Knitting Preview: February 22 Issue

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We’re back to a knitting preview this week; in our February 22 issue, we’re bringing you a stylish batwing top.

This is a really eye-catching top, worked in Wendy Pure Wool Aran.

This colour photographed is Pheasant (5624). There are another seven shades in the range. To see them, or to find details of your local stockist, visit

The top comes in three sizes — 76/81 cm (30/32 ins), 86/91 cm (34/36 ins) and 97/102 (38/40 ins). Actual size is approx. 21/16 cm (8/6 ins) larger.

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Photograph courtesy of The Home Of Craft by Thomas B Ramsden & Co Ltd.

Note that it is a short, almost cropped length, 38 cm (15 ins) – 41 cm (16 ins).

We have graded this as suitable for experienced knitters.

The garment is worked in two pieces. We recommend using a circular needle due to the number of stitches you will be working with.

The diamond pattern is worked over a 22-row repeat. It is important to keep this pattern correct while increasing stitches for the sleeves.

We are sure you will love it when complete, a beautiful reminder that diamonds are a girl’s best friend.

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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!