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I Knit-A-Square is an international

^ 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

South Africa.

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 over fires cannot receive acrylic blankets as, in the event of an accident, the blanket would melt onto their skin. Please do not label a square 'wool' unless it is made from pure sheep's wool!

Sendyoursquaresto:

Knit-a-square, Soweto Comfort

Club, Private BagX900,Bryanston

Some of the children 2021, South Africa.

with their blankets.

No need to change yarns to knit this.

When it's grey outside, bring some exotic colour to your knitting with Ethnic Crafts' handspun sari yarn, which is brilliant for knitting bags. If you prefer a quieter shade, their pure linen is another great option. Both cost £2.99 per lOOg skein.

Visit www.ethniccrafts.co.uk or call 0131208 5999 for details.

Charity stashbuster

"Knitting blanket squares for charity is great for using up ball ends."

October 2009 vW^Knitting 7

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Designer ci blogger

My latest design - it's a two-colour Fair Isle worked on circular needles (as always!) in Rowan Scottish Tweed 4ply. The colour palette is amazing; I fell in love with it. I'm particularly drawn to a yellow shade called Thatch.

The majority of my patterns start with the yarn and how I think it'll work, rather than starting with the design and then scouting for the right yarn (though I do that sometimes too). I'm happier with the creativity that happens when you have the tactile experience first. Since! started spinning I've totally changed how I design, because it changed my understanding of the construction of yarn and the qualities of each one.! like simple designs where the yarn is really used to its best advantage.

5 of the best

Shawl pins

INSETS 1. Bronze medium porthole mirror, £99, Nautical Living 2. Indigo Knits is packed with patterns in seaside blue and white, including a beautiful throw J. Seaside teapot, £14.99, The Contemporary Home.

Get a pair of pins FREE with issue 60 of Simply Knitting\
Rainbow-coloured shawl pin, KnitPro

Sterling si I ver 'Triangle' pin, £17.50, The Knitting Goddess

Pewter and wood pin by Perl ' Grey, £14.95, Purlescence

Sterling si I ver 'Triangle' pin, £17.50, The Knitting Goddess

Pewter and wood pin by Perl ' Grey, £14.95, Purlescence

Mother-of-pearl Tivoli shawl pin, £8.95 Scandinavian Knitting Design

"Blue and white are great colours for freshening up a gloomy room." Kirstie

8 v^iwj?^ Knitting October 2009

MAIN IMAGE Monty Chair, £499; Padstow Union Jack Cushion, £16; Padstow Hearts Pitcher Jug, £10; Spirit Rug, £59, all BHS

Beside the seaside

Even landlubbers love the ocean - and the beach is still stunning in autumn. An easy way to bring a seaside fee! into your home is to opt forwooden floorboards. Whitewash them for a 'fisherman's cottage' look or varnish them to keep It shipshape.

With limited space both ships and cottages have to be kept tidy, so use trunks, whitewashed dressers and sturdy chests of drawers to clearyour clutter. Shells and glass fishing floats make pretty ornaments, and blue-and-white china or pottery with a nautical theme will complete the look.

Take inspiration from traditional fishermen's jerseys and knit cushion covers and throws in guernsey stitches, or use cotton and open stitches to give the impression of fishing ropesand " , n

The pattern for this fish tablecloth weight was in Simply Knitting 44 and Anchor Style Intermezzo: Summer Living.

INSETS 1. Bronze medium porthole mirror, £99, Nautical Living 2. Indigo Knits is packed with patterns in seaside blue and white, including a beautiful throw J. Seaside teapot, £14.99, The Contemporary Home.

Yeoman 4 ply mercerised cotton and dk acrylic offers

Cannele; mercerised carded cotton ¿ply in 56 superb colours, a famous yarn that has become a reliable classic. Available on cones of 250gr per colour, ra a special price on 9.50 per cone. Knits to any ¿ply pattern.

McAree Brothers

DK Cotton; Our soft DK cotton ß a special crunch' price. 450gr 19 €9.99 incl p+p instead of £12. White - cream - sugar - lilac - black -tango/orange - denim - lime - turq. Call or e-mail to order or for colour card.

Always in stock, by mail order! Can be viewed on our website.

Yeomans Yarns, Fleckney, Leics LE18 8UD. www.yeoman-yarns.co.uk tel 01162604464. e-mail salesiayeomanyarns.co.uk Catalogues; handknit 13 £4.50. machineknlt ß £5.95 pk. both £8.50. New Mondial a/w 08/09 handkit pattern book 13 £5.99 Alt our prices include postage ... so no hidden extras.

... a huge range of hand and m/r knit wools catalogues available.

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A range of .Acrylic Needles = lnterrlinogKjilsIeit, Straights, Double Pointed & brodlet Moolis

Symfonie Wood, Nova Meta! & Spectra Acrylic needles

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