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Contents A-line Top & Dress

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Bag

37

Diamond Vest

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Fitted Cardigan

39

Hat

41

Lace Headscarf

42

Mareschino Cardigan

43

Raglan Cable Sweater

44

Ribbed Scarf

45

Shorts & Pants

46

Sideways Top

48

Singlet

49

Textured Rib Sweater

50

Wrap & Poncho

51

Abbreviations

35

About Jo Sharp

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Acknowledgements

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Basic Techniques

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Caring For Your Garment

34

Conversion Tables

35

Distributors

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Finishing Your Garment

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General Pattern Instructions

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Jo Sharp Books & Yarns

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Above, Raglan Cable Sweater, pattern page 44. Above left, Diamond Vest version 2, pattern page 38. Opposite, Shorts version 2, pattern page 46.

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Above, Shorts version 2, pattern page 46, Raglan Cable Sweater, pattern page 44. Top right, Hat version 1, pattern page 41. Opposite, A-line Dress, pattern page 36.

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Textured Rib Sweater version 2, pattern page 50. Opposite top left & right, bottom right, Mareschino Cardigan, pattern page 43. Bottom left, Desert Garden Aran Cotton.


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Above & opposite, Wrap, pattern page 51. Above left, Hat Version 2, pattern page 41.

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Above & opposite left, Fitted Cardigan version 1, pattern page 39. Above right & opposite right, Singlet version 1, pattern page 49.

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Above & opposite, Diamond Vest version 1, pattern page 38. Above right, Lace Headscarf version 2, pattern page 42.

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Above left, A-line Top, pattern page 36. Above right, Pants, pattern page 46. Top right, Sideways Top version 2, pattern page 48. Bottom right, Ribbed Scarf version 2, pattern page 45.

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Above, Sideways Top version 2, pattern page 48. Opposite left, Pants, pattern page 46. Opposite right, A-line Top, pattern page 36.

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Top, Lace Headscarf version 1, pattern page 42. Right, Bag, pattern page 37. Opposite, Textured Rib Sweater version 1, pattern page 50, & Shorts version 1, pattern page 46.

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Above, Ribbed Scarf version 1, pattern page 45. Right & opposite, Sideways Top version 1, pattern page 48, Lace Headscarf version 1 pattern page 42, & Shorts version 1, pattern page 46.

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Above & bottom right, Poncho, pattern page 51. Top right, Soho Summer DK Cotton. Opposite left, Fitted Cardigan version 2, pattern page 39, & right, Singlet version 2, pattern page 49.

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Above right & bottom left, Fitted Cardigan version 2, pattern page 39. Above left & opposite, Singlet version 1, pattern page 49. Top left, Bag, pattern page 37.

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Eclectic

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J o S harp B O O K S

Hand knitting collection Book number eight

Home Hand knitting collection Book number four

H OM E - Book number four A collection of special hand knitted items to welcome you home.

An eclectic collection of hand knitting patterns for women in rich oriental hues. Contains 15 designs, including small projects and easy knits for beginners.

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EC LEC T I C Book number eight

Gathering Hand knitting collection Book number five

GAT H ERIN G - Book number five

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Gathered together a collection of contemporary classic women's garments.

Village Hand knitting collection Book number six

VI LLA G E - Book number six

JO SHARP

A collection of comfortable weekend wear for women and men.

Family

Hand knitting collection Book number seven

FA M I LY - Book number seven A classic collection of cotton hand knitting designs for all the family.

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J o S harp Yarns The designs in this book feature Jo Sharp Soho Summer DK Cotton and Desert Garden Aran Cotton. These classic cottons offer a great summer alternative to wool and are available in a versatile pallette of wearable shades.

S oho S ummer DK C otton

Desert Garden A ran Cotton

100% Cotton.

65% Cotton, 35% Microfibre.

A soft and silky DK cotton yarn available in a great range of shades.

A substantial soft aran cotton yarn with the addition of microfibre to enhance knitting and wearing performance.

S ilkroad DK T weed & S I L KR O A D A R A N T WEED

S ilkroad A ran & S ilkroad UlT R A

85% Wool, 10% Silk, 5% Cashmere.

85% Wool, 10% Silk, 5% Cashmere.

Textured DK and Aran weight yarns with rich tweed highlights.

Silky Aran and Ultra weight yarns with a soft and elegant sheen.

R are Comfort Kid M ohair & R are Comfort I nfusion Kid M ohair

Classic DK WooL & Wool HEATHER

80% Kid Mohair, 5% Wool, 15% Polyamide. This luxury yarn is featherlight, yet very warm and cosy to wear.

100% Wool. A soft DK (8 ply) hand knitting yarn made from superior, extra long fibre fleece. A pleasure to knit with, improves with age and wear.

