Benefits Of British Wool

Wide variation in British sheep breeds gives British wool a stunning colour bank. With over 60 pure breeds of sheep and many more half-, cross- and rare breeds, it is no surprise that theUKholds the record for wool variety With the growth in awareness of environmental issues, interest in natural, undyed wool has also increased, and that of breeds such as the Jacob and the Welsh Mountain is becoming more popular. Clever blending by yarn spinners is bringing a wider selection of natural shades...

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Knitting Korner

9 Pepper Street, Tavistock, Devon PL19 0BD Stockists of Sirdar, Style Craft, Rowan and Patons, EJte, Oollinette, Debbie Bliss, Wendy, King Cole and lots morel Wells Knitting Centre Tel 017*9 677548 7 Wicker Hill, TROWBRIDGE BAI4 BiS Uk 01225 768833 Visit our NEW shop for larger range of yam * ROWAN, PATONS, EUI, SIRDAR ami ADRIAF1L yarns, patterns, magazines and books. No* fayWng neeiei. bcacn. bog herd' fab-ci t I Open MonSaf 9am-5pm www fobrkmog co uk Rowan, Mofo and Debtie Bliss SittJai1...

Bamboo Rib Socks

MC Copper (2312) A Brown (2304) B Fern (2311) A pair of 4m tn needles 22 sts and 30 rows to measure 4x41 n (10x10 cm) ovc r stocking stitch using 4mm needles Hat circumference S16.Sin (42cm) MISin (45.5cm) L 20in (50.5cm) Cast on 90 (100 110) sts using 4mm needles and MC. Starting with a knit row work 6 rows in stocking st to form roll edge. Row 1 *P2, KS repfrom * to end. Row 2 *P8, K2 repfrom * toend. Rep last 2 rows for A (5 51 )ln, 11.5 (12.5 14)cm. Next row *P2, K2togtbl, K4, k2tog...

Bergere De France

11 White Hart Gardens Hartford, Northwich Cheshire CW8 2FA Tel Fax 01606 883149 Email gordonjleslie be rgere d ef rance.co.uk www. berge redefra nce.fr Knit2together,97 High Street Wo I stanton Staffordshire ST5 OEP 01782 862332 www.cucumberpatch.co.uk DEBBIE BLISS, MIRASOL, NORO, LOUISA HARDING & ARAUCANIA Newbridge Industrial Estate, Pitt Street, Keighley, West Yorkshire BD214PO 01535 664222 www.designeryarns.uk.com 40Macfarlane Place Uphall, Broxburn West Lothian EH52 5PS 0131208 5999 w...

Library

-oicoc -3nrl rtnrmrsciac rirnrli iro Cast on a multiple of 6 sts plus 1 (try 43 sts). Row 1 (RS) Kl, *k2tog,yo, Kl,yo, si 1, Kl, psso, Kl repfrom*toend. Row 2 Purl. Row 13 Kl, *yo,si 1, Kl, psso, Kl, k2tog,yo, Kl rep Rep these two rows 5 times more. These 24 rows form the pattern. Note The RS and WSfbrthis stitch look the same. Cast on a muitipleof 12 sts plus 3 (try 39 sts). Row 1 (RS) K2, *yo, K4, p3tog, K4,yo, Kl repfrom * to last st, Kl. Row7 Kl, p2tog,*K4,yo, Kl,yo,K4, p3tog repfrom * to...

Inspirations Handicrafts

CAN'T FIND THE YARN YOU WANT OPEN YOUR OWN SHOP - CHERRY WHITAKER DID When she couldn'tfind the craft materials she wanted, Cherry Whitaker didn't grumble. Instead she opened her own shop, and is nowthe owner oflnspi rations Handicrafts in Exeter. I used to buy my craft materials by mail order, but it was neverquite what I really wanted, she explains. Then I went to a show and came home with so much stuff, and my husband just looked at it and asked 'why don'tyou open your own shop ' About eight...

