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Australian Knitting

Volume 13 Issue 2

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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4 Issues

in this issue

6 min
winter fashion

“Everybody tells me that they would love to knit, but they don’t have time. I look at people’s lives and I can see opportunity and time for knitting all over the place. The time spent riding the bus each day? That’s a pair of socks over a month. Waiting in line? Mittens. Watching TV? Buckets of wasted time that could be an exquisite lace shawl; ~Stephanie Pearl-McPhee, At Knit’s End: Meditations for Women Who Knit Too Much”… Wintertime is the best time to knit for many people, (although a ‘knitaholic’ would say any time is knitting time!) so pick up your knitting needles and brighten up the gloomy weather with some great fashion knits in neutral, bright or earthy colours for this cold season and beyond into the beautiful spring. Fashions this…

1 min

• Knitting is a boon for those of us who are easily bored. I take my knitting everywhere to take the edge off of moments that would otherwise drive me stark raving mad. ~Stephanie Pearl-McPhee, At Knit’s End: Meditations for Women Who Knit Too Much • There is no right way to knit; there is no wrong way to knit. So if anybody kindly tells you that what you are doing is “wrong,” don’t take umbrage; they mean well. Smile submissively, and listen, keeping your disagreement on an entirely mental level. They may be right, in this particular case, and even if not, they may drop off pieces of information which will come in very handy if you file them away carefully in your brain for future reference.…

4 min
fairisle hat & cable gauntlets

YARN • Hat – 1, 2 balls 50gm 10 ply Loyal Aran in shade #918 (MC) 1 ball each in shade #921 (A), 900 (B) & 917 (C) • Gauntlets – 2, 2 balls 50gm 10ply Loyal in shade #921 NEEDLES AND TOOLS • 4mm knitting needles • 4.5mm knitting needles • Cable needle • 2 stitch marker MEASUREMENTS To fit approx: 8-10, 12-14 years To fit approx head circumference 46-49, 50-54cm Gauntlets: Total length approx 18, 21cm SPECIAL ABBREVIATIONS C6B – slip 3 sts to cn and hold at back of work k3, k3 from cn. C6F – slip 3 sts to cn and hold at front of work k3, k3 from cn. TENSION 20 sts by 26 rows over Stst on 4.5mm needles to 10cm WORKING PATTERN HAT With 4mm needles and MC, cast on 96 (108) sts. Row 1: RS - *K2, p2; rep from *…

3 min
kids vest

YARN • 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 balls 50gm Katia Tierra in colour 7751 • Plain matching yarn and wool needle for sewing seams NEEDLES AND TOOLS • 10.00mm knitting needles • Stitch holder MEASUREMENTS Size: 4, 6, 8, 10, 12 years Finished fit: 70, 77, 82, 87, 92 cm Garment length: 36, 40, 44, 48, 52 cm TENSION 8 sts by 12 rows over patt on 10.00mm needles to 10 cm. WORKING PATTERN VEST (WORKED IN ONE PIECE TO UNDERARM) Using 10.00mm needles, cast on 56 (60, 66, 70, 74) sts loosely. Beg Patt Row 1: RS – Knit. Row 2: P1, * K2tog, rep from * to last st, P1. Row 3: K1, inc in each st to last st, K1. Row 4: Purl. Rows 1 to 4 incl form patt. Cont in patt until work measures approx 22 (25, 28, 31, 34) cm…

6 min
sweater & hat

YARN • 2, 2, 2, 3, 3 Balls 50gm 8ply Buttons DK Main Colour #875 • 1, 1, 1, 1, 1 Ball Contrast Colour 1 (A) #909 • 1, 1, 1, 1, 2 Balls Contrast Colour 2 (B) #879 • 3, 3, 3, 3, 4 buttons NEEDLES AND TOOLS • 3.25mm knitting needles • 4mm knitting needles • 3.25mm circular needle 60cm long • stitch holders • markers MEASUREMENTS To fit: Newborn, 3, 6-9, 12-18, 24 mths To fit chest sizes: 36, 41, 46, 51, 56cm Finished measurement: 42, 48, 53, 58, 64cm Length to shoulder: 23, 25, 27, 29, 34cm Sleeve length: 13.5, 15, 17, 19, 20.5cm Hat – width around head: 33, 35, 38, 42, 44cm TENSION 22 sts by 30 rows over Stst on 4mm needles to 10cm. GETTING STARTED COLOUR & PATTERN SEQUENCE FOR SLEEVES & HAT Row 1: RS – Using B, knit. Row 2: B, purl. Rep…

2 min
kids scarf

YARN • 1 ball 100gm Katia Triana in colour 41 • 1 large button NEEDLES AND TOOLS • 8mm knitting needles • 12mm knitting needles MEASUREMENTS Length: Approx 40cm TENSION Correct tension is not essential for this scarf. GETTING STARTED Note – To cast on sts stretch the end of Triana open and lay flat. You will see that the Triana is made up of a series of interlinked holes. You will be working along the top row of these holes along one side edge of the yarn and leaving the rest of the yarn to form a frill. You will be using these top holes as if they are a length of yarn. WORKING PATTERN SCARF Cast On Beg at the top right edge approx 5cm from end of yarn, insert one 8.00mm needle through one large hole from front to back,…