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BASIC KNITTING TECHNIQUES

C asting O n

These step by step instructions will get the beginner knitter started on their first project.

1. Make a slip knot about

30cm from end of yarn. Place slip knot on a needle. This creates the first stitch.

3. Use right needle to draw yarn through first loop. This creates the second stitch.

2. Insert right needle through loop and wrap yarn under then over right needle.

4. Place this second stitch

5. Insert right needle between 6. Using right needle, draw first two stitches, wrap yarn under then over right needle.

yarn through between the stitches to create another stitch. Place this stitch onto left needle. Repeat these steps until desired number of stitches has been cast on.

2. Insert the left needle

3. Pull this stitch over the

4. Slide this stitch off the left

onto left needle.

C asting O F F

1. Knit the first two stitches.

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into the first stitch on the right needle.

second stitch.

needle. Knit another stitch and repeat from step two until all stitches have been cast off and there is only one stitch on the right needle. Cut the yarn, leaving a 15cm tail, thread through final stitch and pull to tighten.


H O W T O K nit

1. With the yarn at the back of the work, insert the right needle through the front of the first stitch on left needle from front to back.

2. Wrap yarn under then over 3. Draw yarn through

4. Slip the original stitch

2. Wrap yarn over then under 3. Using right needle, draw

4. Slip original stitch off

right needle.

stitch on left needle using right needle.

off the left needle to complete knit stitch.

HOW TO PURL

1. With the yarn at the front of the work, insert the right needle through the front of the first stitch on left needle from back to front.

the right needle.

yarn through stitch towards back of work.

the left needle to complete purl stitch.

CHECKING YOUR TENSION At the start of each pattern, the required tension is given. Before beginning, it is most important that a tension square is knitted. Incorrect tension will result in mis-shapen pieces, or the wrong size.

C H OOS I NG DI F F ER ENT NEEDLE S I Z ES If your tension is too loose (too few stitches and rows), try a smaller needle. If it is too tight (too many stitches and rows) try a larger needle. Note: Using a yarn other than that which is specified in the pattern can produce unpredictable results. Sometimes row tension cannot be achieved exactly, even though stitch tension is correct. In this case correct length (as shown on measured diagram) can be achieved by altering the number of rows worked. Below, These swatches are knitted in the same yarn and are the same number of stitches and rows, but with different needle sizes.

HOW T O ME A SU R E Y O UR T E NS I O N Using the yarn, needle size and stitch pattern specified in the pattern, cast on 40 sts and work approximately 40 rows. Lay work flat and without stretching, measure 10cm both vertically and horizontally. Mark with pins. Count the stitches and rows between the pins, these should match the tension given in the pattern. If not, try changing up or down a needle size. J O S H A R P Saturday

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finishing your project Using the correct technique to finish your garment will give it a professional look.

C aring for your garment

BACKSTITCH

EDGE TO EDGE STITCH

H A N D WA S H I N G

Backstitch creates a strong and flexible seam, and is best used to join shoulders and armholes.

Also know as "Invisible Seam", Edge to Edge Stitch creates an invisible finish when used to join side and sleeve seams.

For the best result gently hand wash knitted items in lukewarm water, using a wool detergent. Rinse thoroughly in lukewarm water. Rinse again in cold water.

D RY I N G To remove excess moisture after washing, roll garment inside a large towel and gently squeeze. Alternatively, spin dry inside a pillow case. Never tumble dry. Place on a flat surface in the shade to dry, coaxing back into shape whilst damp. Drying flat is recommended. Do not dry directly in front of an open or artificial fire. Note: This stitch is worked horizontally from right to left. Pieces can be pinned together before stitching if preferred.

1. Place right sides of garment together, aligning edges at top.

Note: This stitch is worked vertically from bottom to top.

D RY C L E A N I N G

1. Place the two pieces of work side by

Generally is not recommended as residual dry cleaning chemicals tend to harden hand knitted fabric.

side with right sides facing. Secure yarn on wrong side of one piece at bottom edge.

Bring yarn through bottom edge 2. Secure yarn through both pieces at right 2. at corner from back to front on the hand edge, one row from the top.

second piece.

3. Starting with needle at back of work,

3. Take needle over to the first piece,

4. Move needle back one stitch to the

4. Take needle back to second piece and

pull needle through to front one stitch to the left.

right and insert through work, then back through two stitches to the left.

picking up the horizontal center bar of first stitch. Pull yarn through tightly to secure.

pick up horizontal bar of first stitch. Draw thread through, then back across horizontal bar of second row of first piece.

