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Australian Knitting

Australian Knitting Volume 11 Issue1

Australia’s number one selling knitting magazine with over 30 seasonal patterns every issue. Plus, you'll find tips, techniques, news and craft events in every issue. You'll also get your fill of knitting culture thanks to our articles packed with advice from top designers, as well as inspirational profiles of knitters and crocheters, shop reviews and the hottest craft fads.

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Sunray Publications Pty Ltd
4 Issues

in this issue

8 min
cable and rib vest

YARN • 6 (6, 7, 8, 9, 10) balls 100g ASPIRE 8 Ply/DK, 70% NZ wool, 30% alpaca, in shade 1053 • 1 button NEEDLES AND TOOLS • 4mm knitting needles • 4.5mm knitting needles • 4.5mm circular needle 40.5cm long • Cable needle MEASUREMENTS S, M, L, XL, 2X, 3X Bust cm: 82.5, 94, 107, 117, 129.5, 141 Length to shoulder cm: 66, 68.5, 68.5, 71, 71, 74 SPECIAL ABBREVIATIONS T4B: Slip next 2 sts onto CN and hold at back of work, k2 from left needle, p2 from CN. T4F: Slip next 2 sts onto CN and hold at front of work, p2 from left needle, k2 from CN. Seed St: Row 1: (K1, p1) to end. Row 2: (P1, k1) to end. TENSION 28 sts by 30 rows to 10cm over cable pattern on larger needles 28 sts by 26 rows to…

1 min
tarndwarncoort scarf

This simple repeat pattern will start you on a fun new direction using beautiful wool. YARN • 70g or more for a longer and wider scarf 4ply Tarndwarncoort Polwarth hand dyed yarn NEEDLES AND TOOLS • 6mm to 8mm knitting needles MEASUREMENTS 150cm approx TENSION Free GETTING STARTED This scarf is a beginner project; experiment with using different size needles to get the tension desired before starting. WORKING PATTERN Cast on 30 st. Row 1: Knit 3, * wool around needle, purl 2 st together * repeat from * to * to last 3 st, knit 3. Repeat Row 1 until the scarf is desired length, allowing wool for fringe. MAKING UP Add a fringe to suit. Tarndwarncoort Warncoort Vic Ph: 03 5233 6241 www.tarndwarncoort.com…

1 min
neck warming collar

YARN • 1 x 100g Touch Possum yarn NEEDLES AND TOOLS • 5.00mm knitting needles • 5.50mm circular needle MEASUREMENTS 53cm x 25cm TENSION: 20st x 10cm WORKING PATTERN Using 5.00mm needles cast on 49 sts. Row 1: Knit. Row 2: Knit. Row 3: K1 * K2tog, YO, P1; rep from * to last 3 sts, K2tog,YO, K1. Row 4: P3 * K1, P2; rep from * to las 4sts, K1, P3. Row 5: K1, YO, ssk, * P1, YO, ssk, rep from * to last st K1. Row 6: Rep Row 4. Repeat Rows 3 to 6 until scarf measures 52cm or length required, finishing with 2 Knit rows. Cast off. MAKING UP EDGING Using 5.50mm needles pick up evenly around all four edges of the scarf approximately 242 sts. Knit one row. Cast off: Picking up the first stitch cast on two stitches; cast off three stitches. Place the…

2 min
travelling vine

YARN • 3 x 98.8m per 50g Hand Dyed 8 ply Australian Alpaca Yarn in ‘Breeze’ or alternative Alpaca yarn eg: SpinNKnit Fibre Design 5 ply or 8 ply Hand Dyed Alpaca Blend or Knitalpaca 5ply or 8ply Design note: yarn quantity & scarf length may vary NEEDLES AND TOOLS 5mm knitting needles Crochet hook MEASUREMENTS 19cm width by 155cm length without tassels SPECIAL ABBREVIATIONS Sl1pw = slip 1 stitch purlways Ssk = slip 1, k1, pass slipped stitch over K1 tbl = knit 1 through back of loop P2tog tbl = purl 2 stitches together through back of loop Yo = yarn on needle WORKING PATTERN Cast on 38 stitches loosely. Knit 5 rows in garter stitch remembering to slip first stitch purl ways each row starting row 2. Beg pattern: Row 1: Sl1pw K2, * yo, k1 tbl, yo, ssk, k5; rep from…

2 min
luxury mohair scarf

YARN 6 skeins Jo sharp Rare Kid Mohair colour 630 NEEDLES AND TOOLS 5mm knitting needles SPECIAL ABBREVIATIONS MK – make knot (k1, p1, k1, p1, k1) all in the same st, making 5 sts from one st, pass the 4th 3rd, 2nd, and 1st of the new sts separately over the last st made. TENSION As per wool GETTING STARTED This scarf is made by knitting from both ends, casting on and knitting to the centre; save the stitches on a spare needle, repeat for second end. Once you have the scarf to desired length graft the centre stitches together – this avoids an unsightly seam in the centre. WORKING PATTERN Cast on 64 sts, knit in garter stitch for 6 rows. Beg pattern: Row 1: (WS) and all other wrong side rows, k7, p23, k4, p23, k7. Row 2: K5, * p2,…

1 min
silk garden scarf

YARN 2 balls SILK GARDEN NEEDLES AND TOOLS 6.50mm knitting needles MEASUREMENTS 125cm approx SPECIAL ABBREVIATIONS tbl: Through back of loop TENSION As per wool WORKING PATTERN Cast on 30 sts. Row 1: Inc in 1 st, k13, k2tog tbl, K14. Repeat row 1 until scarf measures 135cm along straight edge. End shaping: Row 1: K14, K2 tog tbl, knit to end. Row 2: Same as row 1. Row 3: K13, k2 tog tbl, knit to end. Row 4: Same as row 3. Row 5: K12, k2 tog tbl, knit to end. Row 6: Same as row 5. Continue in this manner, decreasing in centre until 3 sts remain. Next Row: K3 tog tbl. Fasten off. MAKING UP Attach tassels to both ends. Yarns available. Wondoflex Yarn Craft Centre 1353 Malvern Road Malvern Vic Ph: 03 9822 6231 www.wondoflex.com.au…