Kiko by Sirdar (451B)
This gorgeous collection of 20 super-easy patterns from Sirdar is aimed at beginners and includes a wide range of patterns for men and women, and girls from 4 years. A pull-out section explains all the basics (from casting on your first stitch to sewing up the finished garment), and the patterns range from a simple snood to a raglan cardigan – all with excellent step-by-step instructions. One of the simplest designs is 9873. It includes a snood which is One Size (78cm (30 ¾”) x 24cm (9 ½”) and requires 3 x 50g balls of Kiko Shade 410 and uses 10mm (US size 15) needles. Design 9874 is man’s sweater which is knitted mainly in stocking stitch with purl stripes and a simple round neck and requires 10mm needles. To fit chest: 97cm (38”), 102cm (40”), 107cm (42”) 112cm (44”), 117cm (46”), 122cm (48”) Length: 68cm (26 ¾”), 70cm (27 ½”), 72cm (28 ¼”), 73cm (28 ¾”), 74cm (29 ¼”) and 75cm (29 ½”) Instructions are for a round necked version requiring 13, 14, 15, 16, 17 or 18 balls of Kiko, or a V neck which uses 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, or 19 balls. Full list of patterns: Snood, Scarf, Bag, Bangle, Sweaters, Cardigans. Gilet, Waistcoat, Slippers, Wrist Warmers, Cushion Cover and Hot Water Bottle Cover.
Pattern Count: 20
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Love the appearance of this yarn, further info TBA
I have not decided what to make with the skein of purple and the one in navy, although they feel pleasant to the touch and the colours fabulous but might incorporate them into something in one solid colour as I am not sure how far the two skeins will go. I might do a swatch at the knitting circle this week. Not complete as I have just tested a swatch of alpaca, not over-impressed in its present, damp condition. Check for typos if you wish to publish.