Knitting Preview: April 2, 2022 issue

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This week’s knitting preview features a gilet from the April 2 issue.

Add a layer with a textured gilet.

Our gilet is perfect for wearing in or out of doors.

It features a ribbed design, worked over four rows. There are no tricky stitches so we have graded this as an easy design.

The gilet comes in seven sizes ranging from 76/81 cm (30/32 ins) to 137/142 cm (54/56 ins). The actual size is around 18/13 cm (7/5 ins) larger offering a comfortable fit which will allow you to wear the gilet over another layer, too.

The yarn we have used is Stylecraft ReCreate DK in shade Dijon (1947).

This new yarn consists entirely of recycled fibres and is a mix of polyester, wool and acrylic. It has a lovely soft texture and it can be washed in a washing machine and tumble dried, making it a very practical choice.

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Photograph by Ally Stuart.

To find out more about the yarn, view the shades available and find your local stockist is, visit

We are sure you will all be keen to start knitting this lovely gilet, which will see you through our summer and its unpredictable weather.

Find the full knitting pattern in our April 2, 2022 issue of “The People’s Friend”. On sale this Wednesday!

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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!