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Simply Knitting Wish us all Merry Christmas

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So chuffed that one of my knitting pattern ideas got accepted by Simply Knitting a few months ago (in fact 4 ideas did ! but more of that another day). I have had to keep my design under wraps since the very day the editor Kirstie said "Yes" . Its a simple idea, bringing together some of the best qualities of knitting. Come this time of year I love cables, I love knitting them, I love wearing them so the idea had to have some cables. It also had to have some mosaic knitting incorporated in. This is a new style of colourwork that I only came across a few months ago and I think its ace! And those two knitting techniques combined with two really soft colours in the really soft baby angora yarn bring us ------


Readers , if you knit the cowl you must let me know how you get on. 

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  1. Karyn

    Hi, Can you clarify the cable pattern for the Christmas cowl, I can't get how it works - slip 12 to cn, then knit from the cn? - chart only shows 6 sts to cable? It's got me beat! Karyn Hi Karyn I think you are reading the abbreviations for the cable stitches a little wrong so I'll expand them here for you. T6F Slip 2 stitches to cable needle, hold in front of work, Knit 2 , Purl 2 then knit 2 from cable needle T6B Slip 4 stitches to cable needle, hold in back of work, knit 2 , Purl 2 , then knit 2 from cable needle.

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