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Australian Knitting

Australian Knitting Volume 12 Issue 3

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
spring fever fashion

Mark Twain could be forgiven for not realising when he said this that it could be very appropriate to the knitting fraternity! Spring is always a time for new life, spring cleaning, sorting out your wardrobe and creating new knitted items. Certainly, when you next go into your local yarn shop (LYS) you will get a fever of excitement not only at the wonderful new products available for the spring, but also the quick and easy fashion accessories that can be knitted up in a matter of hours. So to get your heart racing (or aching!) here are some of the great fashion trends for knitters…. Although the winter is now over and the warmer and brighter weather is on its way, scarves and gilets are still on the fashion board. So…

9 min
snuggly baby crofter

YARN 2, 3, 3, 4, 4, 5 balls 50gm Snuggly Baby Crofter DK in shade 154 - Long Sleeved 2, 2, 2, 3, 3, 4 balls 50gm Sunggly Baby Crofter DK in shade 151 - Short sleeved 2 – 3 buttons NEEDLES AND TOOLS 4mm knitting needles 3.25mm knitting needles MEASUREMENTS Sizes: 0-6, 6-12, 1-2, 2-3, 4-5, 6-7 To fit chest: 41, 46, 51, 56, 61, 66cm Finished fit: 43, 48, 53, 58, 63, 68cm Length: 23, 27, 31, 36, 40, 46cm Sleeve length: 15, 17, 20, 24, 29, 33cm Short sleeve: 2cm TENSION 22 sts by 28 rows in stocking st to 10cm on 4mm needles WORKING PATTERN BACK Using 4mm needles and thumb method cast on 71(79, 87, 95, 105, 111)sts Row 1: * k1, p1, rep from * to last st, k1. Row 2: P1, * k1, p1, rep from * to end. These 2 rows…

7 min
roll collar cardigan

YARN 6(6, 7, 8, 10, 11) Balls 8 Ply Color Works 2 buttons, NEEDLES AND TOOLS 4.00mm knitting needles 2 stitch holders MEASUREMENTS Size In Years: 1, 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 To Fit Chest: 52, 55, 60, 65, 70, 75cm Finished fit: 62, 65, 70, 75, 80, 85cm Length: 36, 38, 42, 46, 50, 56cm Sleeve Length: 21, 23, 28, 33, 38, 38cm SPECIAL ABBREVIATIONS psso - pass slip st over yfwd - yarn forward sl - slip TENSION 25 sts by 28 rows to 10cm over pattern, using 4.00mm needles GETTING STARTED Turning: Rows are not always worked from end to end. They can be stopped at any point and then turned and worked backwards. When instructed to turn, simply turn the knitting around by swapping the needles to the other hands ready to work back in the other direction (this will be considered…

4 min
baby’s shawl collar jumper

YARN 3, 3, 3, 4, 4, 5 balls 50gm Patons Dreamtime 4ply colour 3884 NEEDLES AND TOOLS 3.25mm knitting needles 2.75mm knitting needles wool sewing needle MEASUREMENTS To fit size: newborn , 3, 6, 9, 12, 18mths To fit chest: 35, 40, 45, 47, 50, 53cm Finished fit: 41, 46, 52, 55, 58, 61cm Length: 22, 26, 29, 31, 33, 35cm Sleeve: 11, 13, 16, 18, 19, 21cm TENSION 28 sts by 36 rows to 10cm over stocking st, using 3.25mm needles. WORKING PATTERN BACK Using 2.75mm needles, cast on 59 (67, 75, 79, 83, 87) sts. Row 1: K2, * P1, K1, rep from * to last st, K1. Row 2: K1, * P1, K1, rep from * to end. Rep 1st and 2nd rows 4 (5, 5, 6, 6, 7) times. 10 (12, 12, 14, 14, 16) rows rib in all. Change to 3.25mm needles. Row…

1 min
egg cosy

YARN Our egg cosies weighed 10 grams each so 2 balls of yarn will make 10 cosies. • 1 ball Heirloom Color Works 8 ply Main colour • 1 ball Heirloom Color Works 8 ply contrast colour NEEDLES AND TOOLS • 4mm knitting needles • wool sewing needle • Pom pom maker (optional) MEASUREMENTS For a egg head TENSION As per wool GETTING STARTED These little beauties take no time to make and are a great way to encourage the kids to have a nourishing breakfast. They also make great gifts. WORKING PATTERN Using contrast colour cast on 30 stitches. Work 6 rows stocking stitch starting with a knit row. (1 row knit, 1 row purl) Change to main colour and continue in garter stitch (knit every row) until work measures 8 cm from beginning. Break off yarn leaving a long tail. Use wool needle to draw…

5 min
the warmth of shetland

When we think of anything related to Shetland, often the first image that comes to mind are the small Shetland ponies that children particularly love. And just as these diminutive horses warm our hearts, the yarn from the sheep of Scotland’s Shetland Islands will warm us through and through. The Shetland Islands were once known as ‘Zetland’ and comprise nearly 100 individual islands off the northern coast of Scotland beyond the Orkney group of islands. Although a Norse dependency from the 8th century, King Christian of Denmark pledged these picturesque islands as a dowry for his daughter on her marriage to King James III of Scotland in 1469. The history of Shetland sheep goes back more than 1,000 years to the sheep brought to these remote and windswept islands by Viking settlers.…