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issue will give you some great ideas for the colder months. 
There are knitting patterns for the whole family from 
babies to kids to the grown ups. 

You may want to try our cover piece created by 
Biggan Dups of Biggan designs. Her wool and design 
ideas are some of the brightest and inspiring creations 
in Australia. Biggan’s yarn is loved by knitters all over the 
world. We have some great winter pieces so make sure 
you choose your favourites and start knitting. 

We also have all the latest trends and news in the 
world of knitting. We hope you enjoy every page. 

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Features 

8 Fashion - Trends 

Patterns 

1 2 Mondrian Striped Scarf - 

Biggan Design Pty Ltd 

1 3 Fingerless Mitts and Headband - 

Naturally Yarns 

1 4 Rib and Lace Sweater - 

The Wool Inn 

1 5 Cosy Cable Beanie - 

Knitting Yarns by Mail 

1 6 Fitted Dress Jacket - 

Naturally Yarns 

1 7 Mans Cardigan and Waistcoat - 

Naturally Yarns 

1 8 Crochet Cap with Earflaps - 

Patons 

20 Pinafore and Sweater set - 

Naturally Yarns 

24 Bias Baby Stripes Crochet 
Blanket - The Wool Inn 

25 Baby's Jumper - Panda Yarns 

27 Babies Hat and Mittens with 
striped cuff - Knitting Yarns by Mail 

28 Tabula' Chunky Jacket - 

Knitalpaca 






Regulars 

3 From the Editor 

6 News 

73 Glossary 

7 8 Book Store 

82 Next Issue 



Ribbed Beanie Hat and 
Cowl - Naturally Yarns 

Large Lace Shawl - 

Naturally Yarns 

Fitting Edge to Edge 
Jacket - Naturally Yarns 

Raglan Sweater - 

Naturally Yarns 

Felted Clutch Bag - 

Naturally Yarns 

Child's Jumper - Patons 
Cowl - Naturally Yarns 

Shell Edge Jacket - 

Naturally Yarns 

Winterland set - 

Biggan Design Pty Ltd 

Centre Cable Rib Sweater 

- Naturally Yarns 

Instructions 




Knitting snippets from around the globe 




Knitting clubs, knitting cruises, shows, fairs and fetes are all on the 'news snippets' 
menu this edition. So make a 'cuppa', sit down and enjoy! 

By Susan Cordes 



What is a 
knitting club? 

Knitting clubs around the globe 
operate in different ways - some 
clubs knit for charity, some are 
social groups that ‘knit and natter’, 
whilst others are more commercial 
and offer top knitwear designs 
on a monthly basis with kits that 
include all the materials you need 
to complete the mystery project. 
For a great listing of knitting clubs 
go to:- http://stitchnbitch.org/ 
Australia/index.html 
Other interesting websites to 
check out 

www.thewoolshopleeds.co.uk 

www.knitting4fun.com 

www.ravelry.com 



Knitting 

Communities 

Take a look at www.ravelry.com 
for contact with some wonderful 
people in the knitting world. 

You can exchange experiences, 
organise and find new projects 
and much more! Signing up to 
this website is easy - just register 
as a new user and create your 
username and password - then 
you can enter the groups such 
as “Friends of Katia” and start 
interacting with like-minded people 
from around the world. Another 
one to explore is ‘knitpicks’. 
http://community.knitpicks.com/ 




Knitting Cruises 

If you are into cruising, take a 
look at the knitting cruise on 
offer with craft cruises. Craft yarn 
council certified teacher Gwen 
Bortner will be your tutor on this 
exciting Alaskan cruise. There is 
time for learning, exploration and 



Black Sheep Wool ‘N’ Wares has a 
huge range of yarns, books, patterns 
and knitting accessories. It also 
stocks handmade garments and felted 
products. Situated in the Northern 
Tablelands in the small town of Guyra, 
north of Armadale in NSW, it is a great 
place to stop off and browse. 

Wangaratta Woollen Mills originally 
opened in 1 923, produced a wide 
range of quality yarns - and at one 
time was Australia’s largest mainland 
mill. Over the years many changes 
took place, which enabled the merger 
of the Wangaratta Woollen Mills with 
Cleckheaton and Panda Yarns. This 
progressive conglomerate soon 



meeting other knitters and takes 
place in July. 

Check it out at: 
http://www.craftcruises.com or 
http://themecruisefinder.com/ 
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acquired Yarra Falls, Patons Australia 
and Shepherd of New Zealand. Now 
called ACS - Australian Country 
Spinners it covers the main yarns 
available in Australia, www.auspinners. 
com.au 





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Australasian Shows 
& Workshops 

21st - 25th May 2014, Australia Perth Craft & Quilt 
Fair Convention & Exhibition Centre, 

21 Mounts Bay Road, Perth, Western http://www.craftfair. 
com.au/wp/Perth 

5th June 2014, Moreton Bay Regional Arts Festival 

Moreton Bay, Strathpine, QLD 

freeform techniques for knit & crochet shawls and wraps. 

www.moretonbayregionalartsfestival.org.au 

10th June 2014, Moreton Bay Regional Arts Festival 

Moreton Bay, Strathpine, QLD, 

freeform crochet jewellery workshop 

www.moretonbayregionalartsfestival.org.au 

13th - 14th June 2014, Moreton Bay 

Regional Arts Festival Dayboro, QLD 2-day freeform 

knit and crochet workshop 

www.moretonbayregionalartsfestival.org.au 

20th - 23rd June 2014 Alice Springs Beanie Festival 

Witchetty’s Alice Springs, NT, Australia 

26th - 29th June 2014 Melbourne Craft & 

Quilt Fair Convention & Exhibition Centre, 

South Wharf, Melbourne, Vic 
http://www.craftfair.com.au/wp/Melbourne 



International Shows 

6th - 7th June 2014 Maine Fibre Frolic 

Windsor Fairgrounds, Windsor, ME USA 

7th June 2014 Hoosier Hills Fibre Festival, Johnson 

County Fairgrounds, Franklin, USA 

6th - 8th June 2014 Yellow Rose Fibre Producers Fiesta 

Seguin-Guadalupe County Coliseum, Seguin, TX USA 

7th - 8th June 2014 Flagstaff Fibre & Wool Festival, 

Pioneer Museum, Flagstaff, AZ USA 

7th - 8th June 2014 Estes Park Wool Market, 

Fairgrounds at Stanley Park, Estes Park, CO USA 

16th - 20th June 2014 Sheep Is Life Celebration, Rodeo 

Arena, Dine College, Tsaile, AZ, Navajo Nation USA 

23rd - 27th June 2014 Canada Fibre Week 

Olds College, Olds, Alberta, 

8th - 9th June 2014 Central New York Fibre Artists & 
Producers Annual Showcase: From Animals to Art 

Butternut Hill Campground, Bouckville, NY USA 1 5th June 
2014 Elton Community Centre, Forrest, Manitoba, Canada 
Blue Hills Fibre Festival 

1 5th - 22nd June 2014 The Dunloe, Killarney, County 
Kerry, Ireland Knitting Retreat in Ireland 
20th - 22nd June 2014 Fibre & Folk Art Fair 
Lake County Fairgrounds, Grayslake, IL USA Midwest 
20th - 22nd June 2014 Pleasant Mountain Fibre 
Arts Workshops Brownfield Community Center, Brownfield, 
ME USA 

21st - 28th June 2014 Iceland Hiking and Knitting with 
the Elves 



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With winter well on its way, trends change to meet the new seasons demands, in colour, design, 
style and of course material. This colder season sees specialty yarns top of the list made from 
mohair, merino sheep, yak and even corn! Whilst chunky yarns that knit up fast and are nice and 
warm are in the fore, along with arm knitting, small loom knitting and one-skein projects. 




Trends for the man in your life 

Fluffy knitted jumpers for the blokes - 
Givenchy shows them off with slouchy 
trousers, whilst Paul Smith is rocking 
and rolling teaming jumpers up with 
leather trousers. Louis Vuitton is into 
stripes this season - so a good mix 
to take your fancy! Shapes for men 
include round-neck knits, pie-crust 
necklines, fair-isle knitted waistcoats 
and tank tops, zipped cardigans and 
believe it or not - twinsets! 

Colours to work with 

Colours this season are varied and 
include:- 

• Pinks 

• Whites 

• Blues - imperial blue to royal blue 
and inky blue 

• Emerald - to sky tones 

• Grey 

• Tan 

• Greens 

However the bottom line is - go 
with what suits you or the person 
you are knitting for. I for one, feel 
autumn and winter colours should 
be bright and bold to cheer up the 
grey sky! Every season sees yarn 
manufacturers create more complex 
yarns that are twisted and dyed and 
include mixed and sometimes unusual 



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combinations of fibres and synthetics. 
Winter 201 4 showcases wool and 
in particular Merino wool offering 
substantial knitwear that is warm and 
fashionable. Novelty yarns are still 
around albeit that they are now made 
from a wide range of fibres that create 
so many different effects and colour 
combinations. 

General Trends 

General trends this season highlight 
knitted waistcoats, large wool scarves 
alongside patterned knits in classic, 
chic and casual styles. Thick ribbed 
sweaters and blanket-like ponchos, 
knitted midi length skirts and long 
sweaters. 

‘Make It Yourself 

More and more people are yearning to 
create their own items, whether it be 
food or fashion items, home-wares or 
accessories. Check out Pinterest to 
join this wonderful crafting community 
and get some inspiration to design 
and make your own knitwear or 
accessories. You don’t need to be an 
advanced crafter or knitter. Perhaps 
you already have a pattern that you 
can modify and make your own or just 
want to add something simple such as 
an embellishment to create your own 
unique item, https://www.pinterest.com 

‘Big is Best!’ 

2014 sees ‘big’ knitting - supersized 
knitting needles and crochet hooks 
used to create chunky, oversized 




The Wool Lab (http://www.woolmark.com) suggests seven themes for Autumn and Winter:- 



The Club 


Inspired by the sophisticated elegance of London Clubs with a leaning towards the 1 900’s style 


Highlands 


Shetland and Donegal knits 


Simple Chic 


This is all about simplicity - yarns are 100% wool or wool and silk. Crepe and boucle are also 
around 


Fairy Tale 


100% wool dominates again assisted by boucle, chain yarns and printed yarns 


Street Market 


You guessed it! Wool again although this time mixed with mohair, alpaca or cotton. Featuring a 
‘handmade’ look 


Cinque Ports 


Thick yarns made of 100% wool or wool and linen/cotton mix 


Xtreme knitwear 


Wool of course dominates - paired with slubby type yarns and chain yarns 



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• Merino wool provides stability, 
resilience, softness and luxury to 
the tailoring industry The fibre has 
long been a favourite of designers, 
but younger consumers, born in 
an era of ‘ disposable ’ fashion 
know too little about the natural 
benefits. Wool is a 100% natural 
and renewable fibre. Sheep live 
on grass, water, fresh air and 
sunshine. Wool is a fibre that is 
grown - not manmade. Every 
year sheep produce a new fleece; 
making wool a renewable fibre 
source. (Ref: 

• The Woolmark Company is the 
world’s best-known textile fibre 
brand, established in 1964. 

The Woolmark brand owned by 
Australian Wool Innovation. (AWI) 
is a not-for-profit company owned 
by over 27,000 wool growers. 
AWI’s vision is to be a significant 
contributor to a vibrant, stable 
and profitable wool industry 
providing the world with the best 
natural fibre. The company works 
throughout the global supply chain 
- from woolgrowers through to 
retailers. The Company mission 

is to enhance the profitability, 
international competitiveness and 
sustainability of the Australian wool 
industry; and increase demand and 
market access for Australian wool. 

(Ref: http://www.woolmork.com) 

• Pinterest is a visual discovery tool 
that people use to collect ideas 
for their different projects and 
interests. People create and share 
collections (called “boards”) of 
visual bookmarks (called “Pins”) 
that they use to do things like 
plan trips and projects, organize 
events or save articles and recipes. 
The site was founded by Ben 
Silbermann, Paul Sciarra and Evan 
Sharp. It is managed by Cold Brew 
Labs and funded by a small group 
of entrepreneurs and investors. 

(Ref: Wikipedia) 




stitches. Check out http://www. 
woollythinking.org.uk/ for some 
supersized handmade knitting needles. 
Arm knitting and the use of ‘Speed 
Stix’ type knitting needles. Yarn is 
thick and quick to knit up. Take a look 
at Lion Brand’s offerings (http://www. 
lionbrand.com) for some wonderful 
yarns to work with such as ‘Wool Ease 
Thick & Quick’ and ‘Homespun Thick 
& Quick’. Knitting with thick needles 
isn’t for everyone and it does take 
practice to achieve a good result and 
feel comfortable using this type of 
knitting needle. If you want to know 
more about knitting with big needles 
take a look at Amazon - ‘Knitting with 
Giant Needles’ by Hanna Charlotte 
Erhorn or ‘Fast Knits: Fat Needles’ 
by Sally Harding also available on 
Amazon, (www.amazon.com or www. 
amazon.co.uk) 



Baby Knit Fashions 

Many traditionalists still knit in pale pink 
for girls and pale blue for boys, some 
venture into pale green or aqua, however 
colours for babies have now met fashion 
trends with the result that blankets are 
knitted in bright, bold colours and babies 
sweaters and matinee jackets are not 
just knitted in white or lemon, blue or 
pink - but a host of colours from the 
myriad of baby soft yarns now available. 
Check out this amazing organisation: 
http://theaustralianoutbackbabyproject. 
weebly.com/. 

According to their website: The 
Project is made up of many wonderful 
volunteers from mostly Australia and 
some from around the world. We knit, 
sew and quilt; felt and or crochet 
clothes and items for donation to 
hospitals, Outreach clinics and remote 
midwives in Outback Australia and 




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rural New South Wales. Also ‘Careflight’ NSW and NT, 
so that they can donate the gift sets to grieving families 
of stillborn and miscarried babies and give comfort 
to preemie babies whilst in hospital and their flight to 
hospital.’.... 

Finally, if you would like to knit for charity take a look 
at these websites that are always needing new members 
and avid knitters; whether you are a beginner or at an 
advanced level it doesn’t matter:- 

• https://au.groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/ 
knit4charities/info 

• http://www.knittersguildnsw.org.au/charity 

• http://knit4charities.webs.com/ 

• http://www.artsandcraftsnsw.com.au/Wrap.htm 

Knitting for charity, is not only a satisfying way to do 

‘your bit’, but also helps knit up those little odd balls of 
wool floating around your stash that you are not sure what 
to do with! If you attend a knitting charity event you get 
to meet other knitters - a lovely social way to knit. So 
have a go - even a knitted square or few helps! ■ 



Trivia 

• Pure American Naturals, an Amish group in the USA, 
has 230 mohair goats that are humanely treated, 
and spins yarns that are sustainable. The fibre is 
lightweight, shrink-resistant and lustrous; wicks 
moisture; resists odours; and is warm in winter and 
cool in summer. The company has been selling mohair 
yarns through a small network of knitters and is now 
looking to include weaving customers. (Ref: spin expo) 




• Luxuriously soft and versatile. 

• Stylish, elegant and light. 

•Your imagination can be your springboard. 

• New Stockist enquiries welcome. 



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YARN 

• 1 ball 50gm Patons Dreamtime 4ply 
main colour (M) in Navy - 0205 

• 1 ball 50gm Patons Dreamtime 4ply 
contrast 1 colour (Cl) in seafoam - 
3892 

• 1 ball 50gm Patons Dreamtime 4ply 
contrast 2 colour (C2)in natural - 
2949 

NEEDLES AND TOOLS 

• 3.00mm crochet hook 

• Wool sewing needle 

MEASUREMENTS 

Size: 0-3, 6, 9- 1 2mths 
To fit head: 40, 45, 50cm 

SPECIAL ABBREVIATION 

Dec - * yoh and draw up an Ip in next 
st, yoh and draw through first 2 Ips on 
hook, rep from * once more, yoh and 
draw through all 3 Ips on hook. 

TENSION 

23tr by 12 rows over treble fabric, on 
3.00mm hook to 10cm. 

WORKING PATTERN 
CAP 

Using 3.00mm hook and M, make 5ch 
and join with a si st in first ch to form 
a ring. 

Round 1: 3ch (counts as 1 tr 
throughout), 1 7tr in ring, si st in 3rd 
ch at beg. 

Round 2: 3ch, 1 tr in same st as si st, 
2tr in each tr to end, si st in 3rd ch at 
beg. 36tr. 

Round 3: 3ch, 1 tr in each of next 4tr, 

• 2tr in next tr, 1 tr in each of next 5tr, 
rep from * to last tr, 2tr in last tr, si st 
in 3rd ch at beg. 42tr. 

Round 4: 3ch, 1 tr in each of next 5tr, 

• 2tr in next tr, 1 tr in each of next 6tr, 
rep from * to last tr, 2tr in last tr, si st 
in 3rd ch at beg. 48tr. 

Round 5: 3ch, 1 tr in each of next 6tr, 



* 2tr in next tr, 1 tr in each of next 7tr, 
rep from * to last tr, 2tr in last tr, si st 
in 3rd ch at beg. 54tr. 

Cont inc in this manner (working 1 
extra tr between inc in each round) 
until there are 84 (96, 108) tr. 

Work 0(1,3) rounds without 
shaping. 

Beg Patt 

Note - When changing colour, use 
new colour to work final Ip of last st 
in old colour. Always carry colour not 
in use loosely across on wrong side 
of work. 

Round 1: Using M, 3ch, 1 tr in same 
st as si st, using Cl Dec, * using M 
2tr in next st, using Cl Dec, rep from 

* to end, using M, si st in 3rd ch at 
beg. 

Round 2: Using M, 1 ch, Idc in same 
st as si st, 1 dc in each st to end, si st 
in first dc. 

Round 3: Using M, 3ch, 1 tr in same st 
as si st, using C2 Dec, * using M 2tr in 
next st, using C2 Dec, rep from * to end, 
using M, si st in 3rd ch at beg. 

Round 4: As 2nd round. 

Rep 3rd and 4th rounds once, then 
1st and 2nd rounds once. 

Round 9: 3ch, 1 tr in each dc to end, 
si st in 3rd ch at beg. 

Fasten off. 

Beg First Earflap 

Miss first 10 (11, 12) sts of round 
and join M with a si st in next tr. 

Row 1 : (Idc, 1 ch) in same st as si 
st, 1 tr in each of next 12 (14, 16) tr, 
turn. 

Row 2: (Idc, Ich) in first tr, Dec, 1 tr 
in each st to last 3 sts, Dec, 1 tr in 
turning ch. 11 (1 3, 1 5) sts. 

Row 3: (Idc, Ich) in first tr, 1 tr in 
each st to end. 

Rep last 2 rows 1 (2, 3) times, then 
2nd row once. 7 sts. 

Fasten off. 



Beg Peak 

Returning to sts of final round of Cap, 
miss next 2tr, join M with a si st in 
next tr. 

Row 1: (Idc, Ich) in same st as si 
st, 1 tr in each of next 33 (39, 45) tr, 
turn. 

Row 2: (Idc, Ich) in first tr, Dec, 1 tr 
in each st to last 3 sts, Dec, 1 tr in 
turning ch. 32 (38, 44) sts. 

Rep 2nd row once. 30 (36, 42) sts. 
Fasten off. 

Beg Second Earflap 

Returning to sts of final round of Cap, 
miss next 2tr, join M with a si st in 
next tr. 

Row 1 : (Idc, Ich) in same st as si st, 

1 tr in each of next 12 (14, 1 6) tr, turn. 
Row 2: (Idc, Ich) in first tr, Dec, 1 tr 
in each st to last 3 sts, Dec, 1 tr in 
turning ch. 11 (1 3, 1 5) sts. 

Row 3: (Idc, Ich) in first tr, 1 tr in 
each st to end. 

Rep last 2 rows 1 (2, 3) times, then 
2nd row once. 7 sts. 

Fasten off. 

STRAP (MAKE 2) 

Using 3.00mm hook and M, make a 
length of ch 20cm long. 

Row 1: Miss 3ch, 1 tr in each ch to 
end. 

Fasten off. 

MAKING UP 

Do not press. With right side facing, 
using 3.00mm hook and M, work 1 
round dc evenly around lower edge 
of cap and earflaps, inc and dec as 
necessary to keep work flat and working 
8 extra dc across Peak, si st in first dc. 
Fasten off. Attach a strap to centre of 
each ear flap and tie under chin. 

Patons 

Ph: 1800 337 032 
www.patonsyarns.com.au 



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Knit a pinafore or sweater - add a matching hat to complete the set 



YARN 

Sweater with contrast Edging 

• 2, 2, 3, 4, 4 balls 50gm Peter Pan 
Merino Baby DK Main colour #3039 

• 1 ball 50gm Peter Pan Merino Baby 
DK Contrast colour #3033 

Sweater with stripes 

• 2, 2, 3, 3,4 balls 50gm Peter Pan 
Merino Baby DK Main colour # 3037 

• 1, 1, 2, 2, 2 ball 50gm Peter Pan 
Merino Baby DK Contrast colour 
# 3038 



Pinafore Dress 

• 2, 3, 4, 4, 5 balls 50gm Peter 
Pan Merino Baby DK Main colour 
#3036 

• 1 ball 50gm Peter Pan Merino 
Baby DK Contrast colour 
#3032 

Stripe Hat 

• 1 ball 50gm Peter Pan Merino Baby 
DK Main colour #3036 

• 1 ball 50gm Peter Pan Merino Baby 
DK Contrast colour #3032 



NEEDLES AND TOOLS 

4.00mm knitting needles 
3.25mm knitting needles 
3. 75mm knitting needles 

MEASUREMENTS 

To fit chest: 41, 46, 51, 56, 61cm 
Finished fit: 49, 54, 59, 64, 69cm 
Sweater length: 22, 26, 30, 34, 39cm 
Sleeve length: 12, 15, 19, 23, 27cm 
Pinafore length: 34, 40, 47, 53, 60cm 

TENSION 

24 stitches and 32 rows to 10cm over 
Stst on 4mm needles 

WORKING PATTERN 

SWEATER WITH CONTRAST EDGING 

BACK 

Using 3.75 mm needles and C, cast 
on 59 (65, 71, 77, 83) sts. 

Row 1 : WS - Knit. 

Break off C and join in M. 

Using M only, continue as follows:- 
Work in garter st for 4 rows, finishing 
on a WS row. 

Change to 4.00mm Needles. 

Starting with a Knit row, now work in 
stocking st throughout as follows:- 
**Continue straight until Back 
measures 11 (14, 17, 20, 24) cm, 
finishing on a WS row. 

Shape Armholes 

Cast off 3 sts at beg of next 2 rows. 
53 (59, 65, 71, 77) sts 
Dec 1 st at each end of next 4 rows, 
finishing on a WS row. 

