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Long sleeved cable sports sweater II

Pattern ID: Wendy 1202
Wool brand: Courtellon, Courtelle Crepe, Tricel Nylon
Yarn quantity: 13-17 (25g? balls) plus 2 contrasts for team colours.
Sizes: 24-34 inch chest (4 sizes)

Wool weight: Double knitting
Needle size: 4mm and 3¼mm - or 4½mm and 3¾mm to achieve required tension
Tension (10cm): 22sts

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Cricket or tennis sweater with long sleeves; sized for "young adult". Pattern has vertical crease affecting only the cover photo.

Perfectly plain family sweaters XIII

Pattern ID: Jaeger 5052
Wool brand: Luxury Spun
Yarn quantity: 4-13 (50g balls)
Sizes: to fit 24-44 inch chest (11 sizes)

Wool weight: Double knitting
Needle size: 3¼mm and 4mm
Tension (10x10cm): 22sts x 30 rows over st st

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: More family sized plain sweaters in double knitting with a variety of neckline options. Light horizontal crease mark on photo, and pencil marks on instructions from previous user; otherwise in fair condition.

Balaclavas and "Fishing Hats" for the family

Pattern ID: Emu 4494
Wool brand:Scotch, Double Crepe, Superlite, Bri-Nylon
Yarn quantity: Balaclavas: DK: 4-6 (50g?) balls; 4 ply: 4-5 (1 oz?) balls
Hats: in DK only 2-3 (50g?) balls

Sizes: three sizes (Father/Mother/Son 8-10 years for balaclava, 6-8 years for hat)

Wool weight: Double knitting or 4 ply
Needle size: 4mm and 3¼mm for DK; 3¼mm and 2¾mm for 4 ply
Tension: not specified

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: A set of balaclavas in choice of 4 ply fingering or double knitting and "Fishing Hats" in double knitting weight.

Perfectly plain sixties roll-neck sweater III

Pattern ID: Ladyship 4324
Wool brand: County, Double Top, Chubby Tweed DK
Yarn quantity: 14-19 (1 oz balls)
Sizes: to fit 30 - 36 inch chest (4 sizes)

Wool weight: Double Knitting
Needle size: 3mm and 3¾mm
Tension (10x10cm): 26sts x 31 rows

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Perfectly plain roll neck sweater. Described as a "boy's" sweater but means that it's "young adult" and comes in smaller sizes which would be OK for women too.
The pattern has a vertical crease which affects the photo (not shown) but which does not affect the instructions.

Mother and daughter pullover tunics II

Pattern ID: Wendy 1740
Wool brand: Wendy Pure Wool, Marina Double Crepe, Courtellon, Celebrity
Yarn quantity: 6-16 (20g? balls) in main colour plus 3-4 contrast
Sizes: 24 - 42 inch chest (10 sizes)

Wool weight: Double knitting
Needle size: 3¼mm and 4mm or 3¾ and 3mm
Tension (10x10cm): 24sts x 32 rows

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Plain over-sweater tunics in a random pattern yarn mix.

Family Chunky Textured Sweaters

Pattern ID: Jarol JX5
Wool brand: Quickstep or Supersaver Double Double
Yarn quantity: 6-20 (40g balls)
Sizes: to fit 24 - 46 inch chest (12 sizes)

Wool weight: Chunky
Needle size: 5mm and 6½mm
Tension (10cm): 16sts

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Chunky textured sweaters for all the family.

Mother and daughter long waiscoats/gilets

Pattern ID: Robin 2143
Wool brand: Vogue or Courtelle Crepe Double Double
Yarn quantity: 6-11 balls (50g)
Sizes: to fit 28-38 inch chest [6 sizes]

Wool weight: Chunky
(or Double Knitting using 2 strands together)
Needle size: 6½mm (No 3)
Tension (15cm): 5 pattern repeats

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Long straight "mother and daughter" waistcoats with interesting twisted drop stitch pattern, making it look a little like crochet; only the edging uses crochet.

Mother and Daughter Chunky Cardigans

Pattern ID: Patons 7598
Wool brand: Siberia
Yarn quantity: 8-17 (50g balls)
Sizes: to fit 26-40 inch chest (8 sizes)

Wool weight: Chunky
Needle size: 4½mm, and 5½mm
Tension (10x10cm): 21sts x 19 rows over pattern stitch

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within the UK - see section on prices)

Description: Chunky ribbed tweed cardigans with round neck or V neck.

