Knitting Preview for September 15 issue


We have a super simple sweater for you this week worked in a bright, fun yarn.

knitting pattern

The Technical Stuff

This really is a super simple sweater worked in stocking stitch and moss stitch. It comes in eight sizes varying from 81 cm (32 ins) to 117 cm (46 ins). Actual size is around 9 – 10 cm (3½ – 4 ins) larger which gives a comfortable but not too loose fit.

The front and back are worked in stocking-stitch, that is one row knit, one row purl. The borders and the little patch pocket are in moss stitch and the sleeves are moss stitch, too. This gives a lovely contrasting texture.

One of the reasons we have kept things simple is that we are worked the sweater in a bright, multi-coloured yarn, Rico Essentials Merino Print DK. It creates what is almost a spray paint effect which is very striking. We used a fuchsia mix but there are others colourful mixes to choose from. The yarn is 100% pure wool, soft on the skin but hard wearing, too. Working as a DK yarn, it knits up on 3.25 mm and 4 mm knitting needles.

It really is a versatile top, ideal for smart or casual wear. We hope you love it, too.

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!