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Knitting & Crochet from Woman’s Weekly January 2019

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
so long, farewell...

Woman’s Weekly has such a strong knitting and crochet heritage that has been built up for over a century, with many talented and hard-working people tending to it over the years. It is a pleasure working on our weekly title and it has been wonderful being Editor of Knitting & Crochet. So it is with regret that I have to tell you this will be the final issue of Woman’s Weekly Knitting & Crochet. Thanks to all of our contributors who’ve helped to create the wonderful patterns. But, above all, none of this would have meant anything if not for you, the crafter, reader and creator. So thank you for all your support and I hope that you have enjoyed the magazine as much as we’ve enjoyed bringing it to you;…

32 min
folk story

Crochet Yoke Cardigan Measurements To fit bust 86 (91) (97) cm/34 (36) (38) in. Actual measurements 94 (100) (107) cm/37 (39¼) (42)in. Side seam 38 (40.5) (42) cm/15 (16) (16½) in. Length to centre back neck 55.5 (58.5) (61.5) cm/21¾ (23) (24¼) in. Sleeve seam All sizes 38cm/15in. Materials 10 x 50g (155m) balls of Sirdar Country Style DK (40% nylon, 30% wool, 30% acrylic) in Aubergine (652) and 1 ball in each of Mauve (Vintage Rose 649), Red (Cherry 402), Pink (Dusty Pink 423) and Cherry (Garnet 418)*. Pair of 4.5mm (No. 7) knitting needles; sizes 2.5mm and 3.5mm crochet hooks; 4 assorted buttons. Tension 22 stitches and 28 rows, to 10 x 10cm, over stocking stitch, using 4.5mm needles. Abbreviations K, knit; p, purl; st(s), stitch(es); tog, together; sl, slip; yf, yarn forward to make a st; dec, decrease (by…

10 min
anniken allis

You grew up in Norway and now live in Cornwall – have either of these places had an influence on your knitting? Growing up in Norway has definitely influenced my knitting. Norway has a very strong knitting tradition and I was taught to knit at a very young age. My mum has always been a very keen knitter. I used to knit a lot of traditional Norwegian stranded colourwork sweaters but when I started designing patterns, I taught myself lace knitting and fell in love with it. Living in a beautiful county like Cornwall, there’s plenty of inspiration in the beautiful moors and beaches. I think it’s fair to say that you would be considered an expert in your field of lace knitting – what was it that first attracted you? I got…

1 min
anniken’s oddments

1 What is your current WIP (work in progress)? A design that is a combination of a shawl and a cardigan. I’ve also got socks on the go for my daughter, and I’ve recently finished a design for Woman’s Weekly, which is on sale 12 December. 2 If you could only use one particular fibre for the rest of your life what would it be? I love merino wool because it’s so versatile but if I could afford it, it might have to be a blend of cashmere and silk. It’s perfect for lace knitting and so soft! 3 Where do you store all your yarn? In plastic boxes in my tiny office. It’s not pretty! 4 Where do you like to knit? I have a chair in our lounge that’s exclusively mine and I usually watch…

7 min
silver grey

Smart Cardigan Measurements To fit bust sizes 76-81 (86-91) (97-102) (107-112) (117-122) (127-132) cm/30-32 (34-36) (38-40) (42-44) (46-48) (50-52) in. Actual measurements 86 (97) (107) (115) (125) (135) cm/34 (38) (42) (45¼) (49¼) (53¼) in. Side seam All sizes 37cm/14½in. Length to back neck 56 (58) (60) (62) (64) (65.5) cm/22 (23) (23¾) (24½) (25¼) (25¾) in. Sleeve seam 43 (44) (44) (44) (46) (46) cm/17 (17¼) (17¼) (17¼) (18) (18) in. Materials 12 (12) (13) (14) (14) (15) 50g (120m) balls of Sublime Superfine Alpaca DK (100% alpaca) in Soft Grey (433)*. Pair each of 3.25mm (No. 10) and 4mm (No. 8) knitting needles; 8 buttons. Yarn is available from theknittingnetwork.co.uk. Tension 28 stitches and 32 rows, to 10 x 10cm, over pattern, using 4mm needles. Abbreviations K, knit; p, purl; st(s), stitch(es); sl, slip; tog, together; inc, increase 1 st…

2 min
the book club

This month, crochet enough gorgeous blankets to last you a lifetime, learn how to adapt a sweater knitting pattern so it will fit you perfectly and knit up the most adorable dog-motif makes. We loved the dachshund bootees so much, we had to share them with you! The Art of Crochet Blankets Rachele Carmona (£18.99, F&W media), out 28 December 2018 This new book is full of crochet blanket designs with a twist. Rachele Carmona has taken her inspiration from designers and artists who work with a variety of different crafts to create her own patterns for beautiful crochet blankets. They are vibrant and simply breathtaking designs. For each one, there is a schematic showing how the design will look when you are working many different stitches, as well as how to position the…