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Allegra Try the first of our lace garments with a sweater dress by Anniken Allis

12 Hyades Reach for the stars with our stylish lace beret 15 Arabella Challenge yourself this summer with this intricate lace shawl 20 Mary Anne Bobbly pink bolero by Vicki Brown

50 Florence Purple lace cape in baby alpaca yarn

22 Cali Try lace for the first time with this simple scarf pattern

54 Kelsey Pinafore-style dress for girls aged 1-6

24 Barry Light and airy men’s jumper by Rowan

60 Petal Make a flower fairy friend to keep your kids company

26 Grace Vintage-inspired lace collar

64 Milly Stripy baby cardigan from King Cole

29 Alexa, Nicki & Fiona Quick matching makes for festival season

71 Hilary, Sunny & Elena Let’s go to the beach with quick and easy knits

34 Catalina Lacy T-shirt by Carolyn Kennington

84 Willow Textured crochet wrap by Helen Ardley

44 Swirl Make an entrance with this semi-circular cape

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33 On the Move Things to take knitting while you’re out and about

48 Lovely Lace We take our pick of the most luxurious laceweights around 53 Knit Picks Our favourite stories and products this August 73 Colour Therapy From buttercream to cowslip, this month’s trend is pale yellow 81 What's in Store New knitty products hot off the shelves

FOCUS 38 British Knitting Awards Vote for your favourites in the 2013 British Knitting Awards! 40 Summer School The LK team check out some of the more unusual knitting workshops on offer

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This month’s fabulous 9 Allegra

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August issue! 59 Fit for a Prince (or Princess!) With a royal baby on the way, we look for some of the most regal products on offer 68 To the Point Deputy Editor Adrienne Chandler investigates the benefits of different needles available 77 Lace Library Learn to love lace by learning four essential motifs

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“Unless you enjoy living on the edge, use a lifeline (see Knitwise overleaf) – use a lot of lifelines!” LK EDITORIAL ASSISTANT KERRY KNIGHT MAHER

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“This pinafore is very versatile. Use a warm wool to create a garment for extra warmth over t-shirts and jeans, or a lightweight cotton perfect for the beach over a pair of shorts” LK DESIGNER KELLY MENZIES

FOR SI 12 MONZES TO 6 Y THS EARS

“When placing markers while working in the round, it's a good idea to keep your first marker a different colour so you can distinguish it from the others” LK EDITORIAL ASSISTANT KERRY KNIGHT MAHER

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Magazine 165 from Bergère de France includes this adorable pattern for a crochet crown in soft but sparkly Sirene yarn. Perfect for playing dress up, your little prince or princess can rule over all they see – as if they don’t already! The magazine costs £7 from www.bergeredefrance.co.uk and includes 38 designs.

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Which yarn? If you are looking for a baby yarn which is truly fit for royalty, why not try these? Sirdar Snuggly Kisses DK comes in a gorgeous Princess Pink shade with delicate stripes. Alternatively, you could wrap them up warm in a blanket made from Patons Diploma DK in Royal, an enchanting deep blue. Sirdar Snuggly Kisses DK costs £2.90 per 50g (165m) ball from 0131 558 1747, www.mcadirect.com Patons Diploma Gold DK costs £2.70 per 50g (120m) ball from 01453 889975, www.dragonyarns.com

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Following the news of the royal pregnancy, author of Knit Your Own Royal Family Fiona Goble was proud to announce her own new arrival. Fiona said, “It’s been a privilege to prepare this ‘little extra’ for the Catherine and Will dolls in my book and I hope I’ve captured a good likeness!” For a limited time, you can download the pattern free from www.ivypress.co.uk

With a new heir on the way, give your little one the royal treatment

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uring a visit to Scotland this April, the Duchess of Cambridge was presented with a knitted hat, babygro, and teddy bear by 17-year-old Caitlyn Coffield. It was then that she dropped the bombshell. No, not the baby’s sex; instead, Kate admitted, “I've been trying to knit and I'm really bad. I should be asking for tips!” Whether this was simple modesty or the Duchess really is tangling herself up in yarn – getting her ‘yfwd’s all mixed up with her ‘wyib’s – the announcement has been a true source of knitty inspiration. We've been searching for some of the best royal baby products around.

Coronation sensation This quirky gift set from Hokolo includes a t-shirt, blanket, and handmade crochet rattle inspired by the sovereign’s orb. Available in a range of colours, it is the perfect stylish baby gift. The set can be purchased for a special someone for £84 at www.notonthehighstreet.com

Lap of luxury British brand Toft Alpaca has released a luxurious royal baby range featuring jumpers, babygros and crowns in subtle creamy shades. The garments are made from fine British lamb and alpaca wool, and can be purchased either readymade or in knit kits. www.thetoftalpacashop.co.uk

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“Although dressed in pink and green it is so easy to change the colours to create your own special flower fairy - you can easily add an extra layer of petals on the skirt too!� LK DESIGNER VAL PIERCE

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This sweater dress looks great with leggings or skinny jeans and is a true multi-seasonal knit.The pretty lace design and three-quarter length sleeves make it great for late summer days while the sumptuous alpaca and silk blend yarn adds a warmth that's ideal for those chilly evenings. Choose between following the charted or written instructions. START KNITTING ON P10

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Hilary, Elena & Sunny QUICAK SY

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Lace Library Boost your lacework repertoire with these four fabulous lace motifs

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Alexa, Nicki & Fiona are the height of festival fashion

Monica Russel's matching set of boot cuffs, wrist warmers and lacy beanie are essential wear for a music festival or just keeping you warm when the sun goes down.They're quick to knit and feature simple lace elements, making them a good choice for beginners to the technique.

