Thursday, 29 July 2010

The Knitter – Knitted Hat Competition.

The Knitter

The UK’s first quality, collectable knitting magazine.

The Knitter caters for skilled knitters with more than 10 challenging patterns in each issue. The Knitter has beautiful, original patterns and inspiration from world-class designers. Our patterns aren’t just fabulous to look at, they’re enjoyable to make, with a few unusual techniques and intriguing ways with yarns for you to try.

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Knitting competition

As part of their celebrity hat campaign, the magazine are asking readers to design a hat for their favourite celebrity. 

Goodies you can win

  • The winner and two runners-up will receive goody bags crammed with knitting prizes.
  • The winning hat designs will feature in a future issue of The Knitter.

The closing date is 31 August, so please make sure your entry reaches us by then. Please post your hat and pattern to:

The Knitter/ Mencap competition
Future Publishing
30 Monmouth Street

Remember to include your name, full address, email address and a contact number.

Wednesday, 21 July 2010

Making Gifts Magazine 3 Free Issues

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With prizes from top brands including:

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Closing date 00:00 BST August 18th 2010.
The publisher's decision will be final and no correspondence will be entered into. No cash alternative will be offered.
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You will be able to catch up with one of my articles on crochet rag rugs in a future issue.

Thursday, 8 July 2010

Poppy or Sunflower Coasters

Skill Level: Easy
Materials: 6mm hook, tapestry needle, red & black cotton or yellow & brown cotton, dk.

Measurements: 4”
Pattern:  Ch 5 join with a sl st.
Rnd 1: Ch 2 to count as first dc then work a further 11 dc into the loop, join with a sl st (12 sts)
Rnd 2: Change colour. Next ch 2, to count as 1st dc and work 2 dc into spaces between each dc in previous rnd. Join with sl st (24 sts)
Rnd 3: ch 2, to count as 1st dc and work 2 dc into same space, work 3 dc into every 2nd dc space. Join with sl st. (36 sts)
Break Yarn off and darn ends in.
This pattern is offered and made available for personal use only. If you wish to reproduce this in any way please contact me or make sure that reference is made to the original author’s blog Thank you Crochet Conversion Chart US/UK International Yarn Weight Conversion Chart
I hope you enjoy using this pattern and if you are looking for other free patterns please visit Crochet Pattern Central