The Home Col­lec­tion

Liven up your liv­ing space with cheer­ful colours and in­ter­est­ing tex­tures in Louise Smith’s cosy home set.

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YOU WILL NEED

■ West York­shire Spin­ners, Blue­faced Le­ices­ter Aran, (100% wool, 50g/83m) For TV Re­mote Holder

2 balls of each: Yarn A Honey (289), Yarn B Co­ral (542)

A small amount of Yarn C Sage (301) and Yarn D Olive (315)

For Phone Case

1 ball of each: Yarn A Honey (289), Yarn B Co­ral (542), Yarn C Sage (301) For Mug Hug

1 ball of each: Yarn A Honey (289), Yarn B Co­ral (542), Yarn C Sage (301), Yarn D Olive (315)

Note 1 ball of each shade is more than enough to knit BOTH the Phone Case and the Mug Hug

For TV Re­mote Holder

■ A pair of 5mm nee­dles

■ A 5mm cro­chet hook (for tas­sels)

For Phone Case

■ A set of 2.5mm dou­ble-pointed nee­dles (DPNs) or a 2.5mm cir­cu­lar nee­dle, 60cm long (if you pre­fer the magic loop method)

■ A 2.5mm cro­chet hook (for the loop)

■ 1 small wooden but­ton

■ Stitch marker

For Mug Hug

■ A pair of 4mm nee­dles

■ A 4mm cro­chet hook (for the loops)

■ 2 small wooden but­tons

■ Ca­ble nee­dle

For yarn stock­ists con­tact

West York­shire Spin­ners

01535 664500 www.wyspin­ners.com

TEN­SION

Yarn used knits as aran to this ten­sion: TV re­mote holder 16 sts and 21 rows to mea­sure 10x10cm (4x4in) over st st us­ing 5mm nee­dles

Phone case 20 sts and 40 rows to mea­sure 10x10cm (4x4in) over sl st patt us­ing 2 mm nee­dles

Mug hug 20 sts and 30 rows to mea­sure 10x10cm (4x4in) over ca­ble patt us­ing 4mm nee­dles

MEA­SURE­MENTS

TV Re­mote Holder 31x60cm (12x23 in) (not in­clud­ing tas­sels)

Phone Case Un­stretched 7x14cm (2 x5 in)

Stretched (around a phone) 8x14cm (3x5 in)

Mug Hug 8x29cm (3x11 in) (not in­clud­ing loops)

ABBREVIATIONS

For a full list see page 95 Wel­come to our Col­lec­tion sec­tion! Each is­sue, we’ll bring you a set of three ex­cit­ing pat­terns from our ex­pert de­signer panel, all us­ing the same yarn. You can choose to make the whole set or just cast on one (or two) of the de­signs to suit how much time you have on your hands, it’s up to you! Our lat­est col­lec­tion has been de­signed for the home, by our very own Louise Smith. Each project is knit­ted on a dif­fer­ent nee­dle size to show off how ver­sa­tile the yarn is. Take your pick of fun ca­bles, tex­tured bram­ble stitch, and slipped stitches in the round.

MUG HUG

Cast on 58 sts us­ing 4mm nee­dles and Yarn D.

Row 1 Knit to end.

**Row 2 Knit to end.

Row 3 K3, P4, *K2, P4; re­peat from * to last 3 sts, K3.

Re­peat Rows 2 and 3 once more.

Row 6 K3, C4B, *K2, C4B; re­peat from * to last 3 sts, K3.

Re­peat Row 3 once more.*** Break off Yarn D and join in Yarn A. Re­peat from ** to *** once more. Break off Yarn A and join in Yarn B. Re­peat from ** to *** once more. Break off Yarn B and join in Yarn C. Re­peat from ** to *** once more.

Next row Purl to end. Cast off knit­wise.

FIN­ISH­ING

Weave in any ends.

With the RS fac­ing, us­ing a 4mm cro­chet hook and Yarn B, cro­chet a chain of 13 sts and join both ends of the chain to the left edge of work, just be­tween the

Yarn B and Yarn C sec­tions.

Re­peat this process us­ing Yarn A, sewing the chain’s ends in place be­tween the Yarn A and Yarn D sec­tions.

Us­ing match­ing yarns, sew two small wooden but­tons onto the right edge of the work (in the cen­tre of the garter stitch edg­ing), cor­re­spond­ing with place­ment of the loops on the other side.

ST ST, SL ST, BLACK­BERRY ST ARAN WEIGHT 2 MM 4MM 5MM

TV RE­MOTE HOLDER

Cast on 55 sts us­ing the long-tail method, 5mm nee­dles and Yarn B. Row 1 (RS) Purl to end.

Row 2 Knit to end.

