Knitting Preview: September 21, 2019 issue

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In this week’s knitting preview, you get a sneak peek at a little luxury.

In the September 21 issue of “The People’s Friend”, we’re indulging ourselves with this textured top worked in a top quality yarn.

It features Rico Design Luxury Hand Dyed Happiness DK, a beautiful yarn in blues and greens which blend and merge to create a stunning palette.

Worked against a background of reversed stocking-stitch, leaf and stem motifs add a textured detail to the top.

knitting preview

Photograph by Ally Stuart.

These panels are worked over a 40-row repeat.

The stitches are not too difficult, but careful counting is essential.

For this reason we have graded this an Intermediate piece.

Instructions cover six sizes, ranging from 76/81 cm (30/32 ins) to 127/132 cm (50/52 ins).

Actual size is 7 – 12 cm (2 – 4  ins) bigger.

The short sleeves make it an ideal choice for this time of year, when the weather can be variable, and it is perfect for wearing around a heated house when the temperatures drop

The yarn comes in 100-gram hanks, and you need between two and four to complete your garment.

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This is a timeless top, which is versatile enough to suit any occasion.

Go on, treat yourself!

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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!