Knitting Preview: November 14, 2020 Issue

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Welcome to this week’s knitting preview.

You’ll find the full pattern for this ribbed cardigan in the November 14 issue of “The People’s Friend”.

It is flattering in style and comfortable to wear.

We have chosen Rowan Handknit Cotton in Turkish Plum (277) for our ribbed cardigan. This makes it hardwearing and perfect for anyone who cannot wear wool or fluffy yarns.

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Photograph by Jarek Duk, courtesy of Quail Studio.

Instructions come in five sizes from 81/86 cm (32/34 ins) to 122/127 cm (48/50 ins). Actual sizes are approx. 13/8 cm (5½/3 ins) larger. We would recommend you work your usual size.

We have graded this design as easy – and it really is simple to do. There are just two rib rows to repeat throughout. Raglan shaping and two patch pockets complete the look.

Finally, if you like a nautical look, this design is taken from the book, “Nautical Knits” published by Quail Studios, price £9.50, and available from all good bookshops and online.

We are delighted with this long and lovely cardigan and hope you will be, too.

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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!