Womens weekly mags...... no knitting patterns !

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Special Occasions & Other Celebrations
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cherydeecherydee Forumite
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Do they no longer put the odd knitting pattern nowadays in womens weekly magazines. Got a pile of magazines off the mother in law the other day and thought I would look through to see if I could find any baby knitting patterns..... not a single knitting pattern to be found.
I know knitting now is not popular......hard to find a wool shop nowadays. Just wondering if anyone knows of any magazine I can flick through for a knitting pattern. Thanks
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  • sethsgransethsgran Forumite
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    try this site www.knittingpatterncentral.com not a magazine I know but free patterns. Yes Womans Weekly still do patterns, just not every week and a couple of times a year they do a knitting special. Also you could join www.ravelry.com it can take a while to be accepted for some reason but worth the wait, 1000's patterns some free some to buy and download.
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  • cherydeecherydee Forumite
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    Hi sethsgran, I've had a look on the ravelry site and from what I can see they are not wools I am familiar with, are they not mostly patterns from overseas. I don't think I would be any good at adapting the patterns for dk or 4 ply.
    I'll keep a look out for when they are in Womans Weekly.
  • sethsgransethsgran Forumite
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    There is a yarn conversion site here for wool etc .. http://www.considerthelily.co.uk/knitting-needle-and-yarn-conversion-charts-4-w.asp scroll down for the yarn/wool
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  • cherydeecherydee Forumite
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    What an interesting site...thank you. Debbie Bliss seems to have some lovely patterns. There is a lovely one for a babys bell sleeved shaped cardigan in the eco baby book, but means buying the book.
  • sethsgransethsgran Forumite
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    check out your local library for the book, ours does some Debbie Bliss books
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  • cherydeecherydee Forumite
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    Great idea.......luckily library is at the bottom of our street, I'll come back with an armful now. Thanks
  • sethsgransethsgran Forumite
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    I recently borrowed a book called Fairy Tale Knits and I knit the most beautiful stripey blanket for my soon to be latest grandchild:):):)
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  • ginnyknitginnyknit Forumite
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    Womans Weekly now has a dedicated craft mag, the latest is out at the moment, not bad but I tend to get most of my patterns off Ravelry now - they give you details of plys and needles on most of the patterns so you can use your own wool. I have to agree though Debbie Bliss's books are amazing and not difficult to knit, I must check our library, just that its a depressing place as all the windows are boarded up due to vandalism!
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  • cherydeecherydee Forumite
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    I just never thought of the library for knitting books....fingers crossed they've got some upto date ones in.
  • cherydeecherydee Forumite
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    Managed to get the 2 Debbie Bliss baby books that they had at the library, although they did not have the Ecobaby one which had the matinee coat in I liked. There was a lovely patchwork square knitted buggy blanket and a lovely garter stitch duffle coat in one of the books. My libary ticket had expired....so shows how often I visit the library, but thanks for the suggestion sethsgran. Well worth the visit.
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