illustrations See page 96 for all other abbreviations

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Nightfall Cardigan This beautiful beaded cardigan by Martin Storey is perfect for layering when the weather is changeable This cardigan is knitted flat in five pieces and seamed. It features beaded decoration, which is added using the slipped stitch method. You will need to be able to work shaping whilst maintaining a stitch pattern. Before starting to knit the bodice sections of garment, thread beads onto yarn as shown in the step-bystep guide. Do not place beads on the outer two stitches of rows as this will interfere with seaming.

Work armholes Place markers at both ends of last row (to denote base of armhole openings). Work 50 (54, 58, 62, 66) rows in Bodice Pattern, ending with RS facing for next row. Armhole should measure approximately 20 (21.5, 23, 24.5, 26) cm from markers.

Shape shoulders

Start knitting‌

Keeping patt correct, cast off 3 (4, 4, 5, 5) sts at beg of next 6 (10, 8, 10, 10) rows, then 4 (-, 5, -, -) sts at beg of foll 4 (-, 2, -, -) rows. 61 (65, 71, 73, 81) sts

BACK

Shape back neck

With smaller needles, cast on 109 (119, 129, 139, 149) sts. Work in G st (knit every row) until back measures 16 (17, 18, 20, 21) cm. Next Row (dec row): K1, ssk, k to last 3 sts, k2tog. 2 sts dec’d Knit 17 rows. Work [1 dec row, 15 plain rows] twice, then work dec row once. 99 (109, 119, 129, 139) sts Knit 6 rows. Next Row (WS): K3 (1, 6, 3, 0), k2tog, (k5 (6, 5, 6, 6), k2tog) 13 (13, 15, 15, 17) times, k3 (2, 6, 4, 1). 85 (95, 103, 113, 121) sts Change to larger needles.

Bodice Read ahead in this section, as you will be working shaping at the same time as working the stitch pattern. Commence working Bodice Pattern from chart or written instructions. Work 6 (6, 6, 4, 4) rows, ending with RS facing for next row. Inc 1 st at each end of next and 0 (1, 2, 3, 3) foll 4th rows, then on 4 (3, 2, 1, 1) foll 6th rows, incorporating new sts into patt. 95 (105, 113, 123, 131) sts Work 5 rows, ending with RS facing for next row. Back should measure approximately 50 (50.5, 51, 51.5, 52) cm.

Next Row (RS): Cast off 4 (4, 5, 5, 6) sts, patt until there are 16 (18, 19, 20, 22) sts on right needle and turn, leaving rem sts on a holder. Work each side of neck separately. Dec 1 st at neck edge of next 4 rows and at same time cast off 4 (4, 5, 5, 6) sts at beg of 2nd row, then 4 (5, 5, 5, 6) sts at beg of foll alt row. Work 1 row. Cast off rem 4 (5, 5, 6, 6) sts. With RS facing, slip centre 21 (21, 23, 23, 25) sts onto a holder, rejoin yarn and patt to end.

Schematic Body

Complete to match first side, reversing shapings.

LEFT FRONT With smaller needles, cast on 54 (59, 64, 69, 74) sts. Work in G st (knit every row) until left front measures 16 (17, 18, 20, 21) cm. Dec 1 st at beg of next and foll 18th row, then on 3 foll 16th rows. 49 (54, 59, 64, 69) sts Knit 6 rows. Next Row (WS): K2 (2, 4, 3, 1), k2tog, (k5 (6, 5, 6, 6), k2tog) 6 (6, 7, 7, 8) times, k3 (2, 4, 3, 2). 42 (47, 51, 56, 60) sts Change to larger needles.

Bodice Read ahead in this section, as you will be working shaping at the same time as working the stitch pattern. Commence working Bodice Pattern from chart or written instructions. Work 6 (6, 6, 4, 4) rows, ending with RS facing for next row. Inc 1 st at beg of next and 0 (1, 2, 3, 3) foll 4th rows, then on 4 (3, 2, 1, 1) foll 6th rows, taking inc sts into patt. 47 (52, 56, 61, 65) sts Work 1 row, ending with RS facing for next row.

Chart Key

Sleeve

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Women’s The Collection Garment

Where to buy

Rowan Kid Classic, ÂŁ6.95 www.blacksheepwools.com

Stitch pattern BODICE PATTERN Row 1: *K2tog, yo; rep from * to last st, k1. Row 2: Purl. Row 3: K2, *yo, k2tog; rep from * to last st, k1. Row 4: Purl. Row 5: *K2tog, yo; rep from * to last st, k1. Rows 6-8: Purl.

Row 9: *K2, Bead 1, k1; rep from * until fewer than 4 sts rem, k to end. Rows 10-12: Purl. When working Bodice Pattern for fronts, where stitch count is not divisible by the stitch pattern, work plain St st at the outside edge of the piece until you have enough stitches to incorporate into the pattern.

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Shape front slope Keeping patt correct, dec 1 st at end of next row. 46(51,55,60,64)sts Work 3 rows, ending with RS facing for next row.

Shape armhole Place marker at end of last row (to denote base of armhole opening). Keeping patt correct, dec 1 st at front slope edge of next and 7 (5, 6, 4, 5) foll 4th rows, then on 3 (5, 5, 7, 7) foll 6th rows. 35 (40, 43, 48, 51) sts Work 3 rows, ending with RS facing for next row.

Shape shoulder Cast off 3 (4, 4, 5, 5) sts at beg of next and 2 (6, 3, 7, 4) alt rows, then 4 (5, 5, -, 6) sts at beg of foll 5 (1, 4, -, 3) alt rows and at same time dec 1 st at front slope edge of 3rd and foll 6th row. Work 1 row. Cast off rem 4 (5, 5, 6, 6) sts.

RIGHT FRONT Work as for Left Front, reversing shapings.

SLEEVES With smaller needles, cast on 51 (53, 55, 55, 57) sts. Work in G st (knit every row) throughout as folls: Inc 1 st at each end of 7th (7th, 5th, 5th, 5th) and every foll 8th (8th, 6th, 6th, 6th) row to 55 (77, 59, 83, 101) sts, then on every foll 10th (10th, 8th, 8th, 8th) row until there are 79 (85, 91, 97, 103) sts. Cont straight until sleeve measures 42 (42, 43, 43, 43) cm.

Shape top Cast off 3 (4, 4, 4, 4) sts at beg of next 4 (14, 10, 6, 2) rows, then 4 (-, 5, 5, 5) sts at beg of foll 10 (-, 4, 8, 12) rows. Cast off rem 27 (29, 31, 33, 35) sts. Making up: Block to dimensions given in schematic. Join both shoulder seams using mattress stitch.

Front Bands & Collar With RS facing and using circular needle, beg and ending at cast-on edges, pu and k73 (75, 77, 82, 84) sts up right front opening edge to beg of bodice patt, 26 (25, 24, 21, 21) sts up row-end edge of bodice

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patt to beg of front slope shaping, and 60 (63, 66, 69, 72) sts up right front slope, pm (right shoulder), pu and k5 sts down right side of back neck, k across 21 (21, 23, 23, 25) sts on back holder inc 3 sts evenly, pu and k5 sts up left side of back neck, pm (left shoulder), pu and k60 (63, 66, 69, 72) sts down left front slope to beg of front slope shaping, 26 (25, 24, 21, 21) sts down row-end edge of bodice patt to beg of bodice patt, and 73 (75, 77, 82, 84) sts down left front opening edge. 352 (360, 370, 380, 392) sts Working in G st (k every row) throughout, now shape collar as folls: Row 1 (WS of body): K to right shoulder marker, w&t Row 2: K to left shoulder marker,w&t. Row 3: K to right shoulder marker, k3, w&t. Row 4: K to left shoulder marker, k3, w&t. Row 5: K to right shoulder marker, k6, w&t. Row 6: K to left shoulder marker, k6, w&t. Row 7: K to right shoulder marker, k9, w&t. Row 8: K to left shoulder marker, k9, w&t. Row 9: K to right shoulder marker, k12, w&t. Row 10: K to left shoulder marker, k12, w&t. Cont in this way, working 3 more sts beyond shoulder marker than on previous row, until the foll pair of rows have been worked: Next Row: K to right shoulder marker, k60 (63, 66, 69, 72), w&t. Next Row: K to left shoulder marker, k60 (63, 66, 69, 72), w&t. This completes short row shaping for collar section. Next Row (WS of body): Knit. Now working across all sts, cont as folls: Knit 4 rows. Next Row: K74 (75, 78, 82, 84), yo, k2tog (to make first buttonhole), (k9 (9, 8, 7, 7), yo, k2tog) twice (to make 2nd and 3rd buttonholes), k to end. Knit 5 rows. Cast off, taking care to cast-off loosely along collar section.

ts Your guide to…beaded kni

Step 1: Thread sewing needle and tie ends together to create a loop. Drape the yarn through the loop. Thread beads onto the needle and push down onto the yarn.

Step 2: When the pattern tells you to place a bead, slide it up along yarn, bring the working yarn forward (as if to purl), then slip the next stitch purlwise.

Step 3: Hold the bead at the front of the work, snuggling it close to the fabric and the RH needle. Take the yarn to the back of the work and knit as normal.

Step 4: The bead is now fixed in place and should be sitting vertically on a ‘floating’ thread over the slipped stitch.

Finishing Join side and sleeves seams. Set in sleeves. Weave in ends and block.

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22 sts

30 rows

10cm

10cm

50-100g over St st DK

XS-L

Designed by Jayalakshmi M H

Yarn used West Yorkshire Spinners Bluefaced Leicester DK 1 (1, 2, 2) balls in teal

About the yarn DK; 112m per 50g ball; 100% wool

Tension 22 sts x 30 rows = 10cm measured over St st 12 sts x 16 rows = 6.3cm measured over patt

Needles used 4mm circular, 60cm

Other supplies 4 buttons, 1cm stitch markers waste yarn tapestry needle thread

Sizing XS (S, M, L)

Abbreviations

W5: K2, p1, k2, sl these 5 sts to a third needle, wrap the yarn 3 times anticlockwise around the 5 sts, sl the 5 sts to RH needle See page 96 for all other abbreviations

Diamond Darling This cowl is the perfect gift for the women in your life to show them that they are just as precious to you as a jewel The cowl is worked flat in one piece from the bottom up beginning with a garter border followed by the diamond lattice lace pattern. The lace pattern is flanked by garter borders at each end. The cowl is fastened off with buttons. You can choose to work from the chart or the written instructions, whichever you prefer. When working the ‘wrap 5’ stitch, you can avoid using the third needle by simply slipping the 5 sts from the RH to the LH needle and vice-versa as follows: K2, p1, k2. *bring the yarn forward in between the needles, slip the 5 sts from the LH needle to the RH needle, pass the yarn back again in between the needles as if to wrap the sts; rep from * 3 times.

Start knitting… Cast on 81 (117, 141, 177) sts.

Border

Rows 1-4: Knit. Row 5 (RS): K1, k2tog, yo, k1, k to end. Row 6: Knit.

Main Body Rows 1-16 are also shown in the chart. Row 1 (RS): K4, *k4, W5, k3; rep from * to last 5 sts, k5. Row 2: K5, *k3, p5, k4; rep from * to last 4 sts, k4. Row 3: K4, *p3, k2tog, [k1, yo] twice, k1, ssk, p2; rep from * to last 5 sts, p1, k4. Row 4: K5, *k2, p7, k3; rep from * to last 4 sts, k4. Row 5: K4, *p2, k2tog, k1, yo, k3, yo, k1, ssk, p1; rep from * to last 5 sts, p1, k4. Row 6: K5, *k1, p9, k2; rep from * to last 4 sts, k4. Row 7: K4, *p1, k2tog, k1, yo, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, yo, k1, ssk; rep from * to last 5 sts, p1, k4. Row 8: K5, *p11, k1; rep from * to last 4 sts, k4. Row 9: K4, p1, k5, *k4, W5, k3; rep from * to last 5 sts, p1, k4. Row 10: K4, *p3, k7, p2; rep from * to last 5 sts, p1, k4. Row 11: K5, *yo, k1, ssk, p5, k2tog, k1, yo, k1; rep from * to last 4 sts, k4. Row 12: K4, *p4, k5, p3; rep from * to last 5 sts, p1, k4. Row 13: K5, *k1, yo, k1, ssk,

p3, k2tog, k1, yo, k2; rep from * to last 4 sts, k4. Row 14: K4, *p5, k3, p4; rep from * to last 5 sts, p1, k4. Row 15: K5, *yo, ssk, yo, k1, ssk, p1, k2tog, k1, yo, k2tog, yo, k1; rep from * to last 4 sts, k4. Row 16: K4, *p6, k1, p5; rep from * to last 5 sts, p1, k4. Rep rows 1-16 twice more, then work rows 1-2 once.

Border

Rows 1-5: Knit. Cast off k-wise.

Finishing Weave in ends and block to dimensions given in schematic. Sew on the buttons opposite buttonholes.

Schematic

Chart

JAYA SAYS… “Diamonds are precious, strong and timeless. Diamonds represent the qualities of women that make them special and strong. But most of all, diamonds on a woman are a sign that she is loved, cherished and eternalised, because after she’s gone, the diamonds she wore will live forever”

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Accessory

Jaya’s tip

“Do not work the wraps too tightly – just pull the yarn snugly around the sts”

Where to buy

WYS Bluefaced Leicester DK, £4.50 www.woolstock.co.uk

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The Challenge:

The Challenge

Rico Super Kid Mohair Loves Silk Each month we challenge our designers to create something new using just 100g of yarn! These are the results About the designers

Sarah Brunenberg Dreiecke Hat

For this multicoloured, self-striping yarn I looked for a mixture of texture and lace that would make the pattern visible despite the busy fabric. Not an easy task! Geometry to the rescue – this triangular stitch pattern turned out to be ideal.

Angelina Panozzo

Slipped Cable Mitts

These mitts were designed to be an easy pub-knitting project with a simple repeating slip stitch cable chart that’s easy to memorise. I have far too many buttons and wanted to show them off by making them a feature of this design.

Sharon Carter

Trotternish Socks

I love to go travelling in my campervan (with knitting of course!) This pattern is named after the Trotternish Peninsula on Skye where I spent an amazing few days on holiday last year, driving round some crazy winding roads!

About the yarn King Cole Zig Zag 4-ply is a versatile yarn with magic self-striping patterns. It’s absolutely perfect for socks, but works equally well for other accessories and because it’s machine-washable and hard-wearing, it’s perfect for kids’ knits too. Each colour is a limited edition, so if you see a shade you love, don’t hesitate to grab yourself a ball or two. You can find the whole selection at www.athenbys.com for £4.69 per ball. www.knitnowmag.co.uk

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10cm 10cm

44 rnds 26 sts

100g 4-ply

measured over patt

S-L

Designed by Sarah Brunenberg

Yarn used King Cole Zig Zag 1 ball in Chicago 3010

About the yarn 4-ply; 420m per 100g ball; 75% superwash wool, 25% nylon

Tension 26 sts x 44 rnds = 10cm measured over Body patt on larger needles

Needles used 3mm circular, 40cm 3mm DPNs 2.5mm DPNs

Other supplies 1 stitch marker

Sizing S (M, L), shown in size M

Abbreviations See page 96 for all abbreviations

Schematic

Dreiecke Hat This unisex hat is perfect for knitting on the go, with a simple stitch pattern that’s easy to remember After knitting a variation on 2x2 rib, this hat introduces a stitch pattern that mixes texture and lace to form little triangles, ‘dreiecke’ in German. The texture is continued into the crown decreases, making them invisible. The pattern can be worked either from charts or written instructions, whichever you prefer.

Start knitting… Rib edging With smaller needles, cast on 117 (130, 143) sts. Join to work in the rnd, being careful not to twist. Pm to mark beg of rnd. Rnd 1: *P3, [k2, p2] twice, k2, rep from * to end. Rep last rnd 14 more times or until desired length of brim is reached.

BODY Worked over 13 sts Rnd 1: Purl. Rnd 2 & all even rnds: Knit. Rnd 3: K1, p9, k1, k2tog, yo. Rnd 5: K2, p7, k1, k2tog, yo, k1. Rnd 7: K3, p5, k1, k2tog, yo, k2. Rnd 9: K4, p3, k1, k2tog, yo, k3. Rnd 11: K5, p1, k1, k2tog, yo, k4. Rnd 13: Knit. DECREASES 1 Worked over 26 sts Rnd 1: Purl. Rnd 2 & all even rnds: Knit. Rnd 3: K1, p9, k1, k2tog, yo, k1, p9, k1, k2tog. 25 sts Rnd 5: K2, p7, k1, k2tog, yo, k3, p7, k1, k2tog. 24 sts

Rnd 7: K3, p5, k, k2tog, yo, k5, p5, k1, k2tog. 23 sts Rnd 9: K4, p3, k, k2tog, yo, k7, p3, k1, k2tog. 22 sts Rnd 11: K5, p1, k, k2tog, yo, k9, p1, k1, k2tog. 21 sts Rnd 13: Knit. DECREASES 2 Worked over 13 sts Rnd 1: Purl. Rnd 2 & all even rnds: Knit. Rnd 3: K1, p9, k1, k2tog. 12 sts Rnd 5: K2, p7, k1, k2tog. 11 sts Rnd 7: K3, p5, k1, k2tog. 10 sts Rnd 9: K4, p3, k1, k2tog. 9 sts Rnd 11: K5, p1, k1, k2tog. 8 sts Rnd 13: Knit.

Main Section Change to larger needles. Work Body patt three times in full from chart or written instructions.

Crown shaping Note: Change to DPNs when there are too few sts to fit on circular needle. Work Decreases 1 patt from chart or written instructions to last 13 (0, 13) sts, work Body patt to end. Cont as set to end of Rnd 13 of Decreases 1/Body patt. 97 (105, 118) sts SIZE S ONLY: Rnd 1: [K14, k2tog] 6 times, k1. 91 (-, -) sts SIZES M & L ONLY: Rnd 1: K2tog, k to end. - (104, 117) sts ALL SIZES:

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Stitch patterns

Work rnds 1-13 of Decreases 2 patt from chart or written instructions. 56 (64, 72) sts

Break yarn and thread through rem sts. Pull tight to fasten.

SIZES S & L ONLY: Next Rnd: [K12 (-, 8), k2tog] 4 (-, 7) times, k0 (-, 2). 52 (-, 65) sts

Weave in ends and block to dimensions given in schematic.

Finishing

SIZE M ONLY: Next Rnd: K1, m1, k to end. - (65, -) sts ALL SIZES: Work Decreases 2 patt once more in full from chart or written instructions. 32 (40, 40) sts Rnd 1: [K2, k2tog] 8 (10, 10) times. 24 (30, 30) sts Rnd 2: Purl. Rnd 3: Knit. Rnd 4: [K1, k2tog] 8 (10, 10) times. 16 (20, 20) sts Rnds 5-6: As rnds 2-3. Rnd 7: [K2tog] 8 (10, 10) times. 8 (10, 10) sts Rnds 8-9: As rnds 2-3.

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Sarah’s tip

“Don’t be intimidated by the stitch pattern. It is actually easy to work with every other rnd being a knit rnd”

Body

Charts Decreases 1

Decreases 2 Key

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36 sts

100g 4-ply

41 rows

10cm

10cm

over patt

S-L

Designed by Angelina Panozzo

Yarn used King Cole Zig Zag 1 ball in Michigan 3011

About the yarn 4-ply; 420m per 100g ball; 75% superwash wool, 25% nylon

Tension 36 sts x 41 rows = 10cm in cable patt

Needles used 2.75mm straight

Other supplies 16 buttons, 1cm 2 stitch markers tapestry needle

Sizing S (M, L) Shown in size S

Abbreviations

C2BSl: Sl next st onto CN and hold at back, sl1 st from LH needle, k1 from CN C2FSl: Sl next st onto CN and hold in front, k1 from LH needle, sl1 st from CN See page 96 for all other abbreviations

Schematic

Slipped Cable Mitts These simple mitts are worked flat and joined with a row of buttons, making them super easy to knit These simple mitts are worked flat with buttonholes for an easy project. Slipped cables create a subtle texture that’s perfect for variegated sock yarn.

Start knitting‌ Cuff Cast on 50 (54, 58) sts. Row 1 (RS): K2, *p2, k2; rep from * to end. Row 2: P2, *k2, p2; rep from * to end. These 2 rows form 2x2 rib. Rep rows 1-2 until work measures 1.5cm from cast-on edge, ending after a WS row. Next Row (RS): Work in 2x2 rib as set to last 6 sts, k2, cast off 2 sts, k2. 48 (52, 56) sts Next Row: P2, cast on 2 sts to RH needle using backward loop method, p2, work in 2x2 rib as set to end. 50 (54, 58) sts Cont in 2x2 rib until rib measures 2cm from cast-on edge.

Main Body

Row 1: K5 (7, 9), pm, [work Row 1 of Slipped Cable patt from chart or written instructions] 3 times, pm, k6 (8, 10). Rows 2-6: K to marker, sm, work next Row of Slipped Cable patt to next marker, sm, k to end.

Row 7: K to marker, work Row 7 of Slipped Cable patt to next marker, sm, k2, cast off 2 sts, k2. 48 (52, 56) sts Row 8: K2, cast on 2 sts to RH needle using backward loop method, k2, work Row 8 of Slipped Cable patt to next marker, sm, k to end. Rep rows 1-8 six more times, then rep rows 1-6 once more. Next Row: K to marker, work Row 7 of Slipped Cable patt to next marker, sm, k to end. Next Row: K to marker, work Row 8 of Slipped Cable patt to next marker, k to end. Rep rows 1-8 once more. Work in 2x2 rib as for cuff for 1.5cm, ending after a WS row. Next Row (RS): Work in 2x2 rib as set to last 6 sts, k2, cast off 2 sts, k2. 48 (52, 56) sts Next Row: P2, cast on 2 sts to RH needle using backward loop method, p2, work in 2x2 rib as set to end. 50 (54, 58) sts Cont in 2x2 rib until rib section

measures 2cm, ending after a WS row. Cast off using the stretchy castoff as follows; K1, *yo, k1, pass yo over second knit stitch, cast off second stitch on RH needle over first; rep from * to end.

Finishing Sew buttons on to correspond with buttonholes and weave in ends.

STITCH PATTERN Slipped Cable Patt

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Slipped Cable patt Row 1: K1, C2BSl, k2, C2BSl, k1, C2FSl, k3. Rows 2, 4 & 6: Purl. Row 3: K4, C2BSl, k3, C2FSl, k2. Row 5: K3, C2BSl, k1, C2FSl, k2, C2FSl, k1. Row 7: K2, C2BSl, k3, C2FSl, k4. Row 8: Purl. Rep these 8 rows for patt.

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The Challenge Collection

Angelina’s tip “Keep in mind that the edging stitches are in garter stitch to create the button band”

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34 sts

100g 4-ply

46 rows

10cm

10cm

measured over St st

S-L

Designed by Sharon Carter

Yarn used King Cole Zig Zag 1 ball in 3009 New York

About the yarn 4-ply; 420m per 100g ball; 75% superwash wool, 25% nylon

Tension 34 sts x 46 rows = 10cm measured over St st

Needles used 2.25mm DPNs or 2.25mm circular, 80cm for magic loop

Other supplies cable needle 3 stitch markers

Sizing S (M, L) designed to fit with approximately 2.5cm negative ease

Abbreviations LT – left twist: Sl next stitch to CN and hold in front of work, k1, then k1 tbl from CN RT – right twist: Sl next stitch to CN and hold at back of work, k1 tbl, then k1 from CN LTp – left twist purl: Sl next stitch to CN and hold in front of work, p1, then k1 tbl from CN RTp – right twist purl: Sl next stitch to CN and hold at back of work, k1 tbl, then p1 from CN See page 96 for all other abbreviations

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Trotternish Socks You’re guaranteed a great fit with these stylish socks, which are knitted from the toe up These socks are worked from the toe up with a gusset and short row heel (no picking up of stitches required!) They feature an asymmetrical zigzag pattern on the front of the sock which grows out from the toe and flows up into the ribbing at the top. The design is mirrored on the second sock. The stitch pattern can be worked either from charts or written instructions, whichever you prefer.

Start knitting ... Toe With Judy’s Magic cast-on, (see page 93) cast on 28 (32, 36) sts. Rnd 1: [K1, m1r, k12 (14, 16), m1l, k1, pm] twice. 32 (36, 40) sts Next Rnd: Knit. Next Rnd (inc): [K1, m1r, k to 1 st before marker, m1l, k1, sm] twice. 4 sts inc’d Rep the last 2 rnds 1 (2, 3) more times. 40 (48, 56) sts RIGHT SOCK ONLY: Rnd 1: K9 (13, 17), pm for start of toe chart, work Right Toe patt from chart or written instructions, k to end. Rnd 2: K1, m1r, k to marker, sm, work Right Toe patt, sm, k1, m1r, k to 1 st before marker, m1l, k1, sm. 4 sts inc’d Rnd 3: K to marker, sm, work Right Toe patt, k to end. Rep rnds 2-3 twice more, then rep Rnd 2 once more. 56 (64, 72) sts LEFT SOCK ONLY: Rnd 1: Work Left Toe patt from chart or written instructions, k to end. Rnd 2: Work Left Toe patt, k to 1 st before marker, m1l, k1, sm, k1, m1r, k to 1 st before marker, m1l, k1, sm. 4 sts inc’d Rep rnds 1-2 three more times. 56 (64, 72) sts

Foot

BOTH SOCKS:

Remove marker for start of toe chart when you come to it.

Gusset

RIGHT SOCK ONLY: SIZE L ONLY: Rnd 1: K15, work Rnd 1 of Trotternish patt from chart or written instructions, k2, sm, k to end. Rnd 2: K15, work Rnd 2 of Trotternish patt, k2, sm, k to end. ALL SIZES: Next Rnd: K7 (11, 13), pm for start of patt, work Trotternish patt from chart or written instructions (starting with Rnd 1 for all sizes), k2 (2, 4), sm, k to end, sm. Rep this rnd until sock measures approximately 6cm shorter than length from tip of toes to the back of the heel, finishing after working across the instep, ready to knit across the sole sts. LEFT SOCK ONLY: SIZE L ONLY: Rnd 1: K2, work Rnd 8 of Trotternish patt from chart or written instructions, k15, sm, k to end of round, sm. Rnd 2: K2, work Rnd 9 of Trotternish patt, k15, sm, k to end of round, sm. ALL SIZES: Next Rnd: K2 (2, 4), pm for start of patt, work Trotternish pattern from chart or written instructions (starting with Rnd 8 for all sizes), k to end of rnd, sm. Rep this rnd until sock is approximately 6cm shorter than to the back of the heel, finishing after working across the instep, ready to knit across the sole sts.

Rnd 1: K1, m1r, k to 1 st before marker, m1l, k1, sm, work across instep as set. 2 sts inc’d Rnd 2: K to marker, sm, work across instep as set. Rep the last 2 rnds 9 (11, 13) more times. 48 (56, 64) sole sts, 76 (88, 100) sts total Make a note of which pattern row you just worked. You will need to continue with the next row once you complete the heel turn.

Heel turn The heel is worked back and forth on the sole sts. Set-up Row: K27 (31, 35), ssk, k1, turn. Next Row: Sl1, p7, ssp, p1 turn. Row 1: Sl1, k8, ssk, k1, turn. Row 2: Sl1, p9, ssp, p1, turn. Continue as set (knitting or purling 1 more stitch on each row) until you have 30 (34, 38) heel sts. You still have 2 more sts to decrease. I like to work one fewer ‘heel turn’ row and close the final ‘gap’ on the next rnd. This really helps to avoid holes at the top of the gusset. Next Row: K25 (29, 33), ssk, k1, sm. Return to working in the rnd. Next Rnd: Work across instep as set, sm, k1, k2tog, k to end of rnd. 28 (32, 36) sts for sole, 56 (64, 74) sts total

Schematic

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The Challenge

Sharon’s tip “Start the gusset increases when your sock (slightly stretched) is just touching the bend where your foot joins your leg”

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Stitch patterns RIGHT TOE Rnd 1: K7, RTp, p1, k1. 11 sts Rnd 2: K6, RTp, p2, m1l, k1. 12 sts Rnd 3: K5, RTp, p2, RTp, k1. Rnd 4: K4, RTp, p2, RTp, p1, m1l, k1. 13 sts Rnd 5: K3, [RTp, p2] twice, k2. Rnd 6: K2, [RTp, p2] twice, RTp, m1l, k1. 14 sts Rnd 7: K1, [RTp, p2] twice, RTp, p1, k2. Rnd 8: [RTp, p2] 3 times, k1, m1l, k1. 15 sts LEFT TOE Rnd 1: K1, p1, LTp, k7. 11 sts Rnd 2: K1, m1r, p2, LTp, k6. 12 sts Rnd 3: K1, LTp, p2, LTp, k5. Rnd 4: K1, m1r, p1, LTp, p2, LTp, k4. 13 sts Rnd 5: K2, [p2, LTp] twice, k3. Rnd 6: K1, m1r, [LTp, p2] twice, LTp, k2. 14 sts Rnd 7: K2, p1, [LTp, p2] twice, LTp, k1. Rnd 8: K1, m1r, k1, [p2, LTp] 3 times. 15 sts

Leg Cont as set, working the Trotternish pattern on front of leg and St st on back of leg. Work until leg measures approximately 11cm, ending after a Rnd 14 for the Right sock and Rnd 7 for the Left sock.

