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Never count the slip knot or the loop 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...

By Suzanne Kirkland

This stunning stocking is a gift in itself, but fill it with presents to really spoil someone you love. Damson (030), 2x 50g l25m balls Dahlia (042), lx 50g 125m ball A set of five 4mm double pointed needles A4mm short circular needle Stitch markers Yarn used knits as DK to this tension 22 sts and 28 rows to measure 4x4in (10x10cm) over stocking stitch using 4mm needles. You don't have to stick with traditional red and green every Christmas. Rich, non-primary shades I ike tea I, fuchsia and...

Flap And Body Of The

Next and every foil row nc in 1st st, K18, k2tog, K Rep this row until work, measures a pprox 23in (58cm), measured along central rib. Cast off. Fold knitted bag Into shape and sew side seams. Darn in all loose ends. Make a plait using 12 strands of yarn, cut slightly longer than required length. Sew ends of plait securely Inside bagalongslde seams. Tie the flap endstogether In a double knot. Sirdar Big Softie Yarn A Marsh ma I low (332) Yarn B Cupcake(334 2 x 50g 45m balls of each Cast on 16...

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Please reserve deliver* a copy of Simply Knitting on a regular basis, commencing with the next issue, for We asked visitors to the Knitting & Stitching Show to show us their purchases - here's what's hot Bridget Baker bought some Jamieson's Ultra, which is a lovely, light blend of Shetland wool and lambswool for lace knitting. She also got a beautiful scarf kit using rare breed Wensleydaleyarn and a spool knave. What's a spool knave It's a pretty thing for holding a reel of sewingthread...

How To Threeneedle Cast

Join two pieces of knitting without doing any sewing Place knitted pieces together with the right or wrong sides facing. Insert the third needle through the first stitch on both needles as shown. Place knitted pieces together with the right or wrong sides facing. Insert the third needle through the first stitch on both needles as shown. next stitches to give you 2 stitches on the right-hand needle. next stitches to give you 2 stitches on the right-hand needle. Knit these 2 stitches together,...

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Discover the UK's biggest choice for Arts amp Crafts all under one roof visit hobbycraft.co.uk or cad 0800 027 2387 Open seven days with late opening and easy parking Patons'new boofc One Ball Wonders PBN0000-03750 is packed with great gift knits. Don't knit a gift that will spend its days in the back of a wardrobe - knit a trendy hat, scarf and glove set There are three main hat styles in the shops this winter chullo-type hats, with earflaps and long ties, beanies and berets knitted from...

Front Neck Shaping

Next row RS Patt across 33 35 40 41 Possum is an unusual fibre, but beautifully light to work with. ther colours, choose ones that contrast strongly, otherwise the Fair Isle section will lose impact. 54 56 61 66 68 70 72 77 stSon a Spare needle and work each side separately. Dec 1 st at neck edge, keeping patt correct Then dec at neck edge on everyfoll WS row until 23 25 25 28 27 30 30 34 sts rem, Continpattasset until the front matches to the back shoulders. Cast off. With RSfacing slip centre...

Essential Guide

The only guideyou'll need to the basics , 82 Contacts Details of the firms mentioned in this issue . 91 Simpfy Fun Prize crossword, new prize sudoku and your monthly knitting horoscope 94 12 speedy patterns, including mittens, a Christmas pud tea cosy and a Santa hat for baby. Miriam McDonald brings you the latest in knitting news, gossip and products. Have you knitted your mini Pudsey bear yet You've stiff got time to moke your beor By the time this issue's on sale, there'll only be about two...

Unleash The Designer Within

A Premium Palptte of 1000 b Australian Merino First Cross DK Yarn Available In Brilliant Colours So Soft Yoi i can Wenr 1- on Your FiUin Mudiinc Washable ut 30C The tough wooden star of the much-loved Christmas ballet, The Nutcracker'takes on a softer form Findmore magazines ac www MagazinesDownload.com Flesh Tone 963 , White 961 , Black 965 , Signal Red 977 , Emerald 916 Yarn used knits as DK to this tension 26 sts and 36 rows to measure 4x4in 10x10cm over stocking stitch using 3mm needles....