Break yarn and leave remaining 45 
(51 , 57, 63, 69) sts on a st holder 
(for Yoke). 

FRONT 

Work as given for Back to start of 
armhole shaping, finishing on a 
WS row. 




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Shape Armholes and Front Neck 
Next Row: RS Cast off 3 sts, K until 
there are 1 1 sts on right needle and 
turn, leaving remaining 45 (51, 57, 

63, 69) sts on a st holder. 

Work on this set of 1 1 sts only for 
first side of neck. 

Dec 1 st at beg of next row, then at 
each end of following 4 rows, finishing 
on a WS row. 

Next Row: RS - K2tog and fasten off. 
Return to sts left on st holder, slip 
centre 31 (37, 43, 49, 55) sts onto 
another st holder (for Yoke), re-join 
yarn with right side facing, K to end. 

1 4 sts 

Cast off 3 sts at beg and dec 1 st at 
end of next row. 1 0 sts 
Dec 1 st at each end of next 4 rows, 
finishing on a wrong side row. 

Next Row: RS - K2tog and fasten off. 
SLEEVES (BOTH ALIKE) 

Using 3.25 mm needles and C, cast 
on 30 (32, 34, 36, 38) sts. 

Row 1 : WS Knit. 

Break off C and join in M. 

Using M only, continue as follows:- 
Work in garter st for 4 rows, finishing 
on a WS row. 

Change to 4.00mm needles. 

Starting with a Knit row, now work in 
stocking st throughout as follows:- 
Inc 1 st at each end of next (next, 
next, next, 3rd) and 10 (7, 4, 0, 1 3) 
following alt (alt, alt, alt, 4th) rows, 
then on 1 (5, 9, 14, 2) following 4th 
(4th, 4th, 4th, 6th) rows. 54 (58, 62, 
66, 70) sts 

Continue straight until sleeve measures 
12 (15, 19, 23, 27) cm, finishing on 
a WS row. 

Shape Top 

Cast off 3 sts at beg of next 2 rows. 

48 (52, 56, 60, 64) sts 

Dec 1 st at each end of next 4 rows, I 




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^ Pinafore and Sweater Set continued. 



finishing on a wrong side row. 

Break yarn and leave remaining 40 
(44, 48, 52, 56) sts on a st holder 
(for Yoke). 

MAKING UP 

Sew sleeves into armholes along both 
back and right front armhole edges by 
top-sewing. 

YOKE 

With RS facing, Using 3.75mm 
needles and M, starting and ending 
at left front armhole edges, pick up 
and knit 5 sts down left side of 
front neck, K across 31 (37, 43, 49, 
55) sts on front holder, pick up and 
knit 5 sts up right side of front neck, 
then K across 40 (44, 48, 52, 56) 
sts on right sleeve holder, 45 (51, 
57, 63, 69) sts on back holder, and 
40 (44, 48, 52, 56) sts on 
left sleeve holder, turn and cast on 
5 sts 171 (191, 21 1, 231, 251) 
sts 

Working in garter st throughout, 
continue as follows:- 
Work 1 row. 

Next Row: RS - K1 , (K4, K2tog, 

K4) 17 (19, 21, 23, 25) times. 154 
(172, 190, 208, 226) sts 



Work 5 (5, 5, 7, 7) rows. 

***Next Row - K1 , (K2tog, yfwd (to 
make first buttonhole), K2, si 1 , K1 , 
psso, K3) 0 (0, 0, 1, 1) times, (K4, si 
1, K1, psso, K3) 17 (19, 20, 22, 24) 
times. 137 (153, 169, 185, 201) sts 
Work 1 (1, 1, 7, 7) rows. 

For 1st, 2nd and 3rd Sizes Only 
Work 4 (4, 6) rows. 

For All Sizes 

Next Row: K1 , (K3, K2tog, K3) 17 
(19, 21, 23, 25) times. 120 (134, 
148, 162, 176) sts 
Work 5 (5, 7, 7, 9) rows. 

Next Row: K1 , (K3, si 1 , K1 , psso, 
K2) 17 (19, 21, 23, 25) times. 103 
(1 15, 127, 139, 1 51) sts 
Work 1 (3, 1 , 1 , 1 ) rows. 

Next Row: K1 , K2tog, yfwd (to make 
2nd buttonhole), K to end. 

Work 3 (3, 5, 5, 7) rows. 

Next Row: K1 , (K2, K2tog, K2) 1 7 
(19, 21, 23, 25) times. 86 (96, 106, 
1 1 6, 1 26) sts 
Work 5 (7, 7, 9, 9) rows. 

Next Row: K1 , (K2, si 1 , K1 , psso, 

K1 ) 17 (19, 21, 23, 25) times. 69 
(77, 85, 93, 101) sts 
Work 1 row. 



Next Row: K1 , K2tog, yfwd (to make 
3rd buttonhole), K to end. 

Work 2 rows, finishing on a right side 
row. 

Cast off knitwise (on wrong side). 

MAKING UP 

Join left front armhole seam, sew 5 
cast-on sts at lower edge of yoke in 
place to pick-up row on inside. Join 
side and sleeve seams by top-sewing. 
Attach buttons to correspond with 
buttonholes. 

STRIPED SWEATER 
BACK 

Using 3.25 mm needles and M, cast 
on 59 (65, 71, 77, 83) sts. 

Noting that first row is a WS row, work 
in g st for 5 rows, finishing on a wrong 
side row. 

Change to 4.00mm needles. 

Starting with a K row, now work in st 
st throughout as follows:- 
Join in C. 

Using C, work 2 rows. 

Using M, work 2 rows. 

These 4 rows form striped st st. 
Working in striped st st throughout, 
complete as given for Back of Sweater 
with Contrast Edging from **. 

FRONT 

Work as given for Front of Sweater 
with Contrast Edging, remembering to 
work in stripes as given for Back of 
this sweater. 

SLEEVES (BOTH ALIKE) 

Using 3.25mm needles and M, cast on 
30 (32, 34, 36, 38) sts. 

Noting that first row is a wrong side 
row, work in g st for 5 rows, finishing 
on a WS row. 

Change to 4.00mm needles. 

Starting with a Knit row and 2 rows 
using C, now work in striped st st 
as given for Back throughout and 
continue as follows:- 
Inc 1 st at each end of next (next, 
next, next, 3rd) and 10 (7, 4, 0, 13) 
following alt (alt, alt, alt, 4th) rows, 
then on 1 (5, 9, 14, 2) following 4th 
(4th, 4th, 4th, 6th) rows. 54 (58, 62, 
66, 70) sts 

Continue straight until sleeve 
measures approx 12 (15, 19, 23, 

27) cm, finishing on same stripe 



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row as on Back to start of armhole 
shaping and on a WS row. 

Complete as given for sleeves of 
Sweater with Contrast Edging from 
start of sleeve top shaping. 

MAKING UP 

Sew sleeves into armholes along both 
back and right front armhole edges by 
top-sewing. 

YOKE 

Work as given for Yoke of Sweater 
with Contrast Edging. 

Join left front armhole seam, sew 5 
cast-on sts at lower edge of yoke in 
place to pick-up row on inside. Join 
side and sleeve seams by top-sewing. 
Attach buttons to correspond with 
buttonholes. 

PINAFORE DRESS 
BACK 

Using 3.25mm needles and M, cast on 
69 (77, 85, 95, 103) sts. 

Noting that first row is a WS row, 
work in g st for 5 rows, finishing on 
a WS row. 

Change to 4.00mm needles. 

Starting with a Knit row, now work in 
stocking st throughout as follows:- 
Dec 1 st at each end of 9th (1 3th, 

1 7th, 9th, 1 5th) and every following 
12th row until 59 (65, 71, 77, 83) 
sts remain. 

Continue straight until Back measures 
23 (28, 34, 39, 45) cm, finishing on 
a WS row. 

Complete as given for Back of 
Sweater with Contrast Edging from 
start of armhole shaping. 

FRONT 

Work as given for Back to start of 
armhole shaping, finishing on a wrong 
side row. 

Complete as given for Front of 
Sweater with Contrast Edging from 
start of armhole and front neck 
shaping. 

MAKING UP 
YOKE 

With RS facing, Using 3.75mm 
needles and M, starting and ending 
at left front armhole edges, pick up 
and knit 5 sts down left side of 



front neck, K across 31 (37, 43, 

49, 55) sts on front holder, pick up 
and knit 5 sts up right side of front 
neck, turn and cast on 40 (44, 48, 
52, 56) sts, turn and K across 45 
(51, 57, 63, 69) sts on back holder, 
turn and cast on 45 (49, 53, 57, 

61) sts. 171 (191, 211, 231, 

251) sts 

Working in g st throughout, continue 
as follows:- 
Work 1 row. 

Join in C. 

Next Row: RS Using C, K1 , (K4, 
K2tog, K4) 17 (19, 21, 23, 25) 
times. 154 (172, 190, 208, 226) 
sts 

Using C, work 1 row more. 

Using M, work 2 rows. 

Last 4 rows form striped g st. 

Keeping stripes correct throughout, 
continue as follows:- 
Work 2 (2, 2, 4, 4) rows. 

Complete as given for Yoke of Sweater 
with Contrast Edging from ***. 

Overlap ends of Yoke by 5 sts and 
sew cast-on edge of these 5 sts 
in place to pick-up row on inside. 

Join side seams by top-sewing. 

Attach buttons to correspond with 
buttonholes. 

STRIPED HAT 

Using 3.75mm needles and C, cast 
on 91 (97, 103, 109, 11 5) sts. 

Row 1 : WS - Knit. 

Join in M. 

Working in garter st, continue as 
follows:- 

Using M, work 2 rows. 

Using C, work 2 rows. 

Rept last 4 rows 4 times more, 
finishing on a WS row. 

Break off C and continue using 
M only. 

Change to 4.00mm needles. 

Starting with a Knit row, now work in 
st st throughout as follows:- 
Continue straight until Hat measures 
9 cm finishing on a WS row. 

Shape Top 
For 5th Size Only 

Row 1 : RS - (K1 7, K2tog) 

6 times, K1 . 109 sts 
Work 3 rows. 



For 4th and 5th Sizes Only 
Next Row: RS - (K1 6, K2tog) 

6 times, K1 . 103 sts 
Work 3 rows. 

For 3rd, 4th and 5th Sizes Only 
Next Row: RS - (K1 5, K2tog) 

6 times, K1 . 97 sts 
Work 3 rows. 

For 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th Sizes 
Only 

Next Row: RS - (K1 4, K2tog) 

6 times, K1 . 91 sts 
Work 3 rows. 

For All Sizes 

Next Row: RS - (K1 3, K2tog) 

6 times, K1 . 85 sts 
Work 3 rows. 

Next Row: (K1 2, K2tog) 6 times, K1 . 
79 sts 
Work 1 row. 

Next Row: (K1 1 , K2tog) 6 times, K1 . 
73 sts 

Next Row: PI , (P2tog, P10) 6 times. 
67 sts 

Next Row: (K9, K2tog) 6 times, K1 . 
61 sts 

Next Row: PI , (P2tog, P8) 6 times. 
55 sts 

Next Row: (K7, K2tog) 6 times, K1 . 
49 sts 

Next Row: PI , (P2tog, P6) 6 times. 
43 sts 

Next Row: (K5, K2tog) 6 times, K1 . 
37 sts 

Next Row: PI , (P2tog, P4) 6 times. 
31 sts 

Next Row: (K3, K2tog) 6 times, K1 . 
25 sts 

Next Row: PI, (P2tog, P2) 6 times. 

1 9 sts 

Next Row: (K1 , K2tog) 6 times, K1 . 

1 3 sts 

Break yarn and thread through 
remaining 1 3 sts. Pull up tight and 
fasten off securely. 

MAKING UP 

Sew back seam by top-sewing 

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YARN 

2 balls each 50gm Heirloom 
Merino Magic 8ply 

•Col A 216 

• Col B 215 

• Col C 220 

• Col D 511 

3 balls each 50gm Cleckheaton 
Country 8ply 

• Col E 2336 

• Col F 1977 



NEEDLES AND TOOLS 

5.50mm crochet hook 
Wool sewing needle 

MEASUREMENTS 

Size 1 1 0cm x 1 1 0cm 

GETTING STARTED 

Stripe Sequence: 

7 rows in each colour A, B, E, F, C, D 
repeated. 



WORKING PATTERN 
BLANKET 

Using 5.50mm hook and col A 
Row 1: 6ch, tr into 4th ch from hook 
and in each st of ch. Completes first 
block. 

Row 2: 6ch, tr into 4th ch from hook 
and in each st of ch, twist beg block, 
(so wrong side is facing and 3 ch are 
at top-these 3 ch will now be referred 
to as “loop”) si st into loop at top of 
block. 3ch, 3tr into same loop where 
si st was made. 2 blocks formed. 

Row 3: 6ch, turn, tr into 4th ch from 
hook and in each st of ch, si st into 
loop at top of next block, 3ch, 3tr into 
same loop * si st in loop at top of next 
block, 3ch, 3tr in same sp*to end. 3 
blocks formed. 

Keeping stripe sequence correct, 
continue working Row 3, repeating 
between*to * as many times as 
needed to work a new block in 
each row. 

Continue working increasing to row 
45 or until desired size has been 
achieved. 

Row 46 Decrease Row: 3ch, turn, 
si st into top of loop of block just 
worked. 3ch, 3tr in same loop* si st 
in loop at top of next block, 3ch, 3tr, 
in same space* repeat between * as 
many times as needed to work in top 
of each block. 

Keeping stripe sequence correct 
continue working decrease row as 
before working 1 less block each row. 
Continue until 1 block remains. 

MAKING UP 

Sew in ends and block to 
measurements. 



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Designed by Panda Yarns 





• 1, 2, 2, 2, 2 balls lOOgm Panda 
Circus 8ply in 8435 Surprise 

NEEDLES AND TOOLS 

• 3.25mm knitting needles 

• 4.00mm knitting needles 

• 3.25mm circular knitting needle 
40-60cm long 

• 1 stitch-holder 

• Wool sewing needle 

MEASUREMENTS 

Size: 0, 3, 6, 9, 1 2 mths 
To fit chest: 35, 40, 45, 50, 53cm 
Finished fit: 39, 44, 49, 54, 57cm 
Garment length: 22, 26, 29, 33, 35cm 
Sleeve length: 11, 13, 16, 19,21cm 




TENSION 

22 sts by 30 rows over stocking st, on 
4.00mm needles to 10cm. 

GETTING STARTED 

Note - Circus 8 ply has a repeating 
stripe patt. The width of the stripe 
will vary depending on the number 
of sts being worked. If desired, when 
beginning a new piece or a new ball 
of yarn, wind a small amount off to 
find the same stripe repeat or the 
next stripe in the sequence. 

WORKING PATTERN 
BACK 

Using 3.25mm needles, cast on 53 
(59, 65, 69, 73) sts. 

Row 1 : K1 , * PI , K1 , rep from * to end. 
Rep last row for moss st 7 (7, 9, 9, 9) 
times. 

Change to 4.00mm needles. 

Shape Sides 

Working in stocking st for rem, dec 
one st at each end of 7th row once, 
then in every foil 8th (10th, 12th, 

1 4th, 1 6th) row until 45 (51 , 57, 61 , 
65) sts rem. 

Work 5 (7, 9, 1 1 , 9) rows. 




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Baby’s Jumper continued. 



Shape Armholes 

Cast off 2 sts at beg of next 2 rows. 
41 (47, 53, 57, 61) sts. 

Dec one st at each end of next row, 
then in every foil alt row 0 (1 , 2, 2, 2) 
times. 39 (43, 47, 51, 55) sts. ** 
Work 19 (21, 21, 25, 27) rows. 

Shape Back Neck 

Next Row: K1 1 (12, 14, 15, 17), 

turn. 

Cont on these 11 (1 2, 1 4, 1 5, 1 7) 
sts for right side of back neck. 

Next Row: P2tog, purl to end. 

Shape Shoulder 

Next Row: Cast off 5 (5, 6, 6, 7) sts, 
knit to last 2 sts, K2tog. 

Work 1 row. Cast off rem 4 (5, 6, 7, 

8) sts. 

Slip next 17 (19, 19, 21, 21) sts 
onto stitch-holder and leave. 

With right side facing, join yarn to rem 
11 (12, 14, 1 5, 17) sts for left side 
of back neck and knit to end. 

Next Row: Purl to last 2 sts, P2tog. 
Next Row: K2tog, knit to end. 




Shape Shoulder 

Cast off 5 (5, 6, 6, 7) sts at beg of 
next row. 

Work 1 row. Cast off rem 4 (5, 6, 7, 

8) sts. 

FRONT 

Work as for Back to **. 

Work 1 row. 

Divide for Front Opening 
Next Row: K1 7 (19, 21, 23, 25), 
cast off next 5 sts, knit to end. 

Cont on these 17 (1 9, 21 , 23, 25) 
sts for right side of front opening. 
Work 7 (9, 9, 1 1 , 1 3) rows. 

Shape Neck 

Next Row: Cast off 3 (4, 4, 4, 4) sts, 
knit to end. 14 (15, 17, 19, 21 ) sts. 
Dec one st at neck edge in every foil 
alt row until 9 (1 0, 1 2, 1 3, 1 5) sts 
rem. 

Work 2 rows. 

Shape Shoulder 

Cast off 5 (5, 6, 6, 7) sts at beg of 
next row. 

Work 1 row. Cast off rem 4 (5, 6, 7, 

8) sts. 

With wrong side facing, join yarn to 
rem 17 (19, 21, 23, 25) sts for left 
side of front opening. 

Work 8 (10, 10, 12, 14) rows. 

Shape Neck 

Next Row: WS - Cast off 3 (4, 4, 4, 

4) sts, purl to end. 14 (15, 17, 19, 
21) sts. 

Dec one st at neck edge in next row, 
then in every foil alt row until 9 (10, 
12, 13, 15) sts rem. 

Work 1 row. 

Shape Shoulder 

Complete as for other shoulder. 

SLEEVES 

Using 3.25mm needles, cast on 29 
(31, 31, 33, 33) sts. 

Work 8 (8, 10, 10, 10) rows moss st 
as for Back. 

Change to 4.00mm needles. 

Work in stocking st for rem, inc one 
st at each end of 5th row once, then 
in every foil 4th (6th, 6th, 8th, 8th) 



row until there are 37 (39, 41, 43, 
45) sts. 

Cont without further shaping until 
Sleeve measures 11 (1 3, 1 6, 1 9, 21 ) 
cm from beg, ending with a purl row. 

Shape Top 

Cast off 2 sts at beg of next 2 rows. 
33 (35, 37, 39, 41) sts. 

Dec one st at each end of next row, 
then in every foil alt row until 25 sts 
rem, then in every row until 1 5 sts 
rem. Cast off rem sts. 

NECKBAND 

Join shoulder seams. With RS facing 
and using 3.25mm circular needle, 
knit up 11 (12, 12, 13, 13) sts 
evenly along right side of front neck 
to shoulder seam, knit up 3 sts evenly 
along right side of back neck, knit 
across sts from back stitch-holder, knit 
up 3 sts evenly along left side of back 
neck to shoulder seam, then knit up 
11 (1 2, 1 2, 1 3, 1 3) sts evenly along 
left side of front neck. 45 (49, 49, 

53, 53) sts. 

Note - A circular needle is used 
for ease of working the neckband. 
Work backwards and forwards in 
rows. 

Work 9 rows moss st as for Back. 

Cast off loosely in moss st. 

FRONT BANDS 

With RS facing and using 3.25mm 
needles, knit up 1 3 (1 3, 1 3, 1 7, 

1 7) sts evenly along side edge 
of neckband and left side of front 
opening. 

Work 9 rows moss st as for Back. 

Cast off loosely in moss st. 

Rep on right side of front opening and 
neckband. 

MAKING UP 

Do not press. Join side and sleeve 
seams. Sew in sleeves. Sew end of 
right front band to 5 sts cast off at 
centre front. Slip-stitch end of left 
front band in position underneath. 
Sew in ends. 

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Designed by Alison Craven for Knitting Yarns by Mai 



YARN 

• 2 ball Heirloom Merino Magic main 
colour (MC) 

• 2 ball Heirloom Merino Magic 
contrast colour (CC) 

NEEDLES AND TOOLS 

• 3.25mm knitting needles 

• 4.00mm knitting needles 

• Wool sewing needle 

MEASUREMENTS 

Size for Babies 1 2- 1 8months 

TENSION 

As per wool 

WORKING PATTERN 

Using 4.00mm needles and MC, cast 
on 96 stitches loosely. 

Row 1 : K1 , *P1 , K1 , repeat from * to 
end. 

Row 2: PI , *K1 , PI , repeat from *to 
end. 

These 2 rows form rib pattern. 

Repeat rib pattern once more (4 rows 
in all). 

Change to CC and work 4 rows 
pattern. 

Change to MC and work 4 rows 
pattern. 

Change to CC and work 4 rows 
pattern. 

Change to MC and continue in pattern 
until work measures 22cm from 
beginning. 

Shape crown: 

Row 1 : K2tog to end of row. 

Row 2: P2tog to end of row. 

Row 3: K2tog to end of row. 

Row 4: P2tog to end of row. 

Break off yarn and thread through 
remaining stitches. Draw up and fasten 
off securely. 



MAKING UP 

Use back stitch to join seam, reversing 
seam for width of fold-up band. 

WORKING PATTERN 
MITTENS 

Using 3.25mm needles and CC cast 
on 36 stitches. 

Work 4 rows K1 , PI rib as for hat. 
Change to MC and work 4 rows rib. 
Then using CC work a further 4 rows 
rib (1 2 rows rib in all). 

Change to 4.00mm needles and MC 
and work in stocking stitch until work 
measures 12.5cm from beginning, 
ending with a purl row. 



Row 1 : K2tog to end of row 
Row 2: P2tog to end of row 
Row 3: K2tog to end of row 

MAKING UP 

Break off yarn and thread through 
remaining stitches. 

Fasten securely. 

With right sides together sew side 
seam and neaten loose ends. 

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YARN 



Sweater with Bands of Stripe 

• 2, 3, 3, 4, 5 balls 50gm Peter Pan 
Merino Baby DK main colour 

• 1 ball 50gm Peter Pan Merino Baby 
DK colour A 

• 1 ball 50gm Peter Pan Merino Baby 
DK colour B 



Sweater with striped sleeves 

• 2, 2, 2, 3, 3 balls 50gm Peter Pan 
Merino Baby DK main colour 

• 2 balls 50gm Peter Pan Merino Baby 
DK colour B 

• 1 ball 50gm Peter Pan Merino Baby 
DK colour C 




NEEDLES AND TOOLS 

3.25mm knitting needles 
4.00mm knitting needles 

MEASUREMENTS 

To fit chest: 41, 46, 51, 56, 61cm 
Finished fit: 48, 53, 58, 63, 68cm 
Garment length: 22, 26, 30, 34, 39cm 
Sleeve length: 12, 15, 19, 23, 27cm 

TENSION 

24 stitches and 32 rows to 1 0cm over 
Stst on 4mm needles 

WORKING PATTERN 

LONG SLEEVED SWEATER WITH 

BANDS OF STRIPES 

BACK 

Using 3.25 mm needles and A, cast 
on 57 (63, 69, 75, 81) sts. 

