Knitting Preview: October 3, 2020 Issue

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We’re reflecting the golden shades of autumn in this week’s knitting preview.

This lacy top has versatile three-quarter sleeves and a comfortable round neck. It also sparkles, thanks to its diamond pattern!

The top comes in eight sizes, ranging from 81 cm (32 ins) to 117 cm (46 ins). Actual size is around 8 cm (3 ins) bigger so we would recommend you work your usual size.

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Photograph by Ally Stuart.

The yarn used is Rico Design Creative Silky Touch DK in Mustard (014). This yarn is certified and is exclusively vegan, not only in the fibre content but also in the dyeing and manufacturing process, too. As the name suggests, it is extremely soft and silky to the touch and gentle against the skin.

There are 17 shades in the range if Mustard is not to your taste. To view them and to order direct, visit

We have graded this top as intermediate. The lace pattern is worked over 20 rows, involving the usual lace stitches. Keep track of where you are and you should be fine with this.

As Marilyn Munroe sang, “diamonds are a girl’s best friend”. We are sure this stunning sweater could very quickly become your best friend, too.

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Iain McDonald

Iain is Digital Content Editor at the "Friend", making him responsible for managing flow of interesting and entertaining content on the magazine's website and social media channels.