Knitting Preview For September 22 Issue

Autumn gold is captured in our ribbed sweater.


The Technical Stuff

This ribbed sweater comes with instructions for six sizes ranging from 76/81 cm (30/32 ins) to 127/132 cm (50/52 ins) with an ease of 4 – 9 cm (1¾ – 3½ins) so it is quite fitted.

The front and back are both worked in a staggered rib pattern which creates a lovely texture. In contrast, the sleeves are done in stocking-stitch, as is the little split collar.

A two button fastening at the back ensures a tidy fit.

The top is worked in Stylecraft Life DK which comes in 100 gram balls. You can make this top from about £12 with the largest sizes costing around £15 – great value.We have chosen Mustard, a hot shade for this autumn but there is a large range of other shades available, including some with a marl effect.

Finally, we have marked this intermediate. There is nothing difficult about the stitches, you just need to keep a tally of your rows so you work the staggered rib correctly.

We’re keen as mustard on this one and hope you are, 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!