Cuff

RIGHT SOCK ONLY: I prefer to knit the first st of a rnd, so we will move the beginning of rnd before knitting the cuff of the right sock only. Remove beg of rnd marker and knit first st of rnd, pm for new beg of rnd. You can remove the other 2 markers (start of pattern chart and end of instep) as you come to them on the following rnd.

LEFT SOCK ONLY: Rnd 1: [K1, p1] 1 (1, 2) times, k1 tbl, [p3, k1 tbl] 3 times, p1, *k1, p1; rep from * to end.

TROTTERNISH Rnd 1: K5, [RTp, p2] 3 times, RT. Rnd 2: K4, [RTp, p2] 3 times, RT, k1. Rnd 3: K3, [RTp, p2] 3 times, RT, k2. Rnd 4: K2, [RTp, p2] 3 times, RT, k3. Rnd 5: K1, [RTp, p2] 3 times, RT, k4. Rnd 6: RTp, [p2, RTp] twice, p2, RT, k5. Rnd 7: [K1 tbl, p3] 3 times, k1 tbl, k6. Rnd 8: LT, [p2, LTp] 3 times, k5. Rnd 9: K1, LT, [p2, LTp] 3 times, k4. Rnd 10: K2, LT, [p2, LTp] 3 times, k3. Rnd 11: K3, LT, [p2, LTp] 3 times, k2. Rnd 12: K4, LT, [p2, LTp] 3 times, k1. Rnd 13: K5, LT, [p2, LTp] 3 times. Rnd 14: K6, [k1 tbl, p3] 3 times, k1 tbl. Rep these 14 rows for patt.

Trottenish

Key

BOTH SOCKS: Rep Rnd 1 until cuff measures 3cm (or desired length). Cast off in patt using Jeny’s surprisingly stretchy cast-off (see page 93).

Finishing Weave in ends and block.

Left Toe

Right Toe

Rnd 1: [K1, p1] 6 (8, 9) times, k1 tbl, [p3, k1 tbl] 3 times, p1, *k1, p1; rep from * to end.

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18 sts

600800g aran

32 rows

10cm

10cm

over moss st

S-2X

Yarn used Debbie Bliss Iris 12 (13, 14, 15, 16) balls in Flamingo 12 For stockists, see www.designeryarns.uk.com

About the yarn aran; 125m per 50g ball; 95% wool, 50% cashmere

Tension 18 sts x 32 rows = 10cm measured over Moss st

Needles used 4.5mm straight 5.5mm straight

Other supplies tapestry needle 2 stitch holders

Sizing S (M, L, XL, 2X) To fit bust 81-86 (86-92, 9297, 97-102, 102-107) cm Choose a size approximately 20cm bigger than your own bust measurement to achieve the fit shown in photographs See schematic for finished measurements

Abbreviations See page 96 for all abbreviations

Camellia Pullover This soft and sumptuous pullover by Debbie Bliss is perfect for cosying up on a chilly evening with your knitting This jumper is worked flat from the bottom up in four pieces. It features only simple stitches, making it a perfect relaxing knit. To be sure of a good fit, knit a tension swatch before you cast on – see page 96.

Start knitting… BACK With smaller needles, cast on 100 (106, 112, 118, 124) sts. SIZES S, L & 2X ONLY: Rib Row 1 (RS): K3, *p2, k2; rep from * to last st, k1. Rib Row 2: K1, *p2, k2; rep from * to last 3 sts, p2, k1. SIZES M & XL ONLY: Rib Row 1 (RS): K2, *p2, k2; rep from * to end. Rib Row 2: P2, *k2, p2; rep from * to end. ALL SIZES: Rep these last 2 rows 7 more times. Change to larger needles. Row 1 (RS): *K1, p1; rep from * to end. Row 2: *P1, k1; rep from * to end. These last 2 rows form Moss st. Cont working even in Moss st

Schematic Body

Sleeve

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until Back measures 36 (36, 37, 37, 37) cm from cast-on edge, finishing after a WS row.

When measuring your work, remember to adjust for any changes in tension during blocking. For example, if your work grows when blocked, you should knit to a shorter length

Yoke

Row 1: P2, *k2, p1; rep from * to end. Row 2: Purl. These last 2 rows form yoke patt. **Cont working even in yoke patt until Back measures 60 (61, 62, 63, 64) cm from cast-on edge, finishing after a WS row.

Shape neck & shoulders

Next Row: Work in patt for 34 (36, 38, 40, 42) sts, turn and work on these sts only for first side of neck, leave rem sts on a stitch holder. Next Row: Work 2 tog, patt to end. 1 st dec’d Next Row: Cast off 6 sts, patt to last 2 sts, work 2 tog. 7 sts dec’d Rep these last 2 rows once more. 18 (20, 22, 24, 26) sts Next Row: Work in patt. Next Row: Cast off 6 sts, work in patt to end. 12 (14, 16, 18, 20) sts Work 1 row. Cast off. With RS facing, leave centre 32 (34, 36, 38, 40) sts onto a holder, rejoin yarn to rem sts and patt to end. 34 (36, 38, 40, 42) sts Next Row: Work in patt to last 2 sts, work 2 tog. 33 (35, 37, 39, 41) sts Next Row: Work 2 tog, work in patt to end. 32 (34, 36, 38, 40) sts Next Row: Cast off 6 sts, work in patt to last 2 sts, work 2 tog. 25 (27, 29, 31, 33) sts Next Row: Work 2 tog, work in patt

to end. 24 (26, 28, 30, 32) sts Next Row: Cast off 6 sts, work in patt to end. 6 sts dec’d Work 1 row. Rep the last 2 rows once more. 12 (14, 16, 18, 20) sts Cast off.

Front Work as for back until **. Cont working even in yoke patt until Front measures 56 (57, 58, 59, 60) cm from cast-on edge, finishing after a WS row.

Shape neck

Next Row (RS): Work in patt for 40 (42, 44, 46, 48) sts, turn and work on these sts only for first side of neck, leave rem sts on a stitch holder. Maintaining patt, dec 1 st at neck edge on next 10 rows. 30 (32, 34, 36, 38) sts Cont working straight in patt until front measures same as Back to shoulder, ending after a WS row.

Shape shoulder Cast off 6 sts at beg of next and 2 foll RS rows. 12 (14, 16, 18, 20) sts Work 1 row. Cast off.

Shape neck With RS facing, leave centre 20 (22, 24, 26, 28) sts onto a holder, rejoin yarn to rem sts, work in patt to end. 40 (42, 44, 46, 48) sts Maintaining patt, dec 1 st at neck edge on next 10 rows. 30 (32, 34, 36, 38) sts Cont working straight in patt until front measures same as Back to shoulder, ending after a WS row.

Shape shoulder Cont in patt, cast off 6 sts at beg of next row and 2 foll WS rows. Work 1 row. Cast off rem 12 (14, 16, 18, 20) sts.

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SLEEVES

Mattress stitch

With smaller needles, cast on 50 (54, 58, 62, 66) sts. Rib Row 1: K2, *p2, k2; rep from * to end. Rib Row 2: P2, *k2, p2; rep from * to end. These 2 rows form rib. Rep these last 2 rows 7 more times. Change to larger needles. Row 1 (RS): *K1, p1; rep from * to end. Row 2: *P1, k1; rep from * to end. These 2 rows form Moss st. Work in Moss st for 5 more rows. Next Row (inc): Kfb, work in Moss st to last st, kfb. 2 sts inc’d Rep these last 6 rows 13 more times, then inc row once. 80 (84, 88, 92, 96) sts

Step 1: Thread a tapestry needle with matching yarn and anchor yarn at start of seam. Hold work with WS tog as shown.

When working shaping in Moss st, keep the pattern correct. If you’re unsure, look at the st you’re working into – if you see a purl bump, work a knit st and vice versa

Step 2: Draw up yarn. Insert yarn from front to back into corner stitch of piece furthest away from you.

Cont working straight in Moss st until sleeve measures 40cm from cast-on edge, ending after a WS row. Cast off 4 sts at beg of next 16 rows. Cast off rem 16 (20, 24, 28, 32) sts

COLLAR Join right shoulder seam using mattress stitch. With RS facing and smaller needles, pu and k15 sts down left front neck, k across 20 (22, 24, 26, 28) sts at centre front, pu and k15 sts up right front neck, 6 sts down right back neck, k across 32 (34, 36, 38, 40) sts at centre back, pu and k6 sts up left back neck. 94 (98, 102, 106, 110) sts Rib Row 1: K2, *p2, k2; rep from * to end. Rib Row 2: P2, *k2, p2; rep from * to end. Rep last 2 rows 11 more times. Change to larger needles. Cont in rib until collar measures 22cm. Cast off loosely but evenly in rib. Making up: Using mattress stitch for all seams, join left shoulder and collar seam, reversing seam on last 15cm. With centre of castoff edge of sleeve to shoulder seam, sew on sleeves. Join side and sleeve seams.

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More beautiful patterns are available for Debbie Bliss Iris from your local Designer Yarns stockist

Step 3: In your front piece, find the ladder between the last and second-last column of stitches and catch one ‘rung’ with your needle. Draw up yarn but leave it a little loose.

Step 4: Repeat this step for the back piece, then continue to alternate between rungs of front and back pieces approximately 6-8 times, leaving your yarn loose.

Step 5: Draw up yarn so that edges meet neatly without puckering. Continue in this way until seam has been completed.

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26 sts

100g 4-ply

32 rows

10cm

10cm

over patt

one size

Designed by Miranda Jollie

Yarn used Rico Designs Superba Poems 1 ball in Lagoon

About the yarn 4-ply; 420m per 100g ball; 75% wool, 25% nylon

Tension 26 sts x 32 rows = 10cm measured over cable patt

Needles used 3.25mm straight

Other supplies cable needle stitch holder or waste yarn

Sizing one size

Abbreviations

C4B – cable 4 back: Sl 2 sts onto CN, hold at back, k2 from LH needle, k2 from CN C4BP – cable 4 back purl: Sl 2 sts onto CN, hold at back, k2 from LH needle, p2 from CN C4F – cable 4 front: Sl 2 sts onto CN, hold in front, p2 from LH needle, k2 from CN See page 96 for all other abbreviations MIRANDA SAYS…

“Traditional European fairytales seem fantastical and ethereal, but most conceal a darker core, and that’s where the inspiration for this scarf comes from. The lacy border gives the frothy surface glamour – fairies, elves and pixies – but a solid cabled centre suggests the darker figures – witches, goblins and wolves.” 46

Fairy Pools Scarf Step into the fairy realm with this pretty scarf, which combines delicate cables with a simple lace stitch This scarf is worked flat. After completing the main body of the scarf, you work a second lace border and graft it to the body. This means that the two borders will be the same. To get a good colour match where the second lace border is grafted to the scarf, pause after you have worked the first lace border and weigh the piece (put it on some waste yarn so you don’t weigh your needles!) Before working the second lace border, wind off a small ball of yarn which weighs approximately the same as the first border (allow a little extra). If you work the border from this small ball, you should find the top of your border is roughly the same colour as the end of your scarf. The stitch patterns can be worked either from charts or written instructions, whichever you prefer.

Start knitting… Cast on 42 sts.

Lace Border

(also shown in the chart) Row 1 (WS): K1, *p1, p2tog, p2, yo; rep from * to last st, k1. Row 2: K1, *k1, ssk, k2, yo; rep from * to last st, k1.

Row 3: As Row 1. Rep rows 2-3 until work measures 16cm, ending after a WS row. Knit 2 rows. **

Set-up cable pattern

Next Row (RS): K3, p2, k2, p12, k4, p12, k2, p2, k3. Next Row: K5, p2, k12, p4, k12, p2, k5.

Cable Pattern

(also shown in the chart) Row 1 (RS): K3, p2, k2, p12, C4B, p12, k2, p2, k3. Row 2: K5, p2, k12, p4, k12, p2, k5. Rows 3-4: As rows 1-2. Row 5: K3, p2, [C4FP, p8, C4BP] twice, p2, k3. Row 6: K7, p2, k8, p2, k4, p2, k8, p2, k7. Row 7: K3, [p4, C4FP, p4, C4BP] twice, p4, k3. Row 8: K9, p2, k4, p2, k8, p2, k4, p2, k9. Row 9: K3, p6, C4FP, C4BP, p8, C4FP, C4BP, p6, k3. Row 10: K11, p4, k12, p4, k11. Row 11: K3, p8, C4B, p12, C4B, p8, k3. Rows 12-13: As rows 10-11. Row 14: As Row 10. Row 15: K3, p6, C4BP, C4FP, p8, C4BP, C4FP, p6, k3. Row 16: As Row 8. Row 17: K3, [p4, C4BP, p4, C4FP] twice, p4, k3.

Cable Pattern

Row 18: As Row 6. Row 19: K3, p2, [C4BP, p8, C4FP] twice, p2, k3. Row 20: As Row 2. Rep rows 1-20 a further 22 times, then rep rows 1-4 once more. Next Row (RS): K3, p2, k2, p12, k4, p12, k2, p2, k3. Break yarn, leaving a long tail, and place all sts on holder. Cast on 42 sts and work a second lace border as before as far as **. Break yarn, leaving a long tail, and, with RS facing, join border to scarf using Kitchener stitch (see page 94).

Schematic

Lace Border

Key

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Mary Kilvert When we came across the colourful world of knitter and illustrator Mary Kilvert, we couldn’t wait to find out more, so Deputy Editor Jenny tracked her down for a chat Hi Mary! How are you today? Hello! I am well thank you. I am currently working on some new designs that will be launching this autumn, including designs for stationery and gifts and new designs for my woollen sheep. Who first taught you how to knit? My grandma was a keen knitter, sewist and crafter. She taught me how to knit a scarf for my teddy bear; it had red and blue stripes.

“I take great care and attention in working with British manufacturers”

Why did you decide to open a shop? My business has grown organically. When I lived in London I often sold my work at designer markets and craft fairs as well as online. I went on to take part in shows like the Country Living Christmas Fair. Having a stand was similar to having a shop as you design the layout, stock it with products and think about how customers will use the space. Having a shop felt like the right next step. One day I visited the beautiful market town of Frome in Somerset and saw a vacant shop at the top of a beautiful cobbled street lined with independent shops. I knew

instantly that the shop I had found was my shop! I also found out it was a former wool carders, which is a lovely connection with my sheep. You’ve designed a beautiful flock of handfelted sheep with unique knitted jumpers. Tell us more about these gorgeous characters As an illustrator I enjoy creating characters, usually animals, which feed into my work. In 2008, I created Baatholomew who is bored of blending in with his flock. This formed the idea to make collectible woollen sheep using the dry needle-felting method, each finished in a distinctive hand-knitted jumper. Since first creating Baatholomew, he has been joined by a whole flock of colourful friends. Each season I design a new collection of bespoke jumpers. I love the process of designing new jumpers and coming up with new patterns and colours. Do you write knitting patterns? I do have plans to create patterns for my felt animals as well as knitting patterns, so watch this space!

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Quick-fire Q&A What would be your desert island yarn? JC Rennie; it comes in a beautiful colour range What do you listen to while working? A combination of Radio 4 and relaxing playlists What’s your favourite knitting technique? Colourwork! I love deciding on colour combinations for new designs. What’s your greatest knitting/designing pet peeve? When a yarn/colour you need for production has been discontinued!

Mary’s Flock of Colourful Sheep collection includes mugs, prints, cushions and more

You also sell beautiful stationery, accessories and more on your website. What are your favourite products? I will always have a soft spot for my Flock of Colourful Sheep collection as it is how I started designing products. I enjoy drinking tea every morning from my Colourful Sheep mug! I take great care and attention when working with British manufacturers to make sure the quality and design of the products it how I want it. I also love to make my handmade woollen sheep, each is unique and has a character, I often get quite attached to them and find it hard to say goodbye.

Visit the Mary Kilvert Shop & Studio 15 Catherine Hill Frome Somerset BA11 1BZ 01373 301 724 info@marykilvert.com www.marykilvert.com to come out this autumn along with some designs for wallpaper and fabric. I am also working on some creative kits to be launched next year! Where can our readers find out more? Please do visit my website www.marykilvert.com to view more examples of my work or visit my shop in Frome and meet my colourful flock in person!

You can find Mary’s shop in Frome, Somerset

Where do you draw inspiration from? I get a lot of inspiration from visiting places like gardens, old buildings or galleries and museums like the V&A. I also go to antique and flea markets often and collect pieces which may spark an idea for a new project. I also like to look at books and stories I have collected. I get a lot of inspiration when I am out walking with my dog Bertie and have time to think. I like to create moodboards for projects that I am currently working on – I have pin boards in my home and studio which I use for visual reference and help me collect my thoughts and get involved in what I am currently working on. Are you working on anything exciting at the moment? I am working on some new products due

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10cm 10cm

36 rnds 31 sts

250450g 4-ply

measured over XS-3X St st

Designed by Claire Neicho

Yarn used Jamieson & Smith Shetland Heritage 5 (6, 7, 8, 8, 9, 10) balls in Berry Wine (MC) 1 ball in Moss Green (CC1) 2 (3, 3, 3, 4, 4, 4) balls in Auld Gold (CC2) 2 (2, 2, 3, 3, 3, 3) balls in Flugga White (CC3)

About the yarn 4-ply; 110m per 25g ball; 100% Shetland wool

Tension 31 sts x 36 rnds = 10cm measured over St st colourwork on 3mm needles

Needles used 2.75mm circular, 40 & 60 or 80cm, or long DPNs 3mm circular, 60 & 80cm, or long DPNs

Other supplies 7 stitch markers 4 stitch holders or waste yarn tapestry needle

Sizing XS (S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X), designed to fit with 3-5cm positive ease Shown in size S on Amy who is a UK size 8

Abbreviations See page 96 for all abbreviations CLAIRE SAYS… “When I think of fairytale princess clothes I think of embroidered luxury fabric. This vest is inspired by medieval embroidery and I chose Shetland yarn for its rich colours and sheen for a hint of luxury”

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Enchanted Vest This stunning Fair Isle vest is perfect for adventurous knitters who love working with British yarn The vest is worked in the round from the bottom up using the stranded colourwork method. Steeks are used for armholes and front neck shaping. The shoulders are joined with a three-needle cast-off and stitches are picked up for the neck and armhole edging. Duplicate stitch is used to embroider the centres of the white flowers.

Start knitting… Using MC and smaller needles, cast on 232 (256, 284, 308, 340, 364, 392) sts. Join to work in the rnd, being careful not to twist. Pm for beg of rnd. Work Rib Chart for the correct size once in full. Change to larger needles. Next Rnd (inc): With MC, [k8, m1] 0 (0, 4, 16, 0, 0, 4) times, [k9, m1] 8 (24, 28, 20, 20, 36, 40) times, [k10, m1] 16 (4, 0, 0, 16, 4, 0) times. 256 (284, 316, 344, 376, 404, 436) sts With MC, knit 1 rnd. Work Body Charts as follows: In each rnd, work Chart A working 4 st repeat 6 (6, 8, 8, 10, 10, 12) times and finishing with column 5, then work Chart B, then work Chart C working 14 st repeat 2 (3, 3, 4, 4, 5, 5) times and finishing with column 15, then work Chart B, then work chart

Schematic

A working 4 st repeat 12, (12, 16, 16, 20, 20, 24) times and finishing with column 5, then work Chart B, then work Chart C working 14 st repeat 2 (3, 3, 4, 4, 5, 5) times and finishing with column 15, then work Chart B, then work Chart A working 4 st repeat 6 (6, 8, 8, 10, 10, 12) times and omitting column 5. Work Body Charts three times in full, then rep first 3 (1, 13, 7, 3, 16, 13) rnds once more.

Establish armhole steeks Next Rnd: Rm, place first 8 (11, 12, 13, 17, 20, 24) sts from next rnd and 7 (10, 11, 12, 16, 19, 23) sts from the end of the previous rnd onto waste yarn or a stitch holder. Keeping patt correct, rejoin yarn and k113 (121, 135, 147, 155, 163, 171) sts. Place the next 15 (21, 23, 25, 33, 39, 47) sts onto waste yarn or a stitch holder, pm to mark the beg of the steek, cast on 10 sts using MC and CC alternately and pm to mark the end of the steek. K113 (121, 135, 147, 155, 163, 171) sts, pm to mark the beg of the steek, cast on 5 sts using MC and CC alternately, pm to mark the beg of the rnd, cast on 5 more sts in the same way, pm to mark the end of the steek and rejoin to work in the rnd. 246 (262, 290, 314, 330, 346, 362) sts In all following instructions work the steek sts as follows: *[K1 CC, k1 MC] twice, k1 CC; rep from * to end.

Armhole shaping

SIZES 1X, 2X & 3X ONLY: Next Rnd (dec): Work 5 steek sts, sm, ssk, work in patt to 2 sts before next marker, k2tog, sm, work 10 steek sts, sm, ssk, work in patt to 2 sts

before next marker, k2tog, sm, work 5 steek sts. 4 sts dec’d Rep the last rnd - (-, -, -, 7, 12, 15) more times. - (-, -, -, 298, 294, 298) sts ALL SIZES: Next Rnd: Work in patt. Next Rnd (dec): Work 5 steek sts, sm, ssk, work in patt to 2 sts before next marker, k2tog, sm, work 10 steek sts, sm, ssk, work in patt to 2 sts before next marker, k2tog, sm, work 5 steek sts. 4 sts dec’d Rep the last 2 rnds 6 (7, 9, 4, 2, 2, 2) more times. 218 (230, 250, 294, 286, 282, 286) sts Work 0 (0, 2, 0, 0, 0, 0) rnds in patt.

Establish front neck steek Next Rnd (Rnd 19 (19, 1, 19, 19, 1, 1) of body charts): Work 5 steek sts, sm, work 35 (38, 42, 52, 50, 49, 50) sts in patt, place the next 29 (29, 31, 33, 33, 33, 33) sts on waste yarn or a stitch holder, pm to mark the beg of steek, cast on 10 sts using MC and CC alternately, pm to mark the end of the steek, work in patt to end. 199 (211, 229, 271, 263, 259, 263) sts

Neck & armhole shaping

SIZES S, L, 1X, 2X & 3X ONLY: Next Rnd (dec neck & armhole): Work 5 steek sts, [sm, ssk, work in patt to 2 sts before the next marker, k2tog, sm, work 10 steek sts] twice, sm, ssk, work to 2 sts before the next marker, k2tog, sm, work 5 steek sts. 6 sts dec’d Next Rnd (dec neck only): Work 5 steek sts, sm, work in patt to 2 sts before the next marker, k2tog, sm, work 10 steek sts, sm, ssk, work to end. 2 sts dec’d Rep the last 2 rnds - (0, -, 2, 2, 2, 3) more times. - (203, -, 247, 239, 235, 231) sts

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SIZES L & 1X ONLY: Next Rnd (dec Back and Fronts): Work 5 steek sts, [sm, ssk, work in patt to 2 sts before the next marker, k2tog, sm, work 10 steek sts] twice, sm, ssk, work to 2 sts before the next marker, k2tog, sm, work 5 steek sts. 6 sts dec’d Next Rnd: Work in patt. Rep the last 2 rnds - (-, -, 3, 1, -, -) more times. - (-, -, 223, 227, -, -) sts

Neck shaping

SIZES XS, S, M, L, 1X & 2X ONLY: Next Rnd (dec): Work 5 steek sts, sm, work to 2 sts before the next marker, k2tog, sm, work 10 steek sts, sm, ssk, work to end. 2 sts dec’d Rep the last rnd 5 (4, 6, 0, 0, 1, -) more times. 187 (193, 215, 221, 227, 231, -) sts ALL SIZES: Next Rnd: Work in patt. Next Rnd (dec): Work 5 steek sts, sm, work to 2 sts before

the next marker, k2tog, sm, work 10 steek sts, sm, ssk, work to end. 2 sts dec’d Rep the last 2 rnds 6 (6, 7, 3, 5, 7, 7) more times. 173 (179, 199, 213, 213, 215, 215) sts

rem sts on needles. 143 (149, 169, 183, 183, 185, 185) sts Join 22 (23, 27, 30, 30, 30, 30) sts at each shoulder using MC and the 3-needle cast off method from the WS as follows;

SIZES XS & S ONLY: Work to end of Rnd 35 of current chart repeat with no further shaping.

Place the sts from the two pieces to be joined onto two needles and hold with the RS together. Using a third needle, k1 st from the front needle and 1 st from the back needle tog, *k the next st from the front needle and the next st from the back needle tog, pass lower st on the RH needle over the upper st; rep from * to end. Break yarn and thread through rem st to fasten.

SIZES M, L, 1X, 2X & 3X ONLY: Work to end of current chart repeat with no further shaping. Work - (-, 17, 17, 17, 35, 35) more rnds of body charts. ALL SIZES: Next Rnd: Work in patt to last 5 steek sts, rm, cast off these 5 steek sts in patt. 168 (174, 194, 208, 208, 210, 210) sts Next Rnd: Rm, cast off 5 steek sts in patt, rm, work 22 (23, 27, 30, 30, 30, 30) shoulder sts, rm, cast off 10 steek sts, rm, work 22 (23, 27, 30, 30, 30, 30) shoulder sts, rm, cast off 10 steek sts, break yarn and pass through last steek st, rm, leaving

Body Chart C

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Place rem 55 (57, 61, 63, 63, 65, 65) sts at back neck on hold. Steam block and cut all steeks between the two centre sts.

Armhole ribbing Place the held underarm sts onto smaller needle, pm to the left of the central underarm st for beg of the rnd. With MC, k

across underarm sts, pu and k51 (54, 59, 62, 66, 69, 71) sts from first side of the armhole, then pu and k50 (53, 58, 61, 65, 68, 70) sts from the second side of the armhole and k to marker. 116 (128, 140, 148, 164, 176, 188) sts Work Rib Edging Chart once in full. With MC, cast off in rib patt.

Neck ribbing Place the back neck sts onto smaller needle and with MC, k these 55 (57, 61, 63, 63, 65, 65) sts, pu and k40 (41, 40, 54, 54, 55, 55) sts from first side of the neck, place the front neck held sts onto the needle and k these 29 (29, 31, 33, 33, 33, 33) sts, pu and k40 (41, 40, 54, 54, 55, 55) sts from the second side of the neck. 164 (168, 172, 204, 204, 208, 208) sts Join to work in the rnd and pm to mark beg of the rnd. Work Rib Edging Chart once in full. With MC, cast off in rib patt.

Body Chart B

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Women’s The Collection Garment Finishing

How to cut a steek

Use duplicate st and CC1 to add the green centres to the white flowers on Body Chart B as follows; Bring tapestry needle up from the WS at the bottom of the flower centre st. Pass needle under bottom of st above and back down to WS at the bottom of the flower centre st, being careful not to pull too tightly. Weave in the ends, trim steeks to two sts wide and stitch to the WS of the garment. Wet-block flat or on a woolly board to dimensions given in schematic. To sew down trimmed steeks: with MC, make diagonal stitches, first up one way and then down the other to make cross stitches, catching the floats on the WS of the garment and being careful not to let the sewing show through to the RS. The ‘sticky’ nature of Shetland yarn means the steek sts will felt to the WS of the garment with washing and wear.

Body Chart A

Rib Chart (sizes S,L &1X)

Rib Chart (sizes XS,M,2X&3X)

Rib Edging Chart

Key

1 In steeking, additional stitches form a temporary bridge between front-edge bands. White marks the edges of the bridge and the centre line (red) indicates the cutting line. The number of steek stitches is usually six or eight but can be as few as two (experienced steekers only!).

4 Wrap the working yarn around the hook and draw the yarn through both loops on the hook. One slip stitch made. One loop still on hook. Insert the hook under both legs of the next stitch to the left of the centre line and repeat steps 2-4 until you reach the top of the edge to be cut.

2 For a crocheted steek, a row of slip stitches is made each side of the cut. Using a matching yarn (contrast used here for clarity), make a slipknot and place on a crochet hook. With RS facing, starting at the bottom RH of the work, insert the crochet hook under both legs of the stitch to the left of the centre line. (If you were holding the work upright this would be the bottom-left side of the steek as it faces you).

5 For the LH edge, starting from the top edge of the garment, work slip stitches into the left of the cutting line. (This will be the stitch to the right of the cutting line when viewed with the front of the garment upright and facing you.) Work slip stitches as for the first side, making the same number of stitches in total and matching spacings (eg three slip stitches, miss one, three slip stitches and so on). Once complete, remove the central marker thread.

3 Catch the yarn with the hook and draw through both legs of the edging but not the loop on the hook. Two loops on hook.

6 Holding the edges apart so you can see where you’re cutting, work carefully with sharp-pointed scissors to snip each ladder thread. Ensure that you cut only the ladder thread by cutting each stitch individually, including the threads at the cast-on and cast-off edges.

