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Pattern ID: Sirdar 6810
Wool brand: Any double knitting or chunky
Yarn quantity: Clowns: 1-3 50g balls in each of 5 colours; Beach bag: 360g in various colours; Golf club cosies: 1 "medium" ball in each of 5 colours; Bed socks: 2 balls (50g?); Mittens: 1 ball (50g?).
Sizes: Various - see description.

Wool weight: Double knitting and Chunky
Needle size: 3¼mm and 4mm for DK; 5½mm for chunky
Tension (10cm): 24sts for DK;
15sts for chunky.

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
- check "prices" section for more information)

Description: An eight-page leaflet with a mixed back of novelty items - so much so that Sirdar call it "and things" - any more specific title having defeated them (and me). The yarn specifications - such as they are - indicate that these items are designed for left-overs:

  • Beach Bag crocheted in DK - 18 x 18 inches.
  • Fingerless Gloves in DK knitted on 2 needles for an "average" hand.
  • Golf Club Head Covers in DK.
  • Corbett Clown in Chunky - height 23 inches.
  • Monty Mascot in Chunky - height 31 inches.
  • Bed Socks in DK - length 9½ inches or "as required".