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With the credit crunch I was looking in my stash of wool for ideas of what to make for Christmas presents. While goingthrough my patterns I found an old one from my mother-in-law. These little boleros are ideal for my granddaughter and othersmall children in the family the only take lOOgofwooi, which I had plenty of, which madeforavery cheap, fashionable Christmas present. The were all chuffed to bits with their new cardies and my purse hadn't even opened because I had my mother's old hoard of...

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Knitting Yarns And Patterns

A full range of yarn, all sourced from the UK, along with the beginnings of our pattern library are available from the shoo, www.BlackcrDestgi) co, uk. Till is the name for the Natural Fibre CompanAwm-label products ail of which are spun at our specialist mill ill Cornwall. Most yarrr> re in natural colours and come in Double Knitting weight. Many are also in 4-Ply while some come in Light Aran, Aran or Chunky. Please contact us with queries or if you want something from our specialist dye...

Shoulder Shaping

Continue to work in stocking stitch. (RS) Cast off 8 9 10 11 12) sts and usingyarn B at the beginning of the next 6 rows. Slip rem 62 stsonto stitch holder for back neck. Work asfor back until row 60 of Fair Isle panel has been completed then, with right side facing and continuing in pattern to match back Work 33 (36 39 42 45) sts, slip centre 44 stsonto Stitch holder and continue in pattern on remaining 33 (36 39 42 A r> ) sts asfollows Decrease 1st on neckedgeon every row to 27 (30 33 36...

The Green Light

There are floor and table lamps and even portable models in the Daylight range. There are floor and table lamps and even portable models in the Daylight range. If you're concerned about eye strain,you need to check that you're knitting in strong enough light-our eyes'ability to see light diminishes as we age, so older knitters may need extra lighting-and that the Eight is close to daylight. Not only will that help reduce eyestrain, the more natural colour of the light will show the true colours...

Shape Shoulders

Cast off 11 (12 13 14 15 16 17) StS at beg of next 6 rows, then 12 (12 12 13 13 14 14) sts at begoffoll2rows. Cast off rem 31 (33 35 35 37 37 39) StS. Cast on 52 (56 60 64 64 68 72) sts using 37 mm needles. Work 12 rows in rib as on back, inc 3 (3 3 3 7 7 7) sts evenly on last row. 55(59 63 67 71 75 79) sts Change to4mm needles and, beg K row, work in stst until front measures 17ln (43cm), ending after a K row * Next row P13 (15 17 19 21 25 25), ml, P4. ml, PI 5 (17 19 19 21 21 23), ml, P4, ml,...

How To Add A Button

Here's our professional guide to adding buttons to your knitting. Using matching yarn, weave it in on the wrong side to secure it. Bring the needle out at the place you want to position the button, slip the button on to the needle and pull the yarn though. Using matching yarn, weave it in on the wrong side to secure it. Bring the needle out at the place you want to position the button, slip the button on to the needle and pull the yarn though. Take the yarn back through the button, pulling...

Neck And Shoulders

Next row K33 (34 37) and place these stson a stitch holder complete the 2 sides separately from this point. Cast off the next 9 (13 15) sts for the neck and knit to end. Workl row straight. Next row Cast off 3 sts (neck edge), knit to end. Next row Cast off 2 sts, knit to end. Next row Cast off 6 (6 7) sts (shoulder edge), purl With WS facing, pick up the stsfrom the holder and com plete the other side, reversingthe Cast on 53 (55 57) sts using 3mm needles and yarn C,and work in striped lx...

Chin Strap Andtie

(make 2 pieces) Cast on 20 sts with Minty. Cast off. Starting at gathered edge of lining, join side edges of basket. With seam at centre back and folding basket lining along knitted fold line, fit on head and sew in place by working backstitch over every stitch along base edge. Also catch gathered centre point of lining to top of head. Oversew side edges of handle together to form a cord, then sew ends to folded top edge on each side of basket Join ends of edging piece to form a band, then fit...

Channel Islands

SM Wools 56 -58 Central Market St Helier, Jersey JE2 4WL 01534 737676 For more advertising opportunities please call James Cady on 01225 442244 x2386 Find more magazines at www.magazinesdownload.com This pattern is one of 30 bright, modern designs for boys and girls from Bergere de France's book Tricot Krd 149. Call 01606 883149for more information or to find a stockist. Berge re de France, Tweedine and Ideal A pair of 3mm needles A pair of 3'Amm needles For where to buy, see page 91 Yarn used...

Bergere De France

Yarn A Herbe (237.381) Yarn BAIouette (222.701) Ideal 50g 125m Yarn C Citronnier (230.401) There's no escaping the'dinosaur phase' with small boys (or some small girls), so share in their fun by knitting them this bold dinosaur jumper from Bergerede France, The marled Tweedineyarn usedforthe background really setsoffthe acid-green reptile. Tweedine is a good yarn for children's knits because it's a mix of acrylic and wool, so easy to wash, saysChristelle Louvet of Bergere de France. If you've...

