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Knitting & Crochet from Woman’s Weekly Dec-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!

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United Kingdom
Future Publishing Ltd
R 82,87

in this issue

1 min
hello and welcome...

Christmas is a time for giving. So we are excited to bring you an exclusive Peppa Pig Christmas toy. Not only because of the delight it will bring to any child that receives it, but it will also help to raise money for vulnerable children across the world. We have teamed up with Entertainment One’s (Eone) Peppa Pig and Save The Children for Christmas Jumper Day, so turn to page 44 to see how you can get involved. Why not treat yourself to a luxurious item from our Winter Wonderland feature (page 6)? We’ve included a super simple chunky jacket that is an ideal first garment project. So even if you’ve only mastered the basics of knitting you will be able to create this cosy cover-up and be the talk of…

21 min
winter wonderland

Extra stitches are cast on for the right front to create the wraparound Diamond lace panels give a regal touch to this cardigan Wrap Cardigan Measurements To fit 81 (86) (92) (97) (102) (107) (112) (117) cm/32 (34) (36) (38) (40) (42) (44) (46) in. Actual measurements 85 (91) (97) (103) (109) (115) (121) (127) cm/33½ (35¾) (38¼) (40½) (43) (45¼) (47½) (50) in. Side seam All sizes 41cm/16in. Length to shoulder 58.5 (59) (60) (60.5) (61) (61.5) (62.5) (63) cm/23 (22¼) (23½) (23¾) (24) (24¼) (24½) (24¾) in. Sleeve seam All sizes 46cm/18in. Materials 6 (7) (7) (8) (8) (9) (9) (10) 25g (200m) balls of Wendy Air (70% mohair, 30% nylon) in Light Taupe (Lottie 2612)*. Pair each of 3.75mm (No. 9) and 4mm (No. 8) knitting needles, 3.75mm (No. 9) and 4mm (No. 8) circular knitting…

16 min
erika knight

When did you learn to knit and crochet? Technically speaking, my granny taught me when I was little, but I never got beyond a garter-stitch scarf until I was at art school and felt a bit braver to experiment. I always made my own clothes to wear out clubbing and so knitting was just an extension of that. Then my friends began to ask me to knit sweaters for them, so I realised that I could make some money to buy shoes by selling my knits in the college refectory at lunchtime! You started out as a fine art student but were drawn to textiles, and in particular knitting – do you feel that your fine art skills still come in useful when designing hand-knits? I think having creative training is really important…

1 min
erika’s oddments

1 What is your current work in progress? I am very fickle, and find it difficult to stick to just one project at any one time. I find it’s better to have a few things on the go – some might work out and make it into published patterns and others fall to the bottom of the pile! 2 If you could only use one particular fibre for the rest of your life, what would it be and why? It would have to be wool. It really is the ultimate fibre: sustainable and recyclable, soft, natural and wicks moisture away from the skin, keeping you cool in summer and warm in winter. And we have plenty of it in the UK. 3 Where do you store all your yarn? In cupboards and drawers, bags and…

2 min
the book club

This month learn a new crochet technique, knit some classic designs from Interweave’s Ultimate Pattern Collection and get in the festive spirit with Tiny Christmas Toys to Knit. It’s so sweet, that we had to share the tiny elf pattern with you Corner to Corner Crochet:15 Contemporary C2C Projects Jess Coppom F&W Media (£15.99) Corner to corner crochet, or C2C as it is also known, is a fun way to crochet, enabling you to add more detail to your work. This technique is worked from corner to corner using a diagonal box stitch, in double or half double crochet. It is a lovely way to create blankets, throws and cushions, and crochets up quickly. If you are completely new to C2C but want to give it a go, then there are plenty of…

1 min
book club champion

Tiny Christmas Toys to Knit Sachiyo Ishii Search Press (£4.99) Christmas is around the corner and what better way to get in the festive spirit than some knitting? The latest book from the talented toy designer Sachiyo Ishii is full of quirky knitted Christmas items that are utterly adorable. They will make fun stocking-fillers or sweet little decs to adorn your Christmas tree. There are projects for all abilities and all of the patterns only require a small amount of yarn. The snowman and Christmas pudding only use stocking stitch and basic shaping, so a beginner will have no problems with these. Sachiyo is known for her wonderful mini-toy pattern books and this festive edition is definitely up to her usual standard of cuteness. At the beginning of the book there is…