Knitting Preview: July 4, 2020 Issue

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Welcome to our sunny and bright knitting preview, with this sunny and bright summer top!

We have chosen Stylecraft Regatta DK for this top, which creates an explosion of colour in contrast to the plain bands worked in Stylecraft Classique Cotton DK.

Yellow, orange, coral, turquoise, green and white are all to be found in this multi-tonal yarn made with 74 per cent cotton for a comfortable feel. The shade is Skipper (1742) and there are another five shades available if you prefer a different combination.

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Photograph by Ally Stuart.

The cotton bands are in Ivory (3665) and there are around 30 alternative shades on offer. Find out more about both yarns and your nearest stockist at

Instructions are given for six sizes ranging from 76/81 cm (30/32 ins) to 127/132 (50/52 ins). Actual size is around 10/5 cm (4/2 ins) bigger. If you are the larger size in the pairing and want a looser fit, consider knitting a size up.

This design is suitable for the inexperienced knitter as it is worked in stocking-stitch (knit one row, purl on row) with garter-stitch (knit every row) bands in the other yarn. This gives a nice contrast in colour and texture. It will also knit up nice and quickly.

So why not add a splash of colour to your summer wardrobe?

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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!