Noting that first row is a WS row, work 
in garter st for 1 row, finishing on a 
WS row 

Break off A and join in M. 

Work in g st for a further 6 rows, 
finishing on a wrong side row 
Change to 4.00mm needles. 

Starting with a Knit row and joining in 
and breaking off colours as required, 
now work in stocking st in stripes as 
follows:- 

Using M, work 3 rows. 

Using A, work 1 row. 

Using M, work 3 rows. 

Using B, work 3 rows. 

Using M, work 2 rows. 

Using B, work 1 row. 

Using M, work 2 rows. 

Using A, work 2 rows. 

These 1 7 rows complete striped 
border. 

Starting with a Purl row, continue in 
stocking st using M only. 

Continue straight until Back measures 
11 (1 4, 1 7, 20, 24) cm, finishing on 
a WS row. 



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Shape Raglan Armholes 

Cast off 3 sts at beg of next 2 rows. 

51 (57, 63, 69, 75) sts** 

Dec 1 st at each end of next 1 (1 , 
1,3,3) rows, then on 1 (0, 0, 0, 0) 
following 4th rows, then on following 
4 (7, 9, 9, 1 1) alt rows. 39 (41, 43, 
45, 47) sts 

Next Row: WS - PI 9 (20, 21 , 22, 

23), inc in next st, PI 9 (20, 21 , 22, 
23). 40 (42, 44, 46, 48) sts 

Divide for Back Opening 
Next Row: RS - K2tog, K1 8 (19, 20, 
21, 22) and turn, leaving remaining 
20 (21, 22, 23, 24) sts on a st 
holder. 

Work on this set of 1 9 (20, 21 , 22, 
23) sts only for first side of back 
opening. 

Next Row: K2, P to end. 

Next Row: K2tog, K to end. 

Last 2 rows set the sts - back opening 
edge 2 sts in g st with all other sts 
still in st st. 

Keeping sts correct as now set, 
continue as follows:- 
Dec 1 st at raglan armhole edge of 
2nd and following 7 alt rows. 10 (11, 
12, 13, 14) sts 

Work 1 row, finishing on a WS row. 
Break yarn and leave remaining 10 
(11, 12, 13, 14) sts on another st 
holder (for Neckband). 

Return to sts left on first st holder, 
re-join yarn with right side facing, K 
to last 2 sts, K2tog. 1 9 (20, 21 , 22, 
23) sts 

Next Row: P to last 2 sts, K2. 

Next Row: K to last 2 sts, K2tog. 

Last 2 rows set the sts - back opening 
edge 2 sts in g st with all other sts 
still in st st. 

Keeping sts correct as now set, 
continue as follows:- 
Dec 1 st at raglan armhole edge of 
2nd and following 7 alt rows. 10 (11, 
12, 13, 14) sts 

Work 1 row, finishing on a WS row. 
Break yarn and leave remaining 10 
(11, 12, 13, 14) sts on another st 
holder (for Neckband). 

FRONT 

Work as follows remembering to work 
stripes as given for Back of sweater. 



Using 3.25mm needles cast on 57 
(63, 69, 75, 81) sts. 

Noting that first row is a WS row, work 
in garter st for 7 rows, finishing on a 
WS row. 

Change to 4.00mm needles. 

Starting with a Knit row, now work in 
st st throughout as follows:- 
Continue straight until Front measures 
11 (1 4, 1 7, 20, 24) cm, finishing on 
a WS row. 

Shape Raglan Armholes 

Cast off 3 sts at beg of next 2 rows. 
51 (57, 63, 69, 75) sts 
Dec 1 st at each end of next 1 (1 , 
1,3,3) rows, then on 1 (0, 0, 0, 0) 
following 4th row, then on following 
8 (10, 12, 1 1, 13) alt rows. 31 (35, 
37, 41, 43) sts 

Work 1 row, finishing on a WS row. 

Shape Front Neck 

Next Row: RS - K2tog, K7 (9, 9, 1 1 , 

1 1) and turn, leaving remaining 22 
(24, 26, 28, 30) sts on a st holder. 
Work on this set of 8 (10, 10, 12, 

1 2) sts only for first side of neck. 

Dec 1 st at neck edge of next 4 
rows, then on following 0 (1 , 1 , 2, 

2) alt rows and at same time dec 1 
st at raglan armhole edge of 2nd and 
following 1 (2, 2, 3, 3) alt rows. 2 sts 
Work 1 row, finishing on a WS row. 
Next Row: RS - K2tog and fasten off. 
Return to sts left on st holder, slip 
centre 1 3 (1 3, 1 5, 1 5, 1 7) sts onto 
another st holder (for Neckband), 
re-join yarn with RS facing, K to last 2 
sts, K2tog. 8 (10, 10, 12, 12) sts 
Dec 1 st at neck edge of next 4 
rows, then on following 0 (1 , 1 , 2, 

2) alt rows and at same time dec 1 
st at raglan armhole edge of 2nd and 
following 1 (2, 2, 3, 3) alt rows. 2 sts 
Work 1 row, finishing on a WS row. 
Next Row: RS - K2tog and fasten off. 

SLEEVES (BOTH ALIKE) 

Using 3.25mm needles and A, cast on 
30 (32, 34, 36, 38) sts. 

Noting that first row is a WS row, work 
in garter st for 1 row, finishing on a 
WS row. 

Break off A and join in M. 

Work in garter st for a further 6 rows, 



finishing on a WS row. 

Change to 4.00mm needles. 

Starting with a Knit row and joining in 
and breaking off colours as required, 
now work in stocking st throughout as 
follows:- 

Using M, work 3 rows, inc 1 st at each 
end of first (first, first, first, 3rd) of 
these rows and following 1 (1,1,0, 

0) alt row 34 (36, 38, 38, 40) sts 
Using A, work 1 row. 

Using M, work 3 rows, inc 1 st at each 
end of first (first, first, first, 3rd) of 
these rows and following 1 (1,1,0, 

0) alt row. 38 (40, 42, 40, 42) sts. 
Using B, work 3 rows, inc 1 (1,1, 

1 , 0) st at each end of 2nd of these 
rows. 40 (42, 44, 42, 42) sts. 

Using M, work 2 rows, inc 1 (1,0, 

0, 1) st at each end of first of these 
rows. 42 (44, 44, 42, 44) sts. 

Using B, work 1 row, inc 1 (1,1,1, 

0) st at each end of this row. 44 (46, 
46, 44, 44) sts. 

Using M, work 2 rows, inc 1 (1,0, 

0, 1) st at each end of 2nd of these 
rows. 46 (48, 46, 44, 46) sts. 

Using A, work 2 rows, inc 1 (0, 1 , 

I , 0) st at each end of 2nd of these 
rows. 48 (48, 48, 46, 46) sts. 

These 1 7 rows complete striped 
border. 

Starting with a Purl row, continue in 
stocking st using M only as follows:- 
Inc 1 st at each end of 2nd (2nd, 4th, 
4th, 2nd) and 1 (0, 0, 0, 9) following 
alt (alt, alt, alt, 4th) rows, then on 1 
(4, 6, 9, 2) following 4th (4th, 4th, 
4th, 6th) rows. 54 (58, 62, 66, 70) 
sts. 

Continue straight until sleeve measures 
12 (1 5, 19, 23, 27) cm, finishing on 
a WS row. 

Shape Raglan 

Cast off 3 sts at beg of next 2 rows. 
48 (52, 56, 60, 64) sts. 

Dec 1 st at each end of next 9(11, 

II, 13, 13) rows, then on every 
following alt row until 1 2 sts remain. 
Work 1 row, finishing on a WS row. 

Left Sleeve Only 

Dec 1 st at each end of next row, then 
cast off 2 sts at beg of following row. 

8 sts. 



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Dec 1 st at each end of next row, then 

^ Raglan Sweater continued . 



at beg of following row. 5 sts. 

Right Sleeve Only 

Cast off 2 sts at beg and dec 1 st at 
end of next row, then dec 1 st at end 
of following row 8 sts. 

Dec 1 st at each end of next row, then 
at end of following row. 5 sts. 

Both Sleeves 

Rept last 2 rows once more. 

Next Row: RS - K2tog and fasten off. 

MAKING UP 

Join all raglan seams by top-sewing. 

NECKBAND 

With RS facing, using 3.25mm needles 
and M, starting and ending at back 
opening edges, K across 10 (11, 12, 
13, 14) sts on left back neck holder, 
pick up and knit 6 sts from top of left 
sleeve, and 5 (7, 7, 9, 9) sts down 
left side of front neck, K across 1 3 
(1 3, 1 5, 1 5, 1 7) sts on front holder, 
pick up and knit 5 (7, 7, 9, 9) sts up 
right side of front neck, and 6 sts from 
top of right sleeve, then K across 10 
(11, 12, 13, 14) sts on right back 
neck holder. 55 (61, 65, 71, 75) sts 
Work in garter st for 5 rows, finishing 
on a WS row. 

Break off M and join in A. 

Work in garter st for 1 row more, 
finishing on a RS row. 

Cast off knit wise (on wrong side). 

Join side and sleeve seams by top- 
sewing. Make a button loop at one 



end of neckband and attach button at 
other end of neckband to fasten back 
neck opening. 

LONG SLEEVED SWEATER WITH 

STRIPED SLEEVES 

BACK 

Using 3.25mm needles and M, cast on 
57 (63, 69, 75, 81) sts. 

Noting that first row is a wrong side 
row, work in g st for 7 rows, finishing 
on a WS row. 

Change to 4.00mm needles. 

Starting with a Purl row, now work in 
reverse st st until Back measures 1 1 
(14, 17, 20, 24) cm, finishing on a 
WS row. 

Break off M and join in B. 

Starting with a Knit row, now work in 
stocking st throughout. 

Shape Raglan Armholes 

Cast off 3 sts at beg of next 2 rows. 

51 (57, 63, 69, 75) sts** 

Dec 1 st at each end of next 1 (1 , 
1,3,3) rows, then on 1 (0, 0, 0, 0) 
following 4th rows, then on following 
4 (7, 9, 9, 1 1) alt rows. 39 (41, 43, 
45, 47) sts. 

Next Row: WS - PI 9 (20, 21 , 22, 
23), inc in next st, PI 9 (20, 21 , 22, 
23). 40 (42, 44, 46, 48) sts. 

Divide for Back Opening 
Next Row: RS - K2tog, K18 (19, 20, 
21, 22) and turn, leaving remaining 
20 (21, 22, 23, 24) sts on a st 
holder. 

Work on this set of 1 9 (20, 21 , 22, 
23) sts only for first side of back 
opening. 

Next Row: K2, P to end. 

Next Row: K2tog, K to end. 

Last 2 rows set the sts - back opening 
edge 2 sts in g st with all other sts 
still in stocking st. 

Keeping sts correct as now set, 
continue as follows:- 
Dec 1 st at raglan armhole edge of 
2nd and following 7 alt rows. 10 (11, 
12, 13, 14) sts 

Work 1 row, finishing on a WS row. 
Break yarn and leave remaining 10 
(11, 12, 13, 14) sts on another st 
holder (for Neckband). 

Return to sts left on first st holder, re-join 



yarn with right side facing, Knit to last 2 
sts, K2tog. 19 (20, 21, 22, 23) sts 
Next Row: P to last 2 sts, K2. 

Next Row: K to last 2 sts, K2tog. 

Last 2 rows set the sts - back opening 

edge 2 sts in g st with all other sts 

still in stocking st 

Keeping sts correct as now set, 

continue as follows:- 

Dec 1 st at raglan armhole edge of 

2nd and following 7 alt rows. 10 (11, 

12, 13, 14) sts 

Work 1 row, finishing on a WS row. 
Break yarn and leave remaining 10 
(11, 12, 13, 14) sts on another st 
holder (for Neckband). 

FRONT 

Work as follows remembering to work 
section below armhole using M (in 
reverse st st) and raglan armhole 
section in B (in st st) as given for Back 
of sweater. 

Using 3.25mm needles cast on 57 
(63, 69, 75, 81) sts. 

Noting that first row is a wrong side 
row, work in garter st for 7 rows, 
finishing on a WS row. 

Change to 4.00mm needles. 

Starting with a Purl row, now work in 
rev st st throughout as follows:- 
***Continue straight until Front 
measures 11 (14, 17, 20, 24) cm, 
finishing on a WS row. 

Break off M, Join in B. 

Starting with a K row now work in 
stocking st throughout. 

Shape Raglan Armholes 

Cast off 3 sts at beg of next 2 rows. 

51 (57, 63, 69, 75) sts 
Dec 1 st at each end of next 1 (1 , 
1,3,3) rows, then on 1 (0, 0, 0, 0) 
following 4th row, then on following 
8 (10, 12, 1 1, 13) alt rows. 31 (35, 
37, 41, 43) sts 

Work 1 row, finishing on a WS row. 

Shape Front Neck 

Next Row: RS - K2tog, K7 (9, 9,11, 

1 1) and turn, leaving remaining 22 
(24, 26, 28, 30) sts on a st holder. 
Work on this set of 8 (1 0, 1 0, 1 2, 

1 2) sts only for first side of neck. 

Dec 1 st at neck edge of next 4 rows, 
then on following 0 (1, 1, 2, 2) alt 



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rows and at same time dec 1 st at 
raglan armhole edge of 2nd and 
following 1 (2, 2, 3, 3) alt rows. 2 sts. 
Work 1 row, finishing on a WS row 
Next Row: RS - K2tog and fasten off. 
Return to sts left on st holder, slip 
centre 13 (13, 15, 15, 17) sts onto 
another st holder (for Neckband), 
re-join yarn with RS facing, K to last 2 
sts, K2tog. 8 (10, 10, 12, 12) sts. 

Dec 1 st at neck edge of next 4 
rows, then on following 0 (1 , 1 , 2, 

2) alt rows and at same time dec 1 
st at raglan armhole edge of 2nd and 
following 1 (2, 2, 3, 3) alt rows. 2 sts. 
Work 1 row, finishing on a wrong 
side row. 

Next Row: RS - K2tog and fasten off. 

SLEEVES (BOTH ALIKE) 

Using 3.25 mm needles and B, cast 
on 30 (32, 34, 36, 38) sts. 

Noting that first row is a WS row, work 
in garter st for 7 rows, finishing on a 
WS row. 



Change to 4.00mm needles. 

Join in C. 

Starting with a K row, now work in 

stocking st throughout as follows:- 

Using C, work 4 rows, inc 1 st at each 

end of next (next, next, next, 3rd) and 

following 1 (1 , 1 , 0, 0) alt row. 34 

(36, 38, 38, 40) sts 

Using B, work 4 rows, inc 1 st at each 

end of next (next, next, next, 3rd) and 

following 1 (1 , 1 , 0, 0) alt row. 38 

(40, 42, 40, 42) sts 

Last 8 rows form striped st st. 

Continue in striped st st as now set 
and inc 1 st at each end of next (next, 
next, next, 3rd) and following 6 (3, 0, 
0, 0) alt rows, then on 1 (5, 9, 1 2, 

1 1 ) following 4th rows, then on 0 (0, 
0, 0, 2) following 6th rows. 54 (58, 
62, 66, 70) sts. 

Work 3 (9, 7, 1 1 , 9) rows, ending 
after 4 rows using C and finishing on 
a WS row. 

Break off yarn C and continue in st st 
using B only as follows:- 



Work 6 (0, 4, 0, 6) rows, finishing on a 
wrong side row. (Sleeve should measure 
approx 12 (15, 19, 23, 27) cm, 
Complete as given for sleeves of Long 
Sleeved Sweater with Bands of Stripes 
from start of raglan shaping. 

MAKING UP 

Join all raglan seams by top-sewing. 
Neckband 

Using B, only work as given for 
neckband of Long Sleeved Sweater 
with Bands of Stripes. 

Join side and sleeve seams by top- 
sewing. Make a button loop at one 
end of neckband and attach button at 
other end of neckband to fasten back 
neck opening. 

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A soft and gentle felted clutch 




YARN 

• 4 balls 50gm Twilleys Freedom 
Magenta 434 bag and centre flower 

• 1 ball 50gm Twilleys Freedom Cream 
40 1 flower petals 

• 1 stud fastener 

NEEDLES AND TOOLS 

• 1 5.00mm knitting needles 

MEASUREMENTS 

Bag 25 x 20cm after felting 
Flower 1 0cm after felting 

TENSION 

Before felting: 7.5 stitches and 9.5 
rows over stocking stitch using 1 5mm 
needles to 10 cm 



GETTING STARTED 

Note: please be aware the knitted 
pieces (before felting) will be much 
larger than the finished size. 

WORKING PATTERN 
BACK AND FLAP 

Using 1 5.00mm needles, cast on 20 
sts. 

Beg with a Knit row, work in st st 
throughout as follows:- 
Inc 1 st at each end of 2nd and foil 3 
rows, then on foil 2 alt rows. 32 sts. 
Work 1 5 rows, ending with a WS row. 
Dec 1 st at each end of next and 3 
foil 4th rows. 24 sts.** 

Work 3 rows, ending with a WS row. 
Place markers at both ends of last row. 



Shape flap 

Work 6 rows, ending with a WS row 
Dec 1 st at each end of next and foil 
6th row, then on foil 4th row, then on 
foil alt row, then on foil 3 rows, ending 
with a WS row 
Cast off rem 1 0 sts. 

FRONT 

Work as given for back to **. 

Work 2 rows, ending with an RS row 
Next Row: WS knit. 

Next Row: knit. 

Cast off knit wise. 

MAKING UP 

Sew back to front, matching cast- 
off edge of front to markers along 



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row-end edges of back. Hot machine 
wash completed bag at 60°, ensuring 
there are other items in the washing 
machine (such as a few old towels). 
Once washed, ease bag into shape 
and leave to dry naturally, folding flap 
section over to cover part of front 
section. Once dry, press if necessary. 
Attach stud fastener to fasten flap to 
front of bag. 

FLOWER 

Using 1 5.00mm needles and A, cast 
on 6 sts. 

Rows 1 to 3: knit. 

Row 4: RS si 1 , K3, lift 2nd, 3rd and 
4th sts on right needle over first st 
and off right needle, K2. 3 sts. 

Row 5: knit. 

Row 6: cast on 3 sts, knit to end. 6 
sts. 



Rep rows 1 to 6, 4 times more, then 
rows 1 to 5 again. 3 sts. 

Cast off. 

Keeping straight row-end edges 
level, sew last 3 cast-off sts to 
corresponding 3 cast-on sts. Run 
gathering thread around straight row- 
end edge and pull up tight. Fasten off 
securely. 

FLOWER CENTRE 

Using 1 5.00mm needles and B, cast 
on one st. 

Row 1: RS knit into front, back, front, 
back and front again of st on left 
needle. 5 sts. 

Row 2: purl. 

Row 3: knit. 

Row 4: purl. 

Row 5: K2tog, K1 , K2tog. 3 sts. 



Row 6: P3tog and fasten off, leaving a 
fairly long end. 

Using this end of yarn, run a gathering 
thread around outer edge of knitted 
section and pull up fairly tight. Fasten 
off securely. Sew flower centre to RS 
of flower as in photograph. 

MAKING UP 

Hot machine wash completed flower at 
60°, ensuring there are other items in 
the washing machine (such as a few 
old towels). Once washed and whilst 
still damp, gently ease flower into 
shape. Leave to dry naturally. Once dry 
stitch onto front of bag. 

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• 2, 2, 2, 3, 3 balls 200gm Patons 
Rainbow 8ply in Desert 248 

NEEDLES AND TOOLS 

• 3.25mm knitting needles 

• 4.00mm knitting needles 

• Wool sewing needle 



Size: 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 years 
To fit chest: 55, 60, 65, 70, 75cm 
Finished fit: 65, 70, 77, 82, 87cm 
Garment length: 42, 46, 50, 54, 
58cm 

Sleeve length: 23, 28, 33, 38, 
40cm 



Designed by Patons 



TENSION 

22 sts by 40 rows over patt, on 
4.00mm needles to 10cm 

WORKING PATTERN 
BACK 

Using 4.00mm needles, cast on 73 
(79, 85, 93, 97) sts. 

Beg Patt 

Row 1 : RS - Knit. 

Row 2: K1 , * PI , K1 , rep from * to 
end. 

Row 3: Purl. 

Row 4: Purl. 

Rows 1 to 4 incl form patt. 

Cont in patt until Back measures 29 
(32, 35, 37, 40) cm from beg, ending 
with a 4th patt row. 

Shape Raglan Armholes 

Keeping patt correct, cast off 2 sts at 
beg of next 2 rows. 69 (75, 81 , 89, 
93) sts. ** 

Dec one st at each end of next row, 
then in every foil 4th row until 57 (63, 
69, 77, 79) sts rem, then in every foil 
alt row until 29 (31, 33, 33, 35) sts 
rem. 

Work 1 row. 

Cast off rem 29 (31, 33, 33, 35) sts. 

FRONT 

Work as for Back to **. 

Dec one st at each end of next row, 
then in every foil 4th row until 57 (63, 
69, 77, 79) sts rem, then in every foil 
alt row until 49 (53, 57, 57, 61) sts 
rem. 

Work 1 row. 

Shape Neck 

Next row: K2tog, patt 15 (17, 18, 

1 8, 20), cast off next 1 5 (1 5, 1 7, 1 7, 
1 7) sts, patt to last 2 sts, K2tog. 

Cont on these 1 6 (1 8, 1 9, 1 9, 21 ) 
sts for right side of neck. 

Dec one st at end (raglan edge) in 
every foil alt row 9 (10, 11, 11, 12) 
times, at same time dec one st at beg 
(neck edge) in every alt foil row 2 (3, 2, 




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2, 3) times, then in every foil 4th row 3 
(3, 4, 4, 4) times ... 2 sts. 

Work 1 row. 

Next row: K2tog. Fasten off. 

With wrong side facing, join yarn to 
rem sts and proceed as foils - 
Dec one st at beg (raglan edge) in 
every foil alt row 9 (10, 11, 11, 12) 
times, at same time dec one st at end 
(neck edge) in every foil alt row 2 (3, 
2, 2, 3) times, then in every foil 4th 
row 3 (3, 4, 4, 4) times. 2 sts. 

Work 1 row. 

Next row: K2tog. Fasten off. 

SLEEVES 

Using 4.00mm needles, cast on 37 
(39, 39, 41, 43) sts. 

Work 1 2 rows patt as for Back. 

