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Adrienne Chandler

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    Additional pattern updates

    Hi everyone, We're having a bit of a delay with putting our pattern corrections on the website. I am sorry about this. Here is a list of the corrections we are aware of that are yet to go online. Any other problems, please email support@letsknit.co.uk Thanks Adrienne PATTERN UPDATES JULY 2013.doc
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    Additional pattern updates

    Hi everyone, We're having a bit of a delay with putting our pattern corrections on the website. I am sorry about this. Here is a list of the corrections we are aware of that are yet to go online. Any other problems, please email support@letsknit.co.uk Thanks Adrienne PATTERN UPDATES JULY 2013.doc
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    Another PROBLEM with Issue 65 Suzy Bunny

    Hiya, Sorry about this, the pattern was checked but it looks like more than a few gremlins have crept in. Our checker must've been having a bad day. I've counted the rows on the pattern and have worked out the correction: From Rnd 8 the pattern should actually be: Rnds 8-20: rep last rnd 13 times. Ten sts Rnds 21-23: 1dc in each st to end Fasten off You should be decreasing on every row, as opposed to every other row as instructed. Really sorry about this everyone. A
  4. Hi everyone, Thanks for being so vigilant about this. They are breaches of copyright. Our disclaimer on page three of each issue reads: Multiple copies of any part of this publication may not be made, and no part of this publication whether in its original form or a reproduction thereof may by sold It is a big problem that happens on a daily basis. Unfortunately it is very difficult to police. We have approached eBay about this but they ask to be sent information of every single instance - as you can imagine, collating this is a huge task. We are currently looking at other ways to manage this more successfully. Thanks Adrienne
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    Have you liked Egbert?

    Have you seen our fabulous gallery of Egberts on Facebook? Click here to see them in all their bunny glory. The one with most likes will win a prize. If your Egbert isn't in our album, just post a pic of him on our Facebook page by the 19th April. Don't forget to share the link with all your Facebook chums and get them to vote for you! Have an Egbert-tastic weekend! :-)
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    English v Continental knitting

    Hi knitters, Just a quick poll to slake our curiosity... Do you knit the English way (with the yarn in the right hand and flicking or throwing it around the tip of the RH needle) or the Continental way (yarn is controlled by the left hand and needle 'picks' the yarn) Thanks
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    English v Continental knitting

    I've read about crocheters finding continental easier because they're used to controlling the yarn with the left hand. It's also probably to do with which you learn first...
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    Issue 64 - Peter Rabbit, Help Please!!

    Hi Mrs Smith, This was an extract pattern but as it's translated from Norwegian, there are a few places where some of the finer details weren't as clear as they could be. I am sorry about that. From my experience it seems that a lot of European patterns assume things rather than stating them exactly and I think this is one of those cases. I've had a look at the instructions and knitted a small sample, and I believe you need to cut the yarn and fasten off the last st that's on your needle, as you would at the end of a normal cast off row. Does that help? Adrienne
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    Samson pattern in new Lets Knit Baby Pattern Booklet

    Hi Julie, I've just replied to your email (I'm assuming it's the same Julie!) and you're right about the problems with the stitch count and the crossing rows in the pattern. I've gone back to Designer Yarns who provided the pattern and asked them to look into all these points. Hopefully we'll have an answer soon. I'll let you know as soon as I know! Thanks Adrienne
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    Willow pattern issue 51

    Sorry for the delay ladies, I've been off sick this week. Today's my first day back so I have only just seen your messages. Firstly, in response to your PM Maroulita, yes, you continue to decrease on the internal edge. Do not work any decreases on the sleeve side. This section ends at the sleeve edge, which will be after a WS row. So, the first cast-off row of the shoulders will be with the RS facing you. The 13 rows that are worked on those remaining four stitches will become a neck border which you will stitch in place later on. I think that's everything covered, let me know if I've missed something. My brain's still catching up this morning! Adrienne
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    Willow pattern issue 51

    Can I direct you to the Special Abbreviations panel on page 40? It's "k into front, back and front of the next stitch". You are basically working a kfb but with an extra movement to turn one stitch into three. Thanks
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    Willow pattern issue 51

    Hi Maroulita, There are no errata to this pattern that I am aware of. You could add eight sts to this pattern and that would be easy enough for the Front section unp to the neck, as you will just need to work 21 sts in reverse st st at each end of the row. When you reach the divide for neck, you would work 55 sts before turning and will increase up 57 sts, then cast on to take you to 61 sts. The difficulties will come when you reach **** as we could not guarantee how the shaping would look. Without charting out the entire design, we would only be guessing when it came to the shoulder shaping. If you only need the garment a little bit bigger, you may be better off experimenting with different needle sizes. Remember to look at the measurements given, as well as the dress sizes as this will give you more of an idea of how the finished garment will come out. Regarding the Divide for Neck shaping at *** First work your five rows without shaping Next, you need to work four rows and on these four rows you are both increasing for the sleeve and decreasing for the neck as follows: First row: inc one st at side edge for sleeve, work to end Second row: work to last st, inc one st at side edge for sleeve Third row: inc one st at side edge for sleeve, work to last six sts, p2tog, k4 (neck dec) Fourth row: work to last st, inc one st at side edge for sleeve Next row: cast on four sts at sleeve edge, work to end Next row: work to end *** Does this help clear things up? Best wishes Adrienne
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    Harlequin chart

