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Australian Knitting

Australian Knitting Volume 11 Issue2

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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.
kids in colour

YARN • Patons Dreamtime 8 ply 50g balls • Two Colourways 1, 2, 2, 2 x balls of 1st Colour (C1, 2956) or (C1, 2952) 1, 2, 2, 2 x balls of 2nd Colour (C2, 2953) or (C2, 2955) 1, 2, 2, 2 x balls of 3rd Colour (C3, 2943) or (C3, 2957) NEEDLES AND TOOLS • 4.00mm knitting needles • 4 stitch holders • Wool sewing needle MEASUREMENTS Size: 0, 3, 6, 9 months To Fit Chest: 35, 40, 45, 50 cm Actual Size: 43, 48, 55, 60 cm Length (approx): 22, 25, 28, 31 cm Sleeve Length (approx): 11, 13, 16, 19 cm TENSION 22 sts and 30 rows to 10cm over stocking st, using 4.00mm needles. WORKING PATTERN BACK Using 4.00mm needles and C2, cast on 45 (51, 58, 64) sts. Row 1: WS Knit. Row 2: Purl. Row 3: Knit, inc 4 (4, 5,…

2 min.
felted clutch bag

TYPE OF FELTING Knitted machine washed YARN • 1 x ball Brown Pure wool chunky 14 ply • Scrap Red pure wool 8 ply • Scrap Purple pure wool 8 ply NEEDLES AND TOOLS 8mm needle MEASUREMENTS Pre felt size width 28cm x height 23cm STEP ONE: MAKING BAG BASE Row 1: In Brown yarn ch21, dc in 2nd ch from hook and each chain to end (20st), turn. Row 2: ch1, dc in each st to end. Row 3: Rep row 2 for a total of 7 rows, turn. Row 4: Main Section – ch1, dc in each ST across row, DC in the end stitch of each row along the short row (7st), dc in each of the foundation chain, dc in the end stitch of each row along the other short row (7st) Join with a slip stitch to ch1. (54…

1 min.
cot blanket

YARN Patons Dreamtime 8 ply 50g balls Two colour options: • 5 x 1st Colour (C1 – 2953) or (C1 – 2953) • 5 x 2nd Colour (C2 – 2957) or (C2 – 2952) • 5 x 3rd Colour (C3 – 2955) or (C3 – 2955) • 5 x 4th Colour (C4 – 2943) or (C4 – 2949) • 4 x 5th Colour (C5 – 2954) or (C5 – 2954) • 4 x 6th Colour (C6 – 2956) or (C6 – 2957) NEEDLES AND TOOLS 4.00mm knitting needles Wool sewing needle MEASUREMENTS 120cm length x 84cm wide TENSION 21 sts by 44 rows = 10 cm over garter st, using 4.00mm Needles. WORKING PATTERN STRIP 1 Using 4.00mm needles and C4, cast on 27 sts. Work in garter st (every row knit) until work measures 12cm from beg. Change to C3. ** Work in garter st,…

4 min.
button jacket and beanie

YARN • 7, 8, 9, 11 x 25gm balls 4 ply Patons Dreamtime yarn • 3 buttons NEEDLES AND TOOLS • 3.25mm knitting needles • 2.75mm knitting needles • Stitch holder MEASUREMENTS Size: 0, 3, 6, 12 months Actual fit: 41, 48, 54, 60 cm Sleeve: 11, 13, 16, 19 cm TENSION 27 sts by 55 rows = 10cm over garter st, using 3.25mm knitting needles. WORKING PATTERN BACK Using 3.25mm needles cast on 57 (67, 75, 83) sts. Knit in garter st (1st row is WS) until work measures 22 (25, 28, 32) cm from beg, working last row on wrong side. Shaping shoulders: Cast off 5 (7, 8, 9) sts at beg of next 4 rows, then 6 (7, 8, 9) sts at beg of foll 2 rows. Leave rem 25 (25, 27, 29) sts on stitch holder. LEFT FRONT Using 3.25mm needles cast…

5 min.
angora - perfect for pampering

Baby booties, fluffy scarves and cardigans – there is nothing like Angora for giving a sensation of being pampered. And for knitters it remains one of the most unique yarns to work with. The Angora is an old breed of rabbit, and although the Romans kept these petit animals, an industry did not become established until the 1700s when they were introduced to France from England in 1723. The use of Angora fibre in garments was first recorded in 1870, although many consider that the heyday of Angora fashion occurred in the 1940s and 1950s, when plush twin sets were teamed with chic pencil skirts, capri pants and, of course, a string of pearls. Angora wool refers to the downy coat produced by the Angora rabbit and is known for its softness,…

1 min.
fast facts

• Angora fibre production is the third largest animal fibre industry in the world. • The Angora rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus) is a species of the order Lagomorpha and is descended from European wild rabbit. • Angora wool is very fine, being only 10-12 microns in diameter which compares to fine merino wool that is 18.5-20 microns, or to human hair that is 60-70 microns. • There are 50 million Angora rabbits in China that produce about 10,000 tonnes of Angora fibre each year. • Angora rabbit fibre is warmer than wool.…