The People’s Friend k r o W s ’ A Day 3 1 0 2 e v o L r o F e n o D love darg Materials Once again, we are appealing to the generous hearts of our readers to make the Love Darg Appeal 2013 a resounding success. Help the British Red Cross by making a blanket or scarf and donating it to them. 2 x 100g balls of Hayfield Baby Chunky in Tufty (M), and Cream (C). One pair 6.5 mm (No. 3) and 5.5 mm (No. 5) knitting needles Abbreviations See overleaf. Tension 11 sts and 20 rows to 7.5 cm x 10 cm measured over pattern on 6.5 mm needles. Stockists Telephone 01924 371501. Important Note See overleaf. BLANKET To Make With 6.5 mm needles and M, cast on 90 sts and work 4 rows in g-st. ★★ Change to C. 1st row – K1, ★K2tog, K2, knit into front and back of each of the next 2 sts, K3, SKPO, rep from ★ to last st, K1. 2nd row – Purl. 3rd to 6th row – Rep 1st and 2nd rows twice. With M, work 5 rows in g-st. 12th row – Knit. Rep from ★★ 10 times more. With C, rep 1st to 6th rows once. Next row – With M, K1, ★K2tog, K2, knit into front and back of each of the next 2 sts, K3, SKPO, rep from ★ to last st, K1. With M, work 4 rows in g-st. Cast off knitways. Side Edging (Both alike) With 5.5 mm needles and M, pick up and knit 3 sts evenly along g-st, 99 sts evenly along side edge and 3 sts evenly along g-st – 105 sts. Work 4 rows in g-st. Cast off knitways. To Complete Cover with damp cloths and leave until dry. See ball-band for washing and further care instructions. Materials 2 x 50-gram balls of Sirdar Click Chunky for snood, 4 x 50-gram balls for scarf; 6.5 mm knitting needles. Abbreviations cm – centimetres; g-st – garter st (knit every row); K – knit; P – purl; rep – repeat; SKPO – slip 1, k1, pass slipped st over; st(s) – stitch(es); tog – together Size Snood: 22 x 70 cm. Scarf: 18 x 180 cm. Stockists See blanket. Tension 10 sts and 20 rows to 10 cm measured over pattern for snood. 16 sts and 20 rows to 10 cm measured over pattern for scarf. The red cross emblem is a special sign of neutrality and protection and its use is protected under international and national laws. Help us to uphold its special status by not including the emblem or similar designs in your knitted gifts. Important Note When writing to us with your queries, you must enclose a stamped, addressed envelope if you would like a reply. SNOOD SCARF Using thumb method cast on 22 sts. 1st row – K2, ★K2tog, yf, rep from ★ to last 2 sts, K2. 2nd row – K2, purl to last 2 sts, K2. 3rd row – K2, ★yf, SKPO, rep from ★ to last 2 sts, K2. 4th row – K2, purl to last 2 sts, K2. Rep the last four rows until work measures 70 cm, ending after a wrong-side row. Cast off knitways. Join cast-on and cast-off edges. Cover with a damp cloth and leave until dry. ■ Look out in your local Red Cross shop for the special Red Cross/ ”The People’s Friend” label. A Day’s Work Done For Love Using thumb method cast on 29 sts. 1st row – ★P1, K3, rep from ★ to last st, P1. 2nd row – K1, ★K1, P1, K2, rep from ★ to end. Repeat the last two rows until the yarn has been used, leaving enough to cast off and ending after a wrong-side row. Cast off in pattern. Pin out to the measurements given. Cover with damp cloth and leave until dry. ■ Donation PLEASE send your Love Darg donation to the British Red Cross (“The People’s Friend” Love Darg), Hoskins Road, Oxted, Surrey RH8 9HT. If you enclose your name and address, the Red Cross will acknowledge your gift and send you a discount voucher to spend on haberdashery and yarn. If you find it easier, please hand in your donation to your local Red Cross charity shop.
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