5. Repeat Step 4 until seam is completed. 5. Repeat, matching rows until seam is completed.

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G eneral Pattern I nstructions & A bbreviations TE NSI O N At the start of each pattern, the required tension is given. Before beginning, it is most important to check your tension by knitting a tension square. See the instructions for checking your tension on page 33. R EADIN G GRA P H S Each square on a graph represents one stitch. Unless otherwise stated, graphs are worked in Stocking stitch. When working from a graph, read odd rows (RS) from right to left and even rows (WS) from left to right. Graphs may be enlarged by photocopy for easier reading. YAR N Q U A N T IT IE S Yarn quantities given are approximate estimations based on average requirements using specified tension and Jo Sharp yarn. COLO U R RE P RO DU C T I O N Inaccuracies of some illustrated yarn shades in this book are caused by photographic and printing reproduction processes that are unavoidable. To avoid disappointment, it is advisable to view an actual yarn sample before purchasing yarn. Pattern E rrors Whilst we endeavour to provide accurate patterns for publication, unfortunately sometimes errors are published. We apologise for any inconvenience caused to you if you encounter an error, however we do not accept liability. Prior to starting a project, we suggest you refer to our website for the most recent corrections. Should you discover a pattern error not listed on our website, we would appreciate advice via email or post. We also welcome your pattern enquiry by email. PATTERN Q U E RIE S Jo Sharp Hand Knitting Yarns PO Box 1018 Fremantle WA 6959 Australia Phone: +61 8 9430 9699 Freecall: (Australia only) 1800 622 250 Fax: +61 8 9430 9499 Email: yarn@josharp.com.au Website: www.josharp.com.au

Metric to imperial conversion cm..................... in 1....................... 3/8 1.5.................... 5/8 2....................... 7/8 2.5.................... 1 3....................... 1 1/4 3.5.................... 1 3/8 4....................... 1 1/2 4.5.................... 1 3/4 5....................... 2 5.5.................... 2 1/8 6....................... 2 3/8 6.5.................... 2 1/2 7....................... 2 3/4 7.5.................... 2 7/8 8....................... 3 1/8 8.5.................... 3 3/8 9....................... 3 1/2 9.5.................... 3 3/4 10..................... 4 10.5.................. 4 1/8 11..................... 4 1/4 11.5.................. 4 1/2 12..................... 4 3/4 12.5.................. 4 7/8 13..................... 5 1/8 13.5.................. 5 1/4 14..................... 5 1/2 14.5.................. 5 3/4

cm..................... in 15..................... 5 7/8 15.5.................. 6 1/8 16..................... 6 1/4 16.5.................. 6 1/2 17..................... 6 3/4 17.5.................. 6 7/8 18..................... 7 1/8 18.5.................. 7 1/4 19..................... 7 1/2 19.5.................. 7 5/8 20..................... 7 7/8 25..................... 9 7/8 30..................... 11 3/4 35..................... 13 3/4 40..................... 15 3/4 45..................... 17 3/4 50..................... 19 3/4 55..................... 21 5/8 60..................... 23 5/8 65..................... 25 5/8 70..................... 27 1/2 75..................... 29 1/2 80..................... 31 1/2 85..................... 33 1/2 90..................... 35 1/2 95..................... 37 3/8 100................... 39 3/8 110................... 43 3/8

needle size conversion mm......................... USA.......................UK 2............................. 0.............................14 2.25........................ 1.............................13 2.75........................ 2.............................12 3............................. -..............................11 3.25........................ 3.............................10 3.5.......................... 4.............................3.75........................ 5.............................9 4............................. 6.............................8 4.5.......................... 7.............................7 5............................. 8.............................6 5.5.......................... 9.............................5 6............................. 10...........................4 6.5.......................... 10.5*......................3 7............................. 10.5*......................2 7.5.......................... -..............................1 8............................. 11...........................0 9............................. 13...........................00 10........................... 15...........................000 *Depends on brand of needles

A B B R EVI AT I ONS alt alternate beg beginning circ circular cn cable needle cm centimetres col colour cont continue dec decrease foll follow/ing in inch/es inc increase incl including K knit Kb1 knit into the back of stitch Kfb knit into front and back of K stitch (increase 1 st) K2tog knit 2 stitches together (decrease 1 st) K2tog-b knit 2 sts together through back of stitch (decrease 1 st) K3tog knit 3 stitches together (decrease 2 sts) M1 make 1 - pick up loop between sts and knit into back of it (increase 1 st) mm millimetres patt pattern P purl Pb1 purl into the back of stitch Pbf purl into back and front of P stitch (increase 1 st) psso pass slip stitch over rem remain/ing rep/s repeat/s rev reverse/ing rnd round RS right side sl slip sl st slip stitch st/s stitch/es St st Stocking stitch tbl through back of loop tog together tr treble vers version WS wrong side yb yarn back yf yarn forward yfon yarn forward and over needle yon yarn over needle yrn yarn round needle yrs years J O S H A R P Saturday

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