Weekly Knitting Preview of June 30

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Ahoy there! Look at this lovely design in our June 30 issue.

Nothing says summer more than a simple cotton top. This one has a nautical feel with contrasting stripes. A simple V neck completes the look.

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The Technical Stuff

We have labelled this one easy. It is worked in stocking stitch with a slip-stitch row where the yarn is carried at the front to create a ridge for extra texture. The garment is worked in two pieces, with extra stitches being added to create the sleeves. The V neck is simple to work, just follow the instructions and remember to mark the middle stitch!

Instructions come for six sizes ranging from 81/86 cm (32/34 ins) to 132/137 cm (52/54 ins). You will need between 7 and 10 x 50-gram balls of Stylecraft Classique Cotton DK in White (3360) and 3 to 5 x 50-gram balls in Greek Blue (3095). It is a colour combination that shouts summer but there are lots of other shades available ranging from soft pastels to brighter hues if you prefer something else.

Get these needles clacking now and you will soon have a classic, timeless top ready to wear.

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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!