Australian Knitting Volume 13 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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4 Issues

in this issue

6 min
fashion trends

Is this you – are you confident, loose and free floating? According to international author and speaker, Dr Wayne Dyer, if you follow this mantra you will be successful in almost everything you do. So with his advice we look at your place in the knitting world and how to be successful in following knitwear trends in this fast moving fashion planet. (To find out more about Dr W Dyer go to Hand knitting is not only a challenge to your design abilities, knitting skill and knowledge but also to your budget! So lets look at the successful knitted fashions for this season. “You Can Take Your Hat Off” This season knitted hat wear goes from the simple to the outrageous. From Berets to Tam O Shanters and even beyond; For example,…

1 min
fact file

• Moschino - The brand was originally created in 1983 by the late Franco Moschino (1950–1994). Moschino and his fashion label became famous for his innovative, colourful - sometimes eccentric - designs, for his criticisms of the fashion industry and for his social awareness campaigns in the early 1990s. After Moschino’s untimely death, Rossella Jardini, his former assistant, became creative director. The brand has been part of the Aeffe fashion group since 1999. In 2006, Moschino designed the outfits for the opening ceremony of the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin. Moschino also designed outfits for Kylie Minogue’s 2005 Showgirl - The Greatest Hits Tour and Madonna’s 2008 Sticky & Sweet Tour. (Ref: Wikipedia) • The Qing Dynasty was the last dynasty of China, ruling from 1644 to 1912 with a brief,…

4 min
jumper with lace sleeves

YARN • 2, 2, 3, 3, 4 balls 50gm Patons Big Baby 8ply in colour 2541 NEEDLES AND TOOLS • 1 pair each 3.25mm and 4.00mm knitting needles and a 3.25mm circular knitting needle or size needed to give correct tension. • 1 stitch-holder. • 2 appliqué motifs (optional). MEASUREMENTS Size: 3-6mth, 6-12, 1-2, 3-4, 5-6yrs, , To fit chest: 45, 50, 55, 60, 65cm Finished fit: 50, 55, 61, 66, 72cm Garment length: 28, 32, 36, 41, 45cm Sleeve length: 15, 19, 23, 27, 31cm TENSION 22 sts by 30 rows over stocking stitch, on 4.00mm needles to 10cm WORKING PATTERN BACK Using 3.25mm needles, cast on 55 (61, 67, 73, 79) sts. Knit 2 rows. Change to 4.00mm needles. Work in stocking st (beg with a knit row) until Back measures 17 (20, 23, 27, 30) cm from beg,…

3 min
bits n pieces bag

YARN & other items • Use a range of worsted, non-machine washable, yarns in 10ply to 12ply varied colours • Two lengths of craft plastic tubing 60cm or a handle of choice • Beads to go over the plastic tubing • 4 funky buttons for the outside of your bag • 4 not so funky for the inside of your bag • Dishwashing liquid or liquid washing detergent. • Washing machine NEEDLES AND TOOLS • 7.5mm circular needle • wool sewing needle MEASUREMENTS Before felting approx 43 x 63cm After felting approx 30 x 46cm Note: These measurements can vary depending on the quality of your wool and washing machine TENSION Not critical GETTING STARTED This bag is a great way to use up all your left over wool from other projects. There is no colour scheme to follow, it all depends on what you have at hand…

5 min
classic romper

YARN • 3 (3, 3, 4) balls 50gm Filatura Di Crosa Dolce Amore shade 64 • 9 buttons NEEDLES AND TOOLS • 2.75mm knitting needles • 3.25mm knitting needles • stitch holders MEASUREMENTS Size: 0-3, 3-6, 6-12, 18months Finished fit: 51, 56, 63.5, 66cm Garment length: 34, 37, 40, 43cm Leg Inseam: 6, 7, 8.5, 9cm Sleeve length: 2, 2, 2.5, 3cm TENSION 28 sts by 36 rows over Stst on 3.25mm needles to 10cm. WORKING PATTERN BACK LEFT LEG With 2.75mm needles, cast on 35 (37, 41, 43) sts. K1, p1 rib for 4 rows and inc 2 sts evenly across last row. 37 (39, 43, 45) sts. Change to 3.25mm needles. Starting with a knit row, Stst and inc 1 st at beg of 3rd row, then every foll 4th row 2 (3, 4, 5) times. 40 (43, 48, 51)…

5 min
ruffle edge pullover

YARN • 2 (2, 2, 3) 50g balls Filatura Di Crosa Dolce Amore 100% Cotton in shade #7 (MC) • 1 ball in shade #48 (A) • 1 ball in shade #1 (B) • 1 ball in shade #67 (C) • 1 ball in shade #19 (D) • 1 button NEEDLES AND TOOLS • 2.75mm knitting needles • 3.25mm knitting needles • 2.75mm circular needle 40cm • 2.75mm crochet hook • Stitch holders MEASUREMENTS Sizes: 0-3, 3-6, 6-12, 18 months Finished fit Chest: 48, 52.5, 57, 61.5cm Length of Back: 24, 28, 32, 38cm Sleeve Length: 16, 16.5, 20.5, 24cm SPECIAL ABBREVIATIONS ch –chain; s2kp – slip 2 sts knitwise at the same time, k1 pass the 2 sl sts over; skp – slip 1 stitch, knit 1 stitch, pass the slipped st over; dc – double (UK = treble) crochet; sc – single (UK =…