Knitting Preview: July 3, 2021 Issue

sleeveless top

Keep your cool in our diamond-patterned sleeveless top.

Temperatures may be rising but you will look cool and poised in our lovely top knitted in Stylecraft Naturals Bamboo+Cotton yarn. This natural fibre yarn is soft, comfortable to wear and ideal for anyone with sensitive skin.

To find out more about it or to view the wide range of shades available, visit

sleeveless top

Photograph by Ally Stuart.

Our top 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) larger so we recommend you make your usual size.

The diamond pattern features along the top and bottom of the garment and you work it over 20 rows.

The main body of the top features stocking-stitch (knit one row, purl one row) so it should not take too long to make.

Finally, this top is great value, costing £12 – £20 to make.

We love it and hope you do, 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!