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Australian Knitting

Australian Knitting Volume 12 Issue 1

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

5 min
fashion that works

Do you watch the gorgeous (usually thin!) models on the catwalks at fashion shows and think ‘looks great but can’t imagine wearing something as outrageous as that to work’? Certainly the runways often showcase fashion clothing that will not work as real clothes to wear. Items such as peep-toe boots and bodysuits and lots of wispy lace and net may look great on screen, but won’t cut it at work or for a drink down the pub or club – and when the temperatures drop, lace and net will not keep out the cold … Fashion has always been outrageous so it makes a real change to know that chunky knits head the list – and are fashionable and realistic, chic and sophisticated and incredibly comfortable to wear. These super soft and loose…

1 min
fact file

• Catwalk, a documentary covering life on the fashion runways, was filmed in 1993 by director Robert Leacock and premiered in 1996. The film followed models Christy Turlington, Naomi Campbell, Yasmin Le Bon, Kate Moss, and Carla Bruni as they jetted around London, Milan, Paris, and New York during Spring Fashion Week, including behind-the-scenes footage. The film was shot in black and white and colour, and featured many top designers at work – like a young John Galliano, Justin Thomas, Karl Lagerfeld, and Gianni Versace four years before his death. (Ref: Wikipedia) • Fashion, a general term for a currently popular style or practice, especially in clothing, footwear or accessories. Fashion refers to anything that is the current trend in the look and dress-up of a person. (Ref: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fashion)…

5 min
teddy bear balaclava

YARN • 2, 3, 3, 4, 4 balls 50gm 8 ply Patons Dreamtime in colour 0333 NEEDLES AND TOOLS • 4.00mm knitting needles • 3.25mm knitting needles • Wool sewing needle MEASUREMENTS Size: 3 mths, 6 mths, 9 mths, 12 mths, 18 mths Fits head approx: 40, 45, 47, 48, 50 cm TENSION 22 sts by 30 rows to 10cm over stocking st, using 4.00mm needles. GETTING STARTED Note: If desired a circular needle may be used to accommodate the large number of sts. Work in rows not rounds. WORKING PATTERN BALACLAVA Using 4.00mm needles, cast on 162 (170, 186, 194, 202) sts. Beg Rib Band Row 1: K2, * P2, K2, rep from * to end. Row 2: P2, * K2, P2, rep from * to end. Beg Shaping Row 3: K1, sl 1, K1, psso, P1, (K2, P2) 8 (8, 9, 9, 10) times, K2,…

1 min
rectangles baby blanket

YARN • 6 x 100g balls Ella Rae Classic Superwash #60 Mint Green NEEDLES AND TOOLS • 4.50mm knitting needles MEASUREMENTS Width approximately 75cm Length approximately 103cm TENSION 24 sts by 32 rows measured over Pattern using 4.50mm needles to 10cm GETTING STARTED Pattern Repeat Row 1: (RS) (and all RS rows): Knit. Rows 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12: K6, p3 * k3, p3; repeat from * to last 6 sts, k6. Rows 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24: K6, k3 * p3, k3; rep from * to last 6 sts, k6. These 24 rows form pattern; repeat. WORKING PATTERN BLANKET Using 4.50mm needles, cast on 171 sts. Work 3cm in Garter st (knit all rows), ending on a WS row. Cont working in pattern repeat until length measures approx 100cm, ending on either a Row 12 or Row 24 of pattern. Work 3cm…

2 min
baby’s first vest

YARN • 1 x 100gm ball of Jigsaw sock wool • 3 buttons NEEDLES AND TOOLS • (3) 3mm knitting needles • 2 stitch holders MEASUREMENTS Size Newborn to 3 mths TENSION As per wool GETTING STARTED One ball of 100gm will make two vests. WORKING PATTERN Worked in one piece to armhole. Cast on 127 sts. Row 1: K1, P1, across all stitches. Repeat Row 1, 5 times. Row 7: (K1, P1) twice, knit to the last 4 sts (P1, K1) twice. Row 8: (K1, P1) twice, purl to the last 5 sts (K1, P1) twice, K1. Repeat Row 7 and Row 8 until work measures 15cm ending with a WS row. Divide garment Next row: (K1, P1) twice, K1, k2tog, K20, (P1, K1) twice, cast off 12 sts, (K1, P1)twice, K1, K32, (P1, K1) twice, cast off 12 sts (K1, P1) twice, K20 sts k2tog, (K1, P1)…

6 min
sweater with cable panels

YARN • Peter Pan Jeanie Aran 50gr • 5, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 balls Short Sweater • 6, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 balls Long Sweater NEEDLES AND TOOLS • Pair each of 4mm & 4.5mm straight Knitting Needles. • 2 Stitch holders. • Cable Needle. MEASUREMENTS To fit ages: 1-2, 2-3, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9, 10 years To fit chest sizes: 51, 56, 61, 66, 71, 76cm Finished chest: 61, 66, 71, 76, 81, 86cm Sleeve Length: 19, 23, 28, 33, 38, 40.5cm Length of back from shoulder: Short Sweater: 25.5, 30.5, 35.5 40.5, 48, 56cm Long Sweater: 33, 38, 43, 51, 58.5, 66cm SPECIAL ABBREVIATIONS C4F – slip next 2 sts to cable needle and hold at front of work, k2, then k2 from cable needle. C4B – slip next 2 sts to cable needle and hold at back of work, k2, then k2 from…