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Hit for six

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Animals, Baby items, Children, Knitting, Toys
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  • Hit for six
  • Hit for six
Use your FREE yarn to knit up these exciting projects!

This issue we've given you two balls of bright yellow and purple yarn – because we're nice like that – and LK Designers Laura Cruickshank and Helen Ardley have come up with six tantalising designs just for you. Including a bag, purse, cushion, Fair Isle wristies, scarf and Colin, the following pages are filled with fab quick knits, so what are you waiting for!


Pattern Instructions

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  • COLIN PATTERN

    Body (first side)
    *Using 4mm needles and
    purple yarn, cast on 14 sts
    ? Row 1: k
    ? Row 2: p
    These two rows form st st
    Change to yellow
    ? Work two more rows in st st
    ? Change to purple
    ? Work two rows in st st
    ? Cont in stripe pattern until 34 rows have been worked *
    Keeping stripe correct work as folls:
    ? Next row: k14, turn, cast on 16 sts. 30 sts
    ? Next row: p
    ? Work a further ten rows
    ? Next row: cast off 20 sts, k to end
    ? Next row: p
    ? Work a further ten rows
    ? Cast off

    Body (second side)

    ? Work from * to * as first side
    ? Next row: cast on 16 sts, k30
    ? Keeping stripe correct, work a further ten rows
    ? Next row: cast off 20 sts, p10
    ? Next row: k
    ? Cont in stripe pattern for a further ten rows
    ? Cast off

    Ears (make 4)

    Using 4mm needles and purple yarn, cast on seven sts
    ? Row 1: k
    ? Row 2 and all even rows: p
    ? Row 3: sl l 1, k1, psso, k3, k2tog
    ? Row 5: sl 1, k1, psso, k1, k2tog
    ? Row 7: sl 1, k2tog, psso
    ? Fasten off

    Legs (make four)

    Using 4mm needles and purple yarn, cast on nine sts
    ? Row 1: k
    ? Row 2: p
    ? These two rows form st st Change to yellow
    ? Work two rows in st st
    Change to purple
    ? Work two rows in st st
    ? Cont in st st and stripe pattern until 20 rows have been worked
    ? Cast off

    To make up

    Weave in any loose ends. For the body, place WS together and using mattress st, start at bottom edge sew along bottom seam, up side of neck, along and round head, down back of neck and along back leaving back edge open. Stuff the animal and press into shape, sew up the back. Fold each leg in half longways and sew down side seam and along bottom. Stuff the leg and sew up top seam. For the ears, with RS together and using back stitch, sew down both sides of the ear, turn RS out and sew along bottom of ear. Sew legs and ears onto body. Sew eyes and mouth onto face. Take a few ends of each colour and attach to the back of the horse on the top corner to create the tail.

Pattern Instructions

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COLIN PATTERN

Body (first side)
*Using 4mm needles and
purple yarn, cast on 14 sts
? Row 1: k
? Row 2: p
These two rows form st st
Change to yellow
? Work two more rows in st st
? Change to purple
? Work two rows in st st
? Cont in stripe pattern until 34 rows have been worked *
Keeping stripe correct work as folls:
? Next row: k14, turn, cast on 16 sts. 30 sts
? Next row: p
? Work a further ten rows
? Next row: cast off 20 sts, k to end
? Next row: p
? Work a further ten rows
? Cast off

Body (second side)

? Work from * to * as first side
? Next row: cast on 16 sts, k30
? Keeping stripe correct, work a further ten rows
? Next row: cast off 20 sts, p10
? Next row: k
? Cont in stripe pattern for a further ten rows
? Cast off

Ears (make 4)

Using 4mm needles and purple yarn, cast on seven sts
? Row 1: k
? Row 2 and all even rows: p
? Row 3: sl l 1, k1, psso, k3, k2tog
? Row 5: sl 1, k1, psso, k1, k2tog
? Row 7: sl 1, k2tog, psso
? Fasten off

Legs (make four)

Using 4mm needles and purple yarn, cast on nine sts
? Row 1: k
? Row 2: p
? These two rows form st st Change to yellow
? Work two rows in st st
Change to purple
? Work two rows in st st
? Cont in st st and stripe pattern until 20 rows have been worked
? Cast off

To make up

Weave in any loose ends. For the body, place WS together and using mattress st, start at bottom edge sew along bottom seam, up side of neck, along and round head, down back of neck and along back leaving back edge open. Stuff the animal and press into shape, sew up the back. Fold each leg in half longways and sew down side seam and along bottom. Stuff the leg and sew up top seam. For the ears, with RS together and using back stitch, sew down both sides of the ear, turn RS out and sew along bottom of ear. Sew legs and ears onto body. Sew eyes and mouth onto face. Take a few ends of each colour and attach to the back of the horse on the top corner to create the tail.