Kick Off with United

Pattern ID: Emu 4510
Wool brand: Scotch, Double Crepe, Superlite Bri-Nylon
Yarn quantity: 2- 3 (1 oz balls) + 1 contrast for the hat; 7+6 oz for the single thickness scarf, and 11+10 for the double thickness scarves.
Sizes: Scarf: about 9 inches wide and 72 inches long; hat to fit "average" adult and about age 10

Wool weight: Double Knitting
Needle size: 4mm, 3¾mm, and 3mm
Tension (10cm): 24sts

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Delightfully dated, I just love this classic gem of a low budget pattern for football supporter's kit from the good old days (when supporters had rattles and stood up at football matches) - or simply a striped scarf and hat.
This is a good pattern for plain hats, with instructions for no less than three scarves: a single thickness stocking stitch scarf with a garter border (so has a right and wrong side), a thicker scarf in rib (so the same front and back but uses more stitches), and finally a "tube" on 4 needles folded flat to make a double thickess scarf.

Perfectly plain family cardigans XI

Pattern ID: Wendy 1871
Wool brand: Pure Wool, Courtellon
Yarn quantity: 7-17 balls (25g balls)
Sizes: 24-44 inch chest (11 sizes)

Wool weight: 4 ply
Needle size: 3¼mm and 2¾mm
Tension (10x10cm): 28sts x 36rows (st st)

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within the UK - see section on prices)

Description: Light weight family cardigans

Perfectly plain family chunky cardigans X

Pattern ID: Mountain Maid 103
Wool brand: Hyland Chunky
Yarn quantity: 6-16 (2oz balls)
Sizes: To fit: 26-42 inch chest (9 sizes)

Wool weight: Chunky
Needle size: 5mm and 6½mm
Tension (10cm): 15sts(st st)

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within the UK - see section on prices)

Description: Family cardigans in chunky yarn.

Perfectly plain family sweaters IX

Pattern ID: Patons 2056
Wool brand: Limelight Double Crepe
Yarn quantity: 4-13 x 50g balls
Sizes: 28-48inch chest
(8 sizes women; 5 sizes men)

Wool weight: Double Knitting
Needle size: 3¼mm and 4mm
Tension (10x10cm): 22sts x 30rows (st st)

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Family V-neck sweaters with pockets.

Perfectly plain family sweaters VIII

Pattern ID: Wendy 1523
Wool brand: Courtellon Courtelle Crepe, Tricel Nylon, Marina
Yarn quantity: 8-18 (25g balls??)
Sizes: to fit 24-36 inch chest (7 sizes)

Wool weight: Double Knitting
Needle size: 3¼mm and 4mm
Tension (10cm): 24sts (stocking stitch)

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Family sweaters that are fairly unisex in design but sized only up to women's medium size.

Family zipped jerkins II

Pattern ID: Robin 2610
Wool brand: Wonderwash, Vogue, Gleneagle, Columbine, Rusticana, Reward
Yarn quantity: 13-28 (25g balls)
Sizes: 24-42 inch chest [10 sizes]

Wool weight: Double knitting
Needle size: 4mm, and 3¼mm
Tension (10cm): 22 sts over pattern

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Zipped Father and Son golfing jackets with textured staggered moss stitch. .

Mother and daughter textured cardigans

Pattern ID: Hayfield 537
Wool brand: Gaylon
Yarn quantity: 16-22 (1oz balls)

Sizes: 24-40 inch chest (8 sizes)

Wool weight: Double knitting
Needle size: 3¾mm and 3mm
Tension (10cm): 24sts

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Mother and daughter V neck patterned cardigans. This pattern is very creased which considerably disfigures the photo (not shown) but the instructions are unaffected.

Perfectly plain family cardigans II

Pattern ID: Pingouin 7354
Wool brand: Europingouin, Mafame Pingouin
Yarn quantity: 7-14 (50g balls)

Sizes: 26-44 inch chest (10 sizes)

Wool weight: Double knitting
Needle size: 3¾mm and 3mm
Tension (10x10cm): 24sts x 32 rows

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Family plain V-neck cardigans with optional pockets.

