Weekly Knitting Pattern Preview June 16

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Take a look at our June 16 knitting pattern

Fine and feminine are two words that aptly describe this week’s knitting, a three-coloured cardigan. It is worked in Rico Cotton Metalise, a yarn made with a hint of sparkle that catches the light and adds an extra element.  We have used Amethyst, Titanium ad Rose Quartz, all current shades this summer.

This little bolero-type cardigan also features a tie fastening at the neck which we have finished off with a pair of lovely clear buttons. As well as adding a nice touch, the weight of the buttons helps the ties to sit neatly.

The Technical Stuff

We have labelled this one easy. As long as you can work in stocking-stitch (knit 1 row, purl 1 row) you will be able to do this cardigan. Switching colours is simple and if you are unsure, there are plenty of guides online.

Finally, this cardigan can be done in a range of six sizes, starting with 76/81 cm (30/32 ins) and rising up to 127/132 cm (50/52 ins). It is worked on 3.25 mm and 4 mm knitting needles. Yarn quantities vary from 9 to 14 50-gram balls.

It is the perfect choice for summer.


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Liz O’Rourke

Liz is part of our Features Team and her hobbies include knitting and crafts, reading and foreign travel which are also her main responsibilities on the “Friend”. If you walk into the office you will soon spot her desk, it’s the one piled high with knitwear and balls of yarn!