Knitting Preview: August 10, 2019 issue

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This knitting preview will get you ready to shimmer and shine through the rest of summer — thanks to this fabulous lime top.

We have seven sizes this week, ranging from 76/81 cm (30/32 ins) to 137/142 cm (54/56 ins).

Actual size is 11-16 cm (4-6 ins) bigger, making for a comfortable fit.

The yarn used is Stylecraft Moonbeam, in the delightful “Luminary Lime” (3961) shade. A mix of cotton (79%) and viscose, its chainette structure creates a lovely shimmer.

You will need between 8 and 12 balls to complete your garment. Find out more about the yarn and stockists at

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This is a simple pattern worked over two rows, and the eyelet effect uses with yf, K2tog and SKPO. Nothing too tricky! It will work up quickly, too.

This is your chance to grab the limelight!

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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!