Helmets and Hats for all the family

Pattern ID: Jarol E434
Wool brand: New Arrival, Just Me, Sweet Briar, Hot Shots, Supersaver.
Yarn quantity: 40-84g
Sizes: to fit S / M / L

Wool weight: Double knitting
Needle size: 4 and 3¼mm
Tension (10x10cm): 22sts x 30 rows over st st

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Variety of headgear each in 3 sizes.

Various children's patterns in DK

Children's Pattern Book from FW Woolworth
(504)

A booklet of children's patterns in Double Knitting.

Booklet ID: Woolworths 504

Subject Matter: Knitting and crochet booklet

Price: £5.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Content:
This magazine is a trip down memory lane - both Woollies itself and when it sold Winfield (own brand) wool - featuring the following items:

  • Knitted classics (round and V-neck cardigans and sweaters)
  • Dressing gown
  • Ribbed sweater
  • Crocheted classics (round sweater and jacket)
  • Striped sweater and scarf
  • Girl's cabled outfit (cardigan, skirt, hat, socks)
  • Patterned waistcoats
  • Trouser suit
  • Sports sweater

Description:
The booklet is in moderate condition with 9 designs sized in the range 22-36 inch chest (varies by design).

Classic Sweaters for older kids

Pattern ID: PB 362
Wool brand: Nylox, Purple Heather, Moorland DK
Yarn quantity: 6-8 (1oz balls)
Sizes: 28 - 32 inch chest, (8-13 years)

Wool weight: 3 ply or Double Knitting
Needle size: 5mm & 3¾mm / 3¼mm & 2¾mm
Tension (10x10cm): 20sts x 26 rows for DK;
30sts x 38 rows for 3 ply

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Small booklet of 3 sweaters: plain V-neck in double knitting, plain V or round neck in 3 ply, and cable V-neck in 3 ply.

Inbetweeners Arans

Pattern ID: Jarol 7082
Wool brand: Jarol Rambler or Sweet Briar
Yarn quantity: 4-6 (100g balls)
Sizes: to fit 24-34 inch chest (actual 29-39)

Wool weight: Aran
Needle size: 5mm and 4mm
Tension (10x10cm): 18st x 24 rows over st st

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Traditional Aran in "young adult" sizes. Interesting bobble/rib vertical chain stitch alternated with cables.

Mother and daughter hooded tunics

Pattern ID: Hayfield 1241
Wool brand: Beaulon or Gaylon, DK or 4ply
Yarn quantity: DK: 18-28 (25g balls)
4ply: 15-24
(25g balls)
Sizes: to fit 24-38 inch chest

Wool weight: Double knitting or 4 ply
Needle size: 3¾mm, and 4mm,
or, 3mm and 3¼mm

Tension (10cm): 22sts (DK); 28sts (4 ply)

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Plain tunics with cross over neck and cowl. Options in 4ply or double knitting. Mmmmm I'm afraid this still does it for me....

Mother and daughter lacey sweaters

Pattern ID: Lister-Lee 1238
Wool brand: Lady Love, Concorde, Motoravia
Yarn quantity: 5-10 (50g balls)
Sizes: 28-38 inch chest (6 sizes)

Wool weight: Double knitting or 4ply
Needle size: 3¼mm, 3¾mm, and 4mm
Tension (10cm): 20sts for DK, 26sts for 4 ply over pattern stitch

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Mother and daughter sweaters with leaf eyelet pattern; DK and 4 ply options.

Striped scarf, mittens, gloves, plus man's tie

Pattern ID: Argyll 143
Wool brand: Fernmor, Sportsday, Starlight, Nylon or Botany Supertwist Crepe DK
Yarn quantity: 3- 5 (1 oz balls) for the gloves; 7+6 oz for the scarf.
Sizes: Scarf: about 9 inches wide and 60 inches long; gloves to fit from age 4 to adult

Wool weight: Double Knitting
Needle size: 3¾mm, and 3mm
Tension (10x10cm): 24st x 32 rows

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Classic football supporter's scarf from days of yore - or simply a striped scarf - mittens - gloves - and a man's tie. The construction of the scarf is not one I have seen before; it is knitted on 2 needles using a slip-stitch which results in a tube which is turned inside out to form a double thickness stocking stitch scarf.
I knitted my brother a tie, once; it was probably my first knitting project. He even wore it - which makes me feel very warm towards him....

