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Australian Knitting Volume 10 Issue 2

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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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Sunray Publications Pty Ltd
4 Issues

in this issue

1 min.

Gypsy Mohair – see page 46 for pattern instructions Garter S hrug – see page 47 for pattern instructions Hug Me S hrug – see page 48 for pattern instructions Ribbed Bag – see page 49 for pattern instructions Carolyn – see page 50 for pattern instructions Carolyn – see page 52 for pattern instructions Rolled Hem Beanie– see page 54 for pattern instructions Delicious – see page 55 for pattern instructions Pagoda Bag – see page 56 for pattern instructions Flamenco Scarf – see page 57 for pattern instructions…

1 min.
fuchsia garden hat and scarf

YARN • 2 balls Vera Moda wool • Midnight Blue • 1 ball Vera Moda wool Fuchsia NEEDLES AND TOOLS • Size 8 crochet hook • Size 10 knitting needles MEASUREMENTS Hat to fit 3-5 years old TENSION As per wool GETTING STARTED – Hat Cast on 36 stitches in Blue. Garter stitch for 5cm. WORKING PATTERN – Hat Change to Fuchsia wool and garter stitch for 3cm. Change to Blue wool and knit for 2cm. *K4, K2tog, repeat from * to end of row. Knit one row. *K3, K2tog, repeat from * to end of row. Knit one row. *K2, K2tog, repeat from * to end of row. Knit one row. *K1, K2tog, repeat from * to end of row. Knit two together to end. Leave a 20cm yarn tail. Use a wool needle, thread tail through remaining stitches and pull tight to form the crown. Continue with…

1 min.
rainbow blanket

YARN • 1 ball each of Biggan designs in • Royal Purple 805 • Blue Violet 825, • Sky Blue 755 • Turquoise 705 • Apple Green 510 • Cerise 975 • Scarlet 230 • Orange 290 • Saffron 330 • Yellow 380 NEEDLES AND TOOLS • 4.50mm crochet hook MEASUREMENTS Cot blanket SPECIAL ABBREVIATIONS Shell = 1 dc 3 ch 3 tr into the same place. TENSION As per wool GETTING STARTED Work pattern in this wool order: 805, 825, 755, 705, 510, 975, 230, 290, 330, 380. WORKING PATTERN Using the first colour on the list (purple 805) make 120 ch, see basics for directions. Row 1: One shell in the second ch from hook, *miss four ch, one shell in the next st. Repeat from * to the last st, one dc in the last st (24 shells). Turn. Row 2: One ch, one shell into the first dc, one shell into…

1 min.
retro knit cushion

YARN • 1 x 50g ball Panda Rustica • 1 x 100g skein Vera Moda Sorbet Merino wool NEEDLES AND TOOLS • 10mm knitting needles TENSION Free GETTING STARTED Knit both strands of wool together. WORKING PATTERN Cast on 45 stitches. Knit in garter stitch until the piece measure 55cm from the start. Cast off. MAKING UP Place cushion in cover and stitch the three sides together with a crochet hook using leftover wool. To make the fringe: For each tassel cut 3 x orange lengths 20cm each and 2 x sorbet lengths 20cm long. Place the lengths together and as a bunch fold them in half, push them through the cushion edge and tie an overhand knot. Do this along both cushion edges until the desired look is achieved; by adding more the fringe will be fuller. Creative Craft Class www.creativecraftclass.com…

5 min.
baby jumper

YARN SHEPHERD YARN REQUIRED • Baby wool Merino 4 ply 50g balls • Main colour (M) 2, 2, 2, 3, 3 • Contrast colour (C) 1, 1, 1, 1, 1 NEEDLES AND TOOLS • 1 pair 3.25mm knitting needles • 3 stitch holders • Wool needle for sewing up • 3 buttons. MEASUREMENTS Months: 0, 3, 6, 9, 12 To fit chest cm: 35, 40, 45, 50, 52 Actual size (at underarm) cm: 40, 47, 52, 60, 62 Garment length cm: 20, 23, 26, 29, 32 Sleeve length cm: 11, 13, 16, 19, 21 TENSION 28 sts by 36 rows to 10cm over stocking st, using 3.25mm needles. GETTING STARTED Check your tension to make sure your garment will fit. WORKING PATTERN BACK Using 3.25mm needles and C, cast on 59 [67 75 85 89] sts. Row 1: K2, * P1, K1, rep from * to last st, K1. Row 2: K1, *…

1 min.
pot holder

YARN • 1 x 50g hand spun and hand dyed Thick and Thin wool NEEDLES AND TOOLS • 1 pair 5mm knitting needles • Wool needle MEASUREMENTS 20cm length, 20cm width or 25cm length, 25cm width TENSION Free GETTING STARTED Pattern – Garter Ribs Multiple of 4 and 2 WORKING PATTERN Cast on 30 (40) stitches Row 1: K2, *p2, k2; repeat from * to end. Repeat the above row until the Pot Holder measures 20cm (25cm) in length or desired length. Cast off loosely with a slightly larger needle, to the last two stitches. Cord – knit each row in garter stitch until the cord is 8cm long, knit two tog, cast off. Turn this cord to create a loop. Sew in threads. MAKING UP Felting: If you wish to felt this Pot Holder, just machine wash on normal cycle. Note that it may shrink slightly.…