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Australian Knitting

Australian Knitting Volume 11 Issue1

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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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Country:
Australia
Language:
English
Publisher:
Sunray Publications Pty Ltd
Frequency:
Quarterly
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4 Issues

in this issue

4 min.
springtime crochet rug

YARN • 26 balls of pure wool 8 ply/DK Heirloom Easycare • 2 balls each C1 2 #766, C2 #772, C3 #700, C5 #752, shade 766 • 8 balls C4 #753 • 4 balls C6 #735 • 3 of each C7 #768 and #746 NEEDLES AND TOOLS • 4.50mm crochet hook MEASUREMENTS 110 x 110 cm SPECIAL ABBREVIATIONS trc – treble cluster: yarn over hook, insert hook into next st and draw a loop back through, yarn over hook and draw the yarn back through the first 2 loops on hook (2 loops on hook), yarn over hook, insert hook into next st and draw a loop back through, yarn over hook and draw the yarn back through the first 2 loops (3 loops on hook), yarn over hook, insert hook into next st and draw a loop back through, yarn…

4 min.
smock with pockets

YARN • 5, 6, 7, 8 x 50g balls Patons Classic Bluebell 5 ply NEEDLES AND TOOLS • 3.75mm knitting needles • 3.00mm knitting needles • 2 stitch-holders • Wool sewing needle MEASUREMENTS Size: 4, 6, 8, 10 Fits chest cm: 60, 65, 70, 75 Actual garment cm: 72, 77, 82, 90 Length cm: 52, 58, 62, 66 SPECIAL ABBREVIATIONS TWR = knit into front of second stitch on left-hand needle, then knit first st, slipping both sts off needle tog; TWL = knit into back of second st on left-hand needle (taking needle behind first st), then knit first st, slipping both sts off needle tog. TENSION 26 sts by 35 rows to 10cm over stocking st, using 3.75mm needles. WORKING PATTERN BACK Using 3.75mm needles, cast on 97 (105, 113, 121) sts. Work 11 rows garter st (1st row is wrong side). Working rem in stocking st…

1 min.
jorgie’s singlet vest

YARN • 2 x balls Recycled Sari Silk Yarn NEEDLES AND TOOLS • Size 8 crochet hook MEASUREMENTS Childs Size 4 SPECIAL ABBREVIATIONS dc = Double crochettr = Trebledbtr = Double Treble TENSION As per yarn. GETTING STARTED Work with double yarn (2 strands of yarn). Working from the bottom up make 1 Front Panel. WORKING PATTERN FRONT Chain 28. Row 1: Miss 4 chain acts as first treble), treble in the next 24 stitches. Row 2: Turn work, 3 chain, miss 1st treble and treble in the next 24. Repeat Row 2 for a total of 12 rows. Row 13: Slip Stitch through 2 trebles, treble 21 times, slip stitch through 2 trebles. Row 14: Slip Stitch through 4 trebles, treble 17 times, slip stitch through 4 trebles. Row 15: Slip Stitch through 6 trebles, 1dc, 1tr, 1dbtr, 1tr, 1dc, 3 slip stitches, 1dc, 1tr, 1dbtr, 1tr, 1dc,…

6 min.
alpaca – fibre of the gods

Alpaca is a luxury fibre that is finer than cashmere, stronger than mohair, softer than cotton and smoother than silk. To understand the history of the alpaca, we need to look to Peru, where textiles have played an important part in the civilisation of the high Andes since pre-Inca times. Native to South America, the alpaca was favoured by the Incan empire and the fleece was reserved for Inca royalty who were believed to be direct descendants of the Gods. Alpaca were vitally important to the native Indians as a source of food and fibre, and their ability to not only survive but also thrive in the harsh Andean mountains was impressive. However, the fates of history intervened and although the Inca civilisation no longer exists, alpaca herds now span the globe…

1 min.
cosy textured throw

YARN 11 balls Heirloom Alpaca 8 ply or Heirloom Silk Touch 8ply NEEDLES AND TOOLS 4.5mm knitting needles MEASUREMENTS 135 x 90 cm approximately TENSION As per wool. GETTING STARTED Mock cable pattern: Row 1: (K1, P1) twice, K1, * P4, K1, P1, K4, rep from * to last 5 sts, (P1, K1) twice, P1. Row 2: (P1, K1) twice, P1, * P3, K2, P2, K3, rep from * to last 5sts, (K1, P1) twice, K1. Row 3: (K1, P1) twice, K1, * P2, K2, P1, K1, P2, K2, rep from * to last 5 sts, (P1, K1) twice, P1. Row 4: (P1, K1) twice, P1, * P1, (K2, P2) twice, K1, rep from * to last 5sts, (K1, P1) twice, K1. Row 5: (K1, P1) twice, K1, * K2, P3, K3, P2, rep from * to last 5 sts, (P1, K1) twice,…

2 min.
flower head band

YARN 1 x 50g ball of 8 ply PURE wool NEEDLES AND TOOLS 6mm knitting needles MEASUREMENTS Pre felt 75 x 11 cm GETTING STARTED Design note: The headband can be made in many different sizes using the same pattern. Shorten the shrink time in the felting process. WORKING PATTERN BAND Cast on 190. Work in Stocking Stitch until work measures 11cm. Cast off. FLOWER Use 6mm needles. Cast on 6. Row 1: K3,yfwd,K3. [7 stitches]. Row 2: And each alternate row, Knit. Row 3: K3,yfwd,K4. [8 stitches]. Row 5: K3,yfwd,K5. [9 stitches]. Row7: K3,yfwd,K6. [10 stitches]. Row 9: K3,yfwd,K7. [11 stitches]. Row 11: K3,yfwd,K8 = 12stitches. Row 12: Cast off 6 stitches, knit to end [6 stitches]. Repeat rows 1-12 inclusive 5 times, cast off. FINISH FLOWER Join the cast on and cast off together; this will form a star shape. Use a running stitch and sew the bottom edge seam and draw…