Knitting Preview: January 30, 2021 Issue

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We have a colourful sweater for you in this week’s knitting preview.

Rico Design Creative Melange Chunky is the yarn we have used for our eye-catching sweater, which comes in five sizes. They range from 81/86 cm (32/34 ins) to 122/127 cm (48/50 ins). Actual size is around 13/8 cm (5/3 ins) bigger.

The wool and acrylic mix yarn is an amazing melange of shades including blues, yellows, lilacs, greys and browns. The clever manufacture of the yarn means that the colour changes occur as you knit, giving a multi-colour effect.

The yarn photographed is Yellow Teal (064), one of 14 shades available. You can view the range and order direct from

The pattern is worked over 10 rows, which are repeated throughout. Most of the rows are either knit or purl, with two rows incorporating lace stitches.

We have graded this design as intermediate but as long as you keep track of the lace rows, it is quite straightforward.

If you want a project to brighten up your day, then this sweater certainly fits the bill. 

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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!