Types of yarns

Wool Wool spun from the fleece of sheep is the yarn that is the most commonly associated with knitting. It has many excellent qualities, as it is durable, elastic and warm in the winter. Wool yarn is particularly good for working colour patterns, as the fibres adhere together and help prevent the gaps that can appear in Fair Isle or intarsia. Some knitters find that a simple stitch such as moss stitch or garter stitch can look neater when worked in a wool rather than a cotton yarn. cotton...

Introduction

Home is a celebration of the art of homemaking. Whether you spend time in a stylish loft apartment, a country cottage or a seaside beach hut, making decorative or practical handknits creates an individual and personal touch that makes your house a home. To reflect our different lifestyles, the projects are divided into three sections Urban, Modern Country and Seaside. The projects in Urban are worked in strong, graphic colours and with geometric shapes and spot patterns that sing out against...

Cabled slippers

Knitted slippers are great for relaxing in around the house. Knitted in cotton with cables, they are a sturdier alternative to socks. 2 3 50g balls of Debbie Bliss cotton dk in Terracotta Pair 4mm US 6 knitting needles Pair of insoles the appropriate size Lining fabric and fabric glue 20 sts and 28 rows to 10cm 4in square over st st using 4mm US 6 needles. C4B slip next 2 sts onto a cable needle and hold at back of work, k2, then k2 from cable needle C4F slip next 2 sts onto a cable needle and...

Diagonal front jacket

Knitted Diagonal Dot Stitch

This casual jacket's unusual structure is created by simply increasing and decreasing to form diagonal ribbed fronts. 21 4 24 in Sleeve seam with cuff turned back 16 18 50g balls of Debbie Bliss cotton dk in Pale Blue Pair 4mm US 6 knitting needles Long 4mm US 6 circular needle 19 sts and 28 rows to 10cm 4in square over patt using 4mm US 6 needles. cm centimetres cont continue dec decreas e ing foil following in inches inc increas e ing k knit ml make one by picking up loop lying between st...