    Hi everyone, In LK62 we have a cushion called Harlequin. We haven't got around to putting the larger version of the chart on our website yet so I thought I'd put it up here in case anyone wanted to get cracking! We'll get the chart put on the website as soon as we can. Thanks Adrienne
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    Harlequin chart

    Hi everyone, In LK62 we have a cushion called Harlequin. We haven't got around to putting the larger version of the chart on our website yet so I thought I'd put it up here in case anyone wanted to get cracking! We'll get the chart put on the website as soon as we can. Thanks Adrienne
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    Christmas Knits Leaflet, from Issue 60.

    Not to worry, we all have those!
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    Christmas Knits Leaflet, from Issue 60.

    Hi there The pattern is correct. Under the Thumb header you work Row 37, which takes you up to the end of the thumb, you then turn and work the 14 sts of Row 38 then turn again. The next instructions cover the thumb. Once the thumb is complete you then rejoin the yarn to the hand on the other side of the thumb and k15. This completes Row 37 of the hand and picks up where you left off. Logically, the next row is therefore Row 38 of the hand. You then continue to work the rest of the hand as instructed. We do not think this is confusing for beginners and actually thought that keeping the row numbers consecutive was the clearest way of writing it. So far we have had no queries regarding this pattern, but we will keep an eye on it. Best wishes Adrienne
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    Searching for a "Patchwork Teddy Knitting Pattern

    Hi Tiggy, Unfortunately, we no longer have any back copies of this issue. The rights for this pattern have reverted back to the designer and you can now buy the pattern directly from her at this website. If you drop Val an email, she should be able to help you. Her details are on her website. On another note, photocopying the pattern infringes copyright so we do ask readers to refrain from doing this and requesting photocopies from one another. Hope you understand Best wishes Adrienne
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    Rosetta rose

    Hi everyone Just got the updated pattern for the Rosetta rose corsage. Find the correction here Sorry for the problems with this pattern. Adrienne
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    Calling all Grannies!

    In our November issue we're going to be catching up with those creative folk at Grannies Inc. That got us thinking, are you a knitting granny? What do you love knitting, and what do your grandchildren think? Let us know!
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    Calling all Grannies!

    Is that a good :ohh: or a bad :ohh: ? x
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    How many Christmas cards do you make?

    I always have grand plans but run out of time as I knit, sew and bake a lot of my gifts too. In the end only close friends and immediate family get handmade greetings. x
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    Short Row Shaping

    Hi Catherine, I'm taking it that this is for the instructions for the back of a jumper as it says to cast off on every row. It's pretty much as Goose says. Instead of casting off at the beginning of each row, you need to be wrapping and turning at the end of each row. This would probably start on your first WS row of shoulder shaping, so p to last eight sts, w&t Next row (RS): k to last eight sts, w&t Next row (WS) p to last 16 sts (including those left on needle from previous wrap row), w&t Next row (RS) k to last 16 sts (including those left on needle from previous wrap row), w&t You should then be able to cast off all sts, remembering to work the wrap together with the st, and get a nice curved edge.
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    Knitting mags

    Hi everyone, As most of you will know, we have two mags which feature knitting and crochet patterns here at HQ, Let's Knit and Let's Get Crafting. I appreciate we have a few web knitters on here too, who may not be familiar with our mags and as we're all one happy family here on the forum, I was wondering which magazines you each read regularly? I have included 'Other' in the poll too as I know some of you buy a number of different titles. If you do read other knitting mags though, please do not name them, just say 'another magazine' I'm really interested to hear what you all say! Adrienne x
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    What are we all knitting at the moment?

    I'm working on the Sorbet shawl for a wedding I'm going to on the 18th. I've almost finish Chart C so then it's just the edging chart to go. I've also got a vest top on the go, plus half a sock somewhere!
  25. Hi everyone, In our latest issue, on sale tomorrow, we have a fabulous feature all about combining your crafts. So, we thought we'd set a challenge that will really get you thinking creatively. You are challenge to make something that uses knitting or crochet AND at least one other crafting technique - you could use sewing or embroidery, polymer clay, anything you like. Check out our feature for inspiration or take a lead from Corinne Bradd's knitted, stitched, appliqued and bead embroidered bag, also in our latest issue. The deadline is 9am * UK Time on Tuesday 12th June and the winner will get a brilliant box of goodies. When you've made your project, there's no need to send it in. Just post a picture on this thread. We can't wait to see what you make! * PS - please note the change of time. This is to give you every last second before judging
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