For my very special friend Patsy and her mother Isabel

First published in Great Britain in 2002

1 3 5 79 108642

Text © Debbie Bliss 2002 Photographs © Sandra Lousada 2002

The designs in this book are copyright and must not be knitted for resale.

Debbie Bliss has asserted her right to be identified as the author of this work under the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988.

All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise without the prior permission of the copyright owners.

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Editor: Sally Harding

Designers: Maggie Town and Beverly Price Photographer: Sandra Lousada Stylist: Sammie Bell Pattern checker: Rosy Tucker Charts: Anthony Duke

ISBN 0091885132

Colour separation by Colorlito, Milan

Printed and bound in Singapore by Tien Wah Press

contents

Introduction 4

Basic Information 6

Abbreviations 7

Types of Yarn 8

SIMPLE 10

Coathanger 12

Moss Stitch Hat, Scarf and Throw 14

Tank Top 18

Double-Breasted Jacket and Leggings 22

Garter Stitch Jacket and Hat 26

Kimono and Trousers 30

Pompon Slippers 35

Raglan Sweater 36

Two-Colour Shoes 38

Classic Cardigan 39

COSY 42

Donkey Jacket and Shoes 44

Hooded Blanket 50

Cable and Rib Sweater with Hood 52

Circular Yoked Sweater 56 Zipped Jacket with Contrasting Edges and Hat 60

Cable and Moss Stitch Jacket 64

Hat with Topknot and Socks 69

Striped Sweater 72

Bear in Lamb Sleep Suit 75

Dressing Gown 80

SPECIAL 84

Beaded Fair Isle Cardigan 86

Beaded Fair Isle Shoes 90

Dress with Lace Edging 92

Embroidered Jacket 96

Baby's Kaftan 102

Sheep Dress and Shoes 106

Cardigan with Frilled Sleeves 111

Fair Isle Bag 114

Embroidered Shoes 116

Alphabet Blanket 118

The Finishing Touch 124

Yarn Stockists and Acknowledgements 128

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