Knitting Preview: March 5, 2022 issue

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Liz shares her knitting preview of what’s in our March 5 issue, on sale now.

We have a long-line gilet for a child in this week’s issue. Our gilet features a soft bouclé yarn, which is lovely to wear and looks great.

This is the thing for in-between days and comes in five sizes ranging from 3-4 years to 11-12 years. Chest sizes range from 53/56 cm (21/22 ins) to 76/79 cm (30/31 ins).

Actual size is around 22/19 cm (8½/7½) ins bigger, giving a comfortable, fashionable fit.

The yarn featured is Rowan Soft Bouclé. It has a textured appearance and is a cotton, alpaca, wool and polyamide mix which gives it its softness.

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Photograph courtesy of GMC Publications.

The shades featured are Shrimp (601) and Natural (602). If you would like to view the other shades in the range or find out where your nearest stockist is, visit

We have graded this gilet as easy; it has minimal shaping and works up quickly on 6 mm (No. 4) knitting needles.

The design is taken from the book, “MODE Mini Knits” by Quail Studio. It is available online or from good bookshops.

We are sure this gilet will be a winner with the younger members of your family and we hope you enjoy knitting it, too.

Find the full knitting pattern in our March 5, 2022 issue of “The People’s Friend”. On sale this week!

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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!