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

I’m very excited to tell you about our Pattern Of The Month this issue, a blanket designed by online crochet sensation Sue Rawlinson of Sweetpea Family Crochet. Read all about Sue’s project and find the pattern, which is ideal for beginners, on page 56. To make things even easier, we’ve put together a pack of Sue’s stunning colour choices which contains all the yarn needed to make the blanket for just £15.99, plus an extra 10% off when you use our code. See theknittingnetwork.co.uk for details. We’re getting fruity this month with some beautiful patterns for women in bright berry shades, made in sumptuously soft yarns that create gorgeous fabrics when knitted. My favourite is the Elderberry cardi. The mid-length sleeves and light mohair make it perfect for a summer evening.…

22 min
summer berries

The beautiful picot edging is crocheted in double and treble stitches Raspberry Ripple Measurements To fit bust 86 (91) (97-102) (107-112) cm/34 (36) (38-40) (42-44) in. Actual measurements 94 (102) (110.5) (118) cm/37 (40) (43½) (46½) in. Side seam All sizes 33cm/13½in. Length to shoulder 52 (53.5) (55) (56) cm/20½ (21) (21½) (22) in. Sleeve seam All sizes 34cm/13½in. Materials 11 (11) (13) (13) 50g (182m) balls of Stylecraft Classique Cotton 4ply (100% cotton) in Fondant (3094)*. Size 1.5mm and 2mm crochet hooks; 8 buttons. Tension 29 stitches and 15½ rows, to measure 10 x 10cm, over pattern, using 2mm hook. Abbreviations Ch, chain; st(s), stitch(es); dc, double crochet; slst, slip stitch; chsp, chain space; tr, treble crochet; yrh, yarn round hook; 1trfp, treble front post thus, yrh, insert hook from the front under post of next tr (from right to left), yrh,…

4 min
neck pieces

TAKE A LOOK AT... Our statement collars will make a thoughtful and speedy gift for a style-conscious individual Worked over a 24 row repeat, the length can easily be adjusted Knitted Collar Measurements One size, to fit any size neck. Materials 1 x 100g (280m) ball of DMC Petra 3 (100% cotton) in Cream (54460)*. Pair of 3mm (No. 11) knitting needles. Yarn is available from theknittingnetwork.co.uk. Tension Tension is not critical for this project as the ties can be adjusted. Abbreviations St(s), stitch(es); k, knit; p, purl; tog, together (decrease, by working as many sts together as stated); yf, yarn forward (to make 1 st); yon, yarn over needle (to make 1 st); wrap1, slip next st onto right hand needle, bring yarn to front of work, place the slipped st back onto left hand needle. Note When working yon at beginning…

8 min

Easy to wear, this season’s must-have top is a fiFTQD-flaSSDQHMF KNNJ The front and back are alike and knitted in a flaSSDQHMF QHA Bardot Top Measurements To snugly fit bust 76 (81) (86) (91) (97) cm/30 (32) (34) (36) (38) in. Side seam, including armbands All sizes 28.5cm/11¼in. Length, excluding shoulder ribbing 32 (33) (34) (35) (36) cm/12½ (13) (13¼) (13¾) (14) in. Materials 5 (6) (7) (7) (8) 50g (175m) balls of Wendy Merino Blend 4ply (100% wool) in Seaspray (2380)*. Pair each of 3mm (No. 11) and 3.25mm (No. 10) knitting needles and 3mm (No. 11) and 3.25mm (No. 10) circular knitting needles; spare needles; stitch marker. Yarn is available from theknittingnetwork.co.uk. Tension 34 stitches and 38 rows, to 10 x 10cm, over unstretched pattern, using 3.25mm needles. Abbreviations St(s), stitch(es); k, knit; p, purl; inc, increase 1 st…

4 min
twinkle toes

If you can work a double crochet stitch, then you won't struggle too much with these dinky shoes Measurements To fit from birth to 2 months. Materials 1 x 50g (116m) ball of Sublime Extra Fine Merino Wool DK (100% wool) in Flounce (485)*. Size 3mm and 4mm crochet hooks. Yarn is available from theknittingnetwork.co.uk. Tension Tension is not critical for this project. Abbreviations Ch, chain; st(s), stitch(es); chsp(s), chain space(s); dc, double crochet; slst, slip stitch. Note Yarn amounts are based on average requirements and are therefore approximate. Instructions in square brackets are worked as stated after the 2nd bracket. SHOES (both alike) Sole Worked in the round in a continuous spiral without joining each round. With 4mm hook, make 10ch. 1st round: 1dc in 4th ch from hook (counts as 3-chsp and 1dc), 1dc in each of remaining 6 ch, 3ch, work…

5 min
blue belle

We’re so lucky to have such a rich catalogue of Woman’s Weekly knitting and crochet patterns. This baby girl’s dress featured in a May 1948 issue of Woman’s Weekly. Measurements To fit ages 6–12 (12–18) (18–24) months. Actual chest measurements 48 (51) (54) cm/19 (20) (21) in. Side seam 34 (36.5) (39.5) cm/13½ (14½) (15½) in. Length to back neck 45 (49) (52.5) cm/18 (19½) (21) in. Sleeve seam All sizes 4.5cm/1¾in. Materials 3 (4) (5) 50g (170m) balls of Sublime Baby Cashmere Merino Silk 4ply (75% merino, 20% silk, 5% cashmere) in Paddle (100)*. Pair each of 2.75mm (No. 12) and 3.25mm (No. 10) knitting needles; 2 buttons; 1m length of thin ribbon. Yarn is available from theknittingnetwork.co.uk. Tension 28 stitches and 36 rows, to 10 x 10cm over stocking stitch, using 3.25mm needles; 23 stitches over lace pattern…