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Knitting & Crochet from Woman’s Weekly Apr-18

Knitting & Crochet from Woman’s Weekly is a dedicated monthly series produced by the renowned Woman’s Weekly knitting team who collectively have over 100 years of experience in the knitting industry. Each issue features an extensive collection of patterns suitable for all abilities, including clothing and accessories for all the family, children’s toy’s and TV characters, home ware, novelty and seasonal items, plus how-to guides from some of the leading designers and technical experts in the world. We also exclusively feature vintage patterns from the 1920’s up to the 1980’s – these are taken from our extensive archive and fully reworked so they can be made with modern yarns. The Woman’s Weekly knitting team sets itself apart from its rivals by testing every single pattern before they are published, ensuring that they are all of the highest standards – in short, unlike many knitting patterns out there ours are guaranteed to work!

United Kingdom
Future Publishing Ltd
R 82,87

in this issue

1 min
hello and welcome...

As I write this, I am hopeful that by the time you are reading your magazine, the weather will have warmed up somewhat. With any luck, winter will be over as we’re all ready to spring into action and get going on the fresh seasonal makes that are packed into this issue. Springtime to me is all about dusting off the winter cobwebs and giving things a bit of a spruce up. I love the vibrant bolster cushion on p26. The vibrant pink and green combination makes me want to add this fabulous colour combination all over my home and I adore the on-trend tassels! Let’s hop to Easter and to p36, where you’ll find lots of fun makes that vary in difficulty – so there are projects for all, whether you…

13 min
bundles of joy

Striped Sweater Three stripes in a pure merino that's soft and gentle – perfect for wearing against newborn skin Measurements To fit ages 0-3 (3-6) (6-9) (9-12) months. Actual chest measurements 48 (52) (56) (60) cm/19 (20½) (22) (23½) in. Side seam 12 (14) (15) (16) cm/4¾ (5½) (6) (6¼) in. Length to shoulder 21 (24) (26) (28) cm/8¼ (9½) (10¼) (11) in. Sleeve seam 13 (15) (17) (19) cm/5 (6) (6¾) (7½) in. Materials 1 (1) (1) (2) 50g (116m) balls of Peter Pan Merino Baby DK (100% wool) in each of Blue (Duck Egg 3044), Grey (3035) and White (3030)*. Pair of 4mm (No. 8) knitting needles; 2 small buttons. Yarn is available from theknittingnetwork.co.uk. Tension 22 stitches and 30 rows, to 10 x 10cm, over stocking stitch, using 4mm needles. Abbreviations St(s), stitch(es); k, knit; p, purl; ss, stocking stitch…

10 min
staying neutral

TAKE A LOOK AT... Two examples of how the construction of sleeves can be used to give an interesting feature on a top. Saddle and raglans follow a similar principle where the sleeve extends into the neckline of a garment. Pieces for saddle shoulders are worked in strips of stocking stitch which are then picked up along the row ends for front and back Saddle Measurements To fit bust 81 (86) (91) (97) cm/32 (34) (36) (38) in. Actual measurements 82.5 (88.5) (94) (100) cm/32½ (34¾) (37) (39¼) in. Side seam All sizes 33cm/13in. Length including saddle shoulder 51 (52) (53) (54) cm/20 (20½) (20¾) (21¼) in. Short sleeve seam All sizes 5cm/2in. Materials 9 (10) (11) (12) 50g (62m) balls of King Cole Superfine Alpaca Chunky (100% pure superfine alpaca) in Camel (2691)*. Pair of 6.5mm (No. 3) knitting needles…

3 min
hot pink

A strong tropical green is a great complementary colour to our trend shade The lace pattern is placed over a lining fabric for a bold contrast Cushion Cover Measurements To fit a 45 x 17cm/17¾ x 6¾in bolster cushion. Materials 4 x 50g (116m) Sublime Extra Fine Merino Wool DK (100% wool) in Pink (Flounce 485) and 1 ball in Green (Peridot 487)*. Size 4mm (No. 8) crochet hook; 50 x 100cm of lining fabric; sewing needle and matching thread; 45cm fuchsia zip; 45 x 17cm bolster cushion; 2 matching tassels. Tension 18 stitches and 8 rows, to 10 x 10cm, in body pattern, using 4mm hook. Abbreviations Ch, chain; st(s), stitch(es); tr, treble crochet; slst, slip stitch; chsp, chain space; ttr, triple treble crochet; dtr, double treble crochet. Note Yarn amounts are based on average requirements and are therefore approximate. Instructions…

4 min
cutting the mustard

We’re so lucky to have a rich catalogue of knitting and crochet patterns. This man’s jumper is just as good now as it was when we featured it in January 2003. The alpaca and wool blend yarn is surprisingly light and has a subtle tweed effect Measurements To fit chest 91–97 (102–107) (112–117) cm/36–38 (40–42) (44–46) in. Actual measurements 113 (122) (131.5) cm/44½ (48) (51¾) in. Side seam 39 (40.5) (42) cm/15¼ (16) (16½) in. Length to shoulder 68.5 (71.5) (74.5) cm/27 (28¼) (29¼) in. Sleeve seam 46.5 (48) (49.5) cm/18¼ (19) (19½) in. Materials 9 (10) (11) 100g (80m) balls of Debbie Bliss Roma Weave (70% wool, 30% alpaca) in Spice (007)*. Pair of 12mm knitting needles; 2 removable stitch markers or waste yarn; stitch holders. Tension 8.5 stitches and 13.5 rows, to 10 x 10cm, over broken rib pattern,…

8 min
baa baa toy

Measurements Approximately 33cm/13in tall. Materials 2 x 50g (104m) balls of King Cole Merino Blend DK (100% wool) in each of Brown (Truffle 1989) and Cream (Aran 046)* and a small amount of Black DK yarn for features. Size 3mm crochet hook; toy stuffing. Yarn is available from theknittingnetwork.co.uk. Tension Tension is not critical for this project. Use a smaller hook than recommended for your yarn so that the toy filling is not visible through the stitches. Abbreviations Ch, chain; st(s), stitch(es); dc, double crochet; slst, slip stitch; yrh, yarn round hook; Lhtr, loopy htr thus: yrh, insert hook into st, make loop of yarn around forefinger then slide hook underneath the wrapped yarn, from right to left, thus picking up yarn from left side of loop, pull yarn through to front of stitch, whilst maintaining tension…