Knitting Preview: August 8, 2020 Issue

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We have a striped summer top for you in this week’s knitting preview, perfect for warmer days.

Look and feel cool in this tri-coloured top, which is worked in Rico Design Essentials Cotton DK.

We have used Silver (03), Lemon (02) and White (80) but there are other colours available.

To find out more about the yarn or to order direct, visit

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Photograph by Ally Stuart.

Sizes range from 76/81 cm (30/32 ins) to 117/122 cm (46/48 ins). Actual size is around 8/3 cm (3/1¼ins) bigger.

The pattern is a 6-row repeat, which includes some lace and twist stitches. There is minimal shaping so it will work up quickly.

The neckline and armhole borders match the front and back borders, and worked in reverse stocking-stitch (purl 1 row, knit 1 row).

We think this is a summer winner!

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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!