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22 sts

100200g DK

28 rows

10cm

10cm

over St st

newborn-2 years

Designed by Jean Booth

Yarn used Sirdar Snuggly Spots 2 (3, 4) balls in Polka Pink 708

About the yarn DK; 165m per 50g ball; 55% nylon, 45% acrylic

Tension 22 sts x 28 rows = 10cm measured over St st

Needles used 4mm straight

Other supplies 3 small buttons

Sizing 0-6 months (6-12 months, 1-2 years)

Abbreviations See page 96 for all abbreviations

Flower Fairy Dress

“I enjoy knitting baby clothes, mainly because they are finished quite quickly, and, coming from a large family, they always seem to be in demand! I designed this dress for a friend of my daughter who was expecting her little girl just after Christmas. The longer sleeves are ideal for the colder months” 56

NEW DESIGNER

This sweet little top makes a magical gift for little princesses, knitted in this super-soft yarn from Sirdar This is a simple little dress in stocking stitch with a garter stitch trim. There is only a small amount of shaping and the length of the dress or the sleeves can be easily adjusted.

Start knitting… BACK Cast on 69 (73, 79) sts. Rows 1-5: Knit. Rows 6-11: Beg with a k row, work 6 rows in St st. Rows 12-17: Knit. Rows 18-23: Beg with a k row, work 6 rows in St st. Rows 24-29: Knit. Beg with a k row, cont in St st until work measures 19.5 (25.5, 31) cm from cast-on edge, ending after a WS row. Next Row (RS): K8 (10, 13), [k2tog, k1] 18 times, k to end. 51 (55, 61) sts Knit 5 rows.

Armhole shaping

JEAN SAYS

Knitter of the year

Beg with a k row, cont in St st and cast off 3 sts at beg of the next 2 rows. 45 (49, 55) sts Row 1 (RS, dec): K1, ssk, k to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1. 2 sts dec’d

Schematic Body

Row 2 (WS, dec): P1, p2tog, p to last 3 sts, ssp, p1. 2 sts dec’d Rep last 2 rows once more. Rep Row 1 once more. Work 1 row straight. Rep last 2 rows 1 (1, 2) more times. 33 (37, 41) sts ** Work 15 (15, 19) rows straight, ending after a WS row. Cast off 8 (8, 9) sts at beg of next 2 rows. 17 (21, 23) sts Leave rem sts on a holder.

FRONT Work as for Back to **. Purl 1 row. Next Row (RS): K12 (12, 13), turn and cont in St st on these sts only. Purl 1 row. Next Row (RS, dec): K to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1. 1 st dec’d Next Row (WS, dec): P1, p2tog, p to end. 1 st dec’d Rep last 2 rows once more. 8 (8, 9) sts Work 8 (8, 12) rows straight. Cast off. With RS facing, place centre 9 (13, 15) sts on a holder, rejoin yarn and k to end. 12 (12, 13) sts

Sleeve

Purl 1 row. Next Row (RS, dec): K1, ssk, k to end. 1 st dec’d Next Row (WS, dec): P to last 3 sts, ssp, p1. 1 st dec’d Rep last 2 rows once more. 8 (8, 9) sts Work 8 (8, 12) rows straight. Cast off.

SLEEVES Work both the same Cast on 29 (31, 31) sts. Rows 1-6: Knit. Next Row (RS, inc): K1, m1, k to last 2 sts, m1, k1. 2 sts inc’d Work 3 (6, 3) rows straight in St st. Rep last 4 (7, 4) rows 4 (3, 6) more times. 39 (39, 45) sts Work 9 (17, 19) rows straight.

Sleeve top shaping Cast off 3 sts at beg of next 2 rows. 33 (33, 39) sts Row 1 (RS, dec): K1, ssk, k to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1. 2 sts dec’d Row 2 (WS, dec): P1, p2tog, p to 3 sts, ssp, p1. 2 sts dec’d Rep last 2 rows once more. Rep Row 1 once more. Work 1 row straight. Rep last 2 rows 4 (4, 5) more times. 15 (15, 19) sts Rep rows 1-2 once (once, twice) more. 11 sts Cast off 3 sts at beg of next 2 rows. 5 sts Cast off.

NECK EDGING Join right shoulder seam. With RS facing and starting at left shoulder, pu and k14 (14, 18) sts down left side of neck, k across 9 (13, 15) held sts at front, pu and k14 (14, 18) sts up right side of neck and k across

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Baby Knit

Jean’s tip

“Why not make the flower in a contrasting colour?”

Where to buy

Sirdar Snuggly Spots, £2.63 www.deramores.com

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Nursery Magic Treat your own little fairy princesses to some special gifts for the nursery Magic mouse tooth fairy box €23.50 www.takatomo.de

Handmade magic wand £15 www.bobbyrabbit.co.uk

Fairy Princess Musical Jewellery Box, £20 www.burblebaby.co.uk

Foldable toy basket, £46 www.sistersguild.co.uk

Personalised wooden crown, £15 www.GettingPersonal.co.uk

17 (21, 23) sts from holder at back. 54 (62, 74) sts Knit 6 rows. Cast off.

SHOULDER OPENING With RS facing and starting at back left shoulder pu and k14 (14, 15) sts. Knit 4 rows. Cast off. With RS facing and starting at front left shoulder pu and k14 (14, 15) sts. Knit 1 row. Next Row (Buttonhole): K3, k2tog, yo, k4 (4, 5), k2tog, yo, k3. Knit 2 rows. Cast off.

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FLOWER

Inner Cast on 36 sts. Row 1: [K1, cast off 6 sts] 5 times. 6 sts Break yarn and thread through rem sts. Pull tight to fasten. Sew ends together. Outer Cast on 46 sts. Row 1: [K1, cast off 8 sts] 5 times, k1. 6 sts Break yarn and thread through rem sts. Pull tight to fasten. Sew ends together.

dimensions given in schematic. Set sleeve into armholes, sew up side seams and sleeve seams. Sew two buttons on back shoulder opening to correspond with buttonholes. Place inner flower on top of outer flower and sew together at centre. Sew button to centre and attach flower to dress.

Finishing Weave in ends and block to

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5 minutes with…

Knitter of the year WINNER – 2016 CHARITY HERO

Lisa Bentman Lisa wowed us with her fantastic knitted portrait of Amy Winehouse, which she raffled last year to raise £2,200 for the mental health charity Mind

Congratulations on winning! Tell us how you felt when you heard that you had won. It was a big surprise, especially because I forgot that I had entered in the first place. Obviously, it’s been a huge honour and getting to visit Sirdar HQ, meeting fellow prize-winners and marvelling at the sheer amount of yarn on display that day as a prize was a lovely treat What made you decide you wanted to knit for charity? It all started in 2011 with a 40x30” Orion Nebula, which I knitted as a submission for Stitch London’s ‘Stitched Science’ exhibition at the Science Museum. I decided to raffle it off – with the proceeds going to Maggie’s Cancer Care Centres – a charity I had supported previously in memory of my grandad, who had died from prostate cancer. It helped to raise over £2,000! When I came to knit a 5x4’ portrait of David Bowie in 2013, auctioning it off for charity was a no-brainer, and that one raised over £5,000 for the charity Land Aid. I guess you could say that charity knitting became a little bit addictive.

Where did the idea to knit a portrait of Amy Winehouse come from? I knew that I wanted to knit another largescale portrait but wasn’t too sure what the subject was going to be. Whilst I was being treated for depression in 2016, it was my goal to make the best out of a bad situation and to raise money for a charity that helps others deal with mental illness. It was coming up to the five-year anniversary of Amy’s death, so I thought that knitting her would be a fitting tribute, as Amy had welldocumented problems with mental illness herself. The highlight of the whole project was when I received a letter from Mitch and Jane Winehouse from the Amy Winehouse Foundation, thanking me for my work and asking me to consider knitting another piece to raise funds for that particular charity, which one day I hope to be able to do If someone wants start knitting for charity, do you have any advice to pass on? I think it’s good to find your niche, something that sets you apart from other charity knitters. When you can produce something that is a little unusual, you encourage more curiosity and hopefully raise more money! It’s always good to document your work so that people can see the different stages of your charity project, so don’t forget to take photos as you go. And don’t be shy, keep telling people about what you’re doing, and never underestimate the power of word of mouth. Finally, is there anything coming up that you would like to tell our readers about? Once my exams are out of the way I can finally get back to knitted projects and unleash all this creativity that’s been bubbling under whilst my focus has Orion Nebula

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Award-winning Amy

David Bowie portrait

©Yohannah Akladious

Hi Lisa! How are you and what’s on your needles today? I’m doing very well today but I have to admit that I have nothing on my needles at the moment (which is shocking for a Knitter of the Year to admit, I know!). A couple of months ago, I left London and moved to Glasgow in order to focus on the last six months of the Chartered Accountancy qualification that I’ve been persevering with for the past few years. I actually donated my rather substantial stash of leftover yarn to another charity knitter before I left London. I do keep getting cravings to knit socks though.

been studying. There’s bound to be more charity knitting and I will aim to roll out my next project around next summer, so do keep an eye on my social media channels to find out who the next subject will be.

Find out more about Lisa and her work at www.knittystardust. wordpress.com and on Instagram knittystardust

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Knit-along

Enchanted Cottage Blanket Knit-along 8 Par t

Your blanket is starting to come together now, with the eighth of your 12 squares – this time we’re tackling the intarsia technique

The blanket so far… Part 1, Issue 71

Part 2, Issue 72

Part 3, Issue 73

Part 4, Issue 74

Part 5, Issue 75

Part 6, Issue 76

Part 7, Issue 77

Part 8, Issue 78

Part 9, Issue 78

Choose your path… Acorn Cottage

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22 sts

6001,200g DK

26 rows

10cm

10cm

over St st

lap (throw) blanket

Designed by Debbie Tomkies

Yarn used

Acorn: West Yorkshire Spinners Aire Valley DK 1 ball each in Cardamom (A), brown (B) & Nutmeg (C) Blackberry: West Yorkshire Spinners Bluefaced Leicester DK 1 ball each in Mocha (A), Ecru (B) & Honey (C) Hyacinth: West Yorkshire Spinners Illustrious 1 ball each in Highland (A), Dusky Lilac (B) & Orchid (C)

About the yarn

Aire Valley DK: DK; 230m per 100g; 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

ACORN COTTAGE ALL SQUARES We’re at square 8 in our exciting Enchanted Cottage Knit-along project and this month we’re playing with colour blocks and intarsia in a rich and spicy colour combination.

Start knitting… With A, cast on 39 sts. Beg with a RS row, knit 4 rows. Work chart once in full. With A, knit 4 rows. Cast off, not too tightly.

Pretty Patchwork

Finishing Weave in ends and block to finished size.

Schematic

Tension 22 sts x 26 rows = 10cm measured over St st

Needles used 4mm straight

Intarsia made easy

Other supplies cable needle

Sizing Squares: 20cm Lap blanket: 75x100cm Throw blanket: 142x186cm

Debbie’s tip

This method is used for big blocks of colour

“Take care not to pull yarn tight when twisting yarns”

DEBBIE SAYS

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Step 1: Knit in A to first colour change. Join colour B by inserting the RH needle into the next st on the LH needle and looping it over the RH needle. Do not tie a knot.

Step 2: Knit in B until the next colour is required. If necessary, pull the tail end gently, enough to stop the st unravelling but not too tightly as to pucker the knitting.

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Knit-along

Banoffee Swirl

Daisy Daisy

Key

Step 3: Repeat steps 1-2, introducing a new piece of yarn at each colour change, to the end of the row. There will be one bobbin for each colour change.

Step 4: Turn and purl the next row. At each colour change, twist the old and new yarns by taking the new yarn from front to back beneath the old yarn.

Step 5: On the next k row, keep bobbins at back of work. At each colour change, bring yarn to be used next from back to front, under the old yarn.

Step 6: When a section of colour is complete, cut off the yarn, leaving enough (around 10-15cm) to allow the end to be neatly woven in later.

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22 sts

550800g DK

30 rows

10cm

10cm

over St st

XS-3X

Designed by Anni Howard

Yarn used Patons Wool DK 11 (11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16) balls in Leaf Green 178

About the yarn DK; 125m per 50g ball; 100% wool

Tension 22 sts x 30 rows = 10cm measured over St st using 4mm needles

Needles used 3.25mm straight 4mm straight

Other supplies cable needle 2 safety pins locking stitch markers or waste yarn for marking row ends 6 buttons, 2cm

Sizing XS (S, M, L, XL, 2X, 3X) to fit with approx 5cm positive ease at bust Shown in size S on Amy, who is a UK size 10

ANNI SAYS “Saxon art and crafts of the middle ages often incorporated interlinking twined rope designs as seen in precious metal grave finds from Sutton Hoo, illuminated manuscripts and carved stonework. This cardigan features panels of cables and twisted stitches to pay tribute to those talented Saxon artisans”

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Saxon Cardigan Dense cables and a longer length combine to make a perfect autumn layering piece, knitted in super-cosy wool Worked flat and seamed, the fronts of this cardigan start with a simple rolled edge followed by cable panels. The back and sleeves are worked in St st. The cardigan has a V neck, shaped sides and drop shoulders.

Start knitting… BACK With smaller needles cast on 95 (107, 119, 129, 141, 151, 163) sts. Beg with a k row, work 6 rows in St st. Change to larger needles. Beg with a k row, work 38 rows in St st. Next Row (RS dec): K1, ssk, k to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1. 2 sts dec’d Beg with a p row, work 39 rows in St st. Rep last 40 rows once more, then dec row once more. 89 (101. 113, 123, 135, 145, 157) sts Cont straight until work measures 53cm from beg, ending after a p row. Mark each end of last row to indicate start of armholes. Cont in St st (without shaping) until armhole measures 15.5 (17.5, 19.5, 21.5, 22.5, 23.5, 24.5) cm, ending after a k row.

Shape right back neck

Next Row (WS): P31 (36, 41, 44, 49, 53, 58), cast off centre 27 (29, 31, 35, 37, 39, 41) sts, p to end. Turn and cont on last 31 (36, 41, 44, 49, 53, 58) sts as foll: Next Row (RS): K to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1. 1 st dec’d Next Row: P1, p2tog, p to end. 1 st dec’d Rep last 2 rows once more. 27 (32, 37, 40, 45, 49, 54) sts

Shape right back shoulder

Cast off 6 (8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13) sts at beg of next row, 7 (8, 9,

10, 11, 12, 13) sts at beg of foll alt row, 7 (8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14) sts at beg of foll alt row, then rem 7 (8, 10, 10, 12, 13, 14) sts at beg of foll alt row. Break yarn.

Shape left back neck With RS facing rejoin yarn to rem 31 (36, 41, 44, 49, 53, 58) sts at back neck edge. Next Row (RS): K1, ssk, k to end. 1 st dec’d Next Row: P to last 3 sts, ssp, p1. 1 st dec’d Rep last 2 rows once more. 27 (32, 37, 40, 45, 49, 54) sts Work 1 row.

Shape left back shoulder Cast off 6 (8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13) sts at beg of next row, 7 (8, 9, 10, 11, 12,13) sts at beg of foll alt row, 7 (8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14) sts at beg of foll alt row, then rem 7 (8, 10, 10, 12, 13, 14) sts at beg of foll alt row. Break yarn.

LEFT FRONT With smaller needles cast on 47 (53, 59, 64, 70, 75, 81) sts. Beg with a k row, work 6 rows in St st. Change to larger needles. Next Row (RS, inc): K14 (20,

Abbreviations

T2 – Twist 2: K into front of 2nd st on LH needle then k the first st, sl both sts off the needle tog C4B – Cable 4 backwards: Sl 2 sts onto CN, hold at back, k2 from LH needle, k2 from CN C4F – Cable 4 forwards: Sl 2 sts onto CN, hold in front, k2 from LH needle, k2 from CN C6F – Cable 6 forwards: Sl 3 sts onto CN, hold in front, k3 from LH needle, k3 from CN C6B – Cable 6 backwards: Sl 3 sts onto CN, hold at back, k3 from LH needle, k3 from CN

26, 31, 37, 42, 48), m1, k3, [m1, k1] 9 times, m1, k5, [m1, k1] 5 times, m1, k3, [m1, k1] twice, [m1, k3] twice. 68 (74, 80, 85, 91, 96, 102) sts Next Row (WS): K2, p2, k2, p6, k2, p12, k4, [p4, k4] 3 times, p14 (20, 26, 31, 37, 42, 48).

Commence patt

Row 1 (RS): K14 (20, 26, 31, 37, 42, 48), work Row 1 of Left patt panel from chart or written instructions. Row 2: Work Row 2 of Left patt panel, p to end. Cont in patt as set for 34 more rows. Next Row (RS dec): K1, ssk, work in patt to end. 1 st dec’d Cont in patt for 39 rows. Rep last 40 rows once more, then dec row once more. 65 (71, 77, 82, 88, 93, 99) sts Cont straight until Front measures same as Back to armholes, ending after a WS row. Mark end of last row to indicate start of armhole.

Shape front

Next Row (RS, dec): Work in patt to last 29 sts, p2tog, pm, work in patt to end. 1 st dec’d

C12B – Cable 12 backwards: Sl 6 sts onto CN, hold at back, k6 from LH needle, k6 from CN C12F – Cable 12 forwards: Sl 6 sts onto CN, hold in front, k6 from LH needle, k6 from CN Cr4R – Cross 4 right: Sl 2 sts onto CN, hold at back, k2 from LH needle, p2 from CN Cr4L – Cross 4 left: Sl 2 sts onto CN, hold in front, p2 from LH needle, k2 from CN See page 96 for all other abbreviations

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Women’s The Collection garment

Where to buy

Patons Wool DK, £3.29

www.woolwarehouse.co.uk

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Next Row: Work in patt to marker, sm, k1, work in patt to end. Rep last 2 rows 16 (17, 17, 20, 21, 22, 23) more times. 48 (53, 59, 61, 66, 70, 75) sts Next Row (RS, dec): Work in patt to last 29 sts, p2tog, pm, work in patt to end. 1 st dec’d Next Row: Work in patt to marker, sm, k1, work in patt to end. Work 2 rows straight. Rep last 4 rows 2 (3, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4) more times. 45 (49, 54, 56, 61, 65, 70) sts Cont straight until armhole measures 17 (19, 21, 23, 24, 25, 26) cm, ending at armhole edge.

Shape shoulder Cast off 6 (8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13) sts at beg of next row and 11 (8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13) sts at beg of foll alt row. Work 1 row. Cast off 11 (13, 15, 15, 16, 17, 19) sts at beg of next row and 11 (14, 15, 15, 17, 18, 19) sts at beg of foll alt row. 6 sts Work 1 row. Leave rem 6 sts on a safety pin. Do not break yarn. Mark position for six buttons down front edge, the first one to correspond with Row 5 of patt

Schematic Body

Sleeve

panel, the last one 3 rows below first front shaping and rem four buttons evenly spaced between.

RIGHT FRONT With smaller needles cast on 47 (53, 59, 64, 70, 75, 81) sts. Beg with a k row, work 6 rows in St st. Change to larger needles. Next Row (RS, inc): [K3, m1] twice, [k1, m1] twice, k3, m1, [k1, m1] 5 times, k5, m1, [k1, m1] 9 times, k3, m1, k14 (20, 26, 31, 37, 42, 48). 68 (74, 80, 85, 91, 96, 102) sts Next Row (WS): P14 (20, 26, 31, 37, 42, 48), [k4, p4] 3 times, k4, p12, k2, p6, k2, p2, k2.

Commence patt

Row 1 (RS): Work Row 1 of Right patt panel from chart or written instructions, p to end, Row 2: P14 (20, 26, 31, 37, 42, 48), work Row 2 of Right patt panel. Work 2 rows more as set. Next Row (RS, buttonhole): P2, T2, then work [yo, p2tog] for buttonhole (in place of p2), work in patt to end. Cont in patt as now set, work buttonholes to match buttonhole markers on Left Front, for 31 more rows.

Left Patt Panel Chart

Next Row (RS dec): Work in patt to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1. 1 st dec’d Cont in patt for 39 rows. Rep last 40 rows once more, then dec row once more. 65 (71, 77, 82, 88, 93, 99) sts Cont straight, working buttonholes to match buttonhole markers on Left Front, until Front measures same as Back to armholes ending after a WS row. Mark beg of last row to indicate start of armhole.

Shape front

Next Row (RS, dec): Work 27 sts in patt, pm, p2tog, work in patt to end. 1 st dec’d Next Row: Work in patt to 1 st before marker, k1, sm, work in patt to end. Rep last 2 rows 16 (17, 17, 20, 21, 22, 23) more times. 48 (53, 59, 61, 66, 70, 75) sts Next Row (RS, dec): Work 27 sts in patt, pm, p2tog, work in patt to end. 1 st dec’d Next Row: Work in patt to marker, sm, k1, work in patt to end. Work 2 rows straight. Rep last 4 rows 2 (3, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4) more times. 45 (49, 54, 56, 61, 65, 70) sts Cont straight, working buttonholes

Key

Right Patt Panel Chart

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to match buttonhole markers on Left Front, until armhole measures 17 (19, 21, 23, 24, 25, 26) cm, ending at armhole edge.

75 (83, 93, 101, 105, 111, 115) sts Cont straight until Sleeve measures 46 (47, 47, 49, 49, 50, 50) cm from cast-on edge, ending after a WS row. Cast off loosely. Join shoulder seams. Mark centre of back neck.

Shape shoulder

BACK NECK EDGINGS

Cast off 6 (8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13) sts at beg of next row and 11 (8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13) sts at beg of foll alt row. Work 1 row. Cast off 11 (13, 15, 15, 16, 17, 19) sts at beg of next row and 11 (14, 15, 15, 17, 18, 19) sts at beg of foll alt row. 6 sts Leave rem 6 sts on a safety pin. Do not break yarn.

Work both the same With RS facing and larger needles, rejoin yarn to 6 held sts and cont in patt until band is long enough when slightly stretched to fit around back neck to marker, making a note of which row you finish on and repeating for the second side. Cast off in patt.

Women’s garment

Stitch patterns LEFT PATT PANEL Row 1 (RS): P4, [C4B, p4] 3 times, k12, p2, k6, p2, T2, p2. Row 2: K2, p2, k2, p6, k2, p12, k4, [p4, k4] 3 times. Row 3: P2, Cr4R, Cr4L, p2, k4, p2, Cr4R, Cr4L, p2, k12, p2, k6, p2, T2, p2. Row 4: K2, p2, k2, p6, k2, p12, k2, p2, k4, p2, k2, p4, k2, p2, k4, p2, k2. Row 5: P2, k2, p4, k2, p2, C4B, p2, k2, p4, k2, p2, C12F, p2, C6F, p2, T2, p2. Row 6: As Row 4. Row 7: P2, Cr4L, Cr4R, p2, k4, p2, Cr4L, Cr4R, p2, k12, p2, k6, p2, T2, p2. Row 8: As Row 2. Row 9: As Row 1. Row 10: As Row 2. Row 11: P2, [Cr4R, Cr4L] 3 times, p2, k12, p2, k6, p2, T2, p2. Row 12: K2, p2, k2, p6, k2, p12, k2, p2, k4, [p4, k4] twice, p2, k2. Row 13: P2, k2, p4, [C4F, p4] twice, k2, p2, k12, p2, C6F, p2, T2, p2. Row 14: As Row 12. Row 15: P2, [Cr4L, Cr4R] 3 times, p2, k12, p2, k6, p2, T2, p2. Row 16: As Row 2. These 16 rows form Left patt panel.

RIGHT PATT PANEL Row 1 (RS): P2, T2, p2, k6, p2, k12, [p4, C4B] 3 times, p4. Row 2: [K4, p4] 3 times, k4, p12, k2, p6, k2, p2, k2. Row 3: P2, T2, p2, k6, p2, k12, p2, Cr4R, Cr4L, p2, k4, p2, Cr4R, Cr4L, p2. Row 4: K2, p2, k4, p2, k2, p4, k2, p2, k4, p2, k2, p12, k2, p6, k2, p2, k2. Row 5: P2, T2, p2, C6B, p2, C12B, p2, k2, p4, k2, p2, C4B, p2, k2, p4, k2, p2. Row 6: As Row 4. Row 7: P2, T2, p2, k6, p2, k12, p2, Cr4L, Cr4R, p2, k4, p2, Cr4L, Cr4R, p2. Row 8: As Row 2. Row 9: As Row 1. Row 10: As Row 2. Row 11: P2, T2, p2, k6, p2, k12, p2, [Cr4R, Cr4L] 3 times, p2. Row 12: K2, p2, [k4, p4] twice, k4, p2, k2, p12, k2, p6, k2, p2, k2. Row 13: P2, T2, p2, C6B, p2, k12, p2, k2, [p4, C4F] twice, p4, k2, p2. Row 14: As Row 12. Row 15: P2, T2, p2, k6, p2, k12, p2, [Cr4L, Cr4R] 3 times, p2. Row 16: As Row 2. These 16 rows form Right patt panel.

SLEEVES

Finishing

Work both the same With smaller needles, cast on 55 (55, 57, 57, 59, 61, 61) sts. Beg with a k row, work 6 rows in St st. Change to larger needles. Beg with a k row, work 4 rows in St st. Next Row (RS, inc): K1, m1, k to last st, m1, k1. 2 sts inc’d Work 11 (7, 5, 3, 3, 3, 3) rows straight in St st. Rep last 12 (8, 6, 4, 4, 4, 4) rows 7 (8, 11, 5, 8, 13, 19) more times. 71 (73, 81, 69, 77, 89, 101) sts Next Row (RS, inc): K1, m1, k to last st, m1, k1. 2 sts inc’d Work 13 (9, 7, 5, 5, 5, 5) rows straight in St st. Rep last 14 (10, 8, 6, 6, 6, 6) rows 1 (4, 5, 15, 13, 10, 6) more times.

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24 sts

300g 4-ply

24 rows

10cm

10cm

in stranded patt

one size

Designed by Barb Brown

Yarn used Kauni Effekt 8â „2 Yarn 1 skein each in EFL (MC) & EKS (CC)

About the yarn 4-ply; 100% wool; 600m per 150g skein

Tension 24 sts x 24 rows = 10cm measured over stranded patt

Needles used 3.5mm circular, 60cm

Other supplies 5 stitch markers

Abbreviations see page 96 for all abbreviations

About the book

Damask Iris Cowl This design imitates the look of damask fabric, adding extra depth of colour by knitting in two separate colourways. This cowl is long and cosy and can be worn in all sorts of ways This pattern is knitted in the round using the stranded knitting technique.

Start knitting ...

With CC cast on 200 sts. Join to work in the rnd, being careful not to twist. Pm to mark beg of rnd. Place additional markers every 40 sts to mark chart repeats. Work 3 rnds in St st. Join MC. Work 10 rnds in Corrugated Rib. With MC, knit 1 rnd. Work Damask Iris chart once in full, working the 40-st rep 5 times across each rnd. 160 sts With MC, k 1 rnd. Work 10 rnds in Corrugated Rib patt. Break MC. With CC, work 3 rnds in St st. Cast off loosely in CC.

Finishing Weave in ends. Wash and block to measurements.

Your guide to stranded knitting Self-Striping Yarn Studio by Carol J. Sulcoski, published by Lark (ÂŁ16.99, available from www.thegmcgroup.com)

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

Step 2: Bring MC over CC behind Step 3: Complete the stitch as the work and work next stitch in normal. Check that the MC float MC. Hold CC out of the way. 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.

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Accessory

Barb’s tip

“If your chosen colours shift so that there is not sufficient contrast in some rows, break off the CC yarn, and rejoin at another colour section of that skein”

Where to buy

Kauni Effekt Yarn, from £9.24

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Schematic

n Stitch patter

CORRUGATED RIB Rnd 1: *K2 CC, p2 MC; rep from * to end. Rep Rnd 1 for patt.

Key

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Damask Iris Chart

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22 sts

250450g DK

32 rows

10cm

10cm

over St st

1-10 years

Designed by Donna Estin

Yarn used Cygnet Pure Wool Superwash DK 5 (5, 6, 7, 8, 9) balls in Everglade 2817

About the yarn DK; 104m per 50g ball; 100% wool

Tension 22 sts x 32 rows = 10cm over St st on larger needles Patt A/D panel = 4cm wide Patt B panel = 4cm wide Patt C panel = 8.25cm wide

Needles used 3.5mm straight 4mm straight

Other supplies 2 cable needles tapestry needle stitch markers (optional) 5 (6, 6, 6, 6, 7) buttons, 2cm

Sizing 1 (2-3, 4, 6, 8, 10) years Shown in first size on Katie who is 11 months old

DONNA SAYS “This artistic grown-up design is sized for babies and younger children. It brings traditional stitches to life in a classic cardigan perfect for the weather of the Atlantic coast”

Atlantic Cardigan This cosy cardigan comes in a wide range of sizes for babies and children, so you can knit it again and again as your little ones grow!

Start knitting…

Next Row: Work even. Maintaining patt, cast off 2 sts at beg of next RS row 1 (1, 1, 1, 1, 2) times. Cast off 1 st at beg of next RS row. 29 (32, 34, 36, 39, 40) sts Work even in patt until armhole measures 5 (6, 7.5, 7.5, 8, 9) cm, ending after a RS row.

BACK

Shape neck & shoulders

Shape neck & shoulders

With smaller needles, cast on 78 (82, 86, 94, 102, 110) sts. Next Row (RS): K1, *k2, p2; rep from * to last st, p1. Next Row: K1, *k2, p2; rep from * to last st, p1. Rep these two rows until work measures 4 (4, 5, 5, 5, 5) cm, ending after a RS row. Change to larger needles. Next Row (WS): Dec 2 (0, 0, 4, 6, 8) sts evenly across row, working each dec as k2tog. 76 (82, 86, 90, 96, 102) sts Next Row (RS): K6 (9, 11, 13, 16, 19) sts, work Row 1 of Pattern A from chart or written instructions, work Row 1 of Patt B, work Row 1 of Patt C, work Row 1 of Patt B, work Row 1 of Patt D, k6 (9, 11, 13, 16, 19) sts.