Shape Front Slope

Row 23 (RS) Patt to last 9 sts, k2tog, rib 7. 58 (64 70 84)sts Keeping patt correct and working ail front slope decreases as set by last row, dec 1 st at front slope edge of 4th and 4 (5 6 7 7) foil 4th rows. 53 (58 63 69 76) sts Work 3 (3 1 1 3) rows, ending with RSfacingfor next row. Cast off 21 (24 27 30 33) sts at beg of next row, then 22 (25 27 31 34) sts at beg of foil alt row. 7 sts Cont in rib as set on rem 7 sts for a further 4 (4 4 4 5)in (11,5 (11.5 12 12 12.5)cm (for back neck...

Info

organisation that collects knitted Sin aran-weight squares, which are then sewed into blankets by the volunteers at the Soweto Comfort Clubfor children living in poverty in if you want to send them a square, please label it with the fibre it's made from (most budget yarns are acrylic). This Is because children living in homes where candles are used for lighting and cooking is done onto their skin. Please do not label a square 'wool' unless it is made from Some of the children 2021, South...

H E Ci E B

Never count the slip knot or the toop on the hook. Don't twist the chain. To count short stitches, such as double crochet, look at the 'V's at the top of the row. Few taiier stitches, such as treble it's easier to count each upright stem as a single stitch. Make the first row by working across the foundation chain from right to left. At the end of the chain or row, turn the work so the yarn is behind the hook. Make a turning chain and work the next stitch into the...

Shape Back Neck And Shoulders

Next row (RS) Patt 49 (55 60 67 73) sts and turn, Cast off 3 sts at beg of next row, 21 (24 27 30 33) sts at beg of foil row, then 3 sts at beg of next Cast off rem 22 (25 27 31 34) sts. With RSfacing, rejoin yarn to rem sts, cast off centre 39 (39 41 41 43) sts, patt to end. Complete to match first side, reversing shapings. border, bear in mind that the stitch counts vary from row to row, soyou won't always have the number you initially cast on. Knit the back first to give yourself a feel for...

Unleash The Designer Within

A Premium Palette of 100 Australian Merino First Cross DK Yarn Available in 64 Brilliant Colours - So Soft You can Wear it on Your - Machine Washable at 30< C Easy to Knit Patterns Knitting yarn, kits and accessories from Rowan Jaeger Hanne Falkenberg Debbie Bliss Colinette Nora Patons Sirdar Wendy Katia Louisa Harding Adriafil Opal Regia Twilley's Stylecraft Brittany Addi Lantern Moon Adriafil RYC Robin Artesano Alpaca Clover Denise Bergere de France Probably the most exciting shops devoted...

Knit Studio Contemporary Craft Gallery

11-13 Minshull Street Knutsford, WA16 6HG E info irftbreandclay.co.uk www.fibreandclay.co.uk Telephone Solei 01598 753644 Admin 01884243579 Email Vou (an buy on-line at www.ukalpaco.com Order our shode tard by sending o cheque lor 2.75 relundoble on firsl purchase) to UK Alpaca Lid, Vu I scorn be Farm, Psnnyrnooi, Tiverton, Devon, EX16BN0. Inspirational Hand Knitting Supplies, now stocking Patons Itoeed DK and Eco Wool chunky No trick, this well-dressed vampire bat will make a brilliant treat...

Alice Lou Wools

12 Wayte Street, Cosham, Portsmouth, P06 36S Family business very friendly helpful staff We offer knitting sen ices to customers who purchase yam with us We also have craft demos on Monday and Saturday to show new papercraft products that have arrived. Open six days a week 9am-5pm we don't close for lunch . WtincT Sowing t Knitting Cwtw S1 Hi i, Bt Wlin r 0X71 ua Tib Wgfc Hfl nwy M wi Ihfi MK111AT Sirdar - Elle - Opal -Wendy - Debbie Bliss -Adriafil - Subilme -Bergere de France -Cygnet - King...