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On Sale Wednesday March

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Knitters Checker

Not just a needle gauge not simply a ruler for measuringyour knitting not merely a way of keepingyour place in your pattern. No, this handythree-in-onetool doesall of those things The holes are gauged forfine needles, so when you're trying to work out what size your double-pointed needles are you'll be able to check them quickly and easily. If you have a large number of similar-looking wooden or bamboo ones,this isjust what you need. The checker fits neatly overyour pattern, and you can slide...

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On A Cast Off Edge

Below is a brief explanation of how to pick up stitches. With the right side facing you, hold your piece of knitting in your left hand, insert the point of the needle through the first loop of the cast on stitch, wrap the yarn around the needle and pull the yarn through, just like a knit stitch. With the right side facing you, hold your piece of knitting in your left hand, insert the point of the needle through the first loop of the cast on stitch, wrap the yarn around the needle and pull the...

Work Basket Pattern

Row 2 K2, PI, K3 to end Row 3 Knit. Row 4 PI. Kl, K2, PI, Kl to end. Row 5 PI, Kl, P3,Kl toend. Row 6 Purl. 1st dec row Kl, K2tog to end, 20 sts 2nd dec row K2tog toend. 10 sts Breakyarn, leaving a longend. Thread through sts on needle, draw up tightly and fasten off. Cast on 2 sts with Oatmeal and g st 60 rows. Cast on 3 sts with Oatmeal and gst 40 rows.

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For All Sizes

Cont without shaping until left front measures 21 22 23 25 26 27'. lt in, 54 56 60 64 68 70 cm, ending with a WS row. Place marker 754 854 9 9 10 105i in, 19 21 23 25 27 27 cm down from shoulder shaping. When casting off do not include inc sts in patt panel . Next row Cast off 21 24 27 28 31 33 sts in patt, patt to end. 55 58 62 66 70 73 sts Next row Patt Next row Cast off 22 25 27 29 31 34 sts in patt, ribtoend. 33 33 35 37 39 39 sts NextrowRibtoend. Next row Rib 30 30 32 34 36 36 , wrap 1,...

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High Street Newcastle Staffs

I rarely knit anything for myself as I don't have thetime, but I did do some baby pull-ups for my first grandson just before Christmas. For Simply Knitting I design around 6-12 of these a year, I use plastic stacking boxes with wheels in an effort totryand be tidy and organised. However, being a designer means there is always yarn all over the floor SEVERAL MAGAZINES, INCLUDING SIMPLY KNITTING - 7U RN TO PAGE 61 TO SEE HER SMASHING MAN'S JACKET -AND HAS ALSO HAD A RANGE OF PATTERNS PUBLISHED BY...

Start A Knitting Club

Si am planning to startthe Kintbury Knitters group, hereareseveral ladies w h o ex pressed i nterest. Any suggestions would help as I have lots of enthusiasm and passion for knitting but no experience in makingthe activityfun. Sigita via email Startinga knitting group can be scary but it's well worth the effort. Asyou have people already interested in meeting up, you're ahead ofthe game. The three essential things are AVENUE-you'll need a place to meet, typically a local cafeor pub. Make sure...

Binders

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Knitting Korner

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Shape Rib Collar And Neck

Next row Kl, PI 8 times, ml inside edge of rib collar , k2tog neck edge , patt to end. Next row Patt to last 17 sts, rib to end. Next row Patt to last 18 sts, rib to end Work 14 10 14 12 12 12 rows inc 1 st at inside edge of rib collar as before in next and every foil alt row AT SAME TIME dec 1 st at neck edge as before in 7th 7th 7th 5th 5th 5th row, working inc sts in rib. 71 76 83 88 93 98 sts Work 29 37 37 49 16 16 rows inc 1 st at inside edge of rib collar as before in next and every foil...

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An emporium of knitting yarns, patterns, books and accessories. Large selection of quilting and home d cor fabrics plus needlecraft section. NEW DESIGNER BUTTON COLLECTION Help and advice freely given. 33 Mitchells.Weeford Road, Sutton Coldfield B75 6NA Tel 01.21 323 3890 Open 7 days a week 10am till Spm Free and easy parking These textured stitches are super simph as they only use knit and puri stitches, so you'll be able to add patterns to all sorts of projects. The yarn used is 100 Alpaca...

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By Pat Menchini

A pair of 37 mm needles A pair of 4mm needles A pair of 4 mm needles Acable needle Eight buttons Yarn used knits as DK to this tension 22 sts and 28 rows to measure 4x4in 10x10cm overstocking stitch using 4mm needles So you can re-usethis pattern, we've colour-coded the sizing instructions. Sim ply follow our colour-coded measurements and you're off. it more casual than a suit jacket, but it more casual than a suit jacket, but h more structured than a cardigan, this knitted jacket is perfect...

Knitting All Over

Debora sa Wow, what amazing scenery, Christine. It would be worth gettingsoaked to get a look at the Falls though 1 hope your knitting didn t get too soggy if you had it with you although at least it would dry quickly in such warm surroundings . I hope you enjoy knitting in many more amazing locations. We d love to see more pictures of you with Simply Knitting or even just your knitting in foreign lands. Don t forget, the sender of every letter will receive a brilliant mini knitting kit from...