Pattern C calls for cables to be worked on WS rows 14, 18 and 22. Circling these rows as a reminder to cable is helpful. When cabling on the WS, hold CN at the back or front of piece as you’re looking at it Maintaining first and last 6 (9, 11, 13, 16, 19) sts in St st, cont working all rows of patts A, B & D and rows 3-32 of Patt C until work measures 21 (23, 25.5, 25.5, 29, 30.5) cm, ending after a WS row.

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Shape armholes Maintaining patt, cast off 4 sts at beg of next 2 rows, 2 sts at beg of next 2 (2, 2, 2, 2, 4) rows and 1 st at beg of next 2 rows. 62 (68, 72, 76, 82, 84) sts Work even in patt until armhole measures 10 (11, 12.5, 14, 15, 16.5) cm, ending after a WS row.

This cardigan is worked flat from the bottom up. Finishing includes button band and neckline. It features cable patterns which can be worked from the chart or written instructions, whichever you prefer.

Next Row (RS): Work across 9 (12, 14, 14, 17, 18) sts, join a second ball and cast off central 44 (44, 44, 48, 48, 48) sts and dec 4 sts at each Chart B by working {p2, [k2tog] 4 times, p3} during cast off, work in patt to end. Working both shoulders at once, work next row even. Cast off.

LEFT FRONT With smaller needles, cast on 38 (42, 42, 46, 50, 54) sts. Next Row (RS): K1, *k2, p2; rep from * to last st, p1. Next Row: K1, *k2, p2; rep from * to last st, p1. Rep these two rows until work measures 4 (4, 5, 5, 5, 5) cm, ending after a RS row. Change to larger needles. Next Row (WS): Dec 2 (3, 1, 3, 4, 5) sts evenly across row, working each dec as k2tog. 36 (39, 41, 43, 46, 49) sts ** Next Row (RS): K6 (9, 11, 13, 16, 19), work Row 1 of Patt A from chart or written instructions, work Row 1 of Patt B, work Row 1 of Patt D, p1. Maintaining 6 (9, 11, 13, 16, 19) sts at side edge in St st and 1 st at front edge in Rev St st, cont in patt until work measures 21 (23, 25.5, 25.5, 29, 30.5) cm, ending after a WS row.

Shape armholes

Next Row (RS): Cast off 4 sts, work in patt to end.

Next Row (WS): Cast off 8 sts, work in patt to end. Next Row: Work even. Next Row: Cast off 4 sts, work in patt to end. Next Row: Work even. Next Row: [K2tog] 4 times, work in patt to end. Next Row: Work even. Maintaining patt, cast off 1 st at beg of next 4 (4, 4, 6, 6, 6) WS rows. When piece measures same as Back, cast off rem 9 (12, 14, 14, 17, 18) sts.

RIGHT FRONT Work as for Left Front to **. 36 (39, 41, 43, 46, 49) sts Next Row (RS): P1, work Row 1 of Patt A from chart or written instructions, work Row 1 of Patt B, work Row 1 of Patt D, k6 (9, 11, 13, 16, 19). Maintaining 6 (9, 11, 13, 16, 19) sts at side edge in St st and 1 st at front edge in Rev St st, cont in patt until work measures 21 (23, 25.5, 25.5, 29, 30.5) cm, ending after a RS row.

Shape armholes

Next Row (WS): Cast off 4 sts, work in patt to end. Next Row: Work even. Maintaining patt, cast off 2 sts at beg of next WS row 1 (1, 1, 1, 1, 2) times. Next Row (RS): Work even. Cast off 1 st at beg of next WS row. 29 (32, 34, 36, 39, 40) sts Work even in patt until armhole

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Baby The&Collection kids’ knit

Abbreviations C2F (WS): Slip next st to CN, hold in front, p1, p1 from CN C2B (WS): Slip next st to CN, hold at back, p1, p1 from CN C2FP: Slip next st to CN, hold in front, p1, k1 from CN C2BP: Slip next st to CN, hold at back, k1, p1 from CN C3FP: Slip 2 sts to CN, hold in front, p1, k2 from CN C3BP: Slip next st to CN, hold at back, k2, p1 from CN C4F: Slip 2 sts to CN, hold in front, k2, k2 from CN C4B: Slip 2 sts to CN, hold at back, k2, k2 from CN C4FP: Slip 3 sts to CN, hold in front, p1, k3 from CN C4BP: Slip next st to CN, hold at back, k3, p1 from CN C6B: Slip 3 sts to CN, hold at back, k3, k3 from CN Cross9B: Slip 3 sts to CN, hold in front, sl next 3 sts to second CN, hold at back, k3 from LH needle, k3 from second CN then k3 from first CN Cross9F: Slip 3 sts to CN, hold in front, sl next 3 sts to second CN, also hold in front, k3 from LH needle, pass first CN through to back, k3 from second CN then k3 from first CN See page 96 for all other abbreviations

Where to buy

Cygnet Pure Wool Superwash DK, £2.59 www.hcscrafts.com

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measures 5 (6, 7.5, 7.5, 8, 9) cm, ending after a WS row.

Shape neck & shoulders

Next Row (RS): Cast off 8 sts, work in patt to end. Next Row: Work in patt. Next Row: Cast off 4 sts, work in patt to end. Next Row: Work in patt. Next Row: [P2tog] 4 times, work in patt to end. Next Row: Work in patt. Maintaining patt, cast off 1 st at beg of next 4 (4, 4, 6, 6, 6) RS rows. When piece measures same as Back, cast off rem 9 (12, 14, 14, 17, 18) sts.

SLEEVES

Work both the same With smaller needles, cast on 42 (46, 50, 54, 58, 58) sts. Next Row (RS): K1, *k2, p2; rep from * to last st, p1. Next Row: K1, *k2, p2; rep from * to last st, p1.

Rep these two rows until work measures 4 (4, 5, 5, 5, 5) cm, ending after a RS row. Change to larger needles. Next Row (WS): P4 (5, 6, 7, 8, 8), p2tog, p4 (5, 6, 7, 7, 8), p2tog, p3, k2, p4, m1, p4, k2, p3, p2tog, p4 (5, 6, 7, 7, 8), p2tog, p4 (5, 6, 7, 8, 8). 39 (43, 47, 51, 53, 55) sts Next Row: K13 (15, 17, 19, 20, 21) sts, work Row 1 of Patt B, k13 (15, 17, 19, 20, 21). Maintaining first and last 13 (15, 17, 19, 20, 21) sts in St st, cont in patt as follows: Work 3 (5, 5, 5, 5, 7) rows even. Next Row (inc): K1, kfb, work in patt to last 2 sts, kfb, k1. 2 sts inc’d Rep these 4 (6, 6, 6, 6, 8) rows 1 (1, 8, 9, 1, 10) more times. 43 (47, 65, 71, 57, 77) sts sts SIZES 1Y, 2-3Y & 8Y ONLY: Work 5 (7, -, -, 7, -) rows even in patt.

Pattern B

Patterns A & D

Next Row (inc): K1, kfb, work in patt to last 2 sts, kfb, k1. 2 sts inc’d Rep these 6 (8, -, -, 8, -) rows 3 (2, -, -, 6, -) more times. 51 (53, -, -, 71, -) sts ALL SIZES: Work even until sleeve measures 17.5 (20.5, 25.5, 28, 32, 35.5) cm, ending after a WS row.

Shape sleeve cap Maintaining patt, cast off 4 sts beg of next 2 rows, 2 sts at beg of next 2 (2, 2, 2, 2, 4) rows, dec 1 st at each end of next 3 (4, 6, 5, 5, 6) RS rows. Beg with next RS row, cast off 2 sts at beg of next 4 rows, 3 sts at beg of next 2 (2, -, 2, 2, 2) rows and 4 sts at beg of next - (-, 2, 2, 2, 2) rows. Work even in patt until sleeve cap measures 6.5 (6.5, 7.5, 7.5, 7.5, 9) cm. Cast off rem 19 (19, 25, 27, 27,

27) sts and dec 4 sts at each Chart B by working {p2, [k2tog] 4 times, p3} during cast off.

Finishing Sew shoulder seams. Set in sleeves. Sew sleeve and side seams.

Button band With smaller needles and RS facing, starting at top Left Front neck, pu and k74 (90, 98, 98, 110, 114) sts, ending at bottom edge. Row 1 (WS): *P2, k2; rep from * to last 2 sts, p2. Row 2: K2, *p2, k2; rep from * to end. Rep these two rows twice more, then rep Row 1 once. Cast off in patt.

Buttonhole band With smaller needles and RS facing, starting at bottom of Right Front, pu and k74 (90, 98,

Pattern C

Key

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Baby & kids’ knit Show off your cable skills

Row 16: As Row 2. Rep these 16 rows for patt. Pattern B Rows 1, 3, 5, 9, 11 & 13 (RS): P2, k9, p2. Row 2 & all WS rows: K2, p9, k2. 7: P2, Cross9B, p2. Row 7 Row 15: P2, Cross9F, p2. Row 16: K2, p9, k2. Rep these 16 rows for patt.

Donna’s tip

“Superwash wool tends to grow after washing, so measure your tension on a swatch after it’s been washed and blocked”

Schematic Front/Back

Sleeve

98, 110, 114 sts, ending at beg of neck shaping. Row 1 (WS): *P2, k2; rep from * to last 2 sts, p2. Row 2: K2, *p2, k2; rep from * to end. Rep Row 1 once more.

ALL SIZES: Next Row (WS): Work in rib as set, knitting into front of first loop and back of second loop of each buttonhole. Work 3 more rows in rib as set. Cast off in patt.

SIZE 1Y ONLY: Next Row (RS): K2, p2, *k1, k2tog, [yo] twice, ssk, k1, [p2, k2] twice, p2; rep from * to last 6 sts, k1, k2tog, [yo] twice, ssk, k1.

Neckband

SIZES 2-3Y & 8Y ONLY: Next Row (RS): K2, p2, *k1, k2tog, [yo] twice, ssk, k1, [p2, k2] 3 times, p2; rep from * to last 6 sts, k1, k2tog, [yo] twice, ssk, k1. SIZES 4Y & 6Y ONLY: Next Row (RS): [K2, p2] twice, *k1, k2tog, [yo] twice, ssk, k1, [p2, k2] twice, p2; rep from * to last 10 sts, k1, k2tog, [yo] twice, ssk, k1, p2, k2. SIZE 10 ONLY: Next Row: [K2, p2] twice, *k1, k2tog, [yo] twice, ssk, k1, [p2, k2] 3 times, p2; rep from * to last 10 sts, k1, k2tog, [yo] twice, ssk, k1, p2, k2.

With smaller needles and RS facing, starting at top of Buttonhole band, pu and k32 (32, 36, 38, 40, 42) sts along Right Front, 34 (36, 36, 38, 40, 40) sts along Back, 32 (32, 36, 38, 40, 42) sts along Left Front, ending at neck opening. 98 (100, 108, 114, 120, 124) sts Work 3 rows in G st. Cast off all sts k-wise. Sew on buttons. Block to dimensions given in schematic. Weave in all ends.

STITCH PATTERNS

Patterns A & D: Rows 1, 3, 5, 9, 11, 13, & 15 (RS): P2, k2, yo, k2tog, p2. Row 2 & all WS rows: K2, p2, yo, ssp, k2. Row 7: P2, work C4F for Patt A or C4B for Patt D, p2.

Pattern C Row 1 (RS): P8, k6, p8. Rows 2: K8, p6, k8. 3: P8, C6B, p8. Row 3 Row 4: As Row 2. Row 5: P7, C4BP, C4FP, p7. Row 6: K7, p3, k2, p3, k7. Row 7: P6, C4BP, p2, C4FP, p6. Row 8: K6, p3, k4, p3, k6. Row 9: P5, C3BP, k1, p4, k1, C3FP, p5. Row 10: K5, p2, k1, p1, k4, p1, k1, p2, k5. Row 11: P4, C3BP, p1, C2FP, p2, C2BP, p1, C3FP, p4. Row 12: K4, p2, k3, p1, k2, p1, k3, p2, k4. Row 13: P3, C2BP, k1, p3, C2FP, C2BP, p3, k1, C2FP, p3. Row 14: K3, p1, k1, p1, k4, C2F, k4, p1, k1, p1, k3. Row 15: P2, C2BP, p1, [C2FP, p2, C2BP] twice, p1, C2FP, p2. Row 16: K2, p1, k3, [p1, k2] twice, p1, k2, p1, k3, p1, k2. Row 17: P2, k1, p3, C2FP, C2BP, p2, C2FP, C2BP, p3, k1, p2. Row 18: K2, p1, [k4, C2B] twice, k4, p1, k2. Row 19: P2, k1, p3, [C2BP, C2FP, p2, C2BP, C2FP] p3, k1, p2. Row 20: As Row 16. Row 21: P2, C2FP, p1, (C2BP, p2, C2FP) twice, p1, C2BP, p2. Row 22: As Row 14. Row 23: P3, C2FP, k1, p3, C2BP, C2FP, p3, k1, C2BP, p3. Row 24: As Row 12. Row 25: P4, C3FP, p1, C2BP, p2, C2FP, p1, C3BP, p4. Row 26: As Row 10. Row 27: P5, C3FP, k1, p4, k1, C3BP, p5. Row 28: As Row 8. Row 29: P6, C4FP, p2, C4BP, p6. Row 30: As Row 6. Row 31: P7, C4FP, C4BP, p7. Row 32: As Row 4. Rep rows 3-32 for patt.

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20 sts

150g 4-ply

28 rows

10cm

10cm

over St st

one size

Designed by Lana Jois

Yarn used Yarn Stories Fine Merino 4-ply 3 balls in Burnt Sienna 2502

About the yarn 4-ply; 178m per 50g ball; 100% Merino wool

Tension 20 sts x 28 rows = 10cm measured over Braid st

Needles used 4mm circular, 100cm

Sizing S (L) Sample shown in size L

Abbreviations

Kyok: [k1, yo, k1] into next stitch. 2 sts inc’d Skyk: Sl1, k1, yo, k1, psso. (St count unchanged) make picot: Sl2 back to LH needle, cast on 3 sts, immediately cast off 4 sts – picot made See page 96 for all other abbreviations

LANA SAYS

“Flowing braids and exquisite lace make this a shawl fit for a princess. It’s fun to knit too!”

Schematic

Braided Shawl Treat yourself to a little bit of luxury with this stunning lace shawl, knitted in beautiful pure Merino wool The shawl is worked from the top down. The stitch patterns may be worked from charts or written instructions, whichever you prefer.

Start knitting… Cast on 5 sts.

Set up-rows

Row 1 (RS): K2, yo, k1, yo, k2. 7 sts Row 2: K2, yo, p3, yo, k2. 9 sts Row 3: K2, yo, k to last 2 sts, yo, k2. 11 sts Row 4: K2, yo, p to last 2 sts, yo, k2. 13 sts

Body Work Body pattern 3 (5) times in full. 121 (193) sts Rep rows 1-2 once more. 127 (199) sts

Border Work Border pattern once in full. 285 (357) sts

Edging There are two options for casting off. Both give a picot edge – the first is symmetrical around each picot point, while the second only uses right-leaning decreases but is quicker and easier to remember. Option 1: P1, [p1, sl2 back to LH needle, p2tog] 6 times, make picot, *[p1, sl2 back to LH needle, p2tog] 4 times, [k1, sl2 back to LH needle, k2tog tbl] 3 times, [p1, sl2 back to LH needle, p2tog] 3 times, [k1, sl2 back to LH needle, k2tog tbl] 3 times, [p1, sl2 back to LH needle, p2tog] 4 times, make picot; rep from * to last 7 sts, **p1, sl2 back to LH needle, p2tog; rep from ** to end. Option 2: P1, [p1, sl2 back to LH needle, p2tog] 6 times, make picot, *[p1, sl2 back to LH needle, p2tog] 17 times, make picot; rep from * to last 7 sts, **p1, sl2

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Stitch patterns

BODY 36 sts inc’d per rep Row 1 (RS): K2, yo, *p3, skyk, p3; rep from * to last 2 sts, yo, k2. Row 2: K2, kyok, *k3, p3, k3; rep from * to last 3 sts, kyok, k2. Row 3: K2, yo, p6, *k3, p6; rep from * to last 2 sts, yo, k2. Row 4: K2, kyok, k6, *p3, k6; rep from * to last 3 sts, kyok, k2. Row 5: K2, yo, skyk, *p6, skyk; rep from * to last 2 sts, yo, k2. Row 6: K2, kyok, p3, *k6, p3; rep from * to last 3 sts, kyok, k2. Row 7: K2, yo, *p3, k3, p3; rep from * to last 2 sts, yo, k2. Row 8: K2, kyok, *k3, p3, k3; rep from * to last 3 sts, kyok, k2. Row 9: K2, yo, p6, *skyk, p6; rep from * to last 2 sts, yo, k2. Row 10: K2, kyok, k6, *p3, k6; rep from * to last 3 sts, kyok, k2. Row 11: K2, yo, k3, *p6, k3; rep from * to last 2 sts, yo, k2. Row 12: K2, kyok, p3, *k6, p3; rep from * to last 3 sts, kyok, k2. BORDER 158 sts inc’d per rep Row 1 (RS): K2, yo, k1, p5, *k3, p5, k2tog, yo, k1 tbl, yo, ssk, p5; rep from * to last 11 sts, k3, p5, k1, yo, k2. Row 2 (WS): K2, kyok, p1, k5, p3, *k5, p2, p1 tbl, p2, k5, p3; rep from * to last 8 sts, k5, p1, kyok, k2. Row 3: K2, yo, k1, k1 tbl, yo, k1, ssk, p4, *skyk, p4, k2tog, k1, yo, k1 tbl, yo, k1, ssk, p4; rep from * to last 14 sts, skyk, p4, k2tog, k1, yo, k1tbl, k1, yo, k2. Row 4: K2, kyok, p1, *p1 tbl, p3, k4, p3, *k4, p3, p1 tbl, p3, k4 p3; rep from * to last 12 sts, k4, p3, p1 tbl, p1, kyok, k2. Row 5: K2, yo, k2tog, k2, yo, k1 tbl, yo, k2, ssk, p3, *k3, p3, k2tog, k2, yo, k1 tbl, yo, k2, ssk,

p3; rep from * to last 17 sts, k3, p3, k2tog, k2, yo, k1 tbl, yo, k2, ssk, yo, k2. Row 6: K2, kyok, p4, p1 tbl, p4, k3, p3, *k3, p4, p1 tbl, p4, k3, p3; rep from * to last 15 sts, k3, p4, p1 tbl, p4, kyok, k2. Row 7: K2, yo, k2, k2tog, k3, yo, k1 tbl, yo, k3, ssk, p2, *yo, skp2, yo, p2, k2tog, k3, yo, k1 tbl, yo, k3, ssk, p2; rep from * to last 20 sts, yo, sk2p, yo, p2, k2tog, k3, yo, k1tbl, yo, k3, ssk, k2, yo, k2. Row 8: K2, kyok, p7, p1 tbl, p5, k2, k1 tbl, p1, k1tbl, *k2, p5, p1 tbl, p5, k2, k1 tbl, p1, k1 tbl; rep from * to last 18 sts, k2, p5, p1 tbl, p7, kyok, k2. Row 9: K2, yo, *p4, k2tog, k4, yo, k1 tbl, yo, k4, ssk, p1; rep from * to last 5 sts, p3, yo, k2. Row 10: K2, kyok, k3, *k1, p6, p1 tbl, p6, k4; rep from * to last 3 sts, kyok, k2. Row 11: K2, yo, k3, p3, k2tog, k5, yo, k1 tbl, yo, k5, ssk; rep from * to last 8 sts, p3, k3, yo, k2. Row 12: K2, kyok, p3, k3, *p7, p1 tbl, p7, k3; rep from * to last 6 sts, p3, kyok, k2. Row 13: K2, yo, k1, yo, k4, *ssk, p1, k2tog, k6, yo, k1 tbl, yo, k6; rep from * to last 11 sts, ssk, p1, k2tog, k4, yo, k1, yo, k2. Row 14: K2, kyok, p7, k1, p1, *p7, p1 tbl, p8, k1, p1; rep from * to last 9 sts, p6, kyok, k2. Row 15: K2, yo, k1, k1 tbl, yo, k3, k2tog, yo, ssk, *k1, p1, k1, k2tog, yo, ssk, k3, yo, k1 tbl, yo, k3, k2tog, yo, ssk; rep from * to last 14 sts, k1, p1, k1, k2tog, yo, ssk, k3, yo, k1 tbl, k1, yo, k2. Row 16: K2, kyok, p10, k1, p1, *p7, p1 tbl, p8, k1, p1; rep from * to last 12 sts, p9, kyok, k2. Row 17: K2, yo, k8, k2tog, yo, p1, yo, *ssk, p1, k2tog, yo, p1, yo, ssk, k7, k2tog, yo, p1, yo; rep from * to last 17 sts, ssk, p1, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k8, yo, k2. Row 18: K2, kyok, p13, k1, p1, *p1, k1, p11, k1, p2, k1, p1; rep from * to last 15 sts, p1, k1, p10, kyok, k2.

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Accessory

Where to buy

Yarn Stories Fine Merino 4-ply, ÂŁ5.75 www.yarnstories.com

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Row 19: K2, yo, p3, yo, ssk, k5, k2tog, yo, p3, *skyk, p3, yo, ssk, k5, k2tog, yo, p3; rep from * to last 20 sts, skyk, p3, yo, ssk, k5, k2tog, yo, p3, yo, k2. Row 20: K2, kyok, k3, p15, *k3, p9, k3, p3; rep from * to last 18 sts, k3, p9, k3, kyok, k2. Row 21: K2, yo, *k3, p4, yo, ssk, k3, k2tog, yo, p4; rep from * to last 5 sts, k3, yo, k2. Row 22: K2, kyok, p3, *k4, p7, k4, p3; rep from * to last 3 sts, kyok, k2. Row 23: K2, yo, p3, *skyk, p5, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, p5; rep from * to last 8 sts, skyk, p3, yo, k2. Row 24: K2, kyok, k3, p3, *k5, p5, k5, p3; rep from * to last 6 sts, k3, kyok, k2. Row 25: K2, yo, p6, *k3, p6, yo, sk2p, yo, p6; rep from * to last 11 sts, k3, p6, yo, k2. Row 26: K2, kyok, k6, p3, *k6, p3; rep from * to last 9 sts, k6, kyok, k2. Row 27: K2, yo, p9, *skyk, p15; rep from * to last 14 sts, skyk, p9, yo, k2. Row 28: K2, kyok, k9, p3, *k15, p3; rep from * to last 12 sts, k9, kyok, k2. Row 29: K2, yo, p11, k2tog, *yo, k1 tbl, yo, ssk, p13, k2tog; rep from * to last 16 sts, yo, k1 tbl,

yo, ssk, p11, yo, k2. Row 30: K2, kyok, k11, p2, p1 tbl, p1, *p1, k13, p2, p1 tbl, p1; rep from * to last 15 sts, p1, k11, kyok, k2. Row 31: K2, yo, k2, p11, k2tog, k1, *yo, k1 tbl, yo, k1, ssk, p11, k2tog, k1; rep from * to last 19 sts, yo, k1 tbl, yo, k1, ssk, p11, k2, yo, k2. Row 32: K2, kyok, p2, k11, p3, p1 tbl, p1, *p2, k11, p3, p1 tbl, p1; rep from * to last 18 sts, p2, k11, p2, kyok, k2. Row 33: K2, yo, k1, *k1 tbl, yo, k2, ssk, p3, yo, sk2p, yo, p3, k2tog, k2, yo; rep from * to last 4 sts, k1 tbl, k1, yo, k2. Row 34: K2, kyok, p1, p1 tbl, *p4, k3, p3, k3, p4, p1 tbl; rep from * to last 4 sts, p1, kyok, k2. Row 35: K2, yo, k4, *k1 tbl, yo, k3, ssk, p3, yo, ssk, p2, k2tog, k3, yo; rep from * to last 7 sts, k1 tbl, k4, yo, k2. Row 36: K2, kyok, p4, p1 tbl, *p5, k2, p2, k3, p5, p1 tbl; rep from * to last 7 sts, p4, kyok, k2. Row 37: K2, yo, p1, k2tog, k4, yo, *k1 tbl, yo, k4, ssk, p5, k2tog, k4, yo; rep from * to last 10 sts, k1 tbl, yo, k4, ssk, p1, yo, k2. Row 38: K2, kyok, k1, p6, p1 tbl, *p6, k5, p6, p1 tbl; rep from * to last 10 sts, p6, k1, kyok, k2.

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Row 39: K2, yo, p3, k2tog, k5, yo, *k1 tbl, yo, k5, ssk, p3, k2tog, k5, yo; rep from * to last 13 sts, k1 tbl, yo, k5, ssk, p3, yo, k2. Row 40: K2, kyok, k3, p7, p1 tbl, *p7, k3, p7, p1 tbl; rep from 13 sts, p7, k3, kyok, k2. Row 41: K2, yo, k4, p1, k2tog, k6, yo, *k1 tbl, yo, k6, ssk, p1, k2tog, k6, yo; rep from * to last 16 sts, k1 tbl, yo, k6, ssk, p1, k4, yo, k2. Row 42: K2, kyok, p4, k1, p8, p1 tbl, *p8, k1, p8, p1 tbl; rep from * to last 16 sts, p8, k1, p4, kyok, k2. Row 43: K2, yo, k4, yo, ssk, k1, p1, k1, k2tog, yo, ssk, k3, yo, *k1 tbl, yo, k3, k2tog, yo, ssk, k1, p1, k1, k2tog, yo, ssk, k3, yo; rep from * to last 19 sts, k1 tbl, yo, k3, k2tog, yo, ssk, k1, p1, k1, k2tog, yo, k4, yo, k2. Row 44: K2, kyok, p7, k1, p8, p1 tbl, *p8, k1, p8, p1 tbl; rep from * to last 19 sts, p8, k1, p7, kyok, k2. Row 45: K2, yo, k1, *k4, k2tog, yo, p1, yo, ssk, p1, k2tog, yo, p1, yo, ssk, k3; rep from * to last 4 sts, k2, yo, k2. Row 46: K2, kyok, p2, *p5, [k1, p2] twice, k1, p6; rep from * to last 4 sts, p1, kyok, k2. Row 47: K2, yo, k4, *k3, k2tog,

yo, p3, k1, p1, k1, p3, yo, ssk, k2; rep from * to last 7 sts, k5, yo, k2. Row 48: K2, kyok, p5, *p4, k3, p1, k1, p1, k3, p5; rep from * to last 7 sts, p4, kyok, k2. Row 49: K2, yo, k1, p3, yo, ssk, k1, *k2, k2tog, yo, p3, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, p3, yo, ssk, k1; rep from * to last 10 sts, k2, k2tog, yo, p3, k1, yo, k2. Row 50: K2, kyok, p1, k3, p4, *p3, k3, p5, k3, p4; rep from * to last 10 sts, p3, k3, p1, kyok, k2. Row 51: K2, yo, k3, yo, ssk, p3, yo, ssk, *k1, k2tog, yo, p3, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, ssk, p3, yo, ssk; rep from * to last 13 sts, k1, k2tog, yo, p3, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, k2. Row 52: K2, kyok, p5, k3, p3, *p2, k3, p7, k3, p3; rep from * to last 13 sts, p2, k3, p5, kyok, k2. Row 53: K2, yo, [k2tog, yo] twice, k1, [yo, ssk] twice, p3, yo, *sk2p, yo, p3, [k2tog, yo] twice, k1, [yo, ssk] twice, p3, yo; rep from * to last 17 sts, sk2p, yo, p3, [k2tog, yo] twice, k1, [yo, ssk] twice, yo, k2.

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Local News

The latest events, announcements and inspiration from your local and independent yarn shops Concept Collection Whitknits in Whistable now stocks new yarn from Katia named Concept Collection. Available only in yarn shops and not online, it includes the beautiful Cashmere 30 in five shades, and the patterns can be bought in store or downloaded. www.whitknits.co.uk

A century of knitting Two of Thomas B. Ramsden’s longest serving employees, local ladies Pat Jackson and Gwen Ellis, have notched up 100 years’ service between them! Pat and Gwen have seen many changes over the years, and they have fond memories of playing cricket and crocheting outside on the lawn in the early days. To celebrate Pat and Gwen’s commitment and loyalty, the company (home to favourite yarns Wendy, Peter Pan, Robin and more) held a gorgeous garden party in August, and the pair was even featured on the local BBC news! www.tbramsden.co.uk

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New to the North

Northern Yarn opened its new shop doors to the public on 2nd September in Lancaster, and owner Kate Makin is excited to bring her passion for her home county and the people there into her new store! Kate’s own line of local wool, Northern Yarn, is available in 4-ply and DK weight, either undyed or hand-dyed by Angela Gardner and Thorndolly Yarns, and now in store you can squish and buy more brands! Visit www.northernyarn.co.uk to find out more, or find Kate at 74 Penny Street, Lancaster.