Keeping patt correct and working extra 
sts into patt, inc one st at each end of 
next row, then in every foil 8th (10th, 
10th, 12th, 10th) row until there are 
53 (51, 43, 61, 51) sts, then in every 



foil 10th (12th, 12th, 14th, 12th) row 
until there are 55 (57, 59, 63, 67) 
sts. 

Cont without further shaping until 
sleeve measures 23 (28, 33, 38, 40) 
cm from beg, ending with a 4th patt 
row. 

Shape Raglan 

Keeping patt correct, cast off 2 sts at 
beg of next 2 rows. 51 (53, 55, 59, 
63) sts. 

Dec one st at each end of next row, 
then in every foil 4th row until 43 (43, 
41 , 41 , 43) sts rem, then in every foil 
alt row until 7 (7, 9, 9, 11) sts rem. 
Work 1 row. 

Cast off rem 7 (7, 9, 9, 11) sts. 

NECKBAND 

Join front and right back raglan 
seams, noting that tops of sleeves 
form part of neckline. With RS facing 
and using 3.25mm needles, knit 



up 5 (5, 7, 7, 9) sts across left 
sleeve, knit up 15 (17, 18, 18, 20) 
sts evenly along left side of front 
neck, knit up 1 5 (1 5, 1 7, 1 7, 1 7) 
sts across sts cast off at front, knit 
up 15 (17, 18, 18, 20) sts evenly 
along right side of front neck, knit up 
5 (5, 7, 7, 9) sts across right sleeve, 
then knit up 27 (29, 31, 31, 33) sts 
across sts cast off at back. 82 (88, 
98, 98, 108) sts. 

Knit 1 row. 

Purl 1 row. 

Knit 1 row. 

Cast off loosely purlways. 

MAKING UP 

Do not press. 

Join left back raglan and neckband 
seam. Join side and sleeve seams. 

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YARN 

• 4 balls 50gm Biggan Design DK 8ply 
Merino First Cross main colour - 090 
Natural 

• 3 balls 50gm Biggan Design DK 8ply 
Merino First Cross colour 1- 000 
Black 

• 2 balls 50gm Biggan Design DK 8ply 



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• 2 balls 50gm Biggan Design DK 8ply 
Merino First Cross colour 3-370 
Golden Wheat 

• 2 balls 50gm Biggan Design DK 8ply 
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NEEDLES AND TOOLS 

• 4.00mm knitting needles 

TENSION 

22sts by 29 rows in stocking st on 
4.00mm needles to 10cm 

MEASUREMENTS 

Size: 245cm x 20 cm 

GETTING STARTED 

Please Note! When changing colours 
work both yarns into first st, then cont 
in new colour only. This secures the 
yarn and gives a much nicer edge line. 

WORKING PATTERN 

With *Mc and size 4.00mm needles 
cast on 90 sts. Work triple rib (K3, P3 
alt) until ball of yarn is finished. Cont 
working strips as follows: 

Cel 14 rows, 

Cc2 until ball of yarn is finished, 

Cel 14 rows, 

Me until ball of yarn is finished 
Cel 14 rows, 

Cc3 until ball of yarn is finished, 

Cel 14 rows, 

Cc4 until ball of yarn is finished 
Cel 14 rows 

Rep from* one more time until Cc4, 
which is worked until 4-6 metre/ 
yards of yarn remains. 

Cast off quite loosely in triple rib so 
edge stays elastic. 

MAKING UP 

Fasten off all loose ends. 

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YARN 

• Mitts - 3 bolls 50gm Twilleys 
Freedom in Cream 40 1 

• Headband - 1 ball 50gm Twilleys 
Freedom in Cream 40 1 

NEEDLES AND TOOLS 

• 9.00mm knitting needles 

• 10.00mm knitting needles 

• Cable needle 

MEASUREMENTS 

Mitts size 20x34cm 
Headband 52x 1 0cm 

SPECIAL ABBREVIATIONS 

C4B - slip next 2 stitches onto cable 
needle and leave at back of work, k2, 
then k2 from cable needle 
C4F - slip next 2 stitches onto cable 
needle and leave at front of work, k2, 
then k2 from cable needle 

TENSION 

1 0 stitches by 1 4 rows over stocking 
stitch on 10.00mm needles to 10cm. 

WORKING PATTERN 
FINGERLESS MITTS 
RIGHT MITT 

Using 9.00mm needles, cast on 20 sts. 
Row 1 : RS - *K1 , PI , rep from 

• to end. 

Row 2: as row 1 . 

These 2 rows form rib. 

Work in rib for a further 2 rows, 
ending with a WS row. 

Change to 10.00mm needles. 

Row 5: RS - K3, inc once in each of 
Next 4 sts, K1 3. 24 sts. 

Now work in patt as follows:- 
Row 1: WS - P10, K3, P8, K3. 

Row 2: K3, C4B, C4F, K1 3. 

Row 3: as row 1 . 



Row 4: knit. 

These 4 rows form patt. 

Cont in patt for a further 29 rows, 
ending with a WS row. 

Shape thumb hole 

Next Row: RS - patt 1 5 sts, cast off 

Next 3 sts, K to end. 



Next Row: P6, turn and cast on 3 sts, 
turn and patt to end. 

Work in patt for a further 7 rows, 
ending with a RS row. 

Next Row: WS P10, K3, [P2tog] 4 
times, K3. 

Cast off rem 20 sts. Sew side seam. ^ 




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^ Fingerless Mitts and Headband 
continued . 




LEFT MITT 

Using 9.00mm needles, cast on 20 sts. 
Row 1 : RS - *P1 , K1 , rep from * to end. 
Row 2: as row 1 . 

These 2 rows form rib. 

Work in rib for a further 2 rows, 



ending with a WS row. 

Change to 1 0.00mm needles. 

Row 5: RS - K1 3, inc once in each of 
Next 4 sts, K3. 24 sts. 

Now work in patt as follows:- 
Row 1: WS - K3, P8, K3, P10. 

Row 2: K1 3, C4B, C4F, K3. 

Row 3: as row 1 . 

Row 4: knit. 

These 4 rows form patt. 

Cont in patt for a further 29 rows, 
ending with a WS row. 

Shape thumb hole 

Next Row: RS - K6, cast off Next 3 

sts, patt to end. 

Next Row: patt 1 5 sts, turn and cast 
on 3 sts, turn and patt to end. 

Work in patt for a further 7 rows, 
ending with a RS row. 

Next Row: WS - K3, [P2tog] 4 times, 



K3, P10. 

Cast off rem 20 sts. Sew side seam. 

HEADBAND 

Using 10.00mm needles, cast on 14 
sts. 

Row 1 : RS - K. 

Row 2: K3, P8, K3. 

Row 3: K3, C4B, C4F, K3. 

Row 4: As row 2. 

These 4 rows form patt. 

Cont in patt until work measures 52 
cm, when slightly stretched, ending 
with a 4th patt row. 

Cast off. 

Join cast on and cast off edges. 

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Rib sweater for a Slim Line design. 



YARN 

• 8, 9, 10, 10, 1 1, 12 balls 50gm 
Merino DK 8piy 

NEEDLES AND TOOLS 

• 3. 75mm knitting needles 

• 4.00mm knitting needles 

• Stitch holders 

• Markers 

• Wool sewing needle 

MEASUREMENTS 

To fit bust: 81, 86, 91,96, 102, 

107cm 

Finished fit: 86, 91, 96, 102, 107, 
112cm 

Garment length: 57.5, 58.5, 60, 60, 
61, 61cm 

Sleeve length: 46, 47, 47, 47, 48, 48cm 

TENSION 

22sts by 30 rows over stocking st on 
4.00mm needles to 10cm 



WORKING PATTERN 
BACK 

With 3.75mm needles cst on 
100(106, 112, 118, 124, 1 30) sts 

Beg Rib pattern: 

Row 1 : RS - K3, (0, 2, 0, 1,0) P3 (2, 
3, 1, 3, 0) (k4, p3) 12(14, 14, 16, 
16, 18) times, k4, p3(2, 3, 1, 3, 0), 
k3 (0, 2, 0, 1, 0) 

Row 2: P3,(0, 2, 0, 1 , 0) k3(2, 3, 

1, 3, 0) (p4, k3) 12(14, 14, 16, 

16, 18) times, p4, k3(2, 3, 1, 3, 0), 
p3(0, 2, 0, 1, 0). 

Rep last 2 rows 3 times more. 

Change to 4.00mm needles 
Cont in Rib pattern until work 
measures 32(33, 34, 34, 34, 34)cm 
from beg, ending with a WS row. 

Beg Lace Rib: 

Row 1 : RS - K3, (0, 2, 0, 1,0) P3 (2, 
3,1,3, 0) (kl , k2tog, yo, kl , p3) 



12(14, 14, 16, 16, 18)times, kl , 
k2tog, yo, kl , p3(2, 3, 1, 3, 0), k3(0, 
2, 0, 1 , 0) 

Row 2: P3,(0, 2, 0, 1 , 0) k3(2, 3, 

1, 3, 0) (p4, k3) 12(14, 14, 16, 16, 
18)times, p4, k3(2, 3, 1, 3, 0), p3(0, 

2 , 0 , 1 , 0 ). 

Row 3: K3,(0, 2, 0, 1 , 0) P3(2, 3, 1 , 
3, 0) (kl, yo, skp, kl , p3) 12(14, 14, 
16, 16, 1 8)times, kl , k2tog, yo, kl , 
p3(2, 3, 1, 3, 0), k3 (0, 2, 0, 1 , 0) 
Row 4: P3,(0, 2, 0, 1 , 0) k3(2, 3, 

1, 3, 0) (p4, k3) 12(14, 14, 16, 16, 

1 8)times, p4, k3(2, 3, 1, 3, 0), p3(0, 

2 , 0 , 1 , 0 ). 

Rep these 4 rows for lace rib to end 
of back: patt until work measure 
38(39.5, 40, 40, 40, 40) from beg, 
end with a WS row. 

Shape Armholes 

Keeping patt correct, cast off 4(5, 5, 

6, 6, 7) sts beg next 2 rows. 



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Dec 1 st each end every RS row 4(4, 
4, 4, 4, 5) times. 76(80, 84, 88, 92, 
94)sts 

Patt straight until work measures 
55.5(56.5, 58, 58, 59, 59)cm from 
beg, ending with a WS row. 

Shape Neck and Shoulders 
Next Row: RS - Patt 29(31 , 32, 34, 
35, 36)sts turn, on these sts only. 
Next Row: cast off 5sts, patt to end. 
Next Row: cast off 1 0(1 1 , 11, 12, 

1 3, 1 3) sts patt to end. 

Next Row: cast off 5sts, patt to end. 
Cast off rem 9(1 0, 1 1 , 1 2, 1 2, 1 3) sts. 
Return to rem sts, slip 18(20, 20, 22, 
22) sts to holder rejoin yarn work 2nd 
half to match first, reversing shaping’s. 

FRONT 

Work as for Back until Front measure 
48(49, 50, 50, 51, 51)cm from beg, 
ending with a WS row. 

Shape Neck 

Next Row: RS - patt 29(31 , 32, 34, 
35, 36) sts, turn, on these sts only. 

Dec 1 st at neck edge next 1 0 rows 
19(21, 22, 24, 25, 26)sts 
Patt straight until front measures same 
as back to shoulder, end with a WS row. 

Shape Shoulder 

Next Row: cast off 1 0(1 1 , 11, 12, 

1 3, 1 3) sts patt to end. 

Patt 1 row. 

Cast off rem 9(10, 1 1, 12, 12, 13) 
sts. 

Return to rem sts, slip 18(20, 20, 22, 
22) sts to holder rejoin yarn work 2nd 
half to match first, reversing shaping’s. 

SLEEVES 

With 3.75mm needles cast on 52sts. 

Beg Rib pattern 

Row 1: RS - P3, (k4, p3) 7 times. 
Row 2: K3, (p4, k3) 7 times. 

Rep last 2 rows twice more. 

Change to 4.00mm needles. 

Cont in rib and inc 1 st each end next 
row then every 10th(10th, 9th, 8th, 
7th, 7th) row to 74(76, 80, 84, 86, 
88) sts, taking inc st into rib pattern. 
Patt straight until sleeve measures 
46(47, 47, 47, 48, 48)cm from beg, 
ending with a WS row. 



Shape top 

Cast off 4(5, 5, 5, 6, 6, 7)sts beg 
next 2 rows. 

Dec 1 st each end next 8(8, 8, 9, 10, 
1 0)rows, then 1 st at each end every 
RS row 10(10, 12, 12, 12, 12)times. 
Dec 1 st each end next 6 rows. 

Cast off 4sts beg next 2 rows. 

Cast off rem 1 0sts. 

MAKING UP 

Join Left shoulder seam. 

NECKBAND 

With RS facing and 3.75mm needle 
pick up and kl 2sts down back neck, 
k the back neck holder sts, pick up 



and kl 2sts up back neck, 25sts down 
front neck holder sts, pick up and k 
the front neck holder sts, pick up and 
K 25sts up front neck. 1 1 0(1 10, 114, 
114, 118, 1 18) sts 
Kl , pi rib for 7 rows. 

Cast off loosely in rib. 

Join right shoulder and neckband 
seams. 

Insert sleeve tops. 

Join side and sleeve seams. 

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YARN 

2 balls Heirloom Color Works 8ply 
or 2 balls Heirloom Silk Touch 

NEEDLES AND TOOLS 

3.25mm knitting needles 
4mm knitting needles 
cable needle 
Wool sewing needle 

MEASUREMENTS 

Size Adult - one size fits all 



SPECIAL ABBREVIATIONS 

Cable: slip next 3 stitches onto cable 
needle and leave at front of work, 
knit 3, then knit 3 stitches from cable 
needle. 

TENSION 

22sts by 30 rows over stocking stitch 
to 10cm 

WORKING PATTERN 

Using 3.25mm needles, cast on 
1 28sts. 



Row 1: K1 ,P2,*K2,P2, rep. from * to 
last st, K1 . 

Row 2: PI , K2, *P2,K2, rep. from * to 
last st, PI . 

Repeat last two rows 20 times. 

Change to 4mm needles and proceed 
in cable pattern as follows: 

**Row 1: *P2,K6,P2,K1 1, rep. from * 
to last 2 sts, P2. 

Row 2: *K2,P1 1 ,K2,P6, rep. from * to 
last 2 sts, K2. 

Repeat 1 st and 2nd rows once. 

Row 5: *P2, “cable”, P2, K1 1 , rep 
from * to last 2 sts, P2. 

Repeat 2nd row once and 1 st and 2nd 
rows once. ** Repeat from ** to ** once. 

Continue in cable pattern, shaping top 
as follows - 

Row 1: *P2,K6,P2,K5,K2 tog,K4, rep. 
from * to last 2 sts, P2. 

Row 2: *K2, P10, K2, P6, rep. from * 
to last 2 sts, K2. 

Row 3: *P2,K6,P2,K4,K2 tog, K4, rep. 
from * to last 2 sts, P2. 

Row 4: *K2,P9,K2,P6, rep. from * to 
last 2 sts, K2. 

Row 5: *P2, “cable”, P2, K4, K2 tog, 
K3, rep. from * to last 2 sts, P2. 
Continue dec. in this manner in every 
alternate row until 68 sts remain. 

Next Row: *P2 tog, rep. from * to end. 
Break off yarn. Run end through 
remaining sts. 

Draw up and fasten off securely. 

MAKING UP 

Press lightly using damp cloth. Using 
back stitch sew seam. Reverse seam 
for brim turn up. 

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YARN 

• 15, 15, 16, 17, 17, 18 balls 50gm 
Twilleys Freedom Alfresco Aran in 
Dragonfly 108 

• Headband - 1 ball Twilleys Freedom 
Alfresco Aran in Dragonfly 1 08 

• 3 Buttons 



NEEDLES AND TOOLS 

• 3. 75mm knitting needles 

• 4.50mm knitting needles 



MEASUREMENTS 

Headband Size 1 0 x 52cm 
To fit bust: 81, 86, 91, 97, 102, 107cm 
Finished fit: 92, 96, 102, 106, 113, 
117cm 

Garment length: 66, 67, 68, 69, 

70, 71cm 

Sleeve length: 44, 44, 45, 45, 45, 46cm 



TENSION 

1 9 stitches by 24 rows over stocking 
stitch, 1 6 stitches by 29 rows over moss 
stitch, on 4.50mm needles to 10 cm 



WORKING PATTERN 
BACK 

Using 3.75mm needles, cast on 93 
(97, 103, 107, 113, 117) sts. 

Row 1 : RS - K1 , *P1 , K1 , rep from * 
to end. 

Row 2: as row 1 . 

These 2 rows form moss st. 

Work in moss st for a further 1 0 rows, 
ending with a WS row. 

Change to 4.50mm needles. 

Starting with a Knit row, work in stocking 
st until back measures 7 (8, 8, 9, 9, 

1 0) cm, ending with a WS row. 

Dec 1 st at each end of next and 6 
foil 6th rows. 79 (83, 89, 93, 99, 
103) sts. 

Work 3 rows, ending with a WS row. 
Change to 3.75mm needles. 

Work in moss st for 1 2 rows, ending 
with a WS row. 

Change to 4.50mm needles. 



Simple Stylish Jacket 
in Twilleys Freedom 
Alfresco Aran 



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Fitted Dress Jacket continued . 



Starting with a Knit row, work in 
stocking st, shaping side seams by inc 
1 st at each end of 5th and 3 foil 8th 
rows. 87 (91, 97, 101, 107, 111) 
sts. 

Work 1 5 rows, ending with a WS row. 
(Back should measure 46 (47, 47, 

48, 48, 49) cm. 

Shape armholes 

Cast off 3 (4, 4, 5, 5, 6) sts at beg 
of next 2 rows. 81 (83, 89, 91 , 97, 
99) sts. 

Dec 1 st at each end of next 3 (3, 5, 
5, 7, 7) rows, then on foil 5 alt rows. 
65 (67, 69, 71, 73, 75) sts. 

Cont straight until armhole measures 
20 (20, 21, 21, 22, 22) cm, ending 
with a WS row. 



Shape shoulders 

Cast off 6 (6, 6, 6, 6, 7) sts at beg of 
next 4 rows, then 5 (5, 6, 6, 7, 6) sts 
at beg of foil 2 rows. 

Cast off rem 31 (33, 33, 35, 35, 35) 
sts. 

LEFT FRONT 

Using 3.75mm needles, cast on 51 
(53, 56, 58, 61, 63) sts. 

Row 1 : RS - *K1 , PI , rep from * to 
last 1 (1, 0, 0, 1, 1) st, K1 (1, 0, 0, 

1 , 1 ). 

Row 2: K1 (1, 0, 0, 1, 1), *P1, K1 , 
rep from * to end. 

These 2 rows form moss st. 

Work in moss st for a further 1 0 rows, 
ending with a WS row. 

Change to 4.50mm needles. 

Row 1 3: RS - K to last 9 sts, moss st 
9 sts. 

Row 14: moss st 9 sts, P to end. 
These 2 rows set the sts - front 
opening edge 9 sts still in moss st 
with all other sts now in st st. 

Cont as now set until left front 
measures 7 (8, 8, 9, 9, 1 0) cm, 
ending with a WS row. 

Dec 1 st at beg of next and 6 foil 6th 
rows. 44 (46, 49, 51, 54, 56) sts. 
Work 3 rows, ending with a WS row. 
Change to 3.75mm needles. 

Keeping moss st correct as set by 
front opening edge sts, work in moss 
st across all sts for 1 2 rows, ending 
with a WS row. 

Change to 4.50mm needles. 

Now working just front opening edge 
9 sts in moss st and all other sts in st 
st again (starting with a K row), cont 
as follows:- 

Inc 1 st at beg of 5th and foil 8th row. 
46 (48, 51, 53, 56, 58) sts. 

Work 5 rows, ending with a WS row. 

Shape front slope 
Next Row: RS - K to last 9 sts and 
turn, leaving rem 9 sts on a holder (for 
collar). 37 (39, 42, 44, 47, 49) sts. 
Dec 1 st at front slope edge of 2nd 
and 0 (1 , 0, 3, 2, 2) foil 4th rows, 
then on 3 (3, 3, 1,2, 2) foil 6th rows 
and at same time inc 1 st at beg of 
next and foil 8th row. 35 (36, 40, 41, 
44, 46) sts. 

Work 5 (1, 5, 5, 3, 3) rows, ending 
with a WS row. 



Shape armhole 

Cast off 3 (4, 4, 5, 5, 6) sts at beg 
and dec 1 (0, 1 , 1 , 0, 0) st at end of 
next row. 31 (32, 35, 35, 39, 40) sts. 
Work 1 row. 

**Dec 1 st at armhole edge of next 
3 (3, 5, 5, 7, 7) rows, then on foil 5 
alt rows and at same time dec 1 st 
at front slope edge on 5th (3rd, 5th, 
5th, next, next) and 1 (1, 1, 1, 2, 2) 
foil 6th rows. 21 (22, 23, 23, 24, 
25) sts. 

Dec 1 st at front slope edge only on 
4th (2nd, 2nd, 2nd, 2nd, 2nd) and 1 
(4, 4, 4, 4, 4) foil 6th rows, then on 2 
(0, 0, 0, 0, 0) foil 8th rows. 17 (17, 
18, 18, 19, 20) sts. 

Cont straight until left front matches 
back to start of shoulder shaping, 
ending at armhole edge. 

Shape shoulder 

Cast off 6 (6, 6, 6, 6, 7) sts at beg of 
next and foil alt row. 

Work 1 row. 

Cast off rem 5 (5, 6, 6, 7, 6) sts. 

RIGHT FRONT 

Using 3.75mm needles, cast on 51 
(53, 56, 58, 61, 63) sts. 

Row 1: RS - K1 (1, 0, 0, 1, 1), *P1 , 

K1 , rep from * to end. 

Row 2: *K1 , PI , rep from * to last 1 
(1, 0, 0, 1, 1) st, K1 (1, 0, 0, 1, 1). 
These 2 rows form moss st. 

Work in moss st for a further 1 0 rows, 
ending with a WS row. 

Change to 4.50mm needles. 

Row 1 3: RS - moss st 9 sts, K 
to end. 

Row 1 4: P to last 9 sts, moss st 9 sts. 
These 2 rows set the sts - front 
opening edge 9 sts still in moss st 
with all other sts now in st st. 

Cont as now set until right front 
measures 7 (8, 8, 9, 9, 1 0) cm, 
ending with a WS row. 

Dec 1 st at beg of next and 4 foil 6th 
rows. 46 (48, 51, 53, 56, 58) sts. 
Work 3 rows, ending with a WS row. 
Next Row: RS - moss st 4 sts, 
cast off next 2 sts (to make first 
buttonhole - cast on 2 sts over 
these cast-off sts on next row), patt 
to end. 

