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Australian Knitting Volume 13 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.

Sunray Publications Pty Ltd
R 84,51
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4 Issues

in this issue

5 min
summer fashion

This 1965 song reflecting the fashion of the day was recorded in 1968 by the legendary Frank Sinatra and written by songwriters Johnny Mercer, Henry Mayer and Hans Bradtke will surely take you on a nostalgic trip, no matter what age you are. If you want to listen and step back in time - go to: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z9wNfAheqnA Social change, music and fashion go hand in hand throughout history – for example the years following World War II saw the resurgence of haute couture, which was the nemesis of the austere war years that saw the square shoulders, short skirts which used the minimum of materials and were practical for wartime duties. Indeed, luxurious fabrics such as wool and silk were highly regulated. During the war years, items of clothing were made…

1 min

• “Happyknits”, colourful store is in an old county jail – ‘peace, love and happyknits’. That’s the idea behind a new yarn, knitting, crocheting and felting store - the first retail shop to open in the former Somerset County Jail, now the Somerset Grist Mill in Maine, USA. • Have you tested your knitting knowledge lately? Take a look at the knitting quizzes around on the Internet – for example: http://www.funtrivia.com/playquiz/quiz6151b7850.html • The term Stitch ‘n’ Bitch originated in World War II, when casual groups of knitters would socialise in cafes.…

8 min
childs jacket

YARN • 3, 4, 4, 5, 5, balls 100gm Patons London in colour 6047 • 5 (5, 5, 6, 6) buttons NEEDLES AND TOOLS • 4.00mm knitting needles • 3.25mm knitting needles • wool sewing needle • cable needle • 3 stitch-holders MEASUREMENTS Size: 2 4 6 8 10 years To fit chest: 55 60 65 70 75cm Finished fit: 65 70 75 80 85cm Length: 38 42 46 50 54cm Sleeve length: 23 28 33 38 41cm SPECIAL ABBREVIATIONS Cable = Slip next 3 sts onto cable needle and leave at back of work, K3, then K3 from cable needle. TENSION 22 sts by 30 rows to 10cm over stocking st, using 4.00mm needles WORKING PATTERN BACK Using 4.00mm needles, cast on 74 (78, 82, 90, 94) sts. Beg Rib Band Row 1: K2, * P2, K2, rep from * to end. Row 2: P2, * K2, P2, rep from * to…

1 min
crochet cot blanket

YARN • 16 balls 50gm Shepherd Colour 4 Me 8 ply in colour 4988 NEEDLES AND TOOLS • 4.00mm crochet hook • wool sewing needle MEASUREMENTS Width (approx): 80cm Length (approx): 122cm TENSION 13tr by 10 rows to 10cm over patt, using 4.00mm hook WORKING PATTERN Using 4.00mm hook, make 106ch loosely. Row 1: Miss 3ch (counts as 1tr), 1tr in each ch to end. 104tr. Row 2: 3ch (counts as 1tr), miss first tr, * 1tr in sp before next tr, rep from * to end. Last row forms patt. Cont in patt until Blanket measures 122cm from beg. Fasten off. MAKING UP Sew in ends. Shepherd Yarns Ph: 1800 337 032 www.shepherdyarns.com.au…

5 min
raglan turtleneck

YARN • 4, 5, 5, 6 balls 50gm Loyal Prints DK 8ply in shade #990 • 8 buttons NEEDLES AND TOOLS • 4mm knitting needles • cable needle • stitch holders and markers MEASUREMENTS To fit approx: 2, 4, 6, 8 years Finished fit: 63.5, 68.5, 73.5, 79cm Length of Back: 33, 35.5, 38, 41cm SPECIAL ABBREVIATIONS Rev Stst – Reverse Stocking Stitch = P on RS rows, K on WS rows; skp – slip next st, k1, pass the slip st over k tbl – through the back of loop; M1 – make 1 st by picking up running thread from front to back and k it through the back loop; M1P – make 1 st by picking up running thread from front to back and p it through the back loop; MB (make bobble) ([k1, yo] twice, k1)…

5 min
child’s textured cardigan

YARN • 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 balls 50gm Shepherd Baby wool Merino 4ply main colour 2957 • 2, 2, 2, 2, 3 balls 50gm Shepherd Baby wool Merino 4ply contrast colour 4969 • 5 buttons NEEDLES AND TOOLS • 3.25mm knitting needles • stitch-holder • wool sewing needle MEASUREMENTS Size: 2, 4, 6, 8, 10years To fit: 55, 60, 65, 70, 75cm Finished fit: 65, 70, 75, 80, 85cm Length: 38, 43, 46, 60, 54cm Sleeve length: 23, 29, 33, 38, 40cm TENSION 32 sts by 44 rows over patt, using 3.25mm needles to 10cm WORKING PATTERN BACK Using 3.25mm needles and M, cast on 104 (116, 122, 128, 140) sts. Beg Pattern Row 1: Using Main colour K3, P2, * K4, P2, rep from * to last 3 sts, K3. Row 2: P3, K2, * P4, K2, rep from * to last 3 sts, P3. Rep last 2…