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Local News

Raise the Rowan flag

Knit and natter goes digital

Black Sheep Wools in Warrington is now an official Rowan Flagship Store, meaning it stocks all of Rowan’s yarn both in store at the Craft Barn and online, so you will be spoilt for choice when it comes to your next project! Find the full collection now at www.blacksheepwools.com

Magnolia Tree Crafts (Cheshire) has recently launched a quickly growing friendly community on Facebook and would love to see you involved! Share your work, get advice, meet new people and just embrace the knit and chatter of the internet by joining the group today www.facebook.com/groups/ MagnoliaTreeKnittingandCrochetClub

Working hard At the beginning of May, Ammonite Yarns launched a crowd-funding campaign to help finance the re-vamp of its store rooms into a fantastic new workroom space. Here is the work so far! Find out more at www.ammoniteyarns.co.uk

Wise-up at Wiseheart

24th September Design your own gansey with Kate Greatorex 8th October Indian-inspired weaving with The Threshing Barn 29th October Lino cutting with The Crafty Gentleman

Wiseheart is also launching its first pattern this month – the Shallcross Incline scarf is designed by Jean Cooper and is a shaped scarf incorporating two simple lace patterns that can be knitted in a variety of yarn weights. www.wiseheartstudio.com

Mediterranean Merino Istante by Adriafil is just one of the gorgeous new autumn/ winter yarns on the shelves at Wool Zone in Oakham. This aran-weight yarn is a luxurious blend of 44% wool, 35% nylon, 10% linen, 9% cotton and 2% silk. Available in eight rich autumnal shades, it is £6 per 50g ball – perfect for a cosy throw! www.woolzone.co.uk Scarf knitted in WYS Exquisite (Belgravia), Model: Holly Walsh, Photographer: Annie Greatorex

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Find your local shop and get involved in your woolly community

At Knit Now, we support local yarn shops, all year round. Not just because we love yarn, but also because of the unique, valuable communities that grow around our shops. Like pubs, butchers and post offices though, it's ‘use it or lose it’ – if we stop visiting our local shops for a set of needles or a class, we will lose them. Knitters can keep these vital hubs open. Just keep visiting! As an incentive, when you buy Knit Now, you'll get special discounts at participating stores around the country. We're working with AIYSO (the Association of Independent Yarn Shop Owners) to promote local shops every issue, as well as online at www.knitnowmag. co.uk/stitchedtogether Kate Heppell, Editor

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Aberaeron

Atherstone

Bakewell

Rosemary’s Wool Shop We’re knitting yarn specialists, stocking sewing, embroidery and cross stitch supplies, as well as haberdashery. We also hold knitting and crochet workshops. Birmingham House Alban Square Aberaeron SA46 0AH 01545 905051 enquiries@rosemaryswool shop.co.uk www.rosemaryswoolshop. co.uk

Crafty Corner A friendly, family run business stocking Sirdar, Stylecraft, King Cole, J C Brett, Woolcraft, Adriafil yarn with haberdashery, cross stitch, long stitch kits and material. Knit and natter groups and workshops available. 69 Long Street Atherstone Warwickshire CV9 1AZ 01827 715816 wendy@crafty-corner.com

Wye Wools We are main stockist of King Cole, Sidar, Stylectaft, Adriafil, Bergere de France, Knit Pro needles, accesories and a huge range of patterns. New-season yarn now in stock. 11 Water Street Bakewell Derbyshire DE45 1EW 07913 307752 wyewools11@icloud.com

Bovey Tracey

Bradford

Chipping Norton

Spin a Yarn We are a yarn shop on the edge of Dartmoor specialising in beautiful yarn from around the world – from local Alpaca to Arctic Qiviut. We also run a programme of workshops. 26 Fore Street Bovey Tracey, Devon TQ13 9AD 01626 836203 info@spinayarndevon.co.uk www.spinayarndevon.co.uk

Stash Fine Yarns Beautiful designer yarns and a warm Yorkshire welcome are guaranteed! Visit our newly opened clearance yarn barn where you are sure to find great value yarn to suit any knitting project. Ashfield Works Thornton Road Bradford BD13 3PN 01274 833907 www.stashfineyarns.com

The Fibreworks We are a knit, crochet, and sewing haven in the heart of Chipping Norton. We sell yarn from around the world, fabric and haberdashery. In our studio we run workshops in all kinds of textile-related crafts. 10 Middle Row Chipping Norton OX7 5NH 01608 645970 info@thefibreworks.co.uk www.thefibreworks.co.uk

Coleshill

Cowbridge

Cleethorpes

Remember When We’re stockists of King Cole, James C. Brett, Stylecraft, Sirdar, Rico, Wendy, Hayfield, Debbie Bliss, Rowan, Lantern Moon, WYS, Woolyknit, Adriafil, EllaRae and much more. 80 High Street Coleshill West Midlands B46 3AH 01675 466418 info@rememberwhenshop.co.uk www.rememberwhenshop.co.uk

La Mercerie A Bergere de France partner store, also stocking Sirdar, Debbie Bliss, Rico, Adriafil and more. We have a selection of hand-dyed yarn, haberdashery and notions. We have knitting groups and courses too. 1 Penny Lane Cowbridge CF71 7EG 01446 772055 jean@lamerceriecowbridge. co.uk www.lamerceriecowbridge. co.uk

A Good Yarn Knitting or crochet – whatever your skill level, we have brands and projects to suit every pocket. We also hold weekly knit and natter groups and workshops, as well as offering expert tuition. Cambridge Street Cleethorpes DN35 8HD 01472 508707 www.agoodyarn.co.uk

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10% off at your local wool shop

*When you show this voucher in any of the shops listed on these pages, you will receive 10% off yarn, with a minimum purchase value of £10 before the discount. Some exceptions apply, please see individual listings. Applies to in-store purchases only. Not valid in conjunction with any other offer. Expires 10th October 2017.

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Clapham

Cleckheaton

Dalkeith

Flintshire

Beckside Yarns & Needlecrafts One of the UK’s largest yarn shops stocking a gallery full of fabulous yarn including Noro, Debbie Bliss, Rowan, Araucania, Mirasol and Louisa Harding. We stock KnitPro needles and accessories. Beckside Gallery Church Avenue Clapham North Yorkshire LA2 8EA 01524 251122 info@becksideyarns.co.uk www.becksideyarns.co.uk

Twist & Purl We’re premium Stockists of Bergere de France yarn and also stock Rico, Sirdar, Stylecraft, J Brett, KnitPro. Knitting and crochet workshops are run throughout the year. 1 Bradford Road Cleckheaton West Yorks BD19 5AG 01274 873279 knit@twistandpurl.co.uk www.twistandpurl.co.uk

The Wool Shop As the only wool shop in Midlothian, we stock Sirdar, King Cole, Stylecraft and Designer Yarns. We’re open Monday-Saturday, 9.30am-4.30pm. Keep up to date with us on Facebook! 30 Woodburn Avenue Dalkeith Midlothian Scotland EH22 2BP 0131 663 2141 www.thewoolshop.co.uk

Yarn O’Clock A unique yarn shop in North Wales, specialising in British yarns including local suppliers, Cambrian Wool, John Arbon & WYS. Visit us for friendly, expert advice, workshops & all your knitting/ crocheting needs. 2 Earl Road Mold Flintshire CH7 1AJ 01352 218082 yarnoclock@gmail.com www.yarnoclock.co.uk

Glasgow

Halesowen

Hampshire

Harrogate

The Yarn Cake Glasgow’s award winning knitting cafe. We stock a wide range including Drops, Jamieson & Smith, WYS, Titus, KnitPro, Clover and a variety of sock yarns – as well as tea and cake! 148 Queen Margaret Drive Glasgow G20 8NY 0141 946 5305 www.theyarncake.co.uk

Withit Witch We’re a family-run business stocking a range of yarn and accessories. We’re always happy to help with knitting and crochet queries. Knit and natter every Monday morning. The Halesowen Knitting Centre 75 High Street Halesowen B63 1EQ 0121 550 0201 enquiry@withitwitch.co.uk www.withitwitch.co.uk

Beaker Button We sell exclusive Dorset button kits, books and patterns, luxury yarn, hand-dyed thread, tools and materials for the discerning crafter. We run button and fibre craft workshops from beginner to advanced. Studio 11 Fairground Craft Centre Weyhill, Hampshire SP11 0QN www.beakerbutton.co.uk

Yarn Etc. An independent yarn shop for all tastes and budgets. Workshops in a relaxed creative environment. Stockists of Scheepjes, Juniper Moon Farm, Louisa Harding, StyleCraft, King Cole, and more. 17 Knaresborough Road Harrogate HG2 7SR 01423 885565 yarnetc@mail.com

Hertfordshire

High Peak

Ipswich

Leicester

Wool-n-Things We stock yarn from 100% acrylic to hand-dyed Fair Trade, ranging from 3-ply up to super chunky. See the website for details on workshops. 3-5 Hitchin Street Baldock Herts SG7 6AL 01462 612889 wool-n-things@hotmail.co.uk www.wool-n-things.co.uk

Wiseheart Studio Textile adventurers and purveyors of fine yarns. Come squish our carefully selected, ethically sourced wools. Enjoy our weaving, spinning and felting ranges. Choose your own adventure with one of our regular workshops. 10 Canal Street (underneath Pear Tree Cafe) Whaley Bridge SK23 7LS 01663 733599 wiseheartstudio@gmail.com www.wiseheartstudio.com

Jenny Wren’s Yarns From DY Choice and Rico to Debbie Bliss and Fyberspates, you’ll be sure to find something to inspire you at Jenny Wren’s. Learn new skills at our classes or get social at our knit groups. Opening hours Tues-Fri 10am-4pm & Sat 10am-5pm 14 St Peters Street Ipswich IP1 1XB 01473 805208 hello@jennywrensyarns.co.uk www.jennywrensyarns.co.uk

Knit One An award-winning shop, we stock Sirdar, Sublime, Debbie Bliss, Rico, Katia, Noro, Lang, Schoppel Wolle and more plus needles, hooks, pattern leaflets and books. Courses are available. 11 Pocklingtons Walk Leicester LE1 6BU 0116 254 0650 www.knitone.uk.com

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Lichfield

Lincolnshire

Manchester

Knitique Your local knitting and crochet yarn store. We have a great selection of yarns, patterns, books and accessories. 7 Tudor Row Wade Street Lichfield Staffordshire WS13 6HH 01543 417 700 www.knitiqueonline.com

Horncastle Hobby House & Cake Art We stock knitting yarn from Katia, King Cole, Woolcraft and Wendy. We also stock needles, buttons, ribbons, kids crafts, decopatch and cake decorating requirements. Advice and help freely given. 25 North Street Horncastle Lincs LN9 5DX 01507 522659 horncastlehobbyhouse@tiscali. co.uk

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

Marple, Buxton & Cheadle

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Natul Beauties Each month, we get together with a group of real knitters to test our yarn and ask them for their honest opinions. These are the results! The Fibre Company Cumbria

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SweetGeorgia Cashluxe Fine

Isager Tweed

Content: 90% wool, 10% mohair

Content: 70% Merino, 20% cashmere, 10% nylon

Content: 70% wool, 30% mohair

Yardage: 216m per 100g skein

Yardage: 365m per 115g skein

Yardage: 200m per 50g skein

Weight: aran

Weight: 4-ply

Weight: 4-ply

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Use for: sweaters

Use for: shawls

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How enjoyable was it to knit with?... 4.8

How enjoyable was it to knit with?... 4.9

How enjoyable was it to knit with?... 4.7

How happy are you with your swatch?... 4.8

How happy are you with your swatch?... 4.8

How happy are you with your swatch?... 4.3

How would you rate the colour?... 5

How would you rate the colour?... 5

How would you rate the colour?... 4.8

How hardwearing does it feel?... 4.6

How hardwearing does it feel?... 5

How hardwearing does it feel?... 4.2

How soft is it against your skin?... 4

How soft is it against your skin?... 4.7

How soft is it against your skin?... 4.3

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The Review

WAVY LACE Panel of 6 sts worked on a background of Rev St st. Row 1 (RS): Knit. Row 2 & all WS rows: Purl. Row 3: Yo k2, ssk, k2. Row 5: K1, yo, k2, ssk, k1.

Row 7: K2, yo, k2, ssk. Row 9: Knit. Row 11: K2, k2tog, k2, yo. Row 13: K1, k2tog, k2, yo, k1. Row 15: K2tog, K2, yo, k2. Row 16: Purl. Rep rows 1-16 for pattern.

Natural fibres and deep hues of greens bring to mind the rich countryside we are blessed with in Britain. Our reviewers from Oxford Yarn store have played with yarn from all across the world this issue, including from Ireland, Denmark, Canada and even Peru!

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Adriafil Sierra Andina

Louisa Harding Amitola

Malabrigo Arroyo

Content: 100% alpaca

Content: 80% wool, 20% silk

Content: 100% Merino wool

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Yardage: 250m per 50g ball

Yardage: 305m per 100g skein

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Weight: Sport

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Price: £8.95 from Oxford Yarn Store

Price: £13.95 from Oxford Yarn Store

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In one word: lustrous

In one word: exotic

Use for: accessories

Use for: shawls

Use for: sweaters

How enjoyable was it to knit with?... 5

How enjoyable was it to knit with?... 4.5

How enjoyable was it to knit with?... 4.5

How happy are you with your swatch?... 4.9

How happy are you with your swatch?... 4.8

How happy are you with your swatch?... 4.3

How would you rate the colour?... 5

How would you rate the colour?... 4.9

How would you rate the colour?... 4.8

How hardwearing does it feel?... 4.2

How hardwearing does it feel?... 4.8

How hardwearing does it feel?... 4.3

How soft is it against your skin?... 4.9

How soft is it against your skin?... 4.7

How soft is it against your skin?... 4

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Stitched Together

Gingerbread House Cushion

Give your home a lift with this cosy cushion, which is knitted flat using simple stitches to create a stunning effect www.knitnowmag.co.uk

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over St st

one size

Designed by Wendy Design Team

Yarn used Wendy Merino DK 3 balls in Cobnut 2397

About the yarn DK; 116m per 50g ball; 100% wool

Tension 22 sts x 31 rows = 10cm measured over St st

This cushion is worked flat in once piece. It features a textured house pattern that can be worked either from the chart or the written instructions, whichever you prefer.

Start knitting… Back Cast on 89 sts. Beg with a k row, work 124 rows in St st. K2 rows to form a ridge (fold line).

Front Commencing with a knit row, work 30 rows in St st.

Place house pattern

Schematic

Next Row (RS): K19, work 51 sts from chart or written instructions, K19. Next Row (WS): P19, work 51 sts from chart or written instructions. These 2 rows set the position of the house pattern. Continue to work in this way until all 65 rows of pattern have been worked. Work 29 rows in St st. Cast off. Making up: Fold in half at ‘ridge’. Join side seams by top sewing. Slip cushion pad in place and join cast-on and cast-off edges.

40cm

22 sts

100g DK

31 rows

10cm

10cm

40cm

Needles used 4mm straight

Other supplies tapestry needle

Sizing 40cm square

Abbreviations

mb – make bobble: K1, [p1, k1] twice all in next st, turn, p5, turn, k5, turn, p5, turn, sl 1 [K2tog] twice, pass 2nd and 3rd sts on right needle over end st and off needle msb – make small bobble: K1, p1, k1 all in next st, turn, p3, turn, sl 1, k2tog, psso See page 96 for all other abbreviations

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Stitched The Collection Together n Stitch patter

HOUSE PATTERN Row 1 (RS): [Mb, k4] 10 times, mb. Row 2 (WS): Purl. Row 3: Knit. Row 4: P4, [k1, p1] 9 times, k1, p5, [k1, p1] 9 times, k1, p4. Row 5: K4, [p1, k1] 9 times, p1, k5, [p1, k1] 9 times, p1, k4. Row 6: P3, [k1, p1] 9 times, k1, p7, [k1, p1] 9 times, k1, p3. Row 7: K3, [p1, k1] 9 times, p1, k7, [p1, k1] 9 times, p1, k3. Row 8: P4, [k1, p1] 9 times, k1, p5, [k1, p1] 9 times, k1, p4. Row 9: Mb, k3, [p1, k1] 9 times, p1, k5, [p1, k1] 9 times, p1, k3, mb. Row 10: P3, [k1, p1] 9 times, k1, p7, [k1, p1] 9 times, k1, p3.

Row 11: K3, [p1, k1] 9 times, p1, k7, [p1, k1] 9 times, p1, k3. Rows 12-19: Rep rows 4-11. Row 20: P3, k2, p1, k1, [p1, k2] twice, p10, k5, p10, k1, [p1, k2] 3 times, p3. Row 21: K3, [p2, k1] 3 times, p1, k10, p5, k10, [p2, k1] twice, p1, k1, p2, k3. Rows 22-23: Rep rows 20-21. Row 24: P3, k2, p1, k1, [p1, k2] twice, p10, k5, p10, k1, [p1, k2] 3 times, p3. Row 25: Mb, k2, p2, mb, p2, k1, p2, mb, p1, k3, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k2, p5, k2, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k3, p2, mb, p2, k1, p1, mb, p2, k2, mb. Row 26: P3, k4, p1, [k5, p10] twice, k4, p1, k5, p3. Row 27: K3, p5, k1, p4, k3, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k2, p5, k2, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k3, p5, k1, p4, k3.

Row 28: P3, k4, p1, k5, p25, k4, p1, k5, p3. Row 29: K3, p5, mb, p4, k25, p5, mb, p4, k3. Row 30: P3, k10, p25, k10, p3. Row 31: K3, p10, k25, p10, k3. Row 32: P3, k10, p25, k10, p3. Row 33: Mb, k2, p10, k25, p10, k2, mb. Row 34: P3, k10, p25, k10, p3. Row 35: K3, p10, k25, p10, k3. Row 36: P3, k10, p3, [p2tog tbl, yo, p1, yo, p2tog, p2] twice, p2tog tbl, yo, p1, yo, p2tog, p3, k10, p3. Row 37: K3, p10, k25, p10, k3. Rows 38-39: Rep rows 36-37. Row 40: P3, k9, p27, k9, p3. Row 41: Mb, k2, p45, k2, mb. Row 42: P3, k9, p4, k22, p1, k9, p3.

Row 43: K3, p45, k3. Row 44: P3, k10, p25, k10, p3. Row 45: K3, p45, k3. Row 46: P3, k11, p23, k11, p3. Row 47: K3, p45, k3. Row 48: P3, k12, p21, k12, p3. Row 49: Mb, k2, p45, k2, mb. Row 50: P3, k20, p5, k20, p3. Row 51: K3, p20, k5, p20, k3. Rows 52-53: Rep rows 50-51. Row 54: P3, k45, p3. Row 55: K3, p45, k3. Row 56: P3, k45, p3. Row 57: Mb, k2, p45, k2, mb. Row 58: P3, k45, p3. Row 59: K3, p45, k3. Row 60: Purl. Row 61: Knit. Rows 62-63: Rep rows 60-61. Row 64: Purl. Row 65: [Mb, k4] 10 times, mb.

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Knitting know-how in association with

Techniques In this issue

Use these simple techniques for seamless toe-up socks

Judy’s Magic Cast-on

Step 1: Hold the needles (N1 above, N2 below) as shown. Make a slip knot with the long tail and place on N1. Tension the working yarn with your finger and tail the yarn with your thumb.

Step 5: Drop the tail yarn and move the needles into your RH as shown. N2 is now on top.

Step 2: Take the tail yarn from below, over N2 and back down between the needles.

Step 6: Pull N1 (lower needle) out and use this needle and the working yarn to knit sts from N2.

Step 3: Take the working yarn from below, around N1 and back down between the needles.

Step 7: Turn the work, push the sts from cord onto N1, pull out N2.

Step 4: Rep steps 2-4 until you have the desired number of stitches.

Step 8: Use N2 to knit the sts off N1, knitting through the back loops to even out the twist. On subsequent rounds, knit all sts normally.

Jeny’s Surprisingly Stretchy Bind-Off

Step 1: Make a reverse yarn over before the first stitch by wrapping yarn around RH needle as shown.

Step 2: K next st. 2 sts on RH needle.

Step 3: Lift first stitch (the reverse yarn over) over the stitch just knitted.

Step 4: Make a knit-to-purl yarn over as shown. Purl the next st. 3 sts on RN needle.

Step 5: Lift 1st (k) and 2nd (yo) sts over 3rd st (p) on RH needle. 1 st on RH needle.

Step 6: Make a reverse yarnover as shown (bring the yarn over the top of RH needle).

Step 7: K1. 3 sts on RH needle. Lift 1st and 2nd sts over 3rd st on RH needle. 1 st on RH needle.

Step 8: Rep steps 4-7 until all sts have been cast off. Break yarn, thread through rem st and pull tight to fasten. www.knitnowmag.co.uk

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The Basics: Essential knitting skills

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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

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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 pattern 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

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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.

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Abbreviations

9 10 11

14 15

1x1 rib 2x2 rib alt beg CC cdd

16 17 18 19 20 21 22

cm CN C2B C2F cont dec DPN foll g G st

23 i-cord

24 25 26 27

in inc incl k k-wise kfb

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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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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)

1 k2tog LH m1

mb MC m1l

m1r

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

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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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Dear Diary to all of them. Sometimes a yarn show can be full of familiar faces, which is nice for a catch-up with old friends and picking up wellloved and trusted yarn but sometimes not as inspiring if you’ve seen all of the sellers before. My favourite shows though are always the ones that mix the stalwarts with some fresh blood!

Me with the wonderful designer Jacqui Harding

This month Editor Kate took a birthday trip to Fibre East There’s nothing quite like a yarn festival to spark my creativity. However busy or tired I am, I know that if I can drag myself out of the house and onto the road, the trip is always worth it. Over the past few years, more and more fibre festivals have cropped up all over the country – from unravel in Farnham in the South to Loch Ness Knit Fest in the North – so many that I now can’t even hope to make it

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One of my favourite shows in the calendar is Fibre East – not only because it treads the balance between new names and familiar faces brilliantly, but also for selfish reasons. My mum lives in Luton, which is just a 15-minute drive away from Ampthill where the festival takes place. To make it even better, the festival almost always falls on my birthday weekend! This year I was down in London for my birthday so I could just hop on a train up to Luton to spend a day looking at gorgeous yarn with my gorgeous mum. It was so lovely to spend a day out with her having a good natter, introducing her to lots of my friends and trying to talk her out of buying a weaving loom. Fibre East this year was warm and muggy – we visited on the Sunday and were lucky enough to avoid the rain. The show takes place in a school – some stands are inside in the hall and the gym, whilst others are on the playground in big wool-filled marquees. There’s even a wool roadshow where you can meet some sheep and understand more about where your yarn comes from. Oh, and of course there’s a catering tent that sells the local delicacy Bedfordshire Clangers (although they were sold out by the time I got there this year) and some really rather excellent ice cream. Since it was my birthday, my mum very generously took notes as we went around the show and bought me some fabulous presents. Mum bought me a few brilliant things from one of my all-time favourite yarn sellers, The Knitting Goddess – including one of its rainbow yarn project bags, a skein of its new BritSilk yarn (so dreamy) and a stunning rainbow of mini-skeins that I’ve already started working with. Some of my other favourite stands at the show included Paper Stories, Triskelion, HeyJay, Yarns from the Plain, SpinCity, Babylonglegs, TrulyHooked and West Green Loft Yarns, but honestly every stand offered something exciting and inspiring. If you’re at a loose end, I recommend flicking through listings on the Fibre East website – you’re sure to find something you’ll love.

Diary Dates 20th September

Knitting Know-How: Cables Whitknits, Whistable How to knit a basic cable design and which tools to use for best results. You will start a chunky bobble hat or a pair of wrist warmers. The pattern and materials will be included. www.whitknits.co.uk

28th September Knit Now 79 on sale today!

29th Septmeber

Amano exhibition SMD Knitting, Wrexham Special offers on Amano yarn throughout the week starting 29th, pop-in store to find out more www.knittingwool.com

1st October

Cheshire Fibre Festival Marthall, Cheshire Various fibre workshops along with a minimarketplace over lunchtime! www.agrarianartisan.com/cheshire-fibre-festival2017-creativity

6th October

3 Bags Full Festival Liskeard Public Hall Lots of stalls, demonstrations, make-and-take sessions and new for this year is a yarn and stuff swap: destash and come and find some new treasures! www.3bagsfull.org

7th October

Christmas Crochet Class Abakhan, Altrincham Get a head start on Christmas and join tutor Emma Blackburn to learn how to make bunting and other decorations in time for the big day! Please bring along a 4mm hook. www.abakhan.co.uk

12th October

Learn to Knit Socks Black Sheep Wools, Warrington Teacher Heike Gittens will take you through knitting a small sock, learning how to cast on, shape the heel and gusset, and finish with the toe using five needles. Participants also receive a special 10% discount voucher! www.blacksheepwools.com

20th October

Brioche Knitting Spin a Yarn, Devon Learn the basics of brioche knitting to create a thick, reversible ribbed fabric, ideal for cosy garments and accessories. www.spinayarndevon.co.uk

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No matter how many times it comes around, we knitters are always excited at the prospect of Christmas; nothing quite beats the feeling of casting on a present for a loved one, especially as the nights turn colder and we can cosy up with our knitting and a steaming mug of hot chocolate. We are delighted to bring you the third instalment of our exclusive Knitmas book, jam-packed with festive patterns for all the family, complete with some fun Christmas labels (page 47) that you can cut out to attach to your finished gifts. I can’t say enough how much I love Kim’s Letter to Santa cushion (page 9) in this collection, it’s a really clever way of bringing Christmas magic into your home. We’ve brought you the classics as well; Martha Stewart-inspired stockings (page 13), knitted decorations (page 44) and toys, from a cute crochet penguin (page 28) to festive handpuppets (page 16). This year, Knitmas is brought to you in association with Lion Brand, one of our increasingly favourite yarn brands, and it certainly has a lot to offer! You’ll find knits in wool, cotton, acrylic and more throughout the book, and I think you’ll agree that Lion Brand is top when it comes to colours and designs. Find out more about this popular American brand by visiting www.lionbrand.com, where you will find information about all its yarn as well as a host of fabulous patterns like we have here. Happy Christmas!

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James the Jolly Snowman jumper Letter to Santa cushion Checkmate slouch hat Martha Stewart Christmas stockings Christmas handpuppets Winter Park pullover Brooklyn baby cardigan & hat Harvard Square pullover Mousie slippers Crochet Christmas penguin

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How to crochet Clifford dog sweater Vesta Super scarf Arctic poncho Chestnut Street scarf Santa hats for the family Pretty Kitty bed Christmas ornaments Abbreviations Christmas labels

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Adventurous

Essentials Designed by Jacinta Bowie & James Bowie Yarn used Lion Brand 24/7 cotton DK, 2 (3, 3, 4, 5) balls in red 113 (MC) 1 ball in white 100 (CC1) 1 ball in black 153 (CC2) 1 ball in Grass 172 (CC3) About the yarn DK; 170m per 100g ball, 100% cotton Tension 20 sts x 28 rows = 10cm measured over St st on larger needles Needles used 3.25mm straight 4mm straight Other supplies 2 stitch holders tapestry needle 2 stitch markers small amount of polyester toy stuffing 6 black buttons, 1cm Sizing To fit ages 2 (4, 6, 8, 10) yrs with 14-18cm positive ease around chest See schematic for finished measurements Abbreviations See page 46 for all abbreviations

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James the Jolly Snowman This intarsia knit jumper has three-dimensional features, embroidery and appliquéd buttons, making it fun to knit, and even more fun for little ones to wear on Christmas Day!

Knitting with 100% cotton means the jumper will be durable, easy to wash and comfortable for your children to wear. This jumper also has a lot of positive ease, meaning it will seem quite large for the age you knit it for, but we hope this means it will last more than one Christmas for your child! Remember to twist the yarns together on the back when joining in colours in an intarsia pattern to make the fabric continuous without holes.

Start knitting... FRONT

With smaller needles and MC, cast on 10 (16, 14, 12, 13) sts, join in CC1 and cast on 41 (35, 43, 49, 52) sts, join a second ball of MC and cast on 12 (18, 16, 14, 14) sts. 63 (69, 73, 75, 79) sts Maintaining st colours as set by cast-on, work in rib as follows: Row 1 (RS): K1, *p1, k1; rep from * to end. Row 2: P1, *K1, p1; rep from * to end. These 2 rows form rib. Cont until work measures 3 (3, 3, 4, 4) cm from cast-on edge, ending after a RS row. Change to larger needles. Next Row (WS, inc): [P1, m1] 3 (2, 2, 3, 3) times, p to last 3 (2, 2, 3, 3) sts, [m1, p1] 3 (2, 2, 3, 3) times. 69 (73, 77, 81, 85) sts

Jacinta says...

“My grandchildren love to help me with my work especially if we can use our iPads to do designs. James and I drew this jolly snowman design onto a sweater template and I made it in his size so he could model it for me” Cont as set working corresponding rows of chart between the markers to end of Row 90 (88, 86, 84, 84).

Shape armholes

Continuing to work from chart, cast off 2 (3, 3, 4, 4) sts at beg of next 2 rows. 65 (67, 71, 73, 77) sts Next Row (RS, dec): K1, ssk, k to last 3 sts, k2tog. 2 sts dec’d Work 1 row straight. Rep last 2 rows until you have 57 (59, 61, 63, 67) sts. Work 12 (14, 14, 16, 16) rows straight. You should now have completed Row 109 of the chart. Work 1 row straight in MC only.