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Juli Mulcahy, Manager, ChiaoGoo (Westing Bridge LLC) Started by four Zheng brothers in May 2005, Westing Bridge LLC manufactures and distributes ChiaoGoo needles and products. The idea to make knitting needles originated from Mama Zheng. She frequently asked her husband, a carpenter, for different sized needles in order to knit sweaters to keep her family warm. The Zheng brothers grew up in Linan, China, the ‘bamboo capital of the world’, so it was a natural decision to use this plentiful and quick-renewing resource. The ChiaoGoo brand name means ‘highly skilled and craftful lady’ and was inspired by Mama Zheng. A lot of knitters have switched from their old favourite to ChiaoGoo because of the overall value ChiaoGoo offers. Being manufacturer and wholesaler allows us to develop products quicker than most other brands at a lower cost. We have plenty to be excited about at the moment. We recently introduced the beautiful TWIST Stainless Steel and SPIN Bamboo interchangeables and we have a yarn butler (to hold your yarn- rotating as you knit) due out later this year. We rely on our customer feedback in order to understand what they need. Once we have an idea that we feel will benefit many, we work hard to bring it to fruition always focusing on quality. Personally, I enjoy knitting those smaller projects. I once tackled knitting a sweater for myself and it was a disaster, so I tend to stick to the little things now. Right now, I couldn't even tell you what projects I have started but there are many – typical, right?! I want to start - a striped shawl in feather and fan stitch. It's just a matter of finding the time! To find stockists of ChiaoGoo products, go to www.chiaogoo.com or visit the UK distributor at www.hantex.co.uk

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Cashmere Colourmart Colourmart offers a wide variety of lace weight yarns, including these 100% cashmere yarns. The heavy lace weight yarn in Acid Lime costs £24.68 per 150g (1417m) cone and is spun by Cariaggi. Whilst the Plexi Green, a regular lace weight, costs £23.38 per 150g (1737m) cone and is spun by Todd & Duncan. Prices include postage, to purchase these or alternative colour choices, visit www.colourmart.com

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Brand-spanking new New to the UK is DesignEtte, a Danish company based just outside of Copenhagen. The company values Scandinavian knitting traditions and employs environmental sustainability in its production processes. Its yarn collection includes pure wool, silk and cotton, as well as blended variations. There's also a range of patterns and knit kits available online from DesignEtte's new UK website, www.designette.co.uk

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✓ Bolero

Bolero

If you like the idea of knitting the Mary Anne Bolero on p20, you'll love it even more now as three lucky readers will win the yarn and needles to complete it. Artesano is kindly giving away four skeins of Artesano Aran, and ChiaoGoo is providing the 4.5mm and 5mm circular needles required to each winner. www.artesanoyarns.co.uk and www.chiaogoo.com

worth over

worth over £500!

Magic Shetland Lace We have three copies of Eizabeth Lovick's Magic of Shetland Lace Knitting (RRP £14.99) to give away, thr courtesy of Search Press, to weine! the specialist art and craft book publishers. The book presents all the essential skills you need to master the wealth of Shetland motifs, patterns and insertions. www.searchpress.com ✓ Search Press ❑

Learning Lace For those of you who would love to do a knitting workshop, in your own time and at your own pace, this giveaway is for you. Craftsy, an online community with over 100 craft classes to choose from, have kindly provided Laura Nelkin's class 'Lace from the Inside Out' for two readers. For a preview of the class, go to www.craftsy.com/ letsknit_lace

£165

Tickets to a show We have ten family tickets (two adults and two children) for the Chilterns Craft and Design Show. The tickets allow entry into the show on any one of the show open days, 23rd to 26th August 2013. The show takes place at Stonor Park in Henleyten on-Thames and is sure pairs to to be a fantastic day win! out for all the family over the August Bank Holiday weekend. Visit www.ichf.co.uk or call 01425 277988 for ✓ Chiltern more details. ❑

Florence Cape

thr to weine !

Why have one project give away when you can have two? Another three lucky winners will receive the yarn and needles to complete Helen Ardley's cape, Florence, on p50. King Cole is providing three lots of the four 50g balls needed, and ChiaoGoo is donating the 3.75mm and 4mm bamboo needles required. www.kingcole.co.uk and www.chiaogoo.com

worth over

£50!

✓ Cape ❑

✓ Craftsy ❑

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crochetclever RUFFLED EDGING: When working the ruffled edging, insert the hook into the side of the stitch at the end of each row to give a neat finish. Working under the whole stitch could cause the fabric to gap. By working the long edge first, it cuts down on the sewing up at the end.

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