For Those Who Love To Knit

If you think grey is dull or it reminds you of , your old school uniform, this season's A fashions are sure to make you take a fresh look M at it. It's every bit as chic as black but far less fl harsh, so most people can find a shade they M like, whether it's charcoal grey trousers for fl work or a silvery satin blouse for evening. Most ofthe high street shops are featuring I grey cardigans and coats, and you can use your knitting skills to whip up a longline cardigan that's up-to-the-minute...

Matinee I Jacket

Debora Bradley

Halloween makes Rib socks Pumpkin hat Fun finger puppets Motif blanket and more beautiful yarns that don't cost the earth 'Knit 1 - Pass It On' is a new campaign from the UKHKA and the Crafts Council to get knitters to spread the joy of knitting. Turn to page 6 to find out more. elcome to our bumper autumn issue Not only have we lots of lovely patterns in the magazine for you THIS to get you r teet h i nto, we've a Free calendar, full of exclusive home and accessory treats, for yo u to keep...

Diamond Cable Sweater Back

Cast on 128 134 138 144 150 156 sts using 3 mm needles and two needle method. Row 1 Knit. Row 2 KO 0 0 0 0 3 , P3 2 0 3 2 2 , K2, P2 rep from to last 1 0 2 1 0 3 sts, K0 0 2 0 0 3 , PI 0 0 1 0 0 . Rowsland2set rib. Work 8 rows more in rib. Change to 4mm needles and proceed as follows Row 1 K3 6 8 11 14 17 , K7, C4L, K4, C4R, K5, work from to 4 times, K5 8 10 13 16 19 . Rows 2 P3 6 8 11 2 5 , K2, P10, K2 twice, work from to 4 4 4 4 5 5 times, P3 6 8 11 2 5 . Row 3 K3 6 8 11 14 17 , K8, C4L, K2,...

Knitting All Over

If 1 had a beautiful car like that, I'd want toshow it off too. It must be fun seeing what yarns are available in shops all around the country, and Temptations is certainly an apt name for ayarn shop. The things you've knitted on your travels will also servetoremindyouofthedifferent places you've visited with the Cheve 11 e We'd love to see more pictures of you wit i Simply Knitting or even just your knitting inforeign lands. Don't forget, the sender of every letter will receive a brilliant...

Everything You Neeo To Get What You Want

If you are looking for someone selling a particular yarn, call the manufacturer. So, for example, if you are looking for a Stylecraft yarn, call Stylecraft, or if you are looking for a Rowan yarn, call Rowan. They can tell you your nearest stockist. Where possible we give an address and telephone number, but many small businesses are now internet-only, and so in those cases we only have a web address for those firms. In the case of common high street chains, we also list only the web addresses...

Websites

How long have knitters been makingsocks Canyou still buy a pattern for 17th century hose VisittheSock Museum and scroll back through time to find out. Socks are huge in the knitting world, and a big part of our collective history, so it's fitting that a museum has sprung up to let us obsess about them just a little more. The museum is run bythe people organisingSock Summit, an American knitting conference focusing on socks. They have asked knitters to recreate historical socks which will be...

How To Enter Online

Visit www.simplyknitting.co.uk and scroll down to 'Competitions'. Fill in the entry form using the keyword SKVIEUX. A place on a knitting holiday at Le Vieux Monastere in south-west France is up for grabs The course takes place on 5-12 June 2010. The prize is worth 645, which includes a 50 supplement for a single room and in addition the winner will receive a 100 contribution towards travel expenses. You will also have the chance to share your experience with other Simply Knitting readers...

Pumpkin Placeholder

Rust 009 , lxl00g 170m ball A set of five 4mm double pointed needles Stitch marker Hotlowfi b re toy stuffing Stro ng ora nge se win g thread and needle Green felt fa brie Sequinsand beads to embellish Cast on 16 sts and divide between the 4mm double pointed needles. Round l'Kl, PI rep from to end. Round 2 'Incl.Pl rep from to end. 24 sts Round 3 'K2, PI repfrom toend. Round 4 Incl, Kl, PI repfrom 'toend. Round 5'K3,P1 repfrom'toend. Round 6 Incl, K2, PI repfrom'toend. 40 sts Round 7 'K4, PI...