Shape le�t neck

Next Row (RS): K23 (24, 24, 25, 26) sts, turn, leaving rem sts on a spare needle.

Schematic Body

Sleeve

Commence chart

Row 1 (RS): K6 (8, 10, 12, 14) MC, pm, work Row 33 (25, 17, 9, 1) of chart, working from right to left, pm, k6 (8, 10, 12, 14) MC. Row 2: P6 (8, 10, 12, 14) MC, sm, work Row 34 (26, 18, 10, 2) of chart, working from left to right, sm, k6 (8, 10, 12, 14) MC.

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Kid’s Happy Garment Feet Next Row (WS, dec): P1, p2tog, p to end. 1 st dec’d Next Row (RS, dec): K to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1. 1 st dec’d Cont decreasing every row as set by last 2 rows until you have 13 (14, 14, 14, 15) sts. Work 7 (7, 7, 8, 10) rows straight, ending after a WS row.

Shape le�t shoulder

Next Row (RS): Cast off 4 (4, 4, 4, 5) sts, k to end. 9 (10, 10, 10, 10) sts Next Row: Purl. Next Row: Cast off 4 (5, 5, 5, 5) sts, k to end. 5 sts Next Row: Purl. Cast off.

Shape right neck

With RS facing, slip 11 (11, 13, 13, 15) sts to a stitch holder, rejoin yarn to rem 23 (24, 24, 25, 26) sts. Next Row (RS, dec): K1, ssk, k to end. 1 st dec’d Next Row (WS, dec): P to last 3 sts, ssp, p1. 1 st dec’d Cont decreasing every row as set by last 2 rows until you have 13 (14, 14, 14, 15) sts. Work 8 (8, 8, 9, 11) rows straight, ending after a RS row.

Shape right shoulders

Next Row (WS): Cast off 4 (4, 4, 4, 5) sts, p to end. 9 (10, 10, 10, 10) sts Next Row: Knit. Next Row: Cast off 4 (5, 5, 5, 5) sts, p to end. 5 sts Next Row: Knit. Cast off.

BACK

Using smaller needles and MC cast on 63 (69, 73, 75, 79) sts. Row 1 (RS): K1, *p1, k1; rep from * to end. Row 2: P1, *k1, p1; rep from * to end. These 2 rows form rib. Cont until work measures 3 (3, 3, 4, 4) cm from cast-on edge, ending after a RS row. NextRow (WS, inc): P9 (14, 14, 10, 10), m1, [p9, (14, 15, 11, 12), m1] 5 (3, 3, 5, 5) times, p to end. 69 (73, 77, 81, 85) sts Change to larger needles and beg with a k row, work 54 (58, 64, 70, 82) rows in St st, ending after a WS row.

Shape armholes

Cont in St st, cast off 2 (3, 3, 4, 4) sts at beg of next 2 rows. 65 (67, 71, 73, 77) sts Next Row (RS, dec): K1, ssk, k to last 3 sts, k2tog. 2 sts dec’d

Jacinta’s tip

“Raid the button box to make the coal mouth detail. If you are making the sweater for a child aged three or under, you should embroider the mouth instead”

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Work 1 row straight. Rep last 2 rows until you have 57 (59, 61, 63, 67) sts. Cont without shaping until armhole measures same as front to start of shoulder shaping, ending after a WS row.

Shape shoulders

Cast off 4 (4, 4, 4, 5) sts at beg of next 4 (2, 2, 2, 2) rows. 41 (51, 53, 55, 57) sts Cast off 5 sts at beg of next 2 (4, 4, 4, 4) rows. Leave rem 31 (31, 33, 35, 37) sts on a stitch holder.

SLEEVES

Work both the same Using smaller needles and MC cast on 33 (33, 35, 37, 39) sts and work in rib as given for Back until work measures 3 (3, 3, 4, 4) cm, ending after a WS row. Change to larger needles. Beg with a k row, work 4 rows in St st. KEY

RS: Knit WS: Purl

MC

Next Row (RS, inc): K1, m1, k to last st, m1, k1. 2 sts inc’d Work 5 (5, 7, 5, 5) rows straight. Rep last 2 rows until you have 49 (51, 53, 57, 61) sts. Cont straight until work measures 22 (26, 30, 32, 36) cm, ending after a WS row.

Shape sleeve top

Cast off 2 (3, 4, 4, 4) sts at beg of next 2 rows. 45 (45, 45, 49, 53) sts SIZE 2Y ONLY: Dec 1 st at each end of next 4 rows. 37 sts ALL SIZES: Work 26 (34, 34, 36, 38) rows. Next Row (RS, dec): K1, ssk, k to last 3 sts, k2tog. 2 sts dec’d Work 1 row straight. Rep last 2 rows until you have 11 (11, 11, 13, 15) sts. Cast off. CC1

CC2

NECKBAND

Join Right shoulder seam. Using smaller needles and with RS facing, pu and k16 (16, 20, 20, 22) down left side of front neck, k across 11 (11, 13, 13, 15) sts on front neck stitch holder, pu and k17 (17, 21, 21, 23) sts up Right side of neck and k across 31 (31, 33, 35, 37) sts on back neck stitch holder. 75 (75, 87, 89, 97) sts Work 3cm in rib as given for Back, beg with a WS row. Cast off in rib.

Finishing

Weave in ends and block to dimensions given in schematic.

SCARF

Make two the same Using smaller needles and CC2 cast on 7 (8, 9, 10) sts. Knit 6 (8, 8, 10, 10) rows. Change to MC. Knit 6 (8, 8, 10, 10) rows. Change to CC3 Knit 6 (8, 8, 10, 10) rows. Rep last 18 (24, 24, 30, 30) rows twice more. Change to CC2. Knit 6 (8, 8, 10, 10) rows. Cast off. Weave in all ends. Add fringes in different colours to the caston row by threading 20cm lengths of yarn in MC, CC2 and CC3 through end of scarf, knotting and trimming

Nose

Using smaller needles and MC cast on 10 sts. Row 1, 3, 5: Knit. Row 2: K7, w&t. Row 4: K5, w&t. Row 6: K3, w&t. Rep rows 1-6 twice more. Cast off. Join cast-on and cast-off edges with mattress stitch, stuff with polyester toy stuffing and sew in place on the front of the body piece using image as a guide. Making up: Embroider snowflakes with CC1, on arms (follow snowflake A) and body panel (follow snowflake B) using photograph as a guide for placement, with chain stitch, lazy daisy stitch and long running stitch. Embroider eyes on body panel using CC2. Sew on buttons to make a mouth. Sew the scarf pieces onto the body panel catching it down after the pieces have been folded together. Block pieces to measurements. Join left shoulder and neckband seam. Set in sleeves. Join side and sleeve seams with mattress stitch.

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Happy Cushion Feet

Letter to Santa Bring some festive magic to your living room with this imaginative design from Kim Dickinson

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Schematic Work Chart 1 once in full, working sts in red box 3 times in total. Next Row: Work Row 1 of Chart 2, k in MC to last 12 sts, work Row 1 of Chart 3. Cont as set until Charts 2 & 3 have been worked once in full. Work Chart 1 in full once more. Break CCs and cont in MC only.

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Easy

Designed by Kim Dickinson 45.5cm

Yarn used Lion Brand Wool-ease 3 balls in Fisherman 099 (MC) 1 ball in Ranch Red 102 (CC1) 1 ball in Blue Heather 107 (CC2) 1 ball in white 301 (CC3) 1 ball in black 153 (CC4) About the yarn Aran; 180m per 85g ball; 80% acrylic, 20% wool Tension 10cm measured over St st

The cushion is worked in one piece with fold lines and the side seams are then sewn together. The main section of the cushion is worked in St st, with the coloured sections worked using the intarsia technique. The button band is worked in Moss stitch. Santa’s address is added to the cushion using back stitch.

Start knitting...

With MC, cast on 84 sts. Work 14 rows in Moss st. Beg with a k row, work 72 rows in St st. Next Row (RS, fold line): Purl. Next Row: Purl.

Next Row (RS): Knit. Next Row (WS, fold line): Knit. Beg with a k row, work 26 rows in St st. Work 6 rows in Moss stitch. Next Row (RS, buttonhole): Work 12 sts in Moss st, yo, k2tog, work in Moss st to last 14 sts, yo, k2tog, work in Moss st to end. Work 7 rows in Moss st.

Kim says…

“Christmas is such a special time filled with traditions. As a child I would always write my letter to Santa and I love how this cushion takes me back to those memories”

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Needles used 5mm straight Other supplies 45cm-square cushion pad 2 cream buttons, 2cm 1 red button, 2cm Sizing One size 45.5cm square Abbreviations See page 46 for all abbreviations

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Cushion Chart 1

Stitch patterns MOSS ST Row 1 (RS): *K1, p1; rep from * to end. Row 2: *P1, k1; rep from * to end. Rep rows 1-2 for patt.

Continue in Moss st, dec 3 sts on every row to 36 sts as foll: [K2tog] twice, work to last 2 sts, k2tog. 3 sts dec’d Next Row (RS, buttonhole): [K2tog] twice, work 13 sts in Moss st, yo, k2tog, work in Moss st to last 2 sts, k2tog. 33 sts Continue in Moss st, dec 3 sts on every row as before to 21 sts. Cast off.

Chart 2

Chart 3

Finishing

Weave in ends. Fold the cushion piece at the fold lines and use mattress stitch to sew the side seams. Attach the three buttons to line up with the buttonholes; the two cream buttons on each side and the red button in the centre. With CC4, and using image as a guide, use back stitch to embroider on Santa’s address; To Santa North Pole HOH OHO

Kim’s tip

“Use a sticky note to keep track of your place when working the colour chart”

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Accessory

Easy

Essentials Yarn used Lion Brand Wool-Ease 1 ball 151 Grey Heather About the yarn worsted; 180m per 85g ball; 80% acrylic, 20% wool Tension 19 sts = 10cm measured over St st worked in the rnd Needles used 4.25mm DPNs 4.25mm circular, 40.5cm Other supplies stitch markers large-eyed blunt needle Sizing Circumference: 47cm Height: 30.5cm

This hat is worked in one piece in the round, beginning on a circular needle then changing to double-pointed needles when sts have been decreased. Sections of the hat are knit in St st, ribbed edges and checkerboard st patterns.

Start knitting...

With circular needle, cast on 88 sts. Place marker for beginning of rnd. Join by knitting the first st on the left hand needle with the working yarn from the right hand needle and being careful not to twist sts.

Special instructions Don’t forget that when working in the round, St st is knitting every row!

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Checkmate Slouch Hat This simple checkerboard stitch pattern creates a satisfying effect

Rib

Rnd 1: *K2, p2; repeat from * to end of rnd. Rnds 2-8: Rep Rnd 1. Next Rnd (inc): *K10, kfb; rep from * to end of rnd. 96 sts Work in St st (k every rnd) for 7 rnds.

First Check Section

Rnds 1-4: *K4, p4; rep from * to end of rnd. Rnds 5-8: *P4, k4; rep from * to end of rnd. Work in St st for 8 rnds.

Second Check Section

Rnds 1-2: *K2, p2; rep from * to end of rnd. Rnda 3-4: *P2, k2; rep from * to end of rnd. Work in St st for 23 rnds.

Shape crown

Rnd 1 (dec): *K14, k2tog; rep from * to end of rnd. 90 sts Rnds 2-8: Work in St st. Change to double pointed needles as you work Rnd 9. Rnd 9 (dec): *K7, k2tog; rep from * to end of rnd. 80 sts Rnds 10-15: Work in St st. Rnd 16 (dec): *K2, k2tog; rep from * to end of rnd. 60 sts Rnds 17-20: Work in St st. Rnd 21 (dec): *K1, k2tog; rep from * to end of rnd. 40 sts Rnds 22-24: Work in St st. Rnd 25: *K2tog; rep from * to end of rnd. Cut yarn, leaving a long yarn tail.

Finishing

Thread tail through remaining 20 sts and pull to draw top of hat closed. Weave in ends.

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Decoration

Martha’s Festive

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Intermediate

Essentials Yarn used Lion Brand Martha Stewart Crafts Alpaca Blend Snowflake Stocking Parakeet 2 balls (A) Buttermilk 1 ball (B) Tree Stocking Buttermilk 2 balls (A) Meadow Green 1 Ball (B) Winterberry 1 Ball (C) About the yarn chunky; 105m per 100g ball; 40% wool, 40% acrylic, 20% alpaca Tension 14 sts = 10cm measured over St st worked in rnds Needles used 5.5mm DPNs Other supplies stitch markers stitch holders large-eyed blunt needle

The stockings are worked in rnds on DPNs, with the heel shaped using short rows. If you are just starting with knitting in the rnd, using this bulky yarn and larger needles will be good practice before you tackle smaller projects such as hats and socks. Use the Snowflake or Tree chart to embroider on your chosen design after knitting, or why not have a go at designing your own?

Start knitting... With A, cast on 48 sts. Divide sts evenly over four needles. Place marker for beg of rnd. Join by working the first st on left hand needle with the working yarn from the right hand needle and being careful not to twist sts. Work in K2, p2 rib worked in the rnd for 5 rnds. Work in St st worked in rnds (k every rnd) until piece measures about 23cm from beg.

Heel Flap

Note: Heel is worked back and forth in rows over 24 sts on 2 needles only. The rem 24 sts on the other 2 needles are for the instep, and will be worked again after the heel is complete. Remove beg of rnd marker, sl instep sts onto a holder for now. Row 1: Sl1, k23, turn. Row 2: Sl1, p23, turn. Rows 3-14: Rep last 2 rows 6 times. Row 15: Rep Row 1.

Turn heel

Note: To turn (shape) the heel, short rows are worked over a portion of the heel flap sts. To work short rows, the instructions will tell you to ‘turn’ before you reach the

Duplicate Stitch –Tree

end of the row, when you turn, leave the rem sts unworked. Row 1: P12, p2tog, p1, turn. Row 2: Sl1, k1, ssk, k1, turn. Row 3: Sl1, p to 1 st before gap made by sl st on last row, p2tog, p1, turn. Row 4: Sl1, k to 1 st before gap made by sl st on last row, ssk, k1, turn. Rep Rows 3 and 4 until all sts have been worked, end with WS row. 12 sts Note: On the last 2 rows there will be no heel stitch to work after the p2tog or ssk. Next Rnd (RS): K across heel sts, with same needle, pu and k9 sts across side of heel flap, with needles 2 and 3, k across 24 top of foot sts, with needle 4, pu and k9 sts across other side of heel flap and with same needle k across 6 of the heel sts. 54 sts Place marker, this is the new beg of rnd.

Gusset

Rnd 1: Knit. Rnd 2: K to last 3 sts on first needle, k2tog, k1, k all sts on 2nd and 3rd needles, on 4th needle, k1, ssk, k to end. 52 sts Rep last 2 rnds until 48 sts rem (12 sts on each needle).

Foot

Work in St st until foot measures about 18cm.

Shape toe

Next Rnd: *K to last 2 sts on first needle, k2tog; rep from * on each needle around. 44 sts Next Rnd: Knit. Rep last 2 rnds until 24 sts rem (6 sts on each needle). Next Rnd: *K to last 2 sts on first needle, k2tog; rep from * on each needle around. 20 sts Rep last rnd until 8 sts rem (2 sts on each needle). Cut yarn, leaving a 15cm tail. Thread tail through rem sts. Pull gently to close opening. Knot to secure. Fasten off.

Hanging Loop (i-cord)

With A and 2 DPNs, cast on 3 sts. Next Row: K3. Do not turn work. *Slide sts to other end of needle and k3, pulling yarn tightly across the back of the work, do not turn; rep from * for a total of 32 rows. Cast off.

Finishing

Fold cord in half, and sew ends inside top back of Stocking for hanging loop. Weave in ends. With B and/or C and following chosen chart, embroider duplicate st snowflake or tree, positioning the motifs on Stocking as desired. 14

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Decoration

STITCH PATTERN

K2, p2 Rib worked in rnds (multiple of 4 sts) Rnd 1: *K2, p2; rep from * to end of rnd. Rep Rnd 1 for K2, p2 Rib.

Small Snowflake

Medium Snow�lake

Large Snow�lake

Duplicate Stitch Step 1: Thread a blunt-ended darning needle with a 12-15” length of yarn. Use a blunt bodkin so that the point won’t split the fibres of the main fabric. On WS of work, anchor the yarn by threading it under four or five stitches, finishing behind the stitch to be darned over.

Step 3: Draw up the yarn so it sits neatly on surface of the fabric without puckering or hanging loosely. This will form RH ‘leg’ of the stitch.

Step 5: Repeat until you have covered all stitches required. Check that the stitches are even and that when moving between areas there are no puckered or loose stitches.

Step 2: A knit stitch is a ‘V’ shape. Bring the yarn the to RS at the base of the ‘V’ of the stitch to be covered. Take the needle from R to L under the base of the ‘V’ of the stitch above the one to be covered.

Step 4: Take the thread back down through the bottom of the ‘V’ of the stitch to be covered (where you began the stitch). Both legs of the ‘V’ have now been covered, making one duplicate stitch.

Step 6: For stitches that are close together, run the yarn across WS of the work. However, if sections are more than a few stitches apart, fasten off the yarn at the WS of the work by running it through several stitches then cutting it off and restarting.

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Intermediate

Essentials Designed by Louise Watling Yarn used Lion Brand DIYarn 2 balls each in white 100 (A), pink 101 (B), Camel 124 (C) 1 ball each in red 113 (D), green 130 (E), Royal Blue 109 (F), yellow 157 (G), black 153 (H), brown 126 (I), orange 133 (J) About the yarn aran; 60m per 30g ball; 100% acrylic Tension 16 sts x 22 rows = 10cm measured over St st Needles used 5mm straight Other supplies stitch holder tapestry needle washable toy stuffing locking stitch markers, safety pins or waste yarn for marking row ends Sizing Height: 21cm (excluding hat/antlers) Width at cuff: 10cm Width at arms: 20cm Abbreviations See page 46 for all abbreviations

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Christmas Puppet Pals Have endless fun telling festive tales with Louise's fabulous Christmas hand puppets – perfect for hands big and small! Puppet pieces are knitted flat and then seamed into shape, and each puppet has a sleeve with arms that fits the hand and then a stuffed head giving it shape. These pieces are all based on the same pattern. The two halves of the sleeve are worked separately creating the armholes and then are worked together again, creating the head part of the sleeve. The knitted cast-on (not long-tail cast-on) should be used throughout.

Start knitting...

Next Row (RS): [K2tog, k14, k2tog] twice. 32 sts Mark each end of last row worked. Work 17 rows in St st. Next Row (RS): *K2, k2tog; rep from * to end. 24 sts Next Row: Purl. Next Row: *K1, k2tog; rep from * to end. 16 sts Cast off.

Head

With A, cast on 36 sts. Starting with a p row, work 3 rows in Rev St st. Change to D. Starting with a k row, work 12 rows in St st. Change to H. Work 4 rows in St st. Change to D. Work 4 rows in St st. Mark each end of last row worked.

With B, cast on 36 sts. Row 1 (WS): Purl. Row 2: *Kfb, k2; rep from * to end. 48 sts Starting with a p row, work 17 rows in St st. Row 20: *K2, k2tog; rep from * to end. 36 sts Work 3 rows in St st. Row 24: *K1, k2tog; rep from * to end. 24 sts Row 25: Purl. Row 26: *K2tog; rep from * to end. 12 sts Row 27: Purl. Break yarn and thread through rem sts. Pull tight to fasten.

Place armhole

Arms

Santa Sleeve

Next Row (RS): K18, place rem sts on a holder. 18 sts Work 7 rows in St st. Break yarn and place these sts on a holder. With RS facing slip first set of sts onto LH needle. 18 sts Rejoin yarn and work 8 rows in St st. Break yarn. **With RS facing slip all sts onto LH needle. 36 sts Change to B, work across all sts on next row.

Work both the same With D, cast on 12 sts. Starting with a k row, work 5 rows in St st. Change to A. Purl 2 rows. Change to B. Starting with a p row, work 3 rows in St st. Next Row (RS): *K2tog; rep from * to end. 6 sts Next Row: Purl. Break yarn and thread through rem sts. Pull tight to fasten.

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Toys

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Louise says…

“One of my favourite past designs were some animal puppets for King Cole. They were quite a simple make but looked really effective and so I wanted to make some more puppets in a different theme. Christmas seemed the ideal occasion”

Hat

With A, cast on 48 sts. Knit 1 row. Change to D. Starting with a k row, work 4 rows in St st. Row 6 (RS): *K6, k2tog; rep from * to end. 42 sts Work 3 rows in St st. Row 10: *K5, k2tog; rep from * to end. 36 sts Work 3 rows in St st. Row 14: *K4, k2tog; rep from * to end. 30 sts Work 3 rows in St st. Row 18: *K3, k2tog; rep from * to end. 24 sts Work 3 rows in St st. Row 22: *K2, k2tog; rep from * to end. 18 sts Row 23: Purl. Row 24: *K1, k2tog; rep from * to end. 12 sts

Row 25: Purl. Row 26: *K2tog; rep from * to end. 6 sts Change to A. Rows 27 & 28: Purl. Row 29 (WS): *Kfb; rep from * to end. 12 sts Starting with a p row, work 3 rows in Rev St st. Row 33 (WS): *K2tog; rep from * to end. 6 sts Break yarn and thread through rem sts. Pull tight to fasten.

Beard

With A, cast on 24 sts. Starting with a k row, work 2 rows in Rev St st. Row 3 (WS): [K2togtbl, k20, k2tog] twice. 22 sts Row 4: Purl. Row 5: [K2togtbl, k18, k2tog] twice. 20 sts Row 6: Purl. Row 7: [K2togtbl, k16, k2tog] twice. 18 sts Row 8: Purl. Row 9: [K2togtbl, k14, k2tog] twice. 16 sts Row 10: Purl. Row 11: K2togtbl, [k5, k2tog] twice. 13 sts Cast off.

Moustache

Make two the same With A, cast on 3 sts. Row 1: Kfb, k2. 4 sts Starting with a p row, work 3 rows in Rev St st. Row 5 (WS): K1, k2tog, k1. 3 sts Row 6: Purl. Row 7: K1, k2tog. 2 sts Break yarn and thread through rem sts. Pull tight to fasten.

Nose & Ears

Make three the same With B, cast on 8 sts. Starting with a k row, work 2 rows in St st. Row 3: [K2tog] twice. 4 sts Break yarn and thread through rem sts. Pull tight to fasten.

Elf

Sleeve

With E, cast on 36 sts. Starting with a p row, work 3 rows in Rev St st. Starting with a k row, work 12 rows in St st. Change to G. Work 4 rows in St st. Change to E. Work 4 rows in St st.

Place armhole

Mark each end of last row worked. Next Row: K18, place rem sts on a holder. 18 sts Work 7 rows in St st. Break yarn and place these sts on a holder. With RS facing slip first set of sts onto LH needle. 18 sts Rejoin E and work 8 rows in St st. Break yarn. Complete as for Santa Sleeve from **.

Head

Work exactly as given for Santa.

Arms

Work as for Santa’s arms but using E instead of D and G instead of A.

Hat

Work as for Santa’s hat but using G instead of A and E instead of D.

Nose & Ears

Work exactly as given for Santa.

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Toys

Reindeer

Snowman

With C, cast on 36 sts. Starting with a p row, work 3 rows in Rev St st. Starting with a k row, work 20 rows in St st. Mark each end of last row worked.

Work as for Reindeer’s sleeve but using A throughout.

Sleeve

Place armhole

Work as for Santa but using C throughout.

Head

Work as for Santa’s head but using C throughout.

Arms

Work both the same With C, cast on 12 sts. Starting with a k row, work 10 rows in St st. Next Row: *K2tog; rep from * to end. 6 sts Next Row: Purl. Break yarn and thread through rem sts. Pull tight to fasten.

Nose

Work as for Santa’s nose but using D throughout.

Antlers

Work both the same With I, cast on 16 sts. Row 1 (RS): Cast off 6 sts, k to end. 10 sts Row 2: Cast off 6 sts, p to end. 4 sts Starting with a k row, work 2 rows in St st. Row 5: Cast on 4 sts, k to end. 8 sts Row 6: Cast on 4 sts, p to end. 12 sts Row 7: Cast off 4 sts, k to end. 8 sts Row 8: Cast off 4 sts, p to end. 4 sts Work 4 rows in St st. Cast off.

Ears

Work both the same With C, cast on 8 sts. Starting with a k row, work 4 rows in St st. Row 5 (RS): [K1, k2tog, k1] twice. 6 sts Row 6: Purl. Row 7: [K1, k2tog] twice. 4 sts Break yarn and thread through rem sts. Pull tight to fasten.

SCARF

With F, cast on 72 sts. Row 1: Knit. Cast off k-wise.

Sleeve Head

Work as for Santa’s head but using A throughout.

Arms

Work both the same Work as for Reindeer’s arms but using A throughout.

Hat

Work as for Santa’s hat but using G instead of A and F instead of D.

Nose

Work as for Santa’s nose but using J throughout.

Finishing – All

Sleeve With RS tog, fold in half so row ends meet. Sew row ends tog as far as first set of markers. Sew row ends tog from second set of markers to top. Sew across cast-off stitches. Remove row markers and turn RS out. Head With RS tog, fold in half so row ends meet. Sew row ends tog to cast-on sts, leave cast-on edge open. Turn RS out. Place some stuffing in the top of the head then place the sleeve into the head. Add some stuffing between the head and sleeve to pad the head out then graft the cast-on edge of the head to the row above the decrease row on the sleeve. Arms With RS tog, sew row ends tog, leave cast-on edge open. Turn RS out. Sew arms into armholes on sleeve. Hat With RS of hat tog, sew row ends tog. Turn RS out. With same colour yarn as bobble, gather around base of bobble. Add a little stuffing then close top of bobble. Santa Place beard on head and sew top edge in place. Sew sides in place from top edge for a few rows. Place moustache across top edge of beard so there is a little gap between the two pieces. Sew in place.

Place hat on head and sew cast-on edge in place. With RS of nose tog, sew row ends tog. Turn RS out and stuff. Place on front of head overlapping the ends of the moustache and sew in place. With RS of ear tog, sew row ends tog. Turn RS out and flatten. Repeat with other ear. Sew ears to sides of head. With H, embroider a few vertical straight sts for the eyes. With A, embroider a few straight sts for the buttons. Elf Place hat on head and sew cast-on edge in place. With RS of nose tog, sew row ends tog. Turn RS out and stuff. Place on front of head and sew in place. With RS of ear tog, sew row ends tog. Turn RS out and flatten. Repeat with other ear. Sew ears to sides of head. With H, embroider a few vertical straight sts for the eyes and a large V for the mouth. With H, embroider a few straight sts for the buttons. Reindeer With RS of nose tog, sew row ends tog. Turn RS out and stuff. Place on front of head and sew in place. With WS of antler tog, sew around all edges. Place on top of head and sew in place. With WS of ear tog, sew row ends tog and flatten. Repeat with other ear. Sew ears to top of head either side of antlers. With H, embroider a large V for the mouth. Weave in ends on scarf. Tie round neck. With F, sew a few sts to secure knot. Snowman Place hat on head and sew cast on edge in place. With RS of nose tog, sew row ends tog. Turn RS out and stuff. Place on front of head and sew in place. With H, embroider a few vertical straight sts for the eyes and a large V for the mouth. With H, embroider a few straight sts for the buttons. Weave in all ends.

Louise’s tip

When attaching the head to the sleeve a grafting stitch is recommended. As the head is slightly larger than the sleeve remember to take in the extra stitches as you sew

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Intermediate

Essentials Yarn used Lion Brand Colour Clouds Smokey Grey 9 (11) balls (A) Ice Storm 1 (2) balls (B) About the yarn super chunky; 50m per 100g ball; 100% acrylic Tension measured over Seed st 10 cm

10 cm

12 rows

7.5 sts

Needles used 13mm circular, 75cm 13mm circular, 40.5cm Other supplies stitch markers large-eyed blunt needle Sizing XS/S (M/L) Finished Bust: 112 (127) cm Finished Length: 54.5 (58.5) cm

Schematic Body Sleeves

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Winter Park Pullover Knit this super chunky jumper in no time at all for a quick gift that will turn heads

The pullover is knitted in four pieces, worked back and forth in rows on a circular needle to better accommodate the bulky yarn. The collar is worked in the rnd from stitches picked up around the neck edge. You may find it easier to use a thinner yarn to sew the pullover together. Our pattern includes step-bystep instructions to help you sew the finished pullover together. Take the time to review the instructions before you start to sew. The pullover is easy to make, but having the big picture will make it even easier!

Start knitting... BACK

With longer circular needle and A, cast on 41 (47) sts. Working back and forth in rows on circular needle as if working with straight needles, work in Seed st until piece measures 43 (45.5) cm from beg, ending with a WS row as the last row you work.

Shape neck & shoulders

Row 1 (RS): Work in Seed st as established over first 14 (16) sts, join a 2nd ball of A and cast off centre 13 (15) sts for neck, work in Seed st as established to end of row. 14 (16) sts on each side of neck You will now work both sides AT THE SAME TIME using separate balls of yarn. Row 2: Work in Seed st as established across both sides. Row 3 (dec): On first side, ssk, work in Seed st to last 2 sts of side, k2tog, on second side, ssk, work in Seed st to last 2 sts of side, k2tog. 12 (14) sts for each shoulder Rep rows 2 and 3 until only 1 st remains on each side. Fasten off.

