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Australian Knitting Volume 10 Issue 4

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

1 min
country check bathroom

YARN • 3 balls Heirloom 8-ply cotton (for both) NEEDLES AND TOOLS • 3.75mm knitting needles MEASUREMENTS Hand towel: 35 x 50 cm approximately Face washer: 28 x 30 cm approximately TENSION 23 sts to 10cm over stocking stitch using 3.75mm needles. GETTING STARTED HANDTOWEL Cast on 83sts. WORKING PATTERN Work 4 rows garter stitch (knit every row). Row 1: K4, *P5, K1, (P1, K1) twice, rep from * to last 9sts, P5, K4. Row 2: K9, *(K1, P1) twice, K6, rep from * to last 4sts, K4. Rows 3-6: Repeat Rows 1 and 2 twice more. Row 7: K4, P1, (K1, P1) twice, *P6, (K1, P1) twice, rep from * to last 4 sts, K4. Row 8: K4, *P1, (K1, P1) twice, K5, rep from * to last 9sts, P1, (k1, P1) twice, K4. Rows 9-12: Repeat Rows 7 and 8 twice more. These 12 rows…

4 min
men’s striped pullover

YARN • 6 (6, 7, 8) 50g balls Filatura di Crosa Lovely Jeans 100 per cent combed Egyptian cotton # 81 Brown (A) • 4 (4, 5, 6) balls # 80 Ecru (B) • 1 (1, 2, 2) balls # 79 Cream (C) • 4 (4, 5, 6) balls # 73 Blue (D) NEEDLES • 4.5mm knitting needles • Wool sewing needle • Stitch markers MEASUREMENTS Size: S, M, L, XL Chest cm: 112, 120, 128, 136 cm Length cm: 62.5, 66.5, 70.5, 74.5 TENSION 19 sts by 24 rows to 10 cm in Stocking Stitch. SPECIAL ABBREVIATIONS: M1P: lift the strand between last st worked and next st onto left hand needle and p into the back of this strand to make 1 new st; GETTING STARTED Pattern stitches K2, p2 rib (multiple of 4 sts + 2) Reverse Stocking Stitch (Rev St st) Stripe Sequence…

4 min
crocheted butterfly baby jacket

YARN • 1 x ball 100g Noro Kureyon Sock Yarn • Buttons – 3 small NEEDLES AND TOOLS • 3.50mm crochet hook MEASUREMENTS Size: 3-6 months Garment chest: 46cm Length: 23cm TENSION 10tr by 5.5 rows to 5cm measured over treble st GETTING STARTED Commencing at yoke using 3.50mm hook make 46 chain. WORKING PATTERN Row 1: Miss 4ch, 3tr in next ch, * 1ch, miss 2ch, 3tr in next ch, rep from * to last 2ch, 1ch, miss 1ch,1tr in last ch. (14 groups of 3tr). Row 2: (1dc, 1ch,) in first tr, * 5tr in centre tr of next group, rep from * to end, 1tr in top of turning ch. Row 3: (1dc,1ch) in first tr, miss 1tr * 1tr in next tr, 3tr in next tr, 1tr in next tr, miss 2tr., rep from* ending last rep with miss 1tr…

5 min
mohair … the ancient miracle fibre

One of the most ancient textile fibres, mohair is also extremely versatile and its magical properties continue to make it one of the most popular choices for knitters today. Mohair is the silk-like yarn made from the hair of Angora goats, whereas Angora wool is produced from the fur of Angora rabbits. Goats are believed to be one of the earliest domesticated animals, being bred for their milk, meat and woolly coats in the area of Mesopotamia – or today’s Middle East – since around 8000 BC. Angora goats have a soft and curly coat and are said to have originated in the mountains of Tibet, although they are named after the capital city of Turkey (now known as Ankara). The word mohair was adopted from the Arabic ‘mukhayyar’ meaning ‘cloth of…

1 min

• Many mohair yarns tend to be fuzzy and while this is the reason knitters love it, it can also mean that the fibres are clingy and will stick together as you knit – making it difficult to rip out if a mistake is made. Some knitters advise that care needs to be taken in the first few stitches of each row as these seem to stick the most. If a row needs to be undone, slowly unknit the piece one stitch at a time. Use scissors if necessary to trim and separate the knotted fuzzy ends – being especially careful not to cut or damage the core of the yarn. • Mohair was once thought of as being a prickly yarn, but many new mohair yarns are made of the…

4 min
striped kureyon socks with a magic loop

YARN • 2 x 100g balls of Kureyon Sock Yarn of two different colours NEEDLES AND TOOLS • 2.25mm circular needle with 80cm loop MEASUREMENTS As desired. TENSION 32 sts to 10cm GETTING STARTED These socks were knitted using a pattern of 3 rows from each ball, one ball was used from the outside, the other ball was taken from the inside, with a progressive 3 rows from one ball then 3 rows from the other ball. Using 2 different balls of yarn will make 3 pairs of socks. WORKING PATTERN With Col A, cast on 64sts, move onto cord part of circular needle, pull loop through between 32nd and 33rd stitches so that stitches are divided into two groups of 32. Hold needles so that the stitches are held parallel to each other on the needles with the yarn coming…