How To Thread Beads Onto Youryarn

This is the simplest way to get your beads onto your yarn. Cut a short length of strong sewing cotton and thread it through a sewing needle. Tie the thread into a loop and put the end of your yarn though this loop. Cut a short length of strong sewing cotton and thread it through a sewing needle. Tie the thread into a loop and put the end of your yarn though this loop. Now thread the beads onto the needle, down the sewing cotton and onto your yarn. The pattern will tell you how many to thread...

At The Same Time

When the work measures 17 17 18 18 in, 44 44 46 46 cm from the beg, ending on a WS Cont front slope shaping as written. Cast off 5 sts at the beg of this row. 1st dec row K3, p2tog, patt to end of row. 2nd dec row Patt to last 5 sts, k2tog, P3. Row 2 K3, P4, Kl, P3, Kl repfrom to last 4 sts, P4. Cont in rib until the work measures 13 13 13 13 in, 34 34 35 35 cmfrom beg,ending on a WS row. Row 31 As Row 33 As Row 35 As Row 37 As Row 39 As Row 41 As Row 43 As Row 45 As Row 46 As row 9. row 11....

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Pick Up Stitches On A Castoff Edge

You'll use this technique when you knit the neckband Dec 1 st at each end of every row until 57 57 73 73 75 75 79 79 sts rem then dec at each end of every foil WS row until 53 53 59 59 35 35 41 41 sts rem. Dec 1 st at each end of next 5 5 2 2 - - - - foil 4th rows until 43 43 55 55 - - - sts rem, then on everyfoll alt row until 27 27 39 39 - sts rem. Dec 1st at each end of every foil row until 23 23 25 25 27 27 29 29 sts rem. Cast off. 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 in 41 43 46.5 49 50 53 54.5 58 cm...

Joy

After all the hard work towards Christmas is done, reward yourself by knitting this beautiful cardigan. hoppingforfood,shoppingfor you could try using a scarf ring to fasten the gifts, wrapping presents, visiting ties instead of tying them into a bow, or distant friends and relations, having alternatively, why not knit a small ioopthat others as house guests, cooking you can pull the ties through to fasten your Christmas dinner and many more meals cardigan instead besides ,,. Sometimes you...

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Knitting All Over

Though plenty of people were there to enjoy the eclipse. Didyou buy any yarn while you were in China Of course, silk originated in China, but nowadaysa lot of the world's yarn is spun therefrom all sorts of fibres, and I've heard that there are some lovely yarn shops in Shanghai-although, oddly, silkyarnscan be very hard to find. Debara What a way to end the trip of a lifetime, even if it did stop you readingfora few minutes Garter stitch isdefinitely the easiest thing to manage in the dark ....

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How To Make A Bigger Buttonhole

When you've got big buttons, you need a large buttonhole. Knit the required sts, then cast off the amount stated. Knit as normal to the end. If you're knittings sock or glove and are worried you won't have enough yarn, weigh out half the ballon your kitchen scales. You don't have to cut it-just mark the halfway point by tying on another scrap of yarn. The socks are an aqua colour, not bright blue. The socks are an aqua colour, not bright blue. still AS DAIR. 15 ye s of natural dyeing expertise...

How To Knitanicord

Use two dpns and this method to make a knitted tube for the hanging loop Cast on 6 stitches as normal. Now knit the stitches. Cast on 6 stitches as normal. Now knit the stitches. Instead of turningyour work, slide the stitches to the other end of the needle. Instead of turningyour work, slide the stitches to the other end of the needle. Now knit the stitches again, pulling the yarn tightly on the first stitch. Repeat steps 2 and 3 and you will knit a tube. Now knit the stitches again, pulling...

What Is A Nil Stitch In Knitting

Thumb Method Knitting

Discover the basics of knitting here, and turn over to find out more about crochet. Our aim here at Simply Knitting is to get you knitting and crocheting. Whether you re newto needles andyam,orwantto rekindle the passion you once had forthe hobby, we ve got all the basics right here. Over the next four pages we ll take you from cast on to knit and purl, and from chain to treble. If you need more help, see overleaffor how to contact us for more extensive guides to knitting and crochet. All you...