Mother and child crochet waiscoats

Pattern ID: Hayfield 848
Wool brand: Gaylon, Beaulon, Crepe DK
Yarn quantity: 15-26 (1 oz? balls)
Sizes: 24-40 inch chest (4 sizes)

Wool weight: Double knitting
Hook size: 4½mm and 3¾mm
Tension (10cm): 18dc on 4½mm hook

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Plain crochet waistcoats for all the family, with brief crochet instructions on the back page. Horizontal crease as seen in photo which does not affect the instructions.

More Family Arans

Pattern ID: Robin 2768
Wool brand: Robin Aran Pure New Wool
Yarn quantity: 8-18 (50g balls)
Sizes: 24-44 inch chest

Wool weight: Aran
Needle size: 5½mm and 4½mm
Tension (10cm): 16st over stocking stitch

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Traditional Family Arans with cables and blackberry stitch.

Family Arans with ribbed hats

Pattern ID: Robin 2873
Wool brand: Robin Erin or Aran Pure Wool
Yarn quantity: 6-16 (50g balls)
Sizes: 24-44 inch chest

Wool weight: Aran
Needle size: 5½mm and 4½mm
Tension (10cm): 18st over rice stitch

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Traditional Family Arans with diamond and lobster-claw cables for prosperity, plus woolley hat pattern. This pattern is well-used and creased but instructions still readable.

Family Socks

Pattern ID: Patons 2286
Wool brand: Nylox, Capstan, Trident
Yarn quantity: about 4-5 25g balls per pair
Sizes: to fit 34 - 44 inch chest

Wool weight: 3 ply, 4 ply, DK, Aran
Needle size: 2mm, 2¼mm, 2¾mm, 3¼mm, 3¾mm
Tension (10x10cm): 36sts x 44 rows 3ply;
32sts x 40 rows: 4 ply; 24sts x 32rows: DK;
21sts x 29 rows: Aran.

Price: £5.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Patons Family Socks booklet includes 8 designs as pictured in popup. "3 ply hose" (Nylox), "Man's hose" (Nylox), "Man's ribbed socks" (Capstan), "Girl's lacy sock" (Nylox), "Man's cabled half hose" (Trident 4 ply), "Boy's stockings" (Nylox), "Boy's football socks" (DK), "Girl's lace panel socks - long and short versions" (Trident 4 ply).
This leaflet printed in 1972 but it is undoubtedly a reprint of an earlier edition, (when did we last call them "man's hose" and "boy's stockings"?).

Family rib-cable sweaters

Pattern ID: Hayfield 6000
Wool brand: Woodland or Bri-Nylon DK
Yarn quantity: 9-35 (1oz balls)
Sizes: to fit 24- 44 inch chest

Wool weight: Double knitting
Needle size: 4½mm, and 3¾mm,
Tension (10x10cm): 36sts x 28rows
(unstretched over pattern)

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Despite the ordinary photo, this is a rather nice set of simple rib-cable sweaters for child or adult; they seem to be a heavy double knitting rather than Aran weight yarn, with an open neck with button closure - where buttonholes appear to go right to the end of the wing collar.

Gifts for children to Knit..

Pattern ID: Robin 1024
Wool brand: Rhythm Chunky
Yarn quantity: 1-3 (2oz balls) per item
Sizes: single size given for each

Wool weight: Chunky
Needle size: 7½mm, 7mm, 6½mm, 6mm
Tension (10x10cm): not emphasised!

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Here's a sweet idea. Includes (as shown on cover): dolls pram cover, pixie hood for big sister, child's cap, child's mittens, egg cosies, tea cosy, bed socks, pad-about slippers, baby's ball.
Buy this for your little one and await Christmas morning with bated breath,

Mother and daughter fair-isle jerkins

Pattern ID: Hayfield 1286
Wool brand: Monique, Babykin brushed DK
Yarn quantity: 7-16 (50g balls) in main with 2 balls of contrast
Sizes: 26-40 inch chest

Wool weight: Double knitting
Needle size: 4½mm, and 3¾mm
Tension (10cm): 21 stitches

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Zipped fair-isle jackets for women and kids.

Another plain Mother or daughter sweater

Pattern ID: Robin 2761
Wool brand: Aurora/Cloudsoft
Yarn quantity: 3-8 (40g balls)
Sizes: 22-42 inch chest

Wool weight: Chunky mohair
Needle size: 5½mm, and 4½mm
Tension (10cm): 16sts

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Brushed chunky longer length sweater in child and adult sizes. The pattern instructions are in fairly good condition with some surface creasing on