Dec 1 st at end of 2nd and foil 6th 
row. 44 (46, 49, 51, 54, 56) sts. 



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Work 3 rows, ending with a WS row 
Change to 3.75mm needles. 

Keeping moss st correct as set by 
front 

opening edge sts, work in moss st 
across all sts for 5 rows, ending with 
a RS row. 

Next Row: WS - moss st to last 6 
sts, cast off next 2 sts (to make 
2nd buttonhole - cast on 2 sts over 
these cast-off sts on next row), patt 
to end. 

Work in moss st for a further 6 rows, 
ending with a WS row. 

Change to 4.50mm needles. 

Now working just front opening edge 
9 sts in moss st and all other sts in st 
st again (starting with a K row), cont 
as follows:- 

Inc 1 st at beg of 5th and foil 8th row. 
46 (48, 51, 53, 56, 58) sts. 

Work 1 row, ending with a WS row. 
Next Row: RS - moss st 4 sts, 
cast off next 2 sts (to make 3rd 
buttonhole - cast on 2 sts over 
these cast-off sts on next row), patt 
to end. 

Work 3 rows, ending with a WS row. 

Shape front slope 
Next Row: RS - moss st 9 sts and 
slip these sts onto a holder (for 
collar), K to end. 37 (39, 42, 44, 

47, 49) sts. 

Dec 1 st at front slope edge of 2nd 
and 0(1,0, 3, 2, 2) foil 4th rows, 
then on 3 (3, 3, 1,2, 2) foil 6th rows 
and at same time inc 1 st at beg of 
next and foil 8th row. 35 (36, 40, 41, 
44, 46) sts. 

Work 5 (1, 5, 5, 3, 3) rows, ending 
with a WS row. 

Shape armhole 

Dec 1 (0, 1 , 1 , 0, 0) st at beg of next 
row, then cast off 3 (4, 4, 5, 5, 6) sts 
at beg of foil row. 31 (32, 35, 35, 

39, 40) sts. 

Complete as given for left front from 



SLEEVES 

Using 3.75mm needles, cast on 37 
(37, 39, 41, 41, 43) sts. 

Work in moss st as given for back for 
1 2 rows, ending with a WS row. 
Change to 4.50mm needles. 



Cont in moss st, shaping sides by 
inc 1 st at each end of 9th (9th, 
9th, 9th, 7th, 7th) and every foil 
10th (10th, 10th, 10th, 8th, 8th) 
row to 43 (55, 55, 57, 47, 47) 
sts, then on every foil 12th (12th, 
12th, 12th, 10th, 10th) row until 
there are 55 (57, 59, 61, 63, 65) 
sts, taking inc sts into moss st. 

Cont straight until sleeve measures 44 
(44, 45, 45, 45, 46) cm, ending with 
a WS row. 

Shape top 

Keeping moss st correct, cast off 3 (4, 
4, 5, 5, 6) sts at beg of next 2 rows. 
49 (49, 51, 51, 53, 53) sts. 

Dec 1 st at each end of next 3 rows, 
then on foil alt row, then on 6 foil 4th 
rows. 29 (29, 31, 31, 33, 33) sts. 
Work 1 row. 

Dec 1 st at each end of next and 
every foil alt row until 21 sts rem, then 
on foil 5 rows, ending with a WS row. 
Cast off rem 1 1 sts. 

LEFT COLLAR 

Join both shoulder seams. Mark points 
along front slope edges 1 0 cm down 
from shoulder seams. 

Slip 9 sts on left front holder onto 
4.50mm needles and rejoin yarn with 
RS facing. 

****Sewing in place as you go along, 
cont in moss st as set as follows:- 
Inc 1 st at inner (attached) edge of 
5th and 4 foil 8th rows. 1 4 sts. 

Cont in moss st until collar, 
unstretched, fits up left front slope 
to marked point, sewing in place as 
you go along and ending at outer 
(unattached) edge. 

Next Row: cast off 5 sts, cast on 5 
sts, moss st to end. 

Cont straight until collar, unstretched, 
fits up rest of front slope edge to 
shoulder seam, ending at outer 
(unattached edge). 

***Next Row: moss st to last 3 sts 
and turn, leaving rem 3 sts unworked. 
Next Row: si 1 , moss st to end. 

Work 4 rows. 

Rep from *** until this last section 
of collar, unstretched, fits across to 
centre back neck, ending at outer 
(unattached) edge. 

Cast off in moss st. 



RIGHT COLLAR 

Slip 9 sts on right front holder onto 
4 1 /2mm needles and rejoin yarn with 
WS facing. 

Complete as given for left collar from 
**** 

MAKING UP 

Join cast-off edges of collar sections 
(to form centre back neck seam) , then 
neatly sew remainder of collars in place. 
Join side seams. Join sleeve seams. 

Insert sleeves into armholes. Sew on 
buttons to correspond with buttonholes. 

HEADBAND 

Using 4.50mm needles cast on 18 sts. 
Row 1 : RS - * K1 , PI , rep from * to end. 
Row 2: * PI , K1 , rep from * to end. 
These 2 rows form moss st. 

Cont in moss st until work measures 
6cm from beg, ending with a RS row. 
Dec Row: WS P2tog to end. 9 sts 
Next Row: Knit. 

Inc Row: P into front and back of each 
st, to end. 1 8 sts 

Patt Row 1: RS (K1 , PI) twice, K10, 
(PI , K1 ) twice. 

Patt Row 2: (K1 , PI ) twice, K1 , P8, 

K1 , (PI , K1 ) twice. 

These 2 rows form patt. 

Cont in patt until work (when slightly 
stretched) measures 52cm, from beg 
of patt, ending with a RS row. 

Dec Row: WS P2tog to end. 9 sts 
Next Row: Knit. 

Inc Row: P into front and back of each 
st, to end. 1 8 sts 

Next Row: * K1 , PI , rep from * to 
end. 

Next Row: * PI , K1 , rep from * to 
end. 

These 2 rows form moss st. 

Cont in moss st for 6cm ending with a 
WS row. 

Cast off in moss st. 

MAKING UP 

Fold moss st sections to front, to form 
bow, and join Headband at decrease 
rows. Wrap yarn around join to form 
centre of bow. 

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YARN 

Cardigan 

• 18, 19, 20, 20, 21, 22, 22 balls 
50gm Twilleys Freedom Alfresco Aran 
in shade 102 Hawk Moth 

Waistcoat 

• 13, 13, 14, 15, 15, 16, 16 balls 
50gm Twilleys Freedom Alfresco Aran 
in shade 107 Bracken 

• 7 buttons 

NEEDLES AND TOOLS 

• 3. 75mm knitting needles 

• 4.50mm knitting needles 

• Cable needle 

MEASUREMENTS 

To fit Chest: 92, 97, 102, 107, 112, 
117, 122cm 

Finished fit: 101, 105, 111, 115, 122, 
126, 132cm 

Garment length: 65, 66, 67, 68, 69, 

70, 71cm 

Sleeve length: 48, 48, 49, 49, 50, 50, 
51cm 

SPECIAL ABBREVIATIONS 

C2B - slip next stitch onto cable needle 
and leave at back of work, kl, then kl 
from cable needle; 

C2F - slip next stitch onto cable needle 
and leave at front of work, kl, then kl 
from cable needle; 

Cr2L - slip next stitch onto cable needle 
and leave at front of work, pi , then kl 
from cable needle; 

Cr2R - slip next stitch onto cable needle 
and leave at back of work, kl, then pi 
from cable needle; 

TENSION 

19 stitches by 24 rows over stocking 
stitch using 4.50mm needles to 10 cm. 
Pattern panel (14 sts) measures 6.5 cm. 



GETTING STARTED 
PATT PANEL A (1 4 STS) 

Row 1: RS - C2F, (PI , Cr2L) 4 times. 
Row 2: (PI , K2) 4 times, P2. 

Row 3: K1, (Cr2L, PI) 4 times, K1 . 
Row 4: PI , K1 , (PI , K2) 3 times, PI , 
K1, PI. 

Row 5: K1 , (PI , Cr2L) 4 times, K1 . 
Row 6: P2, (K2, PI) 4 times. 

These 6 rows form patt panel A and 
are repeated. 

PATT PANEL B (14 STS) 

Row 1: RS - (Cr2R, PI) 4 times, C2B. 
Row 2: P2, (K2, PI) 4 times. 

Row 3: K1 , (PI , Cr2R) 4 times, K1 . 
Row 4: PI , K1 , (PI , K2) 3 times, PI , 
K1, PI. 

Row 5: K1 , (Cr2R, PI ) 4 times, K1 . 
Row 6: (PI , K2) 4 times, P2. 

These 6 rows form patt panel B and 
are repeated. 

WORKING PATTERN 

CARDIGAN 

BACK 

Using 3.75mm needles, cast on 98 
(102, 110, 114, 118, 122, 130) sts. 
Row 1: RS - K2, *P2, K2, rep from * 
to end. 

Row 2: P2, *K2, P2, rep from * to end. 
These 2 rows form rib. 

Cont in rib for a further 1 4 rows, inc 
(inc, dec, dec, inc, inc, dec) 1 st at 
end of last row and ending with a WS 
row. 99 (103, 109, 113, 119, 123, 

1 29) sts. 

Change to 4.50mm needles. 

Work in garter st for 2 rows, ending 
with a WS row. 

Now work in patt as follows:- 

Row 1: RS -K32 (34, 37, 39, 42, 44, 
47), work next 14 sts as row 1 of 
patt panel A, K7, work next 1 4 sts as 
row 1 of patt panel B, K32 (34, 37, 
39, 42, 44, 47). 

Row 2: P5 (6, 8, 9, 1 1, 12, 14), K5, 
P22 (23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28), work 
next 1 4 sts as row 2 of patt panel B, 
P7, work next 1 4 sts as row 2 of patt 
panel A, P22 (23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 
28), K5, P5 (6, 8, 9, 1 1, 12, 14). 
These 2 rows set the sts - 2 patt 
panels and 2 vertical g st stripes on a 
background of stocking st. 

Keeping sts correct as now set 



throughout, cont as follows:- 
Cont straight until back measures 42 
cm ending with a WS row. 

Shape armholes 

Keeping patt correct, cast off 3 (3, 4, 4, 
5, 5, 6) sts at beg of next 2 rows. 93 
(97, 101, 105, 109, 113, 1 17) sts. 
Dec 1 st at each end of next 5 rows, 
then on foil 3 (4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9) alt rows. 
77 (79, 81, 83, 85, 87, 89) sts. 

Cont straight until armhole measures 
23 (24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29) cm, 
ending with a WS row. 

Shape shoulders and back neck 

Cast off 7 (7, 7, 8, 8, 8, 8) sts at beg 
of next 2 rows. 63 (65, 67, 67, 69, 
71, 73) sts. 

Next Row: RS - cast off 7 (7, 7, 8, 8, 

8, 8) sts, patt until there are 1 0 (1 1 , 

1 1 , 1 0, 1 0, 1 0, 1 0) sts on right needle 
and turn, leaving rem sts on a holder. 
Cast off 3 sts at beg of next row. 

Cast off rem 7 (8, 8, 7, 7, 7, 7) sts. 
With RS facing, rejoin yarn to rem sts, 
cast off centre 29 (29, 31, 31, 33, 
35, 37) sts, patt to end. 

Cast off 7 (7, 7, 8, 8, 8, 8) sts at beg 
of next row, then 3 sts at beg of foil 
row. 

Cast off rem 7 (8, 8, 7, 7, 7, 7) sts. 

POCKET LININGS (MAKE 2) 

Using 4.50mm needles, cast on 20 
sts. 

Starting with a K row, work in st st for 
1 4 rows, ending with a WS row. 

Break yarn and leave sts on a holder. 

LEFT FRONT 

Using 3.75mm needles, cast on 47 
(47, 51, 55, 55, 59, 63) sts. 

Row 1: RS - K2, *P2, K2, rep from 

* to last st, K1 . 

Row 2: K1 , P2, *K2, P2, rep from 

* to end. 

These 2 rows form rib. 

Cont in rib for a further 1 4 rows, 0 
(inc, inc, dec, inc, 0, dec) 0 (2, 1 , 1 , 
2, 0, 1) sts evenly across last row and 
ending with a WS row. 47 (49, 52, 

54, 57, 59, 62) sts. 

Change to 4.50mm needles. 

Work in g st for 2 rows, ending with a 
WS row. 



Now work in patt as follows:- 

Row 1: RS - K32 (34, 37, 39, 42, 

44, 47), work next 1 4 sts as row 1 of 
patt panel A, K1 . 

Row 2: PI , work next 1 4 sts as row 2 
of patt panel A, P22 (23, 24, 25, 26, 
27, 28), K5, P5 (6, 8, 9, 1 1 , 1 2, 14). 
These 2 rows set the sts - patt 
panel and vertical g st stripe on a 
background of stocking st. 

Keeping sts correct as now set 
throughout, cont as follows:- 
Work 1 2 rows, ending with a WS 
row. 

Place pocket 

Next Row: RS - patt 17 (18, 20, 21 , 
23, 24, 26) sts, slip rem 30 (31, 32, 
33, 34, 35, 36) sts onto a holder and, 
in their place, K across 20 sts of first 
pocket lining. 37 (38, 40, 41, 43, 44, 
46) sts. 

Working pocket lining sts in st st and 
side front sts in patt as set, work 34 
rows, ending with a RS row. 

Cast off 20 sts at beg of next row. 
Break yarn and leave rem 17 (18, 

20, 21, 23, 24, 26) sts on a second 
holder. 

With RS facing, rejoin yarn to 30 (31 , 

32, 33, 34, 35, 36) sts left on first 
holder and work in patt as set for 36 
rows, ending with a WS row. 

Break yarn. 

Join sections 

Next Row: RS - patt across 17 (18, 
20, 21, 23, 24, 26) sts on second 
holder, then patt across 30 (31, 32, 

33, 34, 35, 36) sts of centre front 
section. 47 (49, 52, 54, 57, 59, 62) 
sts. 

**Cont straight until left front matches 
back to start of armhole shaping, 
ending with a WS row. (For right front, 
work one extra row here.) 

Shape armhole 

Keeping patt correct, cast off 3 (3, 4, 
4, 5, 5, 6) sts at beg of next row. 44 
(46, 48, 50, 52, 54, 56) sts. 

Work 1 row. (For right front, omit this 
row.) 

Dec 1 st at armhole edge of next 5 
rows, then on foil 3 (4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 

9) alt rows. 36 (37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 
42) sts. ^ 



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4 Mans Cardigan and Waistcoat 
continued . 

Cont straight until 19 (19, 1 9, 21 , 21 , 
21, 23) rows less have been worked 
than on back to start of shoulder 
shaping, ending with an RS row. (For 
right front, work one extra row here.) 

Shape front neck 

Keeping patt correct, cast off 4 (4, 5, 
4, 5, 6, 6) sts at beg of next row. 32 
(33, 33, 35, 35, 35, 36) sts. 

Dec 1 st at neck edge of next 7 rows, 
then on foil 4 (4, 4, 5, 5, 5, 6) alt rows. 
21 (22, 22, 23, 23, 23, 23) sts. 

Work 3 rows, ending at armhole edge. 

Shape shoulder 

Cast off 7 (7, 7, 8, 8, 8, 8) sts at beg 
of next and foil alt row. 

Work 1 row. 

Cast off rem 7 (8, 8, 7, 7, 7, 7) sts. 

RIGHT FRONT 

Using 3.75mm needles, cast on 47 
(47, 51, 55, 55, 59, 63) sts. 

Row 1: RS - K3, *P2, K2, rep from * 
to end. 

Row 2: P2, *K2, P2, rep from * to last 
st, K1 . 

These 2 rows form rib. 

Cont in rib for a further 1 4 rows, 0 
(inc, inc, dec, inc, 0, dec) 0 (2, 1 , 1 , 

2, 0, 1) sts evenly across last row and 
ending with a WS row. 47 (49, 52, 

54, 57, 59, 62) sts. 

Change to 4.50mm needles. 

Work in garter st for 2 rows, ending 
with a WS row. 

Now work in patt as follows:- 

Row 1 : RS - K1 , work next 1 4 sts as 
row 1 of patt panel A, K32 (34, 37, 
39, 42, 44, 47). 

Row 2: P5 (6, 8, 9, 1 1 , 1 2, 14), K5, 
P22 (23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28), work 
next 1 4 sts as row 2 of patt panel A, PI . 
These 2 rows set the sts - patt 
panel and vertical g st stripe on a 
background of st st. 

Keeping sts correct as now set 

throughout, cont as follows:- 

Work 1 2 rows, ending with a WS row. 

Place pocket 

Next Row: RS - patt 30 (31, 32, 33, 



34, 35, 36) sts and turn, leaving rem 
17 (18, 20, 21 , 23, 24, 26) sts on a 
holder. 

Work a further 35 rows on these sts 
only for centre front section, ending 
with a WS row. 

Break yarn and leave sts on a second 
holder. 

With RS facing, rejoin yarn and K 
across 20 sts of second pocket lining, 
then patt across 17 (18, 20, 21 , 23, 
24, 26) sts left on first holder. 37 
(38, 40, 41, 43, 44, 46) sts. 

Working pocket lining sts in st st and 
side front sts in patt as set, work 34 
rows, ending with a RS row. 

Next Row: WS - patt 17 (18, 20, 21 , 
23, 24, 26) sts, then cast off rem 20 
sts. 

Break yarn. 

Join sections 

Next Row: RS - patt across 30 (31 , 
32, 33, 34, 35, 36) sts on second 
holder, then patt across 17 (18, 20, 

21 , 23, 24, 26) sts of side front 
section. 47 (49, 52, 54, 57, 59, 62) 
sts. 

Complete to match left front from **, 
noting the bracketed exceptions. 

SLEEVES (BOTH ALIKE) 

Using 3.75mm needles, cast on 46 
(50, 50, 50, 54, 54, 54) sts. 

Work in rib as given for back for 1 6 
rows, inc (dec, dec, inc, dec, dec, inc) 

1 st at end of last row and ending 
with a WS row. 47 (49, 49, 51 , 53, 
53, 55) sts. 

Change to 4.50mm needles. 

Work in garter st for 2 rows, ending 
with a WS row. 

Now work in patt as follows:- 

Row 1: RS - K7 (8, 8, 9, 10, 10, 
11), work next 1 4 sts as row 1 of 
patt panel A, K5, work next 1 4 sts 
as row 1 of patt panel B, K7 (8, 8, 

9, 10, 10, 11). 

Row 2: PO (0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 1), K2 (3, 

3, 4, 5, 5, 5), P5, work next 14 sts as 
row 2 of patt panel B, P5, work next 
1 4 sts as row 2 of patt panel A, P5, 
K2 (3, 3, 4, 5, 5, 5), PO (0, 0, 0, 0, 

0 , 1 ). 

These 2 rows set the sts - 2 patt 
panels and 2 vertical g st stripes on a 
background of st st. 



Keeping sts correct as now set 
throughout, cont as follows:- 
Inc 1 st at each end of next and 

0 (0, 5, 5, 7, 10, 12) foil 4th rows, 
then on every foil 6th row until there 
are 77 (79, 83, 85, 89, 91, 95) 
sts, taking first 3 (2, 2, 1,0, 0, 0) 
inc sts into g st (to complete 5 st 
vertical g st stripe) and rem inc sts 
into st st. 

Cont straight until sleeve measures 48 
(48, 49, 49, 50, 50, 51) cm, ending 
with a WS row. 

Shape top 

Keeping patt correct, cast off 3 (3, 4, 
4, 5, 5, 6) sts at beg of next 2 rows. 
71 (73, 75, 77, 79, 81, 83) sts. 

Dec 1 st at each end of next 5 rows, 
then on every foil alt row until 43 sts 
rem, then on foil 1 3 rows, ending with 
a WS row. 

Cast off rem 1 7 sts. 

COLLAR 

Join shoulder seams. 

With RS facing and using 3.75mm 
needles, pick up and knit 24 (24, 

25, 25, 26, 27, 30) sts up right 
side of neck, 36 (36, 38, 38, 40, 
42, 44) sts from back, then 24 (24, 
25, 25, 26, 27, 30) sts down left 
side of neck. 84 (84, 88, 88, 92, 
96, 104) sts. 

Row 1 : WS - knit. 

Row 2: K3, *P2, K2, rep from * to last 
st, K1 . 

Row 3: K1 , *P2, K2, rep from * to last 
3 sts, P2, K1 . 

Last 2 rows form rib. 

Cont in rib until collar measures 12 cm 
from pick-up row, ending with a WS 
row. 

Cast off in rib. 

BUTTON BAND 

Using 3.75mm needles, cast on 

1 3 sts. 

Row 1 : RS - K2, (PI , K1 ) 5 times, 

K1 . 

Row 2: K1 , (PI , K1 ) 6 times. 

These 2 rows form rib. 

Cont in rib until button band, when 
slightly stretched, fits up right front 
opening edge, from cast-on edge to a 
point 6 cm down from cast-off edge 
of collar, sewing in place as you go 



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along and ending with a WS row. 

Cast off in rib. 

Mark positions for 7 buttons along 
right front opening edge - first to 
come 3 cm up from cast-on edge, 
last to come 3 cm down from cast- 
off edge, and rem 5 buttons evenly 
spaced between. 

BUTTONHOLE BAND 

Using 3.75mm needles, cast on 1 3 sts. 
Work in rib as given for button band until 
this band, when slightly stretched, fits 
up left front opening edge, from cast- 
on edge to a point 6 cm down from 
cast-off edge of collar, sewing in place 
as you go along, ending with a WS row 
and with the addition of 7 buttonholes 
worked to correspond with positions 
marked for buttons as follows:- 
Buttonhole Row 

RS - K2, (PI , K1) twice, yfwd, K2tog, 
PI, K1, PI, K2. 

When band is complete, cast off in rib. 

POCKET BORDERS (BOTH ALIKE) 

With RS facing and using 3.75mm 
needles, pick up and knit 36 sts evenly 
along row-end edge of pocket opening. 
Row 1 : WS - knit. 

Starting with row 2, work in rib as 
given for collar for 6 rows, ending with 
a WS row. 

Cast off in rib. 

MAKING UP 

Join side seams. Join sleeve seams. 
Insert sleeves. Sew pocket linings in 
place on inside, then neatly sew down 
ends of pocket borders. Fold collar in 
half to inside and neatly sew in place. 
Sew on buttons. 

WAISTCOAT 

BACK, POCKET LININGS, LEFT and 
RIGHT FRONTS, COLLAR, BUTTON and 
BUTTONHOLE BANDS and POCKET 
BORDERS. 

Work as given for Cardigan. 

ARMHOLE BORDERS (BOTH ALIKE) 

With rs facing and using 3.75mm 
needles, pick up and knit 94 (98, 

102, 106, 114, 118, 122) sts evenly 
all round armhole edge. 

