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Knitting & Crochet from Woman’s Weekly May-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...

The weather as I write this is one of wintry blizzard. I hope that when this reaches you, we are all enjoying the warm spring sunshine! Our opening collection this month is of floral patterns (p6) that are so lovely and spring-like they will be sure to make you want to put away your chunky woollen yarns and get started on something far lighter and in a fresh pastel palette. My favourite patterns by far in this issue are the octopus toys (p38). After seeing how adorable the knitted one was, we didn’t want to exclude the crocheters among you, so we created a crochet version too. The nature of the project lends itself so well to either, I couldn’t decide whether to do mine as a knit or crochet. In the…

36 min
darling buds

Diamond Cable Top Lace eyelets line the diamond cable panels and are finished with lazy daisy embroidery Measurements To fit bust 81 (86) (91) (97) (102) cm/32 (34) (36) (38) (40) in. Actual measurements 85 (90) (95.5) (101) (106.5) cm/33½ (35½) (37¾) (39¾) (42) in. Side seam 36.5 (36.5) (37) (37) (37) cm/14¼ (14¼) (14½) (14½) (14½) in. Length to shoulder 52 (53) (55) (56) (56) cm/20½ (21) (21½) (22) (22) in. Sleeve seam All sizes 1cm/½in. Materials 7 (7) (8) (8) (9) 50g (92m) balls of Stylecraft Cotton DK in White (3360) and 1 ball in each of Red (Poppy 3672), Blue (Greek Blue 3095), Yellow (Sunflower 3662), Green (Soft Lime 3663) and Pink (Fondant 3094)*. Pair each of 3.25mm (No. 10) and 4mm (No. 8) knitting needles; stitch holders; cable needle. Tension 22 stitches and 28 rows, to 10…

8 min

TAKE A LOOK AT... Mandalas are beautiful and a great way of using up your yarn stash Measurements Approximately 33cm/13in diameter, to fit a 33cm/13in round cushion pad. Materials 1 x 100g (280m) ball of Sirdar Hayfield Bonus DK (100% acrylic) in each of Mustard (Pumpkin 766), Blue (Denim 994), Teal (Petrol 829) and Purple (840)*. Size 4mm crochet hook; 33cm circular cushion pad. Abbreviations Ch, chain; st(s), stitch(es); yrh, yarn round hook; tr, treble crochet; slst, slip stitch; sp(s), space(s); dc, double crochet; htr, half treble crochet; dtr, double treble crochet. Notes Yarn amounts are based on average requirements and are therefore approximate. Instructions in square brackets are worked as stated after 2nd bracket. Front 1st round: With 4mm hook and Purple, make a slip ring as follows: wind yarn round index finger of left hand to form a ring,…

2 min
colour block

A colour change can be a great way of adding intrigue to an otherwise plain garment Elongated stitches, where yarn is wound twice around the needle, create subtle stripes The sleeves of this easy top are knitted in the same piece as the front and back Measurements To fit bust 81-86 (91-97) (102-107) (112-117) cm/32-34 (36-38) (40-42) (44-46) in. Actual measurements 101 (113) (125) (137) cm/39¾ (44½) (49¼) (54) in. Side seam 40 (41) (42) (43) cm/15¾ (16) (16½) (17) in. Length to back neck 59.5 (61.5) (63.5) (65.5) cm/23½ (24¼) (25) (25¾) in. Sleeve seam All sizes 11.5cm/4½in. Materials 7 (8) (9) (10) 50g (65m) balls of Rico Design Fashion Summer (100% cotton) in Tangerine (008) and 3 (4) (4) (5) balls in Pink (007)*. Pair each of 8mm (No. 0) and 9mm (No. 00) knitting needles. Tension 12…

13 min
red riding hood

Measurements Brush her hair with a wire brush to soften the yarn and make it more realistic Approximately 20cm/8in high. Materials 1 x 100g (280m) ball of Sirdar Hayfield Bonus DK (100% acrylic) in each of Skin Tone (Peaches 888 or Flesh Tone 963), Light Brown (Walnut 927), Red (Pillar Box Red 690), Turquoise (998), White (961), Light Green (Lime 882), Teal (Toy Soldier 691) and Mint (956); short length of Blue (Denim 994)*. Pair of 3mm (No. 11) knitting needles; spare needle; size 3mm crochet hook; washable toy stuffing; 1 small red button for cape and 3 small green buttons for jacket; 2 small press stud fasteners for skirt and 3 for sweater; 23cm length of narrow ribbon for light green dress. Tension 26 stitches and 36 rows, to 10 x 10cm, over stocking stitch,…

8 min
double denim

Twisted stitches are created by working into the back of a stitch Denim Jacket With Cables Measurements To fit chest 41-46 (46-51) (51-56) (56-61) (61-66) cm/16-18 (18-20) (20-22) (22-24) (24-26) in. Actual measurements 52 (54) (63) (66) (70) cm/20½ (21½) (25) (26) (27½) in. Side seam 15 (17) (23) (31) (35) cm/6 (6¾) (9) (12¼) (13¾) in. Length to shoulder 27 (30) (37) (46) (51) cm/10¾ (11¾) (14½) (18) (20) in. Sleeve seam 17 (20) (24) (29) (33) cm/6½ (8) (9½) (11½) (13) in. Materials 2 (2) (3) (4) (4) 100g (184m) balls of Stylecraft Special for Babies Aran (100% acrylic) in Blue (Baby Denim 1264)*. Pair each of 4mm (No. 8) and 5mm (No. 6) knitting needles; cable needle; 5 large buttons. Yarn is available from theknittingnetwork.co.uk. Tension 18 stitches and 24 rows, to 10 x 10cm, over stocking stitch,…