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Australian Knitting Volume 11 Issue3

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.

Sunray Publications Pty Ltd
4 Issues

in this issue

7 min
for casting on in spring and summer

It’s time to shake off the heavy yarn and chunky knits. You need to get to work on your warm weather projects because spring is around the corner and before you know it you’ll be basking in ‘splashes of sunshine’. Here are a few seasonal trends to help you out of knitting in hibernation. The next quarter is looking pretty hot if the Australian and international runways are anything to go by. Sheer, short, draped and just plain sexy fabrics and styles abound – but don’t think this limits the scope for knitters. On the contrary, there’s plenty to keep your needles click-clacking. Admittedly this is mainly due to the happy news that lace and crochet have made big statements this season from tops, cardigans and camis to jackets, leggings, hot pants,…

3 min
bonnie beret

YARN • 1 (2) x 50gm balls Aran Tweed in shade #87 NEEDLES AND TOOLS • 4mm knitting needles • 4.5mm knitting needles • Cable needle MEASUREMENTS To fit: 2-4, 6-8 years Hat circumference 44 (50) cm SPECIAL ABBREVIATIONS C2R – slip 1 st to cable needle and hold at back of work, k1, k1 from cable needle C2L – slip 1 st to cable needle and hold at front of work, k1, k1 from cable needle M1p – make 1 stitch – pick up running thread from front to back, p it through the back loop; [ ] repeat these stitches a number of times TENSION 20 sts over Stst – 10cm on 4.5mm needles WORKING PATTERN BERET With 4mm needles, cast on 86 (98) sts. K2, p2 rib for 4 (5) cm, end with a WS row. Change to 4.5mm needles. Row…

3 min
snuggy bugs singlet

YARN • 1 (1, 2, 2) x 50gm 4 ply balls Waikiwi blended Merino Alpaca Possum, in shade #452 NEEDLES AND TOOLS • 2.75mm knitting needles • 3.25mm straight needles • Stitch holder and marker MEASUREMENTS To Fit Age, approximately: Newborn (3, 6-9, 12-18) months Finished Chest 38 (43, 48, 53) cm Length to Shoulder 18 (21, 24, 27) cm TENSION 28 sts by 36 rows in Stocking stitch = 10cm on 3mm needles. WORKING PATTERN BACK With 2.75mm needles, cast on 53 (61, 67, 75) sts. K1, p1 rib for 6 rows. Change to 3.25mm needles. Stst until work measures 12 (14, 16, 18) cm from beg, end with a WS row. Shape Underarms Cast of 2 sts beg next 2 rows. Dec 1 st each end next 2 (3, 4, 5) RS rows – 45 (51, 55, 61) sts. Cont straight until work measures 17 (20, 23, 26)…

3 min
child’s cable tweed sweater

YARN • 5 (6, 7, 8) 50gm balls Aran Tweed in shade #81 NEEDLES AND TOOLS • 4mm knitting needles • 4.5mm knitting needles • 5mm knitting needles • Cable needle • Stitch holder and markers MEASURESUREMENTS To fit: 56 (61, 66, 71) cm Finished fit Chest: 61 (66, 71, 76) cm Garment Length: 33 (37, 42, 46) cm Sleeve Length to underarm: 24 (27, 31, 35) cm SPECIAL ABBREVIATIONS C4F – slip 2 st to cable needle and hold at front of work, k2, k2 from cable needle C4B – slip 2 st to cable needle and hold at back of work, k2, k2 from cable needle TENSION 20 sts by 26 rows in Stocking st = 10cm on 4.5mm needles WORKING PATTERN BACK With 4mm needles, cast on 61 (67, 71, 77) sts. K1, p1 rib for 8 (10, 10, 12) rows. Change to 4.5mm needles. Stst until…

7 min
warm and fuzzy

At some point, each of us has had the dreadful realisation that a treasured jumper has ended up in the washing machine, or worse still, in the clothes dryer. The end result is always a much thicker jumper usually several sizes smaller! So rather than berate yourself for not being the ultimate laundry goddess – take a step back and remember that instead, the shrunken fuzzy jumper makes you a textile artist! Felting is considered to be one of the oldest textile forms, and there are many references to felt in ancient writings. Myths suggest that during the middle ages Saint Clement, who was to become the fourth bishop of Rome, was a wandering monk who discovered felting by accident. After stuffing his sandals with ‘tow’ (short flax or linen fibres)…

2 min
texture ridge poncho

YARN • Shepherd Baby Wool Merino 8 ply 50g balls • 2, 3 Main colour M – 2957 • 2, 3 Contrast colour C – 2949 NEEDLES AND TOOLS • 4.00mm knitting needles • 3.25mm knitting needles • Wool sewing needle MEASUREMENTS Size 0-6, 9-18 months To Fit Chest 35-45, 47-53 cm Finish fit 65, 75 cm Length 26, 30 cm TENSION 22 sts by 38 rows = 10 cm over stripe patt, using 4.00mm needles. GETTING STARTED Design note – Do not cut colours after knitting required stripe rows, but carry them loosely along side of work on right side rows until required again, catching in on alt rows. WORKING PATTERN BACK AND FRONT (BOTH ALIKE) Using 3.25mm needles and M, cast on 92 (100) sts. Row 1: Wrong side – Knit. Beg shaping Row 2: K44 (48), K2tog, sl 1, K1, psso (last 2 sts form centre 2…