Row 1 (WS) - knit. 




Starting with row 1 , work in rib as 
given for back for 6 rows, ending with 
a WS row. 

Cast off in rib. 

TO MAKE UP 

Join side and armhole border seams. 
Sew pocket linings in lace on inside, 



then neatly sew down ends of pocket 
borders. Fold collar in half to inside and 
neatly sew in place. Sew on buttons. 

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Australian Knitting 57 





A warm, textured jacket to slip on in chilly weather. 



YARN 

• 1 1 balls lOOgm or 650 metres 
knitalpaca ‘Fabula’ chunky 100% 
Australian alpaca 

• 1 ball knitalpaca ' Granite ' alpaca /si Ik 
blend 

NEEDLES AND TOOLS 

• 5.00mm knitting needles 

• 7.00mm knitting needles 

MEASUREMENTS 

Size: Medium 



TENSION 

12 sts to 10 cm 

GETTING STARTED 

Pattern: (multiple of 5 stitches) 

Row 1 : *p 3, k 2 to end 

Row 2 (and all WS rows): purl. 

Row 3: pi , k2, *p 3, k2 to last 2 sts, 
P2. 

WORKING PATTERN 
BACK 

Cast on 80 sts. Using 7.00mm 
needles, work in pattern until back 



measures 60 cm from beginning. Cast 
off loosely. 

FRONT (KNIT TWO THE SAME) 

Cast on 35 sts. Using 7.00mm 
needles, work in pattern until front 
measures 60 cm from beginning. Cast 
off loosely. 

SLEEVES (MAKE TWO THE SAME) 

Cast on 60 sts. Using 7.00mm 
needles, working in pattern, decrease 
one st at each end of row 4 and every 
fourth row until 36 sts remain. Work 4 
rows no decrease. Cast off. 

MAKING UP 

Join fronts to back at shoulder seams, 
leaving an opening of 32 cm at centre 
back. 

Join top of sleeve to jacket, aligning 
the centre stitch of the sleeve with 
shoulder seam. 

Join sleeve and side seams. 

COLLAR 

With RS facing, pick up 45 Sts along 
neckline. 

Next row: purl. 

Work 8 rows of pattern. Cast off loosely. 

FRONT FACING 

Using 5.00mm needles and 
‘Granite’ yarn, cast on 35 sts. 

Work in stocking stitch until work 
measures 60 cm, or length of front. 
Cast off. With right sides together 
stitch facing to left front edge of 
jacket.. Turn and secure facing to 
inside of front, so that a narrow strip 
remains visible on the right side. 

Darn in ends and gently pat jacket 
into shape: you should not need to 
press. 

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Designed by Twilleys 




YARN 

• Beanie - 3 balls 50gm Twilleys 
Freedom in shade 403 Deep Red 

• Cowl - 4 balls 50gm Twilleys 
Freedom in shade 403 Deep Red 

NEEDLES AND TOOLS 

• 9.00mm knitting needles 

• 10.00mm knitting needles 

MEASUREMENTS 

Beanie 5 1 cm 
Cowl 84 x 24cm 

TENSION 

1 0 stitches by 1 4 rows over pattern 
using 1 0mm needles to 10 cm 

WORKING PATTERN 
BEANIE HAT 

Using 9.00mm needles cast on 55 sts. 
Row 1: RS - K2, * P3, K3, rep from * 
to last 5 sts, P3, K2. 

Row 2: P2, * K3, P3, rep from * to 
last 5 sts, K3, P2. 

These 2 rows form rib patt. 

Repeat last 2 rows once more. 

Change to 10.00mm needles and 
keeping rib patt correct cont straight 
until work measures 23 cm from beg, 
ending with a WS row. 

Next Row: RS - K2, * P3tog, K3, rep 
from * to last 5 sts, P3tog, K2. 37 sts. 
Next Row: P2, * K1 , P3, rep from * to 
last 3 sts, K1 , P2. 

Next Row: K2 tog, * PI , K3tog, rep 
from * to last 3 sts, PI , K2tog. 1 9 sts. 
Next Row: PI , * K1 , PI , rep from * 
to end. 

Next Row: K1 , (K2tog) 9 times. 1 0 sts. 
Next Row: (P2tog) 5 times. 5 sts. 
Break off yarn and thread through 
remaining sts. Pull up tightly and 
fasten off. 

MAKING UP. 

Join side seam. Make a pompom and 
attach to top of hat. 



RIBBED COWL 

Using 10.00mm needles cast on 
91 sts. 

Row 1: RS - K2, * P3, K3, rep from 
* to last 5 sts, P3, K2. 

Row 2: P2, * K3, P3, rep from * to 
last 5 sts, K3, P2. 

These 2 rows form rib patt. 

Cont in rib patt until work measures 
24 cm ending with a WS row. 

Cast off rib wise. 



MAKING UP 

Join side seams. 

Make a plait 1 00 cm long and thread 
through cowl 2 cm down from cast off 
edge. Make two small pompoms and 
stitch securely onto ends of plait. 

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Australian Knitting 59 





YARN 

• 3 balls 25gm Wendy Air in shade 
2615 Hettie 

NEEDLES AND TOOLS 

• 8.00mm knitting needles 

MEASUREMENTS 

Width along top edge 1 78cm 
Depth at widest part 101 -5cm 

SPECIAL ABBREVIATIONS 

skpo - slip 1 stitch, knit 1 stitch, pass 
slipped stitch over 
s2kpo - slip 2 stitches, knit 1 stitch, 
pass the slipped stitches over 
yfwd - yarn forward 

TENSION 

Tension 20 sts by 1 5rows over stocking 
st on 8mm needles to 10 cm 

WORKING PATTERN 
SHAWL 

Using 8.00mm needles, cast on 21 
sts. 

Row 1: RS - Yfwd, skpo, K2, yfwd, K2, 
K2tog, yfwd, K2, yfwd, K1 , yfwd, K2, 
yfwd, skpo, K2, yfwd, K2, yfwd, skpo. 
25 sts. 

Row 2: Yfwd, skpo, K9, P until 1 1 sts 
rem, K9, yfwd, skpo. 25 sts. 

Row 3: Yfwd, skpo, K2, yfwd, K3, 
K2tog, yfwd, K2, yfwd, K3, yfwd K2, 
yfwd, skpo, K3, yfwd, K2, yfwd, skpo. 
29 sts. 

Row 4: Yfwd, skpo, K1 0, P until 1 2 
sts rem, K10, yfwd, skpo. 29 sts. 

Row 5: Yfwd, skpo, K2, yfwd, K4, 
K2tog, yfwd, K2, yfwd, K5, yfwd, K2, 
yfwd, skpo, K4, yfwd, K2, yfwd, skpo. 
33 sts. 

Row 6: Yfwd, skpo, K1 1 , P until 1 3 
sts rem, K1 1 , yfwd, skpo. 33 sts. 

Row 7: Yfwd, skpo, K2, yfwd, K5, 
K2tog, yfwd, K2, yfwd, K1 , yfwd, K1 , 
s2kpo, K1 , yfwd, K1 , yfwd, K2, yfwd, 



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skpo, K5, yfwd, K2, yfwd, skpo. 37 
sts. 

Row 8: Yfwd, skpo, K1 2, P until 1 4 
sts rem, K12, yfwd, skpo. 37 sts. 

Row 9: Yfwd, skpo, K2, yfwd, K6, 
K2tog, yfwd, K2, yfwd, K3, yfwd, 
s2kpo, yfwd, K3, yfwd, K2, yfwd, skpo, 
K6, yfwd, K2, yfwd, skpo. 41 sts. 

Row 10: Yfwd, skpo, K1 3, P until 1 5 
sts rem, K1 3, yfwd, skpo. 41 sts. 

Row 1 1 : Cast off 5 sts, transfer st on 
right needle back to left needle, yfwd, 
skpo, K4, K2tog, yfwd, K2, yfwd, K5, 
yfwd, Kl, yfwd, K5 yfwd, K2, yfwd 
skpo, K9, yfwd, skpo. 40 sts. 

Row 1 2: Cast off 5 sts, transfer st on 
right needle back to left needle, yfwd, 
skpo, K8, P until 10 sts rem, K8, yfwd, 
skpo. 35 sts. 

Commence with main pattern. 

MAIN PATTERN 

Row 1: RS - Yfwd, skpo, K2, yfwd, 

K2, K2tog, yfwd, K2, yfwd, Kl , *yfwd, 
Kl , s2kpo, Kl , yfwd, K3, rept from * 
until 1 6 sts rem, yfwd, Kl , s2kpo, Kl , 
yfwd, Kl , yfwd, K2, yfwd, skpo, K2, 
yfwd, K2, yfwd, skpo. 

Row 2: Yfwd, skpo, K9, P until 1 1 sts 
rem, K9, yfwd, skpo. 

Row 3: Yfwd, skpo, K2, yfwd, K3, 

K2tog, yfwd, K2, yfwd, K3, *yfwd, 
s2kpo, yfwd, K5, rept from * until 1 7 sts 
rem, yfwd, s2kpo, yfwd, K3, yfwd, K2, 
yfwd, skpo, K3, yfwd, K2, yfwd, skpo. 



Row 4: Yfwd, skpo, K10, P until 12 
sts rem, K10, yfwd, skpo. 

Row 5: Yfwd, skpo, K2, yfwd, K4, 
K2tog, yfwd, K2, yfwd, K5, *yfwd, 

Kl , yfwd, K2, s2kpo, K2, rept from * 
until 18 sts rem, yfwd, Kl , yfwd, K5, 
yfwd, K2, yfwd, skpo, K4, yfwd, K2, 
yfwd, skpo. 

Row 6: Yfwd, skpo, Kl 1 , P until 1 3 
sts rem, Kl 1 , yfwd, skpo. 

Row 7: Yfwd, skpo, K2, yfwd, K5, 
K2tog, yfwd, K2, yfwd, Kl , *yfwd 
Kl , s2kpo, Kl , yfwd, K3, rept from 
* until 1 9 sts rem, yfwd, Kl , s2kpo, 
Kl , yfwd, Kl , yfwd, K2, yfwd, skpo, 
K5, yfwd, K2, yfwd, skpo. 

Row 8: Yfwd, skpo, Kl 2, P until 1 4 
sts rem, K12, yfwd, skpo. 

Row 9: Yfwd, skpo, K2, yfwd, K6, 
K2tog, yfwd, K2, yfwd, K3, *yfwd, 
s2kpo, yfwd, K5, rept from * until 
20 sts rem, yfwd, s2kpo, yfwd, K3, 
yfwd, K2, yfwd, skpo, K6, yfwd, K2, 
yfwd, skpo. 

Row 10: Yfwd, skpo, Kl 3, P until 
1 5 sts rem, Kl 3, yfwd, skpo. 

Row 1 1 : Cast off 5 sts, transfer st 
on right needle back to left needle, 
yfwd, skpo, K4, K2tog, yfwd, K2, 
yfwd, K5, *yfwd, Kl , yfwd, K2, 
s2kpo, K2, rept from * until 21 sts 
rem, yfwd, Kl , yfwd, K5, yfwd, K2, 
yfwd, skpo, K9 yfwd, skpo. 

Row 12: Cast off 5 sts, transfer st 
on right needle back to left needle, 



yfwd, skpo, K8, P until 10 sts rem, 
K8, yfwd, skpo. 

Repeat main patt 1 3 times or until work 
measures 44.5 cm ending with row 10. 

FRONT EDGING 

Next Row: RS - Yfwd, skpo, K2, yfwd, 
K7, K2tog, yfwd, K2, yfwd, skpo, yfwd, 
Kl , *yfwd, K2tog, yfwd, Kl , yfwd, 
skpo, yfwd, s2kpo, rept from * until 23 
sts rem, yfwd, K2tog, yfwd, Kl , yfwd, 
skpo, yfwd, Kl , yfwd, K2tog, yfwd, K2, 
yfwd, skpo, K7, yfwd, K2, yfwd, skpo. 
Next Row: Yfwd, skpo, K until 2 sts 
rem, yfwd, skpo. 

Next Row: Yfwd, skpo, K2, yfwd, K8, 
K2tog, yfwd, K2, yfwd, K until 16 sts 
rem, yfwd, K2, yfwd, skpo, K8, yfwd, 
K2, yfwd, skpo. 

Next Row: Yfwd, skpo, K until 2 sts 
rem, yfwd, skpo. 

Next Row: Yfwd, skpo, K2, yfwd, K9, 
K2tog, yfwd, K2, yfwd, K until 17 sts 
rem, yfwd, K2, yfwd, skpo, K9, yfwd, 
K2, yfwd, skpo. 

Next Row: WS - Cast off all sts. 

MAKING UP 

Join the shawl edging together at the 
centre point along the cast on edge. 

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Australian Knitting 61 





YARN 

• 7, 7, 8, 9, 9, 10 bolls 50gm Merino/ 
Silk 8ply DK in shode #57 

NEEDLES AND TOOLS 

• 3. 75mm knitting needles 

• 4.00mm stroight needles 

• Stitch holder 

• Stitch markers 



MEASUREMENTS 

To fit bust , 81, 86, 91, 96, 102, 
107cm 

Finished fit, 81, 86, 91, 96, 102, 
107cm 

Garment length, 51, 52, 52, 53, 54, 
54cm 

Sleeve length , 47, 47, 48, 48, 48, 
48cm 



SPECIAL ABBREVIATIONS 

skp - slip 1 stitch, knit 1 stitch, pass 
the slipped stitch over; 

TENSION 

22 sts by 30 rows over Stst on 4mm 
needles to 1 0cm. 

WORKING PATTERN 
BACK 

With 4.00mm needles, cast on 97 
(103, 109, 118, 124, 130) sts. 

Row 1 : RS — K1 ; *yo, skp, kl ; rep 
from * to end. 

Row 2: Kl ; *yo, p2tog, kl ; rep from * 
to end. 

Rep these 2 rows for Lace patt until 
work measures 26cm from beg, end 
with a WS row. 

Next Row: RS - K6 (5, 8, 3, 6, 

4); k2tog, (kl 0 (1 1 , 1 1 , 9, 9, 10), 
k2tog) 7 (7, 7, 10, 10, 10) times; k5 
(5, 8, 3, 6, 4). 89 (95, 101, 107, 
113, 119) sts. 

Beg with a p row on WS, Stst straight 
until work measures 34cm from beg, 
end with a WS row. 

Shape underarm 

Cast off 5 (5, 6, 6, 7, 7) sts beg next 
2 rows. 

Dec 1 st each end next 4 (5, 5, 6, 6, 
6) rows. 

Dec 1 st each end every other row to 
67 (71, 75, 79, 83, 89) sts. 

Stst straight until work measures 49 
(50, 50, 51, 52, 52)cm from beg, 
end with a WS row. 

Shape Neck 

Next Row: RS - K24 (26, 28, 29, 

31 , 33) sts, turn, on these sts only. 
Cast off 5 sts beg next WS row, then 
4 sts beg following WS row. 

Cast off loosely the rem 15 (17, 19, 






20, 22, 24) sts for shoulder. 

Return to rem sts, slip next 19 (19, 

19, 21 , 21 , 23) sts to holder for 
centre Back, rejoin yarn and work 2nd 
half to match, reversing shaping. 

LEFT FRONT 

With 4.00mm needles, cast on 49 
(52, 55, 61, 64, 67) sts. 

Row 1 : RS — K1 ; *yo, skp, kl ; rep 
from * to end. 

Row 2: Kl ; *yo, p2tog, kl ; rep from * 
to end. 

Rep these 2 rows for Lace patt until 
work measures 26cm from beg, end 
with a WS row (ensure to match back 
lace). 

Next Row: RS - K5 (5, 5, 5, 8, 5); 
k2tog, (k8 (9, 10, 5, 5, 6), k2tog) 3 
(3, 3, 6, 6, 6) times; k5, patt 7 sts. 

45 (48, 51, 54, 57, 60) sts. 

Keeping front edge 7 sts correct; beg 
with a p row on WS, Stst straight until 
work measures 34cm from beg, end 
with a WS row. 

Shape underarm 

Keeping front edge patt correct, cast 
off 5 (5, 6, 6, 7, 7) sts beg next RS 
row. 

Dec 1 st at armhole edge next 4 (5, 

5, 6, 6, 6) rows. 

Dec 1 st at armhole edge every other 
row to 34 (36, 38, 40, 42, 45) sts. 
Keeping front edge correct, cont 
straight until piece measures 43 (44, 
44, 45, 46, 46)cm from beg, end with 
a RS row. 

Shape Neck 

Next Row: WS - Patt 7 sts, p3, slip 
these 1 0 sts to holder, p to end. 

Dec 1 st at neck edge next 9 (9, 9, 

10, 10, 11) rows. 15 (17, 19, 20, 

22, 24) sts. 

Cont straight until front meas same as 
back to shoulder, end with a WS row. 
Cast off loosely rem sts for shoulder. 

RIGHT FRONT 

With 4.00mm needles, cast on 49 
(52, 55, 61, 64, 67) sts. 

Row 1 : RS - Kl ; *yo, skp, kl ; rep 
from * to end. 

Row 2: Kl ; *yo, p2tog, kl ; rep from * 
to end. 

Rep these 2 rows for Lace patt until 



work meas 26cm from beg, end with 
a WS row (ensure to match back and 
left front lace). 

Next Row: RS - Patt 7, k5; k2tog, (k8 
(9, 10, 5, 5, 6), k2tog) 3 (3, 3, 6, 6, 
6) times; k5 (5, 5, 5, 8, 5). 45 (48, 
51, 54, 57, 60) sts. 

Keeping front edge 7 sts correct; beg 
with a p row on WS, Stst straight until 
work measures 34cm from beg, end 
with a RS row. 

Shape underarm 

Keeping front edge patt correct, cast 
off 5 (5, 6, 6, 7, 7) sts beg next WS 
row. 

Dec 1 st at armhole edge next 4 (5, 

5, 6, 6, 6) rows. 

Dec 1 st at armhole edge every other 
row to 34 (36, 38, 40, 42, 45) sts. 
Keeping front edge correct, cont 
straight until piece measures 43 (44, 
44, 45, 46, 46)cm from beg, end 
with a WS row. 

Shape Neck 

Next Row: RS - Patt 7 sts, k3, slip 
these 1 0 sts to holder, k to end. 

Dec 1 st at neck edge next 9 (9, 9, 
10, 10, 11) rows. 1 5 (17, 19, 20, 

22, 24) sts. 

Cont straight until front measures 
same as back to shoulder, end with a 
RS row. 

Cast off loosely rem sts for shoulder. 

SLEEVES 

With 4.00mm needles, cast on 49 
(49, 49, 52, 52, 52) sts. 

Row 1 : RS - Kl ; *yo, skp, kl ; rep 
from * to end. 

Row 2: Kl ; *yo, p2tog, kl ; rep from * 
to end. 

Rep these 2 rows for Lace patt until 
work measures 1 6cm from beg, end 
with a WS row. 

Stst and inc 1 st each end next row, 
then every 9th (9th, 8th, 8th, 7th, 

7th) row 7 (8, 9, 9, 10, 11) times. 

65 (67, 69, 72, 74, 76) sts. 

Cont straight until sleeve measures 47 
(47, 48, 48, 48, 48)cm from beg, 
end with a WS row. 

Shape Top 

Cast off 5 (5, 6, 6, 7, 7) sts beg next 
2 rows. 



Dec 1 st each end next 6 rows. 

Dec 1 st each end every other row 1 2 
(13, 13, 14, 14, 15) times. 

Dec 1 st each end next 6 rows. 

Cast off loosely rem 7 (7, 7, 8, 8, 8) 
sts. 



NECKBAND 

With RS facing and 3.75mm needles, 
beg at right front neck edge slip the 
10 holder sts to needle as if they 
have already been worked, rejoin yarn, 
pick up and k 20 (20, 20, 20, 22, 

22) sts up neck edge to shoulder, 1 1 
sts down back neck, k the 19 (19, 

19, 21 , 21 , 23) sts from back neck 
holder and dec 1 (1 , 1 , 0, 1 , 0) sts at 
centre, pick up and kl 1 sts up back 
neck, 20 (20, 20, 20, 22, 22) sts 
down front neck to holder; k3, patt 7 
front holder sts. 100 (100, 100, 103, 
1 06, 1 09) sts. 

Beg with a row 2, Lace patt over all 
sts for 9 rows. 

Cast off loosely. 



Insert sleeve tops. Join side and 
sleeve seams. 

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MAKING UP 

Join shoulder seams. 



Australian Knitting 63 



Design by Twilleys 



YARN 

• Cowl - 4 balls 50gm Twilleys Freedom 
Alfresco Aran in shade 106 Mole 

• Hat - 3 balls 50gm Twilleys Freedom 
Alfresco Aran in shade 106 Mole 

NEEDLES AND TOOLS 

• 4.50mm knitting needles 

• 5.00mm knitting needles 

• Cable needle 

MEASUREMENTS 

Cowl Size 21x1 33cm 
Hat around head Size 54cm 

SPECIAL ABBREVIATIONS 

C3B - slip next stitch onto cable needle 
and leave at back of work, k2, then k 1 
from cable needle; 

C4B - slip next 2 stitches onto cable 
needle and leave at back of work, k2, 
then k2 from cable needle; 

C3F - slip next 2 stitches onto cable 
needle and leave at front of work, kl , 
then k2 from cable needle; 

Cr3L - slip next 2 stitches onto cable 
needle and leave at front of work, pi, 
then k2 from cable needle; 

Cr3R - slip next stitch onto cable needle 
and leave at back of work, k2, then p 1 
from cable needle; 

MB - make bobble as follows: 

[kl tbl, yfwd, kltbl] all into next 
stitch, turn, p3, turn, slip 1 , k2tog, 
pass slipped stitch over - bobble 
complete. On foil row work the bobble 
stitch as kl tbl to keep bobble closed 
at top; 

M 1 - make one stitch by picking up 
loop lying between needles and working 
into back of this loop; 
tbl - through back of loop; 

TENSION 

Cowl - 16 sts and 20 Rows to 1 0cm 
(4in) over patt. 

Hat -19 stitches by 24 Rows over rev 
st st using 4.50mm to 10 cm 



GETTING STARTED 
COWL 

Special note: This cowl is knitted on 
one size larger needles than would 
normally be used to create a more 
flexible fabric. 

On each Row the section, in square 
brackets [ ], details the pattern panel. 

WORKING PATTERN 

Using 5.00mm needles, cast on 34 sts. 
Row 1: RS - K2, P3, [P10, K4, P10], 
P3, K2. 

Row 2: P2, K3, [K10, P4, K10] K3, P2. 
Row 3: K2, P3, [P10, C4B, P10] P3, 

K2. 

Row 4: as Row 2. 

Row 5: K2, P3, [P9, C3B, C3F, P9] 

P3, K2. 

