Australian Knitting

Fact File

Knitting has been practiced as a trade and eventually as pastime over thousands of years. You might be interested to know that the familiar knitting terms you use on a regular basis have a whimsical and historical background. We explain the story behind some of the more common terms

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Escape Jacket
• 12, 13, 15, 17, 19, 20 x 50gm balls Escape DK in shade 191 • 9, 10, 11, 13, 14, 16 x 50gm balls Escape DK in shade 189 • 8 buttons • 4.00mm knitting needles • 3.25mm knitting needles • 3.25mm 80cm Circular Needle To fit: 81-86, (91-97, 102-10
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Bonnie Beret
• 1 (2) x 50gm balls Aran Tweed in shade #87 • 4mm knitting needles • 4.5mm knitting needles • Cable needle To fit: 2-4, 6-8 years Hat circumference 44 (50) cm C2R – slip 1 st to cable needle and hold at back of work, k1, k1 from cable needle C
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Striped Front Waistcoat
• 7 (8, 9, 10, 11) 50gm balls Heather DK in shade #209 (MC) • 1 ball each of #204 (A) and #207 (B) • 5 buttons • 3.5mm knitting needles • 4mm knitting needles • Stitch markers To fit Chest: 76-117cm Finished fit Chest: 81 (91, 102, 112, 122)