Break off Yarn B and join in Yarn A.

Row 3 Fold­ing the work to the WS, *insert RH nee­dle in next st as if to knit, then insert it into the cor­re­spond­ing cast-on stitch two rows below and knit the two sts to­gether; rep from * to end to cre­ate a folded edge.

Row 4 K2, purl to last 2 sts, K2.

Row 5 Knit to end.

Row 6 K2, purl to last 2 sts, K2. Re­peat Rows 5 and 6 un­til work mea­sures ap­prox 60cm, end­ing with Row 6.

POCK­ETS

Break off Yarn A and re­join Yarn B.

Re­peat Rows 5 and 6 once more. Re­peat Row 5 once more.

Next row K2, P24, K3, P24, K2.

Next row K2, *p3­tog, (K1, P1, K1) all in next st; rep from * five more times, P3, **(K1, P1, K1) all in next st, p3­tog; rep from ** to last 2 sts, K2.

Next row K2, P24, K3, P24, K2.

Next row K2, *(K1, P1, K1) all in next st, p3­tog, rep from * five more times, P3, **p3­tog, (K1, P1, K1) all in next st; rep from ** to last 2 sts, K2.

Re­peat these 4 rows 8 more times, fin­ish­ing on the third row on the fi­nal re­peat.

Next row K2, purl to last 2 sts, K2. Next row Knit to end. Re­peat these two rows twice more. Cast off purl­wise.

MAK­ING UP

Weave in any ends. Fold the Pock­ets sec­tion onto the main piece, at the colour change. Us­ing match­ing thread or a length of Yarn B, sew the side edges to­gether. Us­ing the em­broi­dery di­a­gram as a guide, em­broi­der the pat­tern up the mid­dle st st sec­tion of the Pock­ets, work­ing through both lay­ers of knit­ting to se­cure the mid­dle in place. Cut 65 lengths of Yarn C, mea­sur­ing ap­prox 20cm long. Us­ing a cro­chet hook, draw­ing the yarn through from the front to the back of the work, hold 5 lengths of Yarn C to­gether and draw the cen­tre of them through the bot­tom of the TV Re­mote Holder (us­ing image as a guide). Draw the ends down through the loop now made and pull tightly. Re­peat this process evenly across the bot­tom of the TV Re­mote Holder un­til you have 13 tas­sels. Trim the ends to neaten, mea­sur­ing ap­prox 7cm in length.

EM­BROI­DERY DI­A­GRAM

Us­ing Yarns A, C and D, em­broi­der the sts through the in­di­cated Yarn B knit­ted sts (the ‘V’ shapes).

PHONE CASE

Note Check the case against the phone it is in­tended for as you knit. The case will stretch in width to fit most phones, but length may need ad­just­ing for taller or shorter phones.

Cast on 44 sts us­ing 2.5mm DPNs (or a cir­cu­lar nee­dle, if pre­ferred) and Yarn C. Join to work in the round, tak­ing care not to twist the stitches. PM for start of round, SM on ev­ery round.

Foun­da­tion round Purl to end.

Round 1 *P1, sl1 wyif; rep from * to end. Round 2 *Sl1 wyif, P1; rep from * to end.

Re­peat Rounds 1 and 2 un­til piece mea­sures ap­prox 5.5cm (2in) un­stretched.

Break off Yarn C and join in Yarn B.

Re­peat Rounds 1 and 2 un­til piece mea­sures ap­prox 11.5cm (4 in) un­stretched.

Break off Yarn B and join in Yarn A.

Re­peat Rounds 1 and 2 un­til piece mea­sures ap­prox 14cm (5 in) un­stretched.

Cast off purl­wise.

FIN­ISH­ING

Weave in any ends. Us­ing a 2.5mm cro­chet hook and Yarn C, cro­chet a chain of 30 sts and join both ends to the back of the case, in the mid­dle, ap­prox 1cm down from the top of the case. Us­ing Yarn C, sew a small wooden but­ton be­tween the Yarn A and Yarn B sec­tions, in the cen­tre of the Phone Case’s front.

Choose from 16 rich shades to match your home dec­o­ra­tions

This mug hug is easy to make! Work a sim­ple 6-row re­peat to knit colour­ful ca­bled stripes.

Se­cure the mid­dle of the pock­ets by work­ing through both lay­ers of knit­ting.

Use the di­a­gram (below) to em­broi­der stitches up the col­umn of stock­ing stitch.

Knit the sec­ond row, slip­ping sts with the yarn in the back if you pre­fer to work flat.

Use Judy’s Magic Cast-on to start from the bot­tom in­stead, re­vers­ing the colour­ways.

Fin­ish it all off with a cute but­ton, sewn on nice and tight to keep your phone safe.

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