Knitting Preview: September 26, 2020 Issue

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We have a traditional design that suits everyone in this week’s knitting preview.

Our designer has given the classic gansey a fresh, new look with this unisex sweater which comes in six sizes ranging from 76/81 cm (30/32 ins) to 127/132 cm (50/52 ins). Actual size is around 13/8 cm (5/3 ins) bigger, so we would recommend working your usual size.

The yarn used is King Cole Fashion Aran, a mix of wool and acrylic in shade Wedgewood (3319). There are 29 shades available if you prefer another colour. To find out more about the yarn or to find a stockist, visit

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We have graded this design as intermediate. There are no difficult stitches but you do need to count carefully. The diamond panel is worked over 9 sts and 8 rows while the yoke panel is worked over 15 sts and 21 rows.

The sleeves are worked from the top down to the cuffs and there is a point you can adjust the length if you need to.

Traditional designs are very much to the fore this autumn and we are sure this gansey is the perfect choice.

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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!