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The Contemporary Home

For stockist information please WRITE TO Glanford Ltd, 68 Caledonian Tamworth 8772ED www.udderlysmooth.co.uk Founder member Rhona Liddle started knitting and fancied attending a group. There wasn't one in the area at all, so she decided to start one in her hometown of Baldock and, in October 2006, KTOG was born. Three years on we're a growing group of all ages and levels. From the Christmas Tree Festival to KIP day, KTOG are involved in all sorts of local events. From the Christmas Tree...

Divide For Neck

Next row Patt 51 54 56 59 62 65 , K9, k2tog, K2, cast on 1 st, turn, leave rem 64 67 69 72 75 78 sts on a stitch holder, Workingon these 64 67 69 72 75 78 stsonly proceed as follows Some patterns call for you to decrease using this method. Now insert the left-hand needle into the slipped stitch on the right-hand needle and lift it over the knitted stitch. Now insert the left-hand needle into the slipped stitch on the right-hand needle and lift it over the knitted stitch. Insert the point of the...

Front And Hem Edging

With RS facing, using 2,5mm crochet hook and yarn C, attach yarn at top of left front opening edge, Ich does NOT count as st , work 1 row of dc evenly down entire left front opening edge, along entire cast-on edges of fronts and back, then up entire right front opening edge to top of right front opening edge, ensuring an odd numberofdc are worked, turn. Next row WS 1 ch does NOT count as st , 1 dc into first dc, 3 ch, miss 1 dc, 1 dc into next dc, rep from to end. Fasten off. Work as given for...

By Sarah Hatton

Perfect for all your winter parties and events, this posh knit costs less than you might think to make. ilk is an expensive fibre, we won't pretend otherwise. However, when spun intofineyarns and used for lace knitting, even luxuryfibreslike silkand kid mohaircangoaverylongway. You can knitthisdelicatecover-uptofita 50in bust usingjust five balls of Rowan Kidsilk Haze it's only three forthe smallest size , which will cost roughly the same as a ready-made lacy party top on the high street....

Shape Shoulders And Back Neck

Cast off 3 3 3 3 3 4 4 sts at beg of next 2 rows. Next raw RS Cast off 3 3 3 3 3 4 4 sts, patt until there are 6 7 7 7 7 6 6 sts on right needle and turn, leaving rem sts on a holder. With RSfacIng, rejoin yarn to rem sts, cast off centre 19 19 19 21 21 21 21 sts, patttoend. Complete to match first side, reversing shapings. Make sure the ribbon is fastened securely, especially with very young babies who might pull it out and choke on it. Cast on 52 53 56 57 60 61 64 sts using Beg with a K row,...

Patterns

Rowan Various 8 trendy pieces In bright colours Eighties styles are hot right now, and while many would prefer that the decade stayed lost, there's one element we're welcoming back bright colour. Rowan's Studio 16 pattern collection takes sizzling coloursfrom their Handknit Cotton, Cotton Glace and Bamboo Soft ranges and uses them to create statement pieces you'11 be rushingto get into your wardrobe. Look past the dazzling shades andyou'll find practical, versatile cardigans and tops, ready to...

Twist

Patons Unen Touch comes in 12 attractive, muted colours. Patons Unen Touch comes in 12 attractive, muted colours. Casually rumpled linen is a classic sumtnerfibre, but it's also great for autumn knits when you want an extra layer but notthefull insulating warmth of an animal fibre like wool. Here designer Pat Menchini has used Patons Linen Touch, a beautiful blend of cotton and linen, to create a jumper perfect for lazy days. Both cotton and linen give great stitch definition, so Linen Touch...