Row 6: P2, K3, [K9, P6, K9] K3, P2. 
Row 7: K2, P3, [P8, C3B, K2, C3F, 

P8] P3, K2. 

Row 8: P2, K3, [K8, P8, K8] K3, 

P2. 

Row 9: K2, P3, [P7, Cr3R, C4B, Cr3L, 
P7] P3, K2. 

Row 10: P2, K3, [K7, P2, Kl , P4, Kl , 
P2, K7] K3, P2. 

Row 1 1: K2, P3, [P6, Cr3R, PI, K4, 
PI, Cr3L, P6] P3, K2. 

Row 12: P2, K3, [K6, P2, K2, P4, K2, 
P2, K6] K3, P2. 

Row 13: K2, P3, [P5, Cr3R, P2, C4B, 
P2, Cr3L, P5] P3, K2. 

Row 14: P2, K3, [K5, P2, K3, P4, K3, 
P2, K5] K3, P2. 

Row 15: K2, P3, [P4, Cr3R, P3, K4, 
P3, Cr3L, P4] P3, K2. 

Row 16: P2, K3, [K4, P2, K4, P4, K4, 
P2, K4] K3, P2. 

Row 17: K2, P3, [P3, Cr3R, P4, C4B, 
P4, Cr3L, P3] P3, K2. 

Row 18: P2, K3, [K3, P2, K5, P4, K5, 
P2, K3] K3, P2. 

Row 19: K2, P3, [P2, Cr3R, P5, K4, 
P5, Cr3L, P2] P3, K2. 

Row 20: P2, K3, [K2, P2, K6, P4, K6, 
P2, K2] K3, P2. 



Row 21: K2, P3, [P2, K2, P6, C4B, 

P6, K2, P2] P3, K2. 

Row 22: as Row 20. 

Row 23: K2, P3, [P2, Cr3L, P5, K4, 
P5, Cr3R, P2] P3, K2. 

Row 24: as Row 1 8. 

Row 25: K2, P3, [P3, Cr3L, P4, C4B, 
P4, Cr3R, P3] P3, K2. 

Row 26: as Row 1 6. 

Row 27: K2, P3, [P4, Cr3L, P3, K4, 
P3, Cr3R, P4] P3, K2. 

Row 28: as Row 1 4. 

Row 29: K2, P3, [P5, Cr3L, P2, C4B, 
P2, Cr3R, P5] P3, K2. 

Row 30: as Row 1 2. 

Row 31: K2, P3, [P6, Cr3L, PI, K4, 
PI, Cr3R, P6] P3, K2. 

Row 32: as Row 10. 

Row 33: K2, P3, [P7, Cr3L, C4B, 

Cr3R, P7] P3, K2. 

Row 34: as Row 8. 

Row 35: K2, P3, [P8, Cr3L, K2, Cr3R, 
P8] P3, K2. 

Row 36: as Row 6. 

Row 37: K2, P3, [P9, Cr3L, Cr3R, P9] 
P3, K2. 

Row 38: as Row 2. 

These 38 Rows form patt. 

Repeat these 38 Rows 6 times more. 
Cast off. 

MAKING UP 

Join cast off and cast on edges. 

CABLE HAT 

EAR FLAPS (MAKE 2) 

Using 4.50mm needles, cast on 2 sts. 
Row 1 : RS - inc once in each st. 4 sts. 

Row 2: P4. 

Row 3: Kl, Ml, K2, Ml, Kl. 6 sts. 
Row 4: Kl , P4, Kl . 

Now work in cable patt as follows:- 

Row 1 : RS - Kl , C4B, Kl . 

Row 2: Kl , P4, Kl . 

Row 3: K6. 

Row 4: as Row 2. 

These 4 Rows form cable patt. 

Cont in cable patt for a further 



64 Australian Knitting 



64 Rows, ending with a WS Row. 

Shape ear section 

Row 1: RS - K1, Ml, C4B, Ml, K1. 
Row 2: K1, Ml, K1, P4, K1, Ml, K1. 

1 0 sts. 

Row 3: K1, Ml, K8, Ml, K1. 

Row 4: K4, P4, K4. 

Row 5: K1 , Ml , K3, C4B, K3, Ml , K1 . 
1 4 sts. 

Row 6: K5, P4, K5. 

Row 7: K1 , Ml , K1 2, Ml , K1 . 16 sts. 
Row 8: K6, P4, K6. 

Row 9: K1 , Ml , K5, C4B, K5, Ml , K1 . 
1 8 sts. 

Row 10: K7, P4, K7. 

Row 11: K1, Ml, K16, Ml, K1. 20 sts. 
Row 1 2: K 8, P4, K8. 

Row 1 3: K8, C4B, K8. 

Row 14: as Row 1 2. 

Row 15: K1, Ml, K18, Ml, K1 . 22 sts. 
Row 16: K9, P4, K9. 

Row 17: K9, C4B, K9. 

Row 18: as Row 1 6. 

Row 19: knit. 

Break yarn and leave 22 sts on a holder. 

MAIN SECTION 

Using 4.50mm needles, cast on 3 sts, 
turn and work across 22 sts of first 
ear flap as follows:- K9, P4, K9, turn 
and cast on 28 sts, turn and work 
across 22 sts of second ear flap as 
follows:- K9, P4, K9, turn and cast on 
27 sts. 102 sts. 

Row 1: RS - K1, [K10, C4B, K1 1] 4 
times, K1 . 

Row 2: K1 , [K1 1 , P4, K1 0] 4 times, 

K1 . 

Row 3: knit. 

Row 4: as Row 2. 

Rows 5 and 6: as Rows 1 and 2. 
These 6 Rows complete border. 

Now work in cable patt as follows:- 

Row 1: RS - PI, [P10, K4, P1 1] 4 
times, PI . 

Row 2: K1 , [K1 1 , P4, K1 0] 4 times, K1 . 
Row 3: PI , [PI 0, C4B, P1 1 ] 4 times, 
PI. 

Row 4: as Row 2. 

Row 5: PI, [P9, C3B, C3F, P9, MB] 4 
times, PI . 

Row 6: K1 , [K1 0, P6, K9] 4 times, 

K1 . 

Row 7: PI , [MB, P7, C3B, K2, C3F, 

P7, MB, PI] 4 times, PI. 

Row 8: K1 , [K9, P8, K8] 4 times, K1 . 




Row 9: PI , [PI , MB, P5, Cr3R, C4B, 
Cr3L, P5, MB, P2] 4 times, PI. 

Row 10: K1, [K8, P2, K1 , P4, K1 , P2, 
K7] 4 times, K1 . 

Row 1 1 : PI , [MB, P5, Cr3R, PI , K4, 
PI, Cr3L, P5, MB, PI] 4 times, PI. 
Row 12: K1, [K7, P2, K2, P4, K2, P2, 
K6] 4 times, K1 . 

Row 13: PI, [P5, Cr3R, P2, C4B, P2, 
Cr3L, P5, MB] 4 times, PI. 

Row 14: K1, [K6, P2, K3, P4, K3, P2, 
K5] 4 times, K1 . 

Row 15: PI, [P4, Cr3R, P3, K4, P3, 
Cr3L, P5] 4 times, PI . 

Row 16: K1, [K5, P2, K4, P4, K4, P2, 
K4] 4 times, K1 . 

Row 17: PI, [P3, Cr3R, P4, C4B, P4, 
Cr3L, P4] 4 times, PI . 

Row 18: K1, [K4, P2, K5, P4, K5, P2, 
K3] 4 times, K1 . 

Row 19: PI, [P2, Cr3R, P2, MB, P2, 

K4, P2, MB, P2, Cr3L, P3] 4 times, PI . 
Row 20: K1 , [K3, P2, K6, P4, K6, P2, 
K2] 4 times, K1 . 

Row 21: PI, [P2, K2, P2, MB, P3, 
C4B, P3, MB, P2, K2, P3] 4 times, PI . 
Row 22: as Row 20. 



Row 23: PI, [P2, Cr3L, P2, MB, P2, 

K4, P2, MB, P2, Cr3R, P3] 4 times, PI . 
Row 24: as Row 1 8. 

Row 25: PI, [P3, Cr3L, P4, C4B, P4, 
Cr3R, P4] 4 times, PI . 

Row 26: as Row 1 6. 

Row 27: PI, [P4, Cr3L, P3, K4, P3, 
Cr3R, P5] 4 times, PI . 

Row 28: as Row 1 4. 

Row 29: PI, [P5, Cr3L, P2, C4B, P2, 
Cr3R, P6] 4 times, PI . 

Row 30: as Row 1 2. 

Row 31: PI, [P6, Cr3L, PI, K4, PI, 
Cr3R, P7] 4 times, PI . 

Row 32: as Row 1 0. 

Row 33: PI, [P7, Cr3L, C4B, 

Cr3R, P6, P2tog tbl] 4 times, PI. 

98 sts. 

Row 34: K1 , [K8, P8, K 8] 4 times, K1 . 
Row 35: PI, [P8, Cr3L, K2, Cr3R, P8] 
4 times, PI . 

Row 36: K1 , [K9, P6, K9] 4 times, K1 . 

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Australian Knitting 65 






YARN 

• 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17 balls 50gm 
50/50 DK 8ply in shade #6 1 1 

• 1 button Incomparable Buttons: L5 1 3 



NEEDLES AND TOOLS 

• 3. 75mm knitting needles 

• 4.00mm knitting needles 

• 4.00mm circular needle of approx 
100cm length 

• Stitch holders 

• Stitch markers 



Finished fit: 81, 86, 91, 96, 102, 
107cm 

Garment length: 56, 57, 57, 58, 
59, 59cm 

Sleeve length: 47, 47, 48, 48, 

48, 48cm 



SPECIAL ABBREVIATIONS 

skp - slip 1 stitch, knit 1 stitch, pass 
the slipped stitch over 
tbl - through back of loops; yo - yarn 
over needle to make new stitch. 



MEASUREMENTS 

To fit bust: 76-81, 81-86, 86-91, 
91-96, 96-102, 102-1 07cm 



TENSION 

22 sts over Stst on 4mm needles 
to 10cm. 



Design by Gitta Schrade 
for Naturally Yarns 




GETTING STARTED 

Shell Pattern (multiple of 9 + 3) 

Row 1: (RS) K2, *yo, k 8, yo, kl ; rep 
from * to last st, kl . 

Row 2: K3; *p8, k3; rep from 

* to end. 

Row 3: K3, *yo, k8, yo, k3; rep from 

* to end. 

Row 4: K4; *p8, k5; rep from * end 
last rep with k4. 

Row 5: K4, *yo, k8, yo, k5; rep from 

* end last rep with k4. 

Row 6: K5; *p8, k7; rep from * end 
last rep with k5. 

Row 7: K5; *k4tog-tbl, k4tog, k7; rep 
from * end last rep with k5. 

Row 8: K. 



WORKING PATTERN 
BODY 

(Garment is worked in one piece to 
underarms) 

With 4.00mm needles, cast on 201 
(210, 219, 237, 255, 264) sts. 

Row 1 : WS - K. 



Beg Shell Pattern 

Working rows 1 to 8 
*Rep these 8 rows until piece 
measures approx 30cm from beg, end 
with a Row 7 of Shell patt. 

Next Row: WS - Kl 1 , place marker; 
k3 (8, 4, 2, 11,3); (k2tog, k8 (8, 9, 
6, 6, 7)) 17 (17, 17, 26, 26, 26) 
times; k2tog; k4 (8, 4, 3, 12, 3), 



• -■ ■ t. 




place marker, kl 1 — 1 83 ( 1 92, 201 , 
210, 228, 237) sts. 

Next Row: RS - Cont to patt over first 
and last Shell sts as following: K2, yo, 
k8, yo, kl ; k to last 1 1 sts; kl , yo, k8, 
yo, k2. 

Next Row: K3, p8, k2; p to last 1 3 
sts; k2, p8, k3. 

Cont with row 3 of Shell patt at beg 
and end of row, and sts in between in 
Stst; work in this manner until piece 
measures 39cm from beg, end with a 
WS row 

Mark centre 89 (94, 97, 102, 110, 

1 1 5) sts for Back. 

Divide for Fronts and Back 
Next Row: RS - Shell patt (either 1 1 , 
13, 1 5 or 1 7 sts, depending what row 
you are on; this will take you to the 
first shell marker); k36 (38, 41, 43, 
48, 50); you are now at back marker; 
cast off 6 (6, 6, 7, 8, 8) sts, k to 2nd 
back marker; turn; on these Back sts 
only; place the Front sts on holders. 

BACK 

Next Row: WS - Cast off 6 (6, 6, 7, 

8, 8) sts, p to end. 

Dec 1 st each end next 4 rows. 

Dec 1 st each end next 3 (4, 4, 4, 

5, 5) RS rows. 63 (66, 69, 72, 76, 
81) sts. 

Stst straight until work measures 54 
(55, 55, 56, 57, 57)cm from beg, 
end with a WS row. 

Shape Neck 

Next Row: RS - K22 (23, 25, 26, 

28, 30) sts, Turn, on these sts only. 
Cast off 4 sts beg next 2 WS rows. 
Cast off loosely the 14 (15, 17, 18, 
20, 22) sts for shoulder. 

Return to rem sts, slip next 1 9 (20, 

19, 20, 20, 21) sts to holder for 
centre Back, rejoin yarn and work 2nd 
half to match, reversing shaping. 

LEFT FRONT 

With RS facing and 4.00mm needles, 
return to sts on hold for left front, cast 
off 6 (6, 6, 7, 8, 8) sts beg of RS 
row, patt to end. 

Keeping front edge shell correct, work 
1 row. 

Dec 1 st at armhole edge next 4 rows, 
then 1 st next 3 (4, 4, 4, 5, 5) RS 



rows. 23 (24, 27, 28, 31, 33) Stst 
sts + Shell sts of either 11, 13, 15 
or 1 7 sts, depending what row you 
are on. 

Keeping shell correct, cont straight 
until front measures approx 46 (47, 
47, 48, 49, 49)cm from beg, ensure 
to end with a row 8 of Shell patt. 

Shape Neck 

Next Row: RS - K to last 1 1 sts (= 
Shell patt sts), slip these 1 1 sts to 
holder; turn. 

Cast off 3 (3, 4, 4, 5, 5) sts beg 
next WS row, then dec 1 st at neck 
edge next 6 rows. 14 (15, 17, 18, 
20, 22) sts. 

Cont straight until front measures 
same as back to shoulder, end with a 
WS row. 

Cast off loosely rem shoulder sts. 

RIGHT FRONT 

With WSF and 4.00mm needles, return 
to sts on hold for left front, cast off 6 
(6, 6, 7, 8, 8) sts beg of WS row, patt 
to end. 

Keeping front edge shell correct, dec 

I st at armhole edge next 4 rows, 
then 1 st next 3 (4, 4, 4, 5, 5) RS 
rows - 23 (24, 27, 28, 31 , 33) Stst 
sts + Shell sts of either 11, 13, 15 
or 1 7 sts, depending what row you 
are on. 

Keeping shell correct, cont straight 
until front measures approx 46 (47, 
47, 48, 49, 49)cm from beg, ensure 
to end with a row 8 of Shell patt. 

Shape Neck 

Next Row: RS - K 1 1 sts, slip these 

I I sts to holder, cast off 3 (3, 4, 4, 5, 
5) sts, k to end. 

Dec 1 st at neck edge next 6 rows. 

14 (15, 17, 18, 20, 22) sts. 

Cont straight until front measures 
same as back to shoulder, end with a 
RS row. 

Cast off loosely rem shoulder sts. 

SLEEVES 

With 4.00mm needles, cast on 57 
(57, 57, 66, 66, 66) sts. 

Row 1 : WS - K. 

Work the 8 rows of Shell patt 4 times, 
then rows 1 -7 once (meas approx 
12.5cm). 



Next Row: WS - K5; *k2tog, k7; rep 
from * end last rep with k5. 51 (51 , 
51, 59, 59, 59) sts. 

Stst for 1 6 rows. 

Cont in Stst and inc 1 st each end 
next row then every 10th (9th, 8th, 
12th, 11th, 9th) row to 67 (69, 71, 
73, 75, 77) sts. 

Stst straight until sleeve measures 
47 (47, 48, 48, 48, 48)cm from beg, 
end with a WS row. 

Shape Top 

Cast off 6 (6, 6, 7, 8, 8) sts beg next 
2 rows. 

Dec 1 st each end next 1 0 rows. 

Dec 1 st each end every other row 
9 (10, 10, 11, 11, 11) times. 

Dec 1 st each end next 4 rows. 

Cast off loosely rem sts. 

MAKING UP 

Join shoulder seams. 

NECKBAND 

With RS facing and 3.75mm needles, 
slip the right front holder 1 1 sts to 
needle as if already worked, rejoin 
yarn, pick up and k28 (28, 29, 

29, 30, 30) sts up neck edge to 
shoulder seam, 9 sts down back 
neck, k the back neck holder 1 9 
(20, 19, 20, 20, 21) sts, pick up 
and k 9 sts up back neck, 28 (28, 
29, 29, 30, 30) sts to holder, k the 
11 holder sts. 115 (116, 117, 118, 
120, 121) sts. 

Garter Stitch (= k ever row) for 3 rows. 

Make Button Loop 

Now cast on 1 3 sts either at the 
end of last WS row or at beg of next 
RS row. 

Next Row: RS - Kl , cast off 1 2 sts, 
slip the first kl over the last cast off 
loop (now all 1 3 extra sts have been 
used up); k to end. 

Garter Stitch further 6 rows. 

Cast off loosely in k on WS. 

Insert sleeve tops. Join sleeve seams. 
Sew on button. 

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GETTING STARTED 



YARN 

• 7 balls 50gm Biggan Design DK 
8ply Merino First Cross in 670 
Aquamarine 

NEEDLES AND TOOLS 

• 4.00mm circular needle 40 cm long 

• 3.00mm set double-pointed knitting 
needles OR 

• 3.00mm circular needle 80 cm long 

• 4.00mm knitting needles 

MEASUREMENTS 

Scarf: 94cm x 7cm 
Beanie: Medium 

Size for wrist warmers: Small Medium 
Large 

TENSION 

22 sts by 29 rows over stocking stitch 
to 10 cm 



Grid Pattern 

Row 1 - 4: ** work moss st 
Row 5-14: *K10, 5 moss st rep 
from * to end of row. 

Rep from ** 

These 1 4 rows form gird pattern. 

Moss.st 

Row 1: K1 , PI rep until end of row. 
Row 2: PI , K1 rep until end of row. 
These two rows are rep so K st goes 
over P st and P goes over K st. 

KNITTING ON CIRCULAR NEEDLES 
& DOUBLE-POINTED NEEDLES 

When knitting beanie and wrist 
warmers on circ needle/double- 
pointed needles (DPNS) you have no 
seams to sew together at the end of 
work. 




Beanie wrist warmers and 
cable scarf 

To knit st st on a circ needle you only 
make knit sts (No Purl sts) as you 
always knit in the same direction, like 
a spiral. This makes knitting very even, 
easy and quick. The garments are 
ready to wear as soon all loose ends 
have been fastened! 

KNITTING BEANIE & WRIST 
WARMERS ON STRAIGHT NEEDLES 
INSTEAD OF CIRCULAR NEEDLES 

Beanie and wrist warmers can be 
knitted on straight needles if you 
prefer this. Just add 2 extra sts for 
seams. With yarn sew beanie and wrist 
warmers together in a backstitch. 

WORKING PATTERN 
FLOPPY BEANIE 

With Me cast on 1 00 sts with size 
4.00mm circ needle (40 cm). 

Close the loop to start knitting in the 
round, which means that beg and end 
of row is where first and last sts meet 
(and where piece of yarn left from 
casting on will be hanging down). 

Make sure that all sts are hanging 
down in the same direction, so edge is 
not twisted!! 

Work single rib 1 0 cm. 

Change to st st (Note: St.st is only 
Knit sts on circ needle). 

On first row incl in every other sts so 
there are 1 50 sts at end of row. 

Work 3 rows moss st grid pattern for 
beanie. 

Rep from* until beanie measures 32 
cm. 

Next Row: dec every other st, so you 
end up with 1 00 sts at end of row. 
Work 1 row. 

Next Row: decl in every st so there 
are 50 sts left on needle. 

MAKING UP 

With a big sewing needle thread a 
double piece of yarn through all the 
sts left on needle and tie together with 
a firm knot on the inside of beanie. 



WRIST WARMERS 

Note: You can work these wrist 
warmers either on DPNS the usual 
way or on a long circ needles in 
the Magic Loop way. It is for you to 
choose which you best prefer. 

DPNS cast on: 

With size 4.00mm straight needles 
cast on 40(48, 56)sts. 

Work 1 row double rib and then 
distribute sts evenly over three size 
4.00mm DPNS with 14(16, 18) sts on 
each needle. 

Close the loop to start knitting in the 
round, which means that beg and 
end of row is where first and last 
sts meet. 

Magic Loop cast on: 

Cast on 40(48, 56) sts on the size 
4.00mm (80cm) circ needle. 

Work one row double rib and then 
close the loop and knit in the round, 
following instructions on Magic Loop 
knitting on www.youtube.com. 



Make sure that all sts are hanging 
down in the same direction, so edge is 
not twisted. 

Work tight double rib. 

See that yarn is held tightly when 
knitting from one needle to the 
next, so tension on sts remain even 
throughout row. 

After 6 cm in the round work 10 rows 
back and forth to form opening for 
thumb. 

Go back working in the round. 

When work measures 34(36, 38)cm, 
cast off loosely so edge stays elastic. 
Knit one more wrist warmer. 

MAKING UP 

Fasten off all loose ends. Wrist 
warmers are ready. 

CABLED SCARF 

With size 4.00mm needles and two 
strands of DK yarn cast on 1 9 sts. 
Work 6 rows moss st. 

On next row start following instructions 
for cabled pattern, 



Row 1: Work *3 moss st, P2, K9, P2, 
3 moss st. 

Row 2: Work 3 moss st, K2, P9, K2, 

3 moss st. 

Rep from * 5 times. Total of 1 0 rows. 
Row 1 1: **Work 3 moss st, P2, put 
next 5 sts on CN in front of work, K4, 
K5 from CN, P2, 3 moss st. 

Row 1 2: work as row 2 

Row 1 3 to 28 ** work as Row 1 and 

2 eight times. 1 6 rows. 

Row 29 and 30: work as Row 1 1 
and 1 2 

Rep rows 13-29 from ** 1 3 times 
Work row 11-12 once more and rows 
1-2 five times. 10 rows 
Work 6 rows moss st 
Cast off. 

MAKING UP 

Fasten off all loose ends. 

