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This is an exclusive area of my web site where you can find out more about my knitted designs, what inspires me, how I work and what I like (and don't like) to design. Its also an area where I'd like to find out more about you, the knutty knitter, so feel free to comment away.       Sandra

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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