FRONT

Work same as Back.

SLEEVES (make 2)

With longer circular needle and B, cast on 23 (25) sts. Working back and forth in rows on circular needle, work in K1, p1 Rib until piece measures 10cm from beg, end with a RS row as the last row you work.

Shape sleeve

Change to A. Work in Seed st for 7 rows. Inc Row (RS): K1, kfb, work in Seed st to last 2 sts, kfb, k last st. 23 (27) sts Rep last 8 rows 2 (3) times. 29 (33) sts Work in Seed st until piece measures 40.5 (43) cm from beg. Cast off.

FINISHING

Step 1: Sew Front and Back pieces together at shoulders. Step 2: Collar From RS with shorter circular needle and B, pick up and k78 (87) sts as evenly spaced as possible around neck edge. Place marker for beg of rnd. Rnds 1-3: *K1, p2; rep from * around. Rnd 4: *K1, p2tog; rep from * around. 52 (58) sts Rnds 5-10: *K1, p1; rep from * around. Cast off. Step 3: Lay the Front and Back pieces open and flat, so they are spread out. Place markers on side edges of Front and Back about 20.5 (23) cm below shoulder seams. Matching the centre of the top of each Sleeve to the shoulder seam of Pullover, sew Sleeves to Pullover between markers. Step 4: Sew side and sleeve seams. Weave in ends.

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STITCH PATTERNS

Women’s Happy Garment Feet

K1, p1 Rib (worked over an odd number of sts) Row 1 (RS): K1, *p1, k1; rep from * to end of row. Row 2: K the knit sts and p the purl sts. Rep Row 2 for K1, p1 Rib. Seed St (worked over an odd number of sts) Row 1 (RS): *K1, p1; rep from * to last st, k1. Row 2: K the purl sts and p the knit sts. Rep Row 2 for Seed st.

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Easy

Essentials Yarn used Lion Brand Ice Cream Big Scoop Lemon Swirl 1(1) ball About the yarn 3-ply; 1022m per 284g ball; 100% acrylic Tension measured over G st 10 cm

10 cm

40 rows

19.5 sts

Needles used 3.75mm straight Other supplies stitch markers stitch holders large-eyed blunt needle 4 buttons, 16mm sewing needle and thread Sizing Cardi Finished Chest: 56 (61) cm Finished Length: 28 (30.5) cm Hat Finished Circumference: 42cm

Schematics Cardigan Hat

Brooklyn Cardi & Hat

Kit your little one out in style with this adorable set

The cardigan is made in five pieces: back, two fronts and two sleeves, and the collar is worked directly onto the cardigan. The hat is worked in one piece and seamed.

Start knitting...

Cardi Back

Cast on 54 (58) sts. Work in G st until piece measures 28 (30.5) cm from beg.

Shape shoulders

Next Row: Cast off 16 (18) sts, k to end of row. 38 (40) sts Next Row: Cast off 16 (18) sts, k to end of row. 22 sts Place rem sts onto a holder for collar.

Le�t Front

Cast on 32 (34) sts. Work in G st for 20 rows. Buttonhole Row (RS): K to last 5 sts, yo, k2tog, k to end of row. Work in G st for 13 (15) rows. Rep Buttonhole Row. Rep last 14 (16) rows twice more. Work in G st until piece measures same as Back to shoulders, end with a WS row as the last row you work.

Collar

From RS, and working across sts on holders, k16 right front collar sts, k22 back collar sts, and k16 left front collar sts. 54 sts Work in G st for 23 rows. Cast off. Sew in Sleeves. Sew side and Sleeve seams. With sewing needle and thread, sew buttons to right front opposite buttonholes. Weave in ends.

Hat

Cast on 80 sts. Work in G st until piece measures 15cm from beg.

Shape crown

Next Row (WS): Cast off 16 (18) sts, k to end of row. 16 sts Place rem sts onto a holder for collar.

Row 1 (RS): *K6, k2tog; rep from * to end. 70 sts Row 2 & all even rows: Knit. Row 3: *K5, k2tog; rep from * to end. 60 sts Row 5: *K4, k2tog; rep from * to end. 50 sts Row 7: *K3, k2tog; rep from * to end. 40 sts Row 9: *K2, k2tog; rep from * to end. 30 sts Row 11: *K1, k2tog; rep from * to end. 20 sts Next 2 rows: K2tog across. Cut yarn, leaving an 45.5cm long yarn tail. Thread yarn tail into blunt needle and through rem sts. Pull to gather top of Hat and sew seam.

Sleeves (make 2)

Finishing

Shape shoulder

Next Row (RS): Cast off 16 (18) sts, k to end of row. 16 sts Place rem sts onto a holder for collar.

Right Front

Cast on 32 (34) sts and work in G st until piece measures same as Back to shoulders, end with a RS row as the last row you work.

Shape shoulder

Cast on 32 (34) sts. 22

Work in G st for 6 rows. Inc Row: K1, kfb, k to last 2 sts, kfb, k1. 34 (36) sts Work in G st for 5 rows. Rep last 6 rows 5 (7) times. 44 (50) sts Work in G st until piece measures about 14 (18) cm from beg. Cast off. Making up: Sew shoulder seams.

Weave in ends.

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Baby Knit

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Intermediate

Essentials Yarn used Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton 7 (8, 9, 10, 10) balls in 124 Camel About the yarn worsted; 170m per 100g ball; 100% cotton Tension measured over St st on larger needles 10cm

28 rows

10cm

Harvard

Square Pullover We love the broken rib pattern on the sleeves of this classic knit The pullover is made in four pieces, and each piece begins with a ribbed lower edge. The longer circular needles are used to accommodate the large number of sts on the Back and Front, so you’ll be working back and forth in rows, just as if working with straight needles. The neckband is worked from sts picked up around the neck edge, use the shorter circular needle for the neckband, then work the neckband in the round on the circular needle.

Start knitting... 20 sts

Needles used 3.75mm circular, 40cm 3.75mm circular, 75cm 4.5mm circular, 40cm Other supplies stitch markers stitch holders large-eye blunt needle Sizing S (M, L, XL, 2XL) Finished Chest: 106.5 (117, 124.5, 132, 139.5) cm Finished Length: 71 (72.5, 73.5, 75, 76) cm See schematic for finished measurements

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BACK

With smaller 75cm circular needle, cast on 106 (114, 122, 130, 138) sts. Work in k2, p2 rib until piece measures 6.5cm from beg, ending with a WS row. Change to larger circular needle. Row 1 (RS): Work Row 1 of Broken Rib patt over first 14 (14, 18, 18, 22) sts, pm, k to last 14 (14, 18, 18, 22) sts, pm, work Row 1 of Broken Rib patt to end of row. Row 2: Work next row of Broken Rib patt to marker, sm, work in St st to next marker, sm, work in Broken Rib patt to end of row. Rep Row 2 until piece measures 43cm from beg, ending with a WS row.

Shape armholes

Rows 1 & 2: Cast off 6 (6, 10, 10, 14) sts, work in Broken Rib patt to marker, sm, work in St st to next marker, sm, work in Broken Rib patt to end of row. 94 (102, 102, 110, 110) sts Row 3 (dec, RS): K1, k2tog, work in Broken Rib patt to marker, sm, work in St st to next marker, sm, work in Broken Rib patt to last 3 sts, ssk, k1. 92 (100, 100, 108, 108) sts Row 4: Work in Broken Rib patt to marker, sm, work in St st to next marker, sm, work in Broken Rib patt to end of row.

Rep rows 3-4 three more times. 86 (94, 94, 102, 102) sts *Work even in patts as established until armholes measure 23 (24, 25.5, 26.5, 28) cm, end with a WS row as the last row you work.

Shape neck

Row 1 (RS): Work in Broken Rib patt to marker, sm, k until there are 27 (30 30, 33, 33) sts on right hand needle, place next 32 (34, 34, 36, 36) sts on a st holder for neck, join a 2nd ball of yarn and k to next marker, sm, work in Broken Rib pattto end of row. 27 (30, 30, 33, 33) sts rem on each side of neck You will now be working both sides AT THE SAME TIME using separate balls of yarn. Row 2: On first side, work in Broken Rib patt to marker, sm, p to end of side; on second side, p to marker, sm, work in Broken Rib patt to end of side. Row 3: On first side, work in Broken Rib patt to marker, sm, k to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1; on second side, k1, ssk, k to marker, sm, work in Broken Rib patt to end of side. 26 (29, 29, 32, 32) sts rem on each side

Stitch Patterns K2, p2 Rib (worked over a multiple of 4 sts + 2 additional sts) Row 1 (WS): K2, *p2, k2; rep from * to end of row. Row 2: K the knit sts and p the purl sts. Rep Row 2 for k2, p2 rib. Broken Rib (worked over a multiple of 4 sts + 2 additional sts) Row 1 (RS): P2, *k2, p2; rep from * to end of row. Row 2: Purl. Rep rows 1-2 for Broken Rib patt.

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Men’s Happy Happy garment Feet Feet

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Rep rows 2-3 two more times. 24 (27, 27, 30, 30) sts rem on each side

Shape shoulders

Row 1 (WS): On first side, cast off 8 (9, 9, 10, 10) sts and remove marker, p to end of side; on second side, p to marker, remove marker, work in Broken Rib patt to end of side. 16 (18, 18, 20, 20) sts on first side, 24 (27, 27, 30, 30) sts on second side Rows 2-4: On first side, cast off 8 (9, 9, 10, 10) sts, work in St st to end of side; on second side, work in St st to end of side. 8 (9, 9, 10, 10) sts on each side Row 5: On first side, cast off all rem sts; on 2nd side, p to end of side. Cast off all rem sts.

FRONT

Work as Back until *, work armholes until they measure about 18 (19, 20.5, 21.5, 23) cm, ending with a WS row.

Shape neck

Row 1 (RS): Work in Broken Rib patt to marker, sm, k until there are a total of 32 (35, 35, 38, 38) sts on right hand needle, place next 22 (24, 24, 26, 26) sts on a st holder for neck; join a 2nd ball of yarn and k to marker, sm, work in Broken Rib patt to end of row. 32 (35, 35, 38, 38) sts rem on each side of neck You will now be working both sides AT THE SAME TIME using separate balls of yarn. Rows 2 & 3: On first side, work in Broken Rib patt to marker, sm, work in St st to end of side; on second side, cast off 3 sts, work in St st to marker, sm, work in Broken Rib patt to end of side. 29 (32, 32, 35, 35) sts rem on each side Rows 4 & 5: On first side, work in Broken Rib patt to marker, sm, work in St st to end of side; on second side, cast off 2 sts, work in St st to marker, sm, work in Broken Rib patt to end of side. 27 (30, 30, 33, 33) sts rem on each side Rows 6 & 7: On first side, work in Broken Rib patt to marker, sm, work in St st to end of side; on second side, cast off 1 st, work in St st to marker, sm, work in Broken Rib patt to end of side. 26 (29, 29, 32, 32) sts rem on each side Rep rows 6-7 twice more. 24 (27, 27, 30, 30) sts rem on each side Work even in patts as established until armholes measure same as Back to shoulders, ending with a RS row.

Shape shoulders

9, 10, 10) sts and remove marker, p to end of side; on second side, p to marker, remove marker, work in Broken Rib patt to end of side. 16 (18, 18, 20, 20) sts on first side, 24 (27, 27, 30, 30) sts on 2nd side Rows 2-4: On first side, cast off 8 (9, 9, 10, 10) sts, work in St st to end of side; on second side, work in St st to end of side. 8 (9, 9, 10, 10) sts on each side Row 5: On first side, cast off all rem sts; on second side, p to end of side. Cast off all rem sts.

SLEEVES (make 2)

With smaller 75cm circular needle, cast on 46 (46, 50, 50, 54) sts. Work in K2, p2 Rib until piece measures 6.5cm from beg, ending with a WS row. Change to larger circular needle. Beg with Row 1, work in Broken Rib patt for 3 rows. Next Row (inc, WS): P1, pfb, work in Broken Rib patt as established to last 2 sts, pfb, p1. 48 (48, 52, 52, 56) sts Work in Broken Rib patt for 3 rows, working the inc sts into the Broken Rib patt. Rep Inc Row. 50 (50, 54, 54, 58) sts Rep last four rows 6 (7, 7, 8, 8) more times. 62 (64, 68, 70, 74) sts Work in Broken Rib patt for 5 rows, continuing to work the inc sts into the Broken Rib patt. Rep Increase Row. 64 (66, 70, 72, 76) sts Rep last six rows 8 (8, 7, 8, 7) more times. 80 (82, 84, 88, 90) sts Work even in Broken Rib patt until piece measures 43 (43, 45.5, 45.5, 45.5) cm from beg, ending with a WS row.

Neckband

From RS with smaller 40cm circular needle, beg at right shoulder seam and pu and k8 sts evenly spaced along right back neck edge, k32 (34, 34, 36, 36) back neck sts from holder, pu and k8 sts evenly spaced along left back neck edge to left shoulder seam, pu and k17 sts evenly spaced along left front neck edge, k22 (24, 24, 26, 26) front neck sts from holder, pu and k17 sts evenly spaced along right front neck edge. 104 (108, 108, 112, 112) sts Place marker for beg of rnd. Rnd 1: *K2, p2; rep from * to end of rnd. Rep Rnd 1 for 4cm. Cast off loosely in rib patt. Sew in Sleeves. Sew side and Sleeve seams. Weave in ends.

Yarn Ideas

Why not try one of these gorgeous colours of Lion Brand 24/7 cotton?

Shape sleeve cap

Next 2 rows: Cast off 2 (2, 3, 3, 4) sts, work in Broken Rib patt to end of row. 76 (78, 78, 82, 82) sts Next Row: Work even in Broken Rib patt to end of row. Dec Row 1 (WS): P1, p2tog, work in Broken Rib patt to last 3 sts, p2tog through back loops, p1. 74 (76, 76, 80, 80) sts Rep last two rows 15 (15, 19, 20, 24) more times. 44 (46, 38, 40, 32) sts Dec Row 2: K1, k2tog, work in Broken Rib patt to last 3 sts, ssk, k1. 42 (44, 36, 38, 30) sts Rep Dec Row 1. 40 (42, 34, 36, 28) sts Rep Dec rows 1-2, 7 (7, 5, 5, 3) more times. 12 (14, 14, 16, 16) sts Rep Dec Row 2, 0 (1, 0, 1, 0) time(s). 12 (12, 14, 14, 16) sts Cast off.

Schematic Back/Front

Sleeve

Finishing

Sew shoulder seams.

Row 1 (WS): On first side, cast off 8 (9,

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Happy Happy Happy Feet Baby Feet Feet Knit

Mousie Slippers

Beginner

The perfect mini make for mini feet

Essentials Yarn used Lion Brand Bonbons Cotton 1 pack in Jingle Bells V1:: Cool Green (A), white with green (B), white with silver (C), white (D), scarlet with red (E) V2:: Medium Red (A), white with red (B), white with silver (C), white (D), green with Emerald (E) About the yarn 8 x 10g mini balls 4-ply; 26m per 10g ball; Colours 610, 620, 680: 100% acrylic Colours 630, 640: 100% cotton Colours 650, 660: 96% acrylic, 4% other Tension measured over St st 10 cm

10 cm

36 rows

26 sts

Needles used 3mm needles straight Other supplies Stitch markers large-eyed blunt needle Sizing 0-6 months Finished length: 9.5cm

Start knitting‌ Bootee (make 2)

Beg at heel with A, cast on 20 sts. Row 1 (WS): Purl. Row 2: K10, kfb, k9. 21 sts Change to B. Row 3: Purl. Row 4: K9, kfb, k1, kfb, k9. 23 sts Change to A. Row 5: Purl. Row 6: K9, [kfb, k1] twice, kfb, k9. 26 sts Change to B. Row 7: Purl. Row 8: K9, [kfb] twice, k4, [kfb] twice, k9. 30 sts Change to A. Row 9: Purl. Row 10: K15, kfb, k14. 31 sts Next rows: With B, work in St st for 2 rows. Next rows: With A, work in St st for 2 rows. Rows 15-26: Rep last 4 rows three times. Cut B at end of Row 24. Change to C and cut A at end of Row 26.

Shape toe

Row 27: Purl. Row 28: K7, k2tog, k13, ssk, k7. 29 sts Change to D. Row 29: Purl. Row 30: K6, k2tog, k13, ssk, k6. 27 sts Change to C. Row 31: Purl. Row 32: K5, k2tog, ssk, k9, k2tog, ssk, k5. 23 sts Change to D. Row 33: Purl. Row 34: K4, k2tog, ssk, k7, k2tog, ssk, k4. 19 sts Change to C.

Row 35: Purl. Row 36: K3, k2tog, ssk, k5, k2tog, ssk, k3. 15 sts Change to D and cut C. Row 37: Purl. Row 38: *K2, k2tog; rep from * to last 3 sts, k3. 12 sts Cut D, leaving a long tail. Thread tail through sts of last row and pull to gather for toe. Sew about 5cm closed along top of foot.

Ears (make 4)

With D, cast on 5 sts. Row 1 (RS): K2, kfb, k2. 6 sts Row 2: Knit. Row 3: K1, kfb, k to last 2 sts, kfb, k1. 8 sts Rows 4 & 5: Rep Rows 2 and 3. 10 sts Rows 6 & 7: Knit. Rows 8-10: K1, k2tog, k to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1. 4 sts Cut yarn, leaving a long tail. Thread tail through sts of last row and pull to gather top of Ear. Knot to secure end. Making up: Fold cast-on edge of bootee in half and sew closed for heel. With E, embroider straight st nose. Fold a pleat in cast-on edge of Ears and sew to bootee. Weave in ends.

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Easy crochet

Essentials Yarn used Lion Brand Vanna’s choice 1 ball each in black (A), white (B), Mustard (C), Brick (D), Olive (E) About the yarn worsted; 156m per 100g; 100% acrylic

Amigurumi Christmas Penguin

Use our handy how-to crochet guide on page 30 to help you make this cheeky festive penguin!

Tension 16 sts x 16 rows = 10cm measured over dc Hook used 4mm Other supplies stitch markers large-eyed blunt needle 2 plastic safety eyes, 9mm toy stuffing Sizing 23cm tall Abbreviations This pattern uses UK crochet terms ch: chain dc: double crochet dc2tog (dc dec): Insert hook into st and draw up a loop. Insert hook into next st and draw up aloop. Yarn over, draw through all 3 loops on hook. 1 st dec’d

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Crochet

This penguin is worked in an amigurumi style, in spirals without joining each rnd with a sl st or without a turning chain. Use a stitch marker to mark the start of the rnd, slipping it as you go.

Start knitting...

With B, chain 2. Rnd 1: Work 6 dc in first ch. Rnd 2: 2 dc in each dc around. 12 dc Fasten off.

BEAK

HEAD

With A, chain 2. Rnd 1: Work 6 dc in first ch. Rnd 2: 2 dc in each dc around. 12 dc Rnd 3: *2 dc in next dc, dc in next dc; rep from * around. 18 dc Rnd 4: *2 dc in next dc, dc in each of next 2 dc; rep from * around. 24 dc Rnd 5: *2 dc in next dc, dc in each of next 3 dc; rep from * around. 30 dc Rnd 6: *2 dc in next dc, dc in each of next 4 dc; rep from * around. 36 dc Rnds 7-13: Dc in each dc around. Fasten off A. Rnd 14: With B, dc in each dc around. 36 dc Rnd 15: *Dc2tog, dc in each of next 4 dc; rep from * around. 30 dc Rnd 16: *Dc2tog, dc in each of next 3 dc; rep from * around. 24 dc Rnd 17: *Dc2tog, dc in each of next 2 dc; rep from * around. 18 dc Fasten off.

BODY

With A, chain 2. Rnds 1-6: Rep rnds 1-6 of Head. Rnd 7: *2 dc in next dc, dc in each of next 5 dc; rep from * around. 42 dc Rnd 8: *2 dc in next dc, dc in each of next 6 dc; rep from * around. 48 dc Rnds 9-19: Dc in each dc around. Rnd 20: *Dc2tog, dc in each of next 6 rep from * around. 42 dc Rnd 21: *Dc2tog, dc in each of next 5 rep from * around. 36 dc Rnd 22: *Dc2tog, dc in each of next 4 rep from * around. 30 dc Rnd 23: *Dc2tog, dc in each of next 3 rep from * around. 24 dc Rnd 24: *Dc2tog, dc in each of next 2 rep from * around. 18 dc Fasten off.

EYES Make 2

With C, chain 2. Rnd 1: Work 3 dc in first ch. Rnd 2: 2 dc in each dc around. 6 dc Rnd 3: *2 dc in next dc, dc in next dc; rep from * around. 9 dc Rnd 4: *2 dc in next dc, dc in each of next 2 dc; rep from * around. 12 dc Fasten off.

FEET Make 2

With C, chain 2. Rnd 1: Work 6 dc in first ch. Rnd 2: 2 dc in each dc around. 12 dc Rnds 3-4: Dc in each dc around. Fasten off.

WINGS Make 2

With A, chain 2. Rnd 1: Work 4 dc in first ch. Rnd 2: 2 dc in each dc around. 8 dc Rnd 3: *2 dc in next dc, dc in next dc; rep from * around. 12 dc Rnds 4-13: Dc in each dc around. Rnd 14: *Dc2tog, dc in next dc; rep from * around. 8 dc Fasten off.

TUMMY PATCH

dc;

With B, chain 2. Rnd 1: Work 6 dc in first ch. Rnd 2: 2 dc in each dc around. 12 dc Rnd 3: *2 dc in next dc, dc in next dc; rep from * around. 18 dc Rnd 4: *2 dc in next dc, dc in each of next 2 dc; rep from * around. 24 dc Rnd 5: Dc in next 11 dc, 2 dc in each of next 2 dc, dc in next 11 dc. Fasten off.

dc;

SCARF

dc; dc;

dc;

With E, chain 5. Row 1: Dc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across. 4 dc

Row 2: 1 ch, turn. Dc in each dc across. Rep Row 2 until scarf measures 30.5cm from beginning. Fasten off.

HAT

With D, chain 2 Rnd 1: Work 6 dc in first chain. Rnd 2: 2 dc in each dc around. 12 dc Rnds 3-4: Dc in each dc around. Rnd 5: Dc2tog around. 6 dc Rnd 6: With E, dc in each dc around. 6 dc Rnd 7: *2 dc in next dc, dc in next dc; rep from * around. 9 dc Rnd 8: With D, dc in each dc around. 9 dc Rnd 9: *2 dc in next dc, dc in each of next 2 dc; rep from * around. 12 dc Rnd 10: With E, dc in each dc around. 12 dc Rnd 11: *2 dc in next dc, dc in each of next 3 dc; rep from * around. 15 dc Rnd 12: With D, dc in each dc around. 15 dc Rnd 13: *2 dc in next dc, dc in each of next 4 dc; rep from * around. 18 dc Rnd 14: With E, dc in each dc around. 18 dc Rnd 15: *2 dc in next dc, dc in each of next 5 dc; rep from * around. 21 dc Rnd 16: With D, dc in each dc around. 21 dc Rnd 17: *2 dc in next dc, dc in each of next 6 dc; rep from * around. 24 dc Rnd 18: With E, dc in each dc around. 24 dc Rnd 19: *2 dc in next dc, dc in each of next 7 dc; rep from * around. 27 dc Rnd 20: With D, dc in each dc around. 27 dc Rnd 21: *2 dc in next dc, dc in each of next 8 dc; rep from * around. 30 dc Fasten off.

Finishing

Attach safety eyes to crocheted Eyes. Sew eyes to Head. Stuff Head and Body firmly. Sew Head to Body, sew on Tummy Patch and Beak. Sew Wings and Feet to each side. Lightly stuff Hat and sew to Head, fold down hat and tack down. Tie Scarf around neck. Weave in ends.

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How To Crochet Follow our guide to the basics

Working in the round

Foundation chain (ch)

Step 1 Make a slipknot and foundation chain according to pattern. Join ch into a circle using a slip stitch by inserting hook from front to back into first ch. Yrh and draw hook through and through loop on hook.

Step 1: Make a slipknot and place it onto the hook.

Amiguruimi crochet is worked in the round, in spirals without joining each rnd with a sl st or without a turning chain. Use a stitch marker to mark the start of the rnd, slipping it as you go.

Flat crochet usually starts with a series of crocheted chain sts known as a foundation chain. Chain stitches can also be used within motifs.

Double crochet (dc)

Double crochet (known as single crochet in American terminology) is a simple stitch which gives a good, stable fabric.

Step 1: Make a chain, then insert hook from front to back into second ch from hook.

Step 2: Wrap yarn around fingers of left hand as shown. Step 2 Working into the ch as directed in your pattern, work the number of sts as directed in the pattern.

Step 3 Work number of dc into centre of ch circle as indicated by pattern. Lay work flat and check work is not twisted. Spread sts evenly around circle as necessary.

Step 4 Mark start of rnd with st marker. Cont as directed in pattern, slipping marker at the end of each rnd to mark beg of next. 30

Step 2: Wrap yarn around hook (yrh) and draw it through the loops of the ch. 2 loops on hook.

Step 3: Wrap yarn anticlockwise around the tip of the hook (yrh).

Step 3: Yrh again and draw loop through both loops on hook. 1 dc made. Rep steps 1-3 for each dc. Step 4: Draw loop through the hook. 1 ch made. Rep steps 2-3 for each ch.

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Knits Happy Happy For Feet Feet Pets

Clifford Dog Sweater

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Intermediate

Essentials Yarn used Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice 1 (2, 2, 3) balls in Cranberry About the yarn worsted; 156m per 100g ball; 100% acrylic Tension measured over Basketweave patt (St st) 10 cm

10 cm

24 rows 18 (16) sts

Needles used 5.5mm, straight Other supplies stitch markers large-eyed blunt needle 5 (5, 7, 7) buttons, 25mm Sizing See schematic for finished measurements

Hunter, pictured, a gorgeous and very wellbehaved retriever, was super comfortable wearing our size XL sweaters, but dogs come in many shapes and sizes! To ensure a well-fitting sweater, compare your dog’s measurements to those shown on the schematic. While knitted and crocheted fabrics are stretchy and will accommodate a range of sizes, you may want to adjust the pattern before beginning – perhaps making the back of the sweater longer if your dog likes to be extra cosy or the neck bigger if your best friend is especially fluffy! Also, think about your dog’s temperament – if she doesn’t like anything snug pulled over her head, you might want to change to a larger needle to work the neck.

Start knitting... BACK

ALL SIZES: Work as established until piece measures about 20.5 (29, 35.5, 45.5) cm from beg, end with a WS row as the last row you work.

Shape sides

Decrease Row: Work in Seed st to marker, sm, k2tog, work in Basketweave patt to 2 sts before next marker, k2tog, sm, work in Seed st to end of row. 43 (51, 67, 75) sts Work in patts as established for 9 (3, 1, 1) row(s). Rep Decrease Row. 41 (49, 65, 73) sts FOR SIZE S ONLY: Work in patterns as established over 41 sts until piece measures about 25.5cm from beg. Cast off.

Lower Border

Work in Seed st for 4 cm, end with a Row 2 of Seed st as the last row you work.

FOR SIZES M (L, XL) ONLY: Rep last 5 (2, 2) rows 2 (8, 10) more times. 45 (49, 53) sts rem Work in patts as established until piece measures about 35.5 (43, 56) cm from beg. Cast off.

Body

UNDERPIECE

Cast on 45 (53, 69, 77) sts.

Set-Up Row (RS): Work in Seed st as established over first 4 (4, 8, 8) sts, pm, work Row 1 of Basketweave patt to last 4 (4, 8, 8) sts, pm, work in Seed st as established to end of row. Keeping sts outside of markers in Seed st and sts between markers in Basketweave patt, and slipping markers as you come to them, work until piece measures about 12.5 (14, 15, 20.5) cm from beg, end with a WS row as the last row you work. Buttonhole Row 1 (RS): Work in Seed st as established over first 2 sts, cast off next 2 sts for buttonhole, work in Seed st to marker, sm, work next row of Basketweave patt to next marker, sm, work in Seed st as established to last 4 sts, cast off next 2 sts for buttonhole, work in Seed st to end of row. Buttonhole Row 2: Work in Seed st to marker casting on 2 sts over cast off sts of previous row, sm, work in Basketweave patt to next marker, sm, work in Seed st to end of row casting on 2 sts over cast off sts of previous row. Keeping sts outside of markers in Seed st and sts between markers in Basketweave patt, and slipping markers as you come to them, work as established for 12 (24, 18, 24) rows. Rep Buttonholes Row 1 and 2. FOR SIZES L (XL) ONLY: Rep last 20 (26) rows once more.

Cast on 20 (27, 27, 36) sts.

Lower Border

Work in Seed st for 4 cm from beg, end with a Row 2 of Seed st as the last row you work.

Body

Set-Up Row (RS): Work in Seed st as established over first 4 (4, 8, 8) sts, pm, k to last 4 (4, 8, 8) sts, pm, work in Seed st as established to end of row. Keeping sts outside of markers in Seed st and sts between markers in St st, and slipping markers as you come to them, work as established until piece measures about 10 (18, 23, 28) cm from beg, end with a WS row as the last row you work.

Shape sides

Decrease Row (RS): Work in Seed st to marker, sm, k2tog, k to 2 sts before next marker, k2tog, sm, work in Seed st to end of row. 18 (25, 25, 34) sts Work in patts as established for 3 (3, 9, 7) rows. Rep Decrease Row. 16 (23, 23, 32) sts Rep last 4 (4, 10, 8) rows 1 (3, 1, 2) more time(s). 14 (17, 21, 28) sts Cont in patts as established until piece measures 15 (24, 30.5, 38) cm from beg. Cast off.

NECKBAND

Cast on 55 (63, 71, 79) sts.

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Knits Happy Happy For Feet Pets Feet Work in Seed st for 5 rows. Buttonhole Row 1: Work in Seed st over first 3 sts, bind off 2 sts for buttonhole, work in Seed st to end of row. Buttonhole Row 2: Work in Seed st across casting on 2 sts over cast off sts of previous row. Work in Seed st for 5 more rows. Cast off.

Finishing

Following diagram, sew shaped sides of Underpiece to Back. Pin Neckband around neck edge, adjusting to fit and leaving about 4cm at buttonhole end of Neckband free. Sew Neckband in place. Sew buttons to Underpiece and to Neckband opposite buttonholes. Weave in ends.

STITCH PATTERNS

Seed Stitch (worked over an odd number of sts) Row 1 (RS): *K1, p1; rep from * to last st, k1. Row 2: P the knit sts and k the purl sts. Rep Row 2 for Seed st. Basketweave Pattern (worked over a multiple of 8 sts + 5) Rows 1 & 5 (RS): Knit. Rows 2 & 4: K5, *p3, k5; rep from * to end of row. Row 3: P5, *k3, p5; rep from * to end of row. Row 6: K1, *p3, k5; rep from * to last 4 sts, p3, k1. Row 7: P1, *k3, p5; rep from * to last 4 sts, k3, p1. Row 8: Rep Row 6. Rep rows 1-8 for Basketweave pattern.

Yarn Ideas

Vanna’s Choice is one of Lion Brand’s most popular yarns because it’s soft, hardwearing and comes in a brilliant range of colours. Why not try one of these?

Schematic BACK

Back BACK

Underpiece UNDERPIEC E

UNDERPIEC E BACK UNDERPIEC E

NECKBAND NECKBAND

Neckband NECKBAND

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Beginner

Essentials Yarn used Lion Brand Landscapes 201 Boardwalk 2 balls (A) 200 Tropics 2 balls (B) 202 Mountain Range 1 ball (C) 205 Apple Orchard 1 ball (D) About the yarn chunky; 134m per 100g ball; 100% acrylic Tension measured over St st 10cm

10cm

1 & 2 rows

19 sts

Needles used 5.5mm straight Other supplies large-eyed blunt needle Sizing 28x305cm

Vesta Super Scarf This simple design really shows off the beautiful colours of this yarn

The scarf is worked in one piece with four colours of yarn, creating a gorgeous gradient effect that makes an ideal gift for women, without resorting to just red and white.

Start knitting...

With A, cast on 51 sts.

First Section

Row 1: *K3, p3; rep from * to last 3 sts, k3. Row 2: *P3, k3; rep from * to last 3 sts, p3. With A, rep rows 1 & 2 until First Section measures about 34cm.

Second Section

Note: In this section, you will be working 2 rows each with 2 colours of yarn. There’s no need to cut the yarns between colour changes! Just carry the unused colour along the side edge of your work. Rows 1 & 2: With B, rep rows 1 & 2 of First Section. Rows 3 & 4: With A, rep rows 1 & 2 of First Section. Rep these last four rows until Second Section measures same length as First Section.

Third Section

With B, work as for First Section.

Fourth Section

With C, work as for First Section.

Fi�th Section

Rows 1 & 2: With D, rep rows 1 & 2 of First Section. Rows 3 & 4: With C, rep rows 1 & 2 of First Section. Rep these last four rows until Fifth Section measures same length as First Section.

Sixth Section

With D, work as for First Section.

Seventh Section

With A, work as for First Section.

Eighth Section Rep Second Section.

Ninth Section

With B, work as for First Section. Cast off.

Finishing

Weave in ends.

COLOUR CHOICES

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Happy Accessory Feet

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Intermediate

Essentials Yarn used Lion Brand New Basic 175 4 balls in grey 150 (A), 1 ball in turquoise 148 (B), 2 balls each in Petrol Blue 109 (C) & cream 098 (D About the yarn aran; 160m per 100g ball; 75% acrylic, 25% wool

Arctic Poncho This poncho uses a variety of textured stitch patterns to create a statement wardrobe builder

Circular needles in three different lengths are needed to accommodate the increasing number of sts. If you’re comfortable working in the magic loop technique, you’ll only need the longest circular needle.

Start knitting...

Tension 16 sts = 10cm over sl st patterns used in Sections II, VI, and VIII

With shortest needle and A, cast on 72 sts. Pm for beg of rnd. Join by working the first st on left hand needle with the working yarn from the right hand needle and being careful not to twist sts.

Needles used 5.5mm circular needle, 40.5cm 5.5mm circular needle, 81.5cm 5.5mm circular needle, 101.5cm

Rnd 1: With A, *k3, p3; rep from * around. Rep Rnd 1 until piece measures about 5 cm from beg. As you work Set-Up Rnd, use different coloured markers than colour of beg of rnd marker. Set-Up Rnd: *K18, pm (place marker); rep from * twice more, k18. Next 2 rnds: Knit.

Other supplies stitch markers large-eyed blunt needle crochet hook Sizing one size, see schematic for finished measurements

Schematic

Neckband

Section I – Ridge Pattern

Rnd 1 (inc): *Pfb, p to 1 st before next marker, pfb, sm; rep from * around. 80 sts Rnd 2: Purl. Rnd 3: Rep Rnd 1. 88 sts Rnd 4: Knit. Rnd 5 (inc): *Kfb, k to 1 st before next marker, kfb, sm; rep from * around. 96 sts Rnd 6: Knit. Rnds 7-12: Rep rnds 1-6. 120 sts

Section II – Sl St Pattern

Rnds 1-3: With A, purl. Rnds 4 and 5: With C, *k3, sl 2 wyib; rep from * around. Rnd 6: With A, knit. Rnds 7 and 8: With A, purl. Rnds 9-18: Rep rnds 4-8 twice more.

Section III – St st Pattern

Rnd 1: With C, knit. Rnd 2 (inc): *Kfb, k to 1 st before next

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marker, kfb, sm; rep from * around. 128 sts Rnds 3-6: Rep rnds 1-2 twice more. 144 sts Rnd 7: Rep Rnd 1.

Section IV – Rev St st Pattern

Change to medium length needle as you work Rnd 1. Rnd 1 (inc): With B, *pfb, p to 1 st before marker, pfb, sm; rep from * around. 152 sts Rnd 2: Purl. Rnds 3 & 4: With D, rep rnds 1 & 2. 160 sts Rnds 5 & 6: With A, rep rnds 1 & 2. 168 sts Rnds 7 & 8: With C, rep rnds 1 & 2. 176 sts Rnds 9-24: Rep rnds 1-8 twice more. 240 sts

Section V – St St Pattern

With D, work same as Section III. 264 sts

Section VI – Sl St Pattern

Rnd 1: With D, knit. Rnd 2: With D, purl. Rnd 3: With B, *k2, sl 1 wyib; rep from * around. Rnd 4: With B, *p2, sl 1 wyib; rep from * around. Rnds 5-20: Rep rnds 1-4 four more times. Rnds 21 & 22: Rep rnds 1 & 2.

Section VII – G St Pattern

Change to longest needle as you work Rnd 1. Rnd 1: With A, knit. Rnd 2 (inc): *Pfb, p to 1 st before next marker, pfb, sm; rep from * around. 272 sts Rnds 3-6: Rep rnds 1 and 2 twice more. 288 sts Rnds 7-12: With D, rep rnds 1-6. 312 sts Rnds 13-24: Rep rnds 1-12. 360 sts Remove all markers, except beg of rnd marker, as you work Rnd 30 (last rnd of this section). Rnds 25-30: With A, rep rnds 1-6. 384 sts

Section VIII – Sl St Pattern Rnd 1: With C, knit.

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Women’s Happy Garment Feet

Rnd 2: Purl. Rnds 3 & 4: With A, *k3, sl 3 wyib; rep from * around. Rnds 5 & 6: With C, rep Rnds 1 and 2. Rnds 7 & 8: With A, *sl 3 wyib, k3; rep from * around. Rnds 9 & 10: With C, rep rnds 1 & 2. Cast off.

Fringe

Cut strands of A about 28cm long. For each fringe, hold five strands of A together and fold in half. Use crochet hook to draw fold through edge of piece, forming a loop. Pull ends of fringe through this loop. Pull to tighten. Make fringe evenly around lower edge of Poncho. Trim fringe evenly. Making up: Weave in ends.

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Adventurous

Essentials Yarn used Lion Brand Fishermen’s Wool 1 skein in Oatmeal 123 About the yarn worsted; 425m per 227g ball; 100% virgin wool Tension measured over St st in the rnd 10 cm

Chestnut Street Scarf This cable scarf is perfect for the stylish men in your life Work the cable patts from written instructions or chart.

Start knitting... Cast on 55 sts.

10 cm

22 rows

27 sts

Needles used 5mm, straight Other supplies cable needle large-eyed blunt needle Sizing 20.5x165cm

Cable Ribbing Row 1 (RS): 3/3 RC, p2, 1/1 RC, p2, 1/1 RPC, 1/1 LPC, p3, k3, p3, k2, p1, k2, p3, k3, p3, 1/1 RPC, 1/1 LPC, p2, 1/1 RC, p2, 3/3 LC. Row 2: P6, k2, p2, k2, p1, k2, p1, k3, p3, k3, p2, k1, p2, k3, p3, k3, p1, k2, p1, k2, p2, k2, p6. Row 3: K6, p2, 1/1 RC, p2, 1/1 LPC, 1/1 RPC, p3, k3, p3, k2, p1, k2, p3, k3, p3, 1/1 LPC, 1/1 RPC, p2, 1/1 RC, p2, k6. Row 4: P6, k2, p2, k3, p2, k4, p3, k3, p2, k1, p2, k3, p3, k4, p2, k3, p2, k2, p6. Rows 5-8: Rep rows 1-4. Rows 9 & 10: Rep rows 1 & 2.

Main Cable Patt Row 1 (RS): K6, p2, 1/1 RC, p2, 1/1 LPC, 1/1 RPC, p3, 3/5 RC, p1, 3/5 LC, p3, 1/1 LPC, 1/1 RPC, p2, 1/1 RC, p2, k6. Row 2: P6, k2, p2, k3, p2, k4, p3, (k1, p4) twice, k1, p3, k4, p2, k3, p2, k2, p6. Row 3: 3/3 RC, p2, 1/1 RC, p2, 1/1 RPC, 1/1 LPC, p3, k3, [p1, k4] twice, p1, k3, p3, 1/1 RPC, 1/1 LPC, p2, 1/1 RC, p2, 3/3 LC. Row 4: P6, k2, p2, [k2, p1] twice, k3, p3, [k1, p4] twice, k1, p3, k3, [p1, k2] twice, p2, k2, p6.

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Row 5: K6, p2, 1/1 RC, p2, 1/1 LPC, 1/1 RPC, p3, k3, p1, 2/2 RC, p1, 2/2 LC, p1, k3, p3, 1/1 LPC, 1/1 RPC, p2, 1/1 RC, p2, k6. Rows 6-13: Rep rows 2-5 of Main Cable patt twice. Rows 14-16: Rep rows 2-4 of Main Cable patt. Row 17: K6, p2, 1/1 RC, p2, 1/1 LPC, 1/1 RPC, p3, 2/2/4 RC, p1, 2/2/4 LC, p3, 1/1 LPC, 1/1 RPC, p2, 1/1 RC, p2, k6. Row 18: P6, k2, p2, k3, p2, k4, p4, [k1, p3] twice, k1, p4, k4, p2, k3, p2, k2, p6. Row 19: 3/3 RC, p2, 1/1 RC, p2, 1/1 RPC, 1/1 LPC, p3, k4, [p1, k3] twice, p1, k4, p3, 1/1 RPC, 1/1 LPC, p2, 1/1 RC, p2, 3/3 LC. Row 20: P6, k2, p2, [k2, p1] twice, k3, p4, [k1, p3] twice, k1, p4, k3, [p1, k2] twice, p2, k2, p6. Row 21: K6, p2, 1/1 RC, p2, 1/1 LPC, 1/1 RPC, p3, 2/2 RC, [p1, k3] twice, p1, 2/2 LC, p3, 1/1 LPC, 1/1 RPC, p2, 1/1 RC, p2, k6. Rows 22-29: Rep rows 18-21 of Main Cable patt twice. Rows 30-32: Rep rows 18-20 of Main Cable patt. Rows 33-320: Rep rows 1-32 of Main Cable patt 9 more times. Rows 321-338: Rep rows 1-18 of Main Cable patt.

Cable Ribbing Rows 1-10: Rep rows 1-10 of Cable Ribbing. Cast off. Weave in ends.

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Main Cable Pattern

Cable Ribbing

Special Stitches 1/1 RC (1 over 1 right cross): Sl 1 st to CN and hold in back, k1, then k1 from CN 1/1 LPC (1 over 1 left purl cross): Sl 1 st to CN and hold in front, p1, then k1 from CN 1/1 RPC (1 over 1 right purl cross): Sl 1 st to CN and hold in back, k1, then p1 from CN 2/2 LC (2 over 2 left cross): Sl 2 sts to CN and hold in front, k2, then

k2 from CN 2/2 RC (2 over 2 right cross): Sl 2 sts to CN and hold in back, k2, then k2 from CN 3/3 LC (3 over 3 left cross): Sl 3 sts to CN and hold in front, k3, then k3 from CN 3/3 RC (3 over 3 right cross): Sl 3 sts to CN and hold in back, k3, then k3 from CN 3/5 LC (3 over 5 left cross): Sl 3 sts to CN and hold in front, k5, then k3 from CN

3/5 RC (3 over 5 right cross): Sl 5 sts to CN and hold in back, k3, then k5 from CN 2/2/4 LC (2 over 2 left cross over 4): Sl 4 sts to CN and hold to front, k4, sl 4 sts on CN back to left-hand needle, sl next 2 sts to CN and hold to front, k2, then k2 from CN 2/2/4 RC (2 over 2 right cross over 4): Sl 6 sts to first CN and hold to back, k2, sl last 2 sts on CN back to left-hand needle and knit them, then k4 from CN

Yarn Ideas Lion Brand Fisherman’s Wool is a classic yarn that is a pure, undyed wool, which comes in a ranged of undyed shades, making it perfect for natural tones for projects like scarf and hats.

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Happy Happy Family Feet Feet Knit

Intermediate

Essentials Yarn used Lion Brand Holiday Homespun 1 ball each in Starlight (A) & Holly (B) About the yarn chunky; 140m per 140g ball; 98% acrylic, 2% metallic polyester Tension measured over St st in the rnd 10cm

10cm

23 rows

15 sts

Needles used 5mm, DPNs 5mm circular, 40.5cm Other supplies stitch markers large-eye blunt needles small amount toy stuffing Sizing Newborn (child 3-7, medium adult) Finished circumference: 40.5 (43, 47) cm Hat will stretch to fit a range of sizes

Santa Hat

Knit these fun hats for the family to wear together on Christmas Day

Rnd 1: Knit. Rnd 2: Purl. Repeat rnds 1 and 2 until piece measures about 6.5 (6.5, 7.5) cm from beg. Knit 2 rnds. Change to B and cont in St st worked in the rnd. Work until piece measures about 12.5 (15, 18) cm from beg. Note: Change to DPNs when there are too few sts to cont on circular needle.

Shape crown

Next Rnd: *K10 (11, 12), k2tog; rep from * around. 55 (60, 65) sts Knit 3 (5, 5) rnds. Next Rnd: *K9 (10, 11), k2tog; rep from * around. 50 (55, 60) sts Knit 3 (5, 5) rnds. Next Rnd: *K8 (9, 10), k2tog; rep from * around. 45 (50, 55) sts Knit 3 (3, 5) rnds. Next Rnd: *K7 (8, 9), k2tog; rep from * around. 40 (45, 50) sts Knit 3 (3, 5) rnds. Next Rnd: *K6 (7, 8), k2tog; rep from * around. 35 (40, 45) sts Knit 3 (3, 5) rnds. Next Rnd: *K5 (6, 7), k2tog, rep from * around. 30 (35, 40) sts Knit 3 (3, 5) rnds. Next Rnd: *K4 (5, 6), k2tog, rep from * around. 25 (30, 35) sts Knit 3 (3, 5) rnds. Next Rnd: *K3 (4, 5), k2tog; rep from * around. 20 (25, 30) sts Knit 3 (3, 5) rnds. Next Rnd: *K2 (3, 4), k2tog, rep from * around. 15 (20, 25) sts Knit 3 (3, 5) rnds. Next Rnd: *K1 (2, 3), k2tog, rep from * around. 10 (15, 20) sts Knit 3 (3, 5) rnds.

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BABY SIZE ONLY: Next Rnd: *K2tog, rep from * around. 5 sts Knit 4 rnds.

With A and circular needle, cast on 60 (65, 70) sts. Join, being careful not to twist sts. Pm for beg of rnd.

CHILD SIZE ONLY: Next Rnd: *K1, k2tog, rep from * around. 10 sts

Knit 3 rnds. Next Rnd: *K2tog, rep from * around. 5 sts Knit 4 rnds. ADULT SIZE ONLY: Next Rnd: *K2, k2tog, rep from * around. 15 sts Knit 5 rnds. Next Rnd: *K1, k2tog, rep from * around. 10 sts Knit 5 rnds. Next Rnd: K2tog around. 5 sts Knit 4 rnds. ALL SIZES: Cut yarn, leaving a long tail. Thread tail through rem sts and pull together tightly. Fasten off.

Pompom

With circular needle and A, cast on 15 (15, 21) sts. Working back and forth on circular needle as if working on straight needles, work in G st until piece measures about 10 (10, 18) cm from beg. Cast off, leaving a long tail. Thread tail through edge of piece, stuff lightly with stuffing, and pull yarn tail to gather. Making up: Tie pompom to hat. Weave in ends.

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Essentials Yarn used Lion Brand Hometown USA 4 balls in Chicago Charcoal (A) 2 balls in Madison Mustard (B) About the yarn super chunky; 74m per 142g ball; 100% acrylic Tension 12 sts = 10cm in Two Colour Sl st patt. Needles used 5.5mm circular, 40cm 5.5mm circular, 75cm 5.5mm DPNs Other supplies stitch markers large-eyed blunt needle 12.5x119.5cm piece of plastic canvas or pliable cardboard for base

Pretty Kitty Bed Make sure your cat doesn't feel left out this Christmas with this smart bed We used smaller needles and a tighter tension than usual for this yarn to create a sturdy bed. Begin working with the longer circular needle. As sts are decreased the circle of fabric becomes smaller so you’ll change to working on the shorter circular needle and on double pointed needles. A strip of plastic canvas is slipped under the fold to make the sides of the bed extra sturdy. A removable liner is worked separately in the round. Why not use any leftover yarn to make a cat toy? Just knit a simple rectangle, fold in half and sew the three open sides closed, adding a bit of catnip before you finish sewing

Start knitting...

With longer circular needle and A, cast on 128 sts. Pm for beg of rnd. Join by working the first st on the left hand needle with the working yarn from the right hand needle and being careful not to twist sts.

Sides

Rnds 1-3: Work k1, p1 rib in rnds.

Striped Section

Rnd 4: With A, knit. Rnds 5 and 6: With B, knit. Rnds 7 and 8: With A, knit. Rnds 9-20: Rep rnds 5-8 three times. Rnd 21 (turning ridge): With A, purl. Rnd 22: With A, *k15, kfb; rep from * around. 136 sts Rnd 23: With A, knit.

Two-colour Sl st Section

Rnds 24-49: Beg with Rnd 1, work Two Colour Sl st pattern for 26 rnds. Cut B. Rnds 50-51: With A, knit. Rnd 52 (purl ridge): With A, purl.

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Base Note: In the next rnd markers are placed to indicate the dec locations. Use markers of a different colour than your beg of rnd marker. Rnd 53: With A, k17, *place marker (pm), k17; rep from * around. Note: You will have 8 markers (including the beg of rnd marker) with 17 sts between each marker. Rnd 54 (dec): With A, *k to 2 sts before marker, k2tog, slip marker (sm); rep from * around. 128 sts Rnd 55: With A, knit. Rnds 56-69: Rep rnds 54-55 seven times. 72 sts Change to shorter circular needle. Rnds 70-73: Rep rnds 54-55 twice. 56 sts Rnd 74: Rep Rnd 54. 48 sts Cut A. Rnd 75 (colour change rnd): With B, change to DPNs by purling 12 sts onto each needle. Rnds 76-83: With B, rep rnds 54-55 four times. 16 sts Rnd 84: With B, k2tog around. 8 sts Cut B, leaving a long yarn tail. Thread tail through remaining sts and pull to gather. Knot securely.

REMOVABLE LINER

With longer circular needle and A, cast on 128 sts. Place marker for beg of rnd and join to work in the rnd. Rnd 1: Purl. Note: In the next rnd markers are placed to indicate dec locations. Use markers of a different color than your beg of rnd marker. Rnd 2: P16, *pm, p16; rep from * around. Note: You will have 8 markers (including the beg of rnd marker) with 16 sts between each marker. Rnd 3 (dec): With A, *k to 2 sts before marker, k2tog, sm; rep from * around. 120 sts

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Knits Happy ForFeet Pets Rnd 4: Knit. Rnds 5-16: Rep rnds 3-4 six times. 72 sts Change to shorter circular needle. Rnds 17-20: Rnds 3-4 twice. 56 sts Rnd 21: Rep Rnd 3. 48 sts Cut A. Rnd 22 (colour change rnd): With B, change to DPNs by knitting 12 sts onto each needle. Rnds 23-30: Rep rnds 3-4 four times. 16 sts Rnd 31: K2tog around. 8 sts Cut B, leaving a long yarn tail. Thread

tail through remaining sts and pull to gather. Knot securely.

Finishing

Weave in ends. Fold side to inside of Bed along Rnd 21 (turning ridge).Slip plastic canvas or cardboard strip between folded layers.

STITCH PATTERNS

K1, p1 Rib worked in rnds (worked over an even number of sts) Rnd 1 (RS): *K1, p1; rep from * to end of rnd.

Rep Rnd 1 for k1, p1 rib worked in rnds. Two Colour Sl st worked in rnds (worked over an even number of sts) Rnd 1 (RS): With B, *sl 1 wyib, k1; rep from * around. Rnd 2: With B, knit. Rnd 3: With A, *k1, sl 1 wyib; rep from * around. Rnd 4: With A, knit. Rep rnds 1-4 for Two Colour Sl st worked in rnds.

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Easy

Essentials Yarn used Stocking & Mitten: Lion Brand Bonbons 1 pack in Jingle Bells Snowflake: Lion Brand Wool-Ease 1 ball each in Ranch Red (A) & white (B) About the yarn Lion Brand Bonbons: 4-ply; 26m per 10g ball; 8 x 10g mini balls Lion Brand Wool-Ease: worsted; 180m per 85g ball; 80% acrylic, 20% wool Tension Tension is not essential to these projects Needles used 3.5mm straight 4mm straight 4mm DPNs Other supplies foam ball, 42cm circumference stitch holders large-eyed blunt needle Sizing Stocking & Mitten: 9cm / 6.5cm Snowflake: 42cm circumference

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Christmas Ornaments String up these decorations on your tree or around the house to add some festive cheer

Start knitting...

Snowflake Ornament

With A and larger straight needles, cast on 6 sts. Row 1: Purl. Row 2: Kfb in each st across. 12 sts Rows 3, 5, 7, 9, 11 & 13: Purl. Row 4: Kfb in each st across. 24 sts Row 6: *Kfb in next st, k1, rep from * across. 36 sts Row 8: *Kfb in next st, k2, rep from * across. 48 sts Row 10: *Kfb in next st, k3, rep from * across. 60 sts Row 12: *Kfb in next st, k4, rep from * across. 72 sts Row 14: Knit, inc 5 sts evenly spaced across. 77 sts Row 15: Purl. Row 16: K2; *work Row 1 of Snowflake chart across next 23 sts, with A, k2, rep from * twice more. Cont as established, working in St st, following chart and keeping first and last 2 sts, and 2 sts between each chart rep in A, until 23 rows of chart have been completed. Next Row: Purl. Next Row: Knit, decrease 5 sts evenly spaced across. 72 sts Next Row: Purl. Next Row: *K4, k2tog, rep from * across. 60 sts Next Row: Purl. Next Row: *K3, k2tog, rep from * across. 48 sts Next Row: Purl. Next Row: *K2, k2tog, rep from * across. 36 sts Next Row: Purl. Next Row: *K1, k2tog, rep from * across. 24 sts

Next Row: Purl. Next Row: *K2tog, rep from * across. 12 sts Next Row: Purl. Rep last 2 rows once more. 6 sts Next Row: Change to DPNs. K2tog across. 3 sts

Hanging Loop

Do not turn work. Slide sts to other end of needle and k3. Continue to slide sts to other end of needle and k3 until i-cord measures about 18cm. Cast off. Sew cast-off end of cord to beginning to make loop. Making up: Wrap piece around foam ball and sew seam, drawing in sts of cast-off and cast-on edges. Sew cast-off end of cord to top of Ornament. Weave in ends.

Stocking (make 4)

Colour Combinations Stocking Stocking Stocking Stocking

1: 2: 3: 4:

White/red (A), red (B) White (A), green/green (B) White/silver (A), red/red (B) White/green (A), green (B)

Cu�f

With A and smaller needles, cast on 20 sts. Beg with a RS row, work in St st for 4 rows.

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Happy Decorations Feet Leg

Change to B. Work in St st for 9 rows.

Heel Flap

Row 1 (WS): P13 and sl to a st holder, p6, sl last st to a st holder. Work the next 4 rows over the 6 sts rem on needle only. Row 2: Knit. Row 3: Purl. Row 4: K3, k2tog, k1. 5 sts Row 5: P2, p2tog, p1. 4 sts Row 6: K4, pu and k3 sts evenly spaced along the side edge of the heel flap (the 4 rows just worked). 7 sts Row 7: P7, pu and p3 sts evenly spaced along other side edge of heel flap, p1 from st holder. 11 sts

Shape gusset

Next Row (RS): K2tog, k8, k2tog (last st from needle and first st from st holder), k across remaining 12 sts from holder. 22 sts Next Row: Purl. Next Row: K2tog, k6, k2tog, k12. 20 sts Next Row: Purl. Next Row: K2tog, k4, k2tog, k12. 18 sts Next Row: Purl.

Hanging Loop

With A and smaller needles, cast on 20 sts. Without working any rows, cast off. Making up: Sew seam of stocking. Fold hanging loop in half and sew ends to top edge of Stocking. Weave in yarn ends.

Mittens (make 8 pairs - 1

pair in each colour)

Cast on 16 sts. Rows 1-5: *K1, p1; rep from * to end of row. Row 6 (WS): P6, M1, p4, M1, p6. 18 sts Row 7: K8, M1, k2 , M1, k8. 20 sts Row 8: Purl. Row 9: K8, M1, k4, M1, k8. 22 sts Row 10: Purl.

Shape thumb

Row 11: K14, sl the last 8 sts onto a st holder. Row 12: P6, sl the last 8 sts onto a st holder.

Work the next 5 rows over the 6 sts rem on needle only. Row 13: Knit. Row 14: Purl. Row 15: Knit. Row 16: [P2tog] 3 times. 3 sts Row 17: K3tog. Fasten off the last st.

Shape hand

With RS facing, sl sts from right-hand st holder onto right-hand needle, pick up and k1 st on each side of thumb, then knit across the 8 sts on the left hand st holder. 18 sts Work in St st (k on RS, p on WS) for 9 rows. Next Row: *K2tog; rep from * to end of row. 9 sts Cast off. Making up: Sew thumb and side seams. Weave in ends. Tie each pair of Mittens together with a 15cm length of yarn.

Foot

Work even in St st for 4 rows.

Shape toe

Dec Row (RS): K1, k2tog, k2, k2tog, k4, k2tog, k2, k2tog, k1. 14 sts Next Row: Purl. Dec Row: K1, k2tog, k1, k2tog, k2, k2tog, k1, k2tog, k1. 10 sts Next Row: Purl. Dec Row: K2tog across. 5 sts Dec Row: P2tog, p1, p2tog. 3 sts Last Row: K3tog. Fasten off.

Chart

Key

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Abbreviations 1x1 rib 2x2 rib alt beg CC cdd

cm CN C2B

C2F

cont dec DPN foll g G st

i-cord

in inc incl k k-wise kfb k2tog LH m1

mb MC m1l

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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) 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

m1r

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

RH rm rnd Row RS sk Sk2p SKP sl sm ssk

ssp

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 purl one through the back then through the front (same stitch) 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 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,

st St st

tbl tog w&t

WS wyib wyif yo [] ()

purl two slipped stitches together Stitch Stocking stitchKnitting 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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