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YARN 

• 12, 13, 14, 15, 15, 16 balls 50gm 
50/50 DK 8 ply in shade # 607 

NEEDLES AND TOOLS 

• 3. 75mm knitting needles 

• 4.00mm knitting needles 

• Stitch holders 

• Markers 

MEASUREMENTS 

To fit bust: 81, 86, 91,96, 102, 

107cm 

Finished fit: 86, 91, 96, 102, 107, 
112cm 

Garment length: 57.5, 58.5, 60, 60, 

61, 61cm 

Sleeve length: 46, 47, 47, 47, 

48, 48cm 

TENSION 

22 sts by 30 rows over Stst on 
4.00mm needles to 10cm. 

WORKING PATTERN 
BACK 

**With 4.00mm needles, cast on 1 00 
(106, 112, 118, 124, 130) sts. 

Row 1: RS - KO (0, 1, 0, 0, 0), pi 
(0, 2, 2, 1,0); *k2, p2; rep from *, 
end row with k2, pi (0, 2, 2, 1 , 0), 
kO (0, 1, 0, 0, 0). 

Row 2: K the knit sts and p the purl 
sts. 

Rep last 2 rows 3 times more.** 

Beg Main Rib Pattern 

Row 1: RS - K3 (0, 2, 0, 1 , 0); p3 
(2, 3, 1, 3, 0); (k4, p3) 12 (14, 14, 
16, 16, 18) times; k4, p3 (2, 3, 1 , 3, 
0), k3 (0, 2, 0, 1, 0). 

Row 2: K the knit sts and p the purl 
sts (= work sts as they face you). 

Rep last 2 rows for Main Rib patt for 
back until work measure 38.5 (39.5, 
40, 40, 40, 40) cm from beg, end with 
a WS row. 



Shape Armholes 

Keeping patt correct, cast off 4 (5, 5, 
6, 6, 7) sts beg next 2 rows. 

Dec 1 st each end next 4 (4, 5, 5, 6, 
6) rows. 

Dec 1 st each end every RS row 4 (4, 
4, 4, 4, 5) times. 76 (80, 84, 88, 92, 
94) sts. 

Cont straight in patt until work 
measures 55.5 (56.5, 58, 58, 59, 

59) cm from beg, end with a WS row. 

Shape Neck and Shoulders 
Next Row: RS - Patt 29 (31 , 32, 34, 
35, 36) sts, turn, on these sts only. 
Next Row: Cast off 5 sts, patt to end. 
Next Row: Cast off 1 0 (1 1 , 1 1 , 1 2, 
13, 13) sts patt to end. 

Next Row: Cast off 5 sts, patt to end. 
Cast off rem 9 (1 0, 1 1 , 1 2, 1 2, 1 3) 
sts. 

Return to rem sts, slip centre 18 (18, 
20, 20, 22, 22) sts to holder, rejoin 
yarn, work 2nd half to match first, 
reversing shapings. 

Cable insert: 

With 4.00mm needles, cast on 1 8 sts. 
Row 1 : RS - K2; *p2, k2; rep from * 
to end. 

Row 2: K the knit sts and p the purl sts. 
Rep last 2 rows 5 times more. 

Leave on hold on spare needle. 

FRONT 

Work as for Back from ** to **. 

Beg Main Rib patt & Centre Cable 

Row 1: RS - K3 (0, 2, 0, 1 , 0); p3 
(2, 3, 1, 3, 0); (k4, p3) 5 (6, 6, 7, 7, 
8) times; place marker (beg of centre 
cable), k2 (p2, k2) 4 times, place 
marker (end of centre cable); (p3, k4) 
5 (6, 6, 7, 7, 8) times; p3 (2, 3, 1, 3, 
0), k3 (0, 2, 0, 1, 0). 

Row 2: K the knit sts and p the purl 
sts. 

Rep last 2 rows once more. 



Note: It is important to keep track of 
rows worked as front will be worked 
in sections. 

Next Row: RS - Right section: Patt to 
first marker, do not turn, patt over the 
1 8 insert sts from spare needle, turn; 
on these sts only, leaving rem sts on 
spare needle for Left section. 

Patt over these Right section 59 (62, 
65, 68, 71, 74) sts for 31 more rows 
(end with a WS row). Break yarn and 
leave sts on hold. 

(**)With RSF, return to sts on hold for 
Left section and patt for 32 rows (end 
with a WS row), break yarn at end. 
Next Row: RS - Right section: Patt 41 
(44, 47, 50, 53, 56) sts, do not turn, 
slip next 18 sts to holder and leave at 
front of work, patt next 1 8 sts from 
Left section, turn, on these sts only, 
leaving rem sts on spare needle for 
Left section. 

Patt over these Right section 59 (62, 
65, 68, 71, 74) sts for 32 rows (end 
with a RS row). Break yarn and leave 
sts on hold. 

With RSF, return to the 1 8 sts on 
holder, rejoin yarn and patt across 
these 1 8 sts, do not turn, patt across 
sts on hold for Left section. 

Patt for 32 rows (end with a WS row), 
break yarn at end. 

With RSF, return to Right Section sts, 
patt across 41 (44, 47, 50, 53, 56) 
sts, do not turn, slip next 1 8 sts to 
holder and leave at front of work, patt 
next 1 8 sts from Left section, turn, 
on these sts only, leaving rem sts on 
spare needle for Left section. 

Patt over these Right section 59 (62, 
65, 68, 71, 74) sts for 32 rows (end 
with a RS row). Break yarn and leave 
sts on hold.(**) 

Rep from (**) to (**) until front 
measures same as back to underarm. 
Keeping patt correct, shape underarms 
as for back 94 (98, 1 02, 106, 11 0, 



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1 1 2) sts total. 

Cont straight in patt until front 
measures approx 1 4cm less than 
back to shoulder (4 cables have been 
completed). 

Cont straight in pattern, do not cross 
over cable, keep working straight 
on both sections, work until front 
measures same as back to shoulder, 
end with a WS row. 

Shape Shoulders 

Right section: Next Row: RS - Cast 
off 10 (1 1, 1 1, 12, 13, 13) sts patt 
to end. 

Patt 1 row. 

Next Row: Cast off 9 (10, 11, 12, 

12, 13) sts for shoulder, patt to end. 
28 (28, 29, 29, 30, 30) sts. Leave 
these sts on hold. 

Return to Left section, work to match 
right, reversing shaping. 

SLEEVES 

With 3.75mm needles, cast on 52 sts. 
Row 1: RS - P2; *k2, p2; rep from * 
to end. 

Row 2: K the knit sts and p the purl 
sts. 

Rep last 2 rows twice more and inc 1 
st in last row to 53 sts. 

Change to 4mm needles. 

Beg Main Rib Pattern 

Row 1: RS - K4; *p3, k4; rep from * 
to end. 

Row 2: K the knit sts and p the purl 
sts. 

Rep last 2 rows throughout for Main 
Rib patt, inc 1 st each end next row 
then every 10th (10th, 9th, 8th, 7th, 
7th) row to 73 (75, 79, 83, 85, 87) 
sts (taking inc’s into rib pattern). 

Cont straight until sleeve measures 46 
(47, 47, 47, 48, 48)cm from beg, 
end with a WS row. 

Shape Top 

Cast off 4 (5, 5, 6, 6, 7) sts beg next 
2 rows. 

Dec 1 st each end next 8 (8, 8, 9, 

10, 10) rows, then 1 st each end 
every RS row 1 0 (1 0, 1 2, 1 2, 1 2, 

1 2) times. 

Dec 1 st each end next 6 rows. Cast 
off 4 sts beg next 2 rows. 

Cast off rem 9 sts. 



MAKING UP 

Use mattress st to sew all seams. 

Tack cast-on edge of cable insert to 
WS of cast-on edge of front. Join 
shoulder seams. 

NECKBAND 

With RSF, slip the sts of left front neck 
edge to needle, join yarn and pick 
up and kl 2 sts down back neck, patt 
across the sts of centre back neck 
holder, pick up and kl 2 sts up back 
neck, patt across right front neck sts - 



98 (98, 102, 102, 106, 106) sts. 
Work in p2, k2 rib as on neck edges 
across all sts for 1 0cm. 

Cast off loosely in rib (use larger 
needle if required). 

Insert sleeve tops. Join side and 
sleeve seams. 

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72 Australian Knitting 







GLOSSARY 



BEGINNER'S TOOL KIT 



PINS 




Plastic-head 
pins are useful 
for checking 
tension and 



blocking out 
items. Pins with coloured heads are best 
because they do not get lost in your work. 



ROW COUNTER 

A row counter is helpful 
for keeping track of rows 
worked, particularly where 
increases, decreases or 
other kinds of patterning 
occur. 





KNITTING IN ELASTIC 

Elastic yarn prevents sagging in 
cuffs, collars and waists. You can 
work it in with knitting yarn on 
knitted or crocheted garments. 




KNITTING NEEDLES 

Knitting needles are made from plastic, 
aluminium or wood and come in varying 
lengths and widths. Straight needles 
come in pairs and doublepointed 
needles come in sets of four. 



KNITTING BAG 

A knitting bag is essential for those who like 
to knit ‘on the go’. Not only is it a practical 
way to keep all your knitting paraphenalia 
together, it also helps keep the yarn clean 
and tangle-free. 





TAPE MEASURE 

A basic tape measure is essential for checking your 
garment measurements. 



CIRCULAR KNITTING NEEDLES 

Circular needles have two working ends joined 
by a thin nylon wire. They are more balanced 
than straight needles and allow the weight of 
your work to rest in your lap. 



KNITTER’S NEEDLES 

Knitter’s needles need to have a large eye and 
a blunt point so they do not split stitches when 
sewing up your knitting. 




STITCH GAUGE 

A stitch gauge is a flat piece of metal or plastic with cut out in the centre. It allows you to mark and 

a ruler marked on one side and/or a window measure easily and accurately. 




STITCH HOLDER 

A stitch holder is used to secure stitches not in 
use. You can also use safety pins for holding a 
small number of stitches. 



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Diagram 2 



CASTING ON 

Casting on is creating a row of loops on a knitting 
needle to form the base row for your knitting. One of 
the most popular methods of casting on is the cable 
cast on. Form a slipknot about 25cm away from the 
end of the yarn. 

Place the slipknot on a knitting needle and pull gently 
to secure. Hold this needle in your left hand. Insert 
the right-hand needle through the slip knot. Pass 
the yarn over the point of the right-hand needle 
(see Diagram 1). 



Pull a loop through the slip knot with the right-hand 
needle (see Diagram 2). Place this loop on the left- 
hand needle and gently pull the yarn to secure the 
stitch. For the remaining cast-on stitches, insert the 
right-hand needle between the slip knot and the first 
stitch on the left-hand needle. Wind the yarn around 
the point of the right-hand needle. Draw a loop 
through and place this loop on the left-hand needle. 
Continue in this manner until you have cast on the 
desired number of stitches. 



KNIT STITCH 


Diagram 1 




Once you have cast on, you then 


yarn through the stitch to form 


knit into the stitches you have 


a new stitch on the right-hand 


made to form the knitted fabric. 


needle. Slip the original stitch 


Hold the needle with the cast on 


off the left-hand needle, keeping 


stitches in your left hand, with 


the new stitch on the right-hand 


the loose yarn at the back of 


needle. To knit a row, repeat 


your work. Insert the right-hand 


these steps until all the stitches 


needle from left to right through 


have been transferred from the 


the front of the first stitch on the 


left-hand needle to the right- 


left-hand needle (see Diagram 1). 


hand needle. Turn your work, 


Wind the yarn from left to right 


transferring the needle with the 


over the point of the right-hand 


stitches on into your left hand to 


needle (see Diagram 2). Draw the 


work the next row. 



PURL STITCH 








Diagram 2 




The purl stitch is basically the 


stitch to form a new stitch on 


reverse of the knit stitch. Hold 


the right-hand needle. Slip the 


the needle with the stitches on 


original stitch off the left-hand 


in your left hand, with the loose 


needle, keeping the new stitch 


yarn at the front of your work. 


on the right-hand needle. To 


Insert the right-hand needle 


purl a row, repeat these steps 


from right to left into the front 


until all the stitches have 


of the first stitch on the left- 


been transferred from the 


hand needle (see Diagram 1). 


left-hand needle to the right- 


Wind the yarn from right to 


hand needle. Turn your work, 


left over the point of the right- 


transferring the needle with 


hand needle (see Diagram 2). 


the stitches on into your left 


Draw the yarn through the 


hand to work the next row. 



CASTING OFF 



KNITWISE 

Knit two stitches. Use the point of the 
left-hand needle to lift the first stitch on 
the right-hand needle over the second, 
and drop if off the needle. Knit the next 
stitch on the left-hand needle so that there 
are two stitches on the right-hand needle 
again, and repeat. Continue in this manner 
until all the stitches have been worked off the left-hand needle and only 
one stitch remains on the right-hand needle. Cut the yarn, leaving a tail 
and thread the yarn through the loop and pull it firmly to fasten off. 



PURLWISE 

Purl two stitches. Use the point of the 
left-hand needle to lift the first stitch 
on the right-hand needle over the 
second, and drop it off the needle. 

Purl the next stitch on the left-hand 
needle so that there are two stitches 
on the right-hand needle again, and 
repeat. Continue in this manner until all the stitches have been worked 
off the left-hand needle and only one stitch remains on the right-hand 
needle. Secure this last stitch as described in casting off knitwise. 





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SUBSTITUTING YARNS 



KNITTING TENSION 



If you substitute or spin a yarn for a 
project, you can compare the weight 
of the yarn to the project yarn by 
comparing wraps per inch. Wrap your 
yarn around a ruler for one inch and 
count the number of wraps. If you 
have more wraps per inch than the 
project yarn, your yarn is too thin; if 
you have fewer wraps per inch than 
the project yarn, your yarn is too 
thick. 




Checking your knitting tension, that 
is, the tightness or looseness of your 
knitting, is important. To check your 
tension, cast on 30 stitches using 
the recommended needle size. 

Work in the pattern until your work 
measures 10cm from the cast on 
edge then cast off. You now have a 
“swatch”. Measure your tension by 
placing a ruler over your swatch and 
counting the number of stitches 



across and rows down (including 
fractions of stitches and rows) in 
10cm. Repeat these measurements 
two to three times on a different 
parts of the swatch to check your 
measurements. If you have more 
stitches and rows than called for 
in the instructions, you should use 
larger needles; if you have fewer, use 
smaller needles. Check your tension 
again before starting your project. 



PROVISIONAL CAST ON (INVISIBLE CAST ON) 



Place a loose slipknot on the needle 
in your right hand. Hold the waste 
yarn next to the slipknot and around 
your left thumb. Hold your working 
yarn over your left index finger. 

*Bring the needle forward under the 
waste yarn, over the working yarn, 
grab a loop of working yarn (Diagram 



1), then bring the needle to the front, 
over both yarns, and grab a second 
loop (Diagram 2). Repeat from * 
until you have the desired number 
of stitches on your needle. When 
you’re ready to work in the opposite 
direction, pick out the waste yarn to 
expose the live stitches. 



Diagram 1 



Diagram 2 




Diagram 1 




BACKSTITCH 

This is the stitch most commonly used for joining knitted garments. With 
the right sides of your work together, pin the knitted fabric together with 
the edges even. The seam should be sewn one full stitch from the end 
of the row. One stitch should be worked over every row. Thread the yarn 
needle. Insert the needle through both layers and sew two stitches to the 
left then one stitch back to the right. Keep stitches at an even distance. 
Continue working from right to left in this circular motion. (Diagram 1) 



TASSELS 

Cut yarn twice the length of your desired tassel plus a bit extra for the knot. 
According to the desired thickness of the tassel, select a number of lengths 
of yarn. Fold the lengths of yarn in half over a crochet hook. On the wrong 
side, insert the crochet hook from the front to the back through the edge of 
the work. Grab the yarn and pull through and tighten. Trim the ends to the 
same length. 



KNOTTED FRINGE 



After working a tassel, take one half 
of the strands from each tassel and 
knot them with half the strands 
from the neighbouring tassel. Trim. 




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CROCHET CHAIN 



Make a slip knot on your hook. 
Pass the yarn over the hook and 
catch it with the hook and draw 
it through the loop on the hook. 
Repeat, drawing yarn through 
the last loop formed. 




Diagram 2 



Diagram 3 

Insert the hook through the top 
two loops of a stitch. Pass the 
yarn over the hook and draw up 
a loop so that you have two 
loops on the hook (Diagram 1). 
Pass the yarn over the hook and 
draw through both loops on the 
hook (Diagram 2). Continue in 
the same way, inserting the hook 
into each stitch (Diagram 3). 



DOUBLE CROCHET 
(DC) (US SINGLE 
CROCHET SC) 



Diagram 1 



TREBLE CROCHET 
(TR) (US DOUBLE 
CROCHET DC) 



Diagram 1 




ssmam 




Pass the yarn over the hook. Insert 
the hook through the top two loops 
of a stitch (Diagram 1). Pass the 
yarn over the hook and draw up a 
loop so that you have three loops 
on the hook (Diagram 2). Pass 
the yarn over the hook and draw it 
through the first two loops on the 
hook, pass the yarn over the hook 
and draw through the remaining 
two loops. Continue in the same 
way, inserting the hook into each 
stitch (Diagram 3). 




HALF TREBLE CROCHET (HTR) 

(US HALF DOUBLE CROCHET HDC) 





Diagram 2 



Pass the yarn over the hook. 
Insert the hook through the top 
two loops of a stitch (Diagram 
1). Pass the yarn over the hook 
and draw up a loop so that there 
are three loops on the hook 
(Diagram 2). Draw through 
all three loops on the hook 
(Diagram 3). 




Diagram 3 




SLIP STITCH 
CROCHET (SL ST) 

Insert your hook into the stitch. Yarn over 
the hook and draw the loop through the 
stitch and loop onto the hook. 



I-CORD 



With double-pointed needles, cast on 
the desired number of stitches. ^Without 
turning the needle, slide the stitches to 
the other end of the needle, pull the yarn 
around the back and knit the stitches 
as usual. Repeat from * until your work 
measures the desired length 




PICKING UP DROPPED STITCHES 

A dropped stitch can be picked up using a crochet hook and don't be put 
off by stitches that have unraveled several rows down into the work. To 
pick up knit stitches, insert the crochet hook into the dropped stitch, draw 
through the bar lying above the dropped stitch and pull it through the loop 
of the dropped stitch. 



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KNITTING ABBREVIATIONS 



Alt - Alternate; alternately 


P2tog - Purl two stitches together 


Beg - Begin; begins; 


Patt - pattern 

Psso - Pass slipped stitch over pre- 


beginning 


vious stitch 


CC - Contrasting colour 


Pb - Purl through the back of the 
stitch 


Ch - Chain 


Pwise - Purlwise 


Cm - Centimetre/s 
CO - Cast on 


Rem - Remaining 


Cont - Continue; continuing 


Rep - Repeat 


Dec - Decrease; decreasing 


S1 1 - Slip one stitch across from 


Dk - Double Knitting 


left needle to right 


Foil - Follow; follows; 


needle without knitting it. 

SI 1 Purlwise - Slip next stitch off 


following 


left needle onto right as if to purl 


G st - Garter stitch. If knitting back 


the stitch. 

Sts - Stitches 


and forth, knit every row. If knit- 


St st - Stocking stitch. 


ting circularly, one round knit, next 


If knitting back and forth, 


round purl. 


one row knit, next row purl. 


Inc - Increase; increasing 


If knitting circularly, knit 
each round. 


Incl - Including 


SSK - Slip, slip knit. Makes 


K-Knit 


a left slanting decrease. 

Slip two stitches knitwise, on at 


K1 - Knit one stitch 


a time from the left to the right 


K2tog - Knit two stitches together 


needle, then knit them together 


Kb - Knit through the back of the 


through their backs. 


stitch 

Kwise - Knitwise 


Tog - Together 


M - Make one stitch 


WS - Wrong side 


MC - Main colour. 

When two or more colours are 


Ybk - Yarn back 


used, the main colour is the yarn 


Y fwd - Yarn forward - bring yarn 


that is dominant. 


under the needle, then over to the 


P - Purl 


knitting position again, creating a 
new stitch. 


PI - Purl one stitch 


Yo -Yarn over. 



CROCHET TERMS & ABBREVIATIONS 


approx 


approximately 




together or skipping the 


beg 


begin(ning) 




stitches. 


CC 


contrast colour 


foil 


follow(s)(ing) 


ch 


chain(s) 


gm 


grams 


cm 


centimetre(s) 


htr 


half treble crochet (US 


cont 


continue(ing) 




half double crochet hdc) 


dc 


double crochet 








(US single crochet sc) 


inc 


increase(ing). Add stitch- 


dec 


decrease(ing). Reduce the 




es in a row by working in 




stitches in a row by either 




extra stitches into a chain 




working the stitches 




or between the stitches. 



CROCHET TERMS & ABBREVIATIONS CONTINUED ... 


LH 


left-hand 


si st 


slip stitch 


lp(s) 


loop(s) 


sp(s) 


space(s) 


m 


metre(s) 


St(s) 


stitch(es) 


MC 


main colour 


t-ch 


turning chain 


mm 


millimetre 


tog 


together 


oz 


ounces 


tr 


treble (US dc) 


pat(s) 


pattern(s) 


WS 


wrong side 


pm 


place markers. Place or 




work even/work straight. 




attach a loop of contrast 




Continue in 




yarn or a stitch marker as 




the pattern without 




indicated. 




increasing or decreasing 


rem 


remaining 


yd 


yards 


rep 


repeat 


yo 


yarn over. Wrap the yarn 


rnd(s) 


round (s) 




around the hook 


RH 


right-hand 


* 


repeat the directions fol- 


RS 


right side 




lowing * as many times 


sk 


skip, miss 




as indicated 



CROCHET HOOKS 


KNITTING NEEDLES 




METRIC 


US 


METRIC 


UK 


US 


.60mm 


14 steel 


2mm 


14 


0 


.75mm 


1 2 steel 


2.25mm 


13 


1 


1.00mm 


1 0 steel 


2.5mm 






1.50mm 


6 steel 


2.75mm 


12 


2 


1.75mm 


5 steel 


3mm 


11 




2.00mm 


B/1 


3.25mm 


10 


3 


2.5mm 


C/2 


3.5mm 




4 


3.00mm 


D/3 


3.75mm 


9 


5 


3.50mm 


E/4 


4mm 


8 


6 


4.00mm 


F/5 


4.5 mm 


7 


7 


4.50mm 


G/6 


5mm 


6 


8 


5.00mm 


H/8 


5.5mm 


5 


9 


5.50mm 


1/9 


6mm 


4 


10 


6.00mm 


J/10 


6.5mm 


3 


10.5 


6.50mm 


K 


7mm 


2 




7.00mm 


K/10.5 


7.5mm 


1 






P 


8mm 


0 


11 




Q 


9mm 


00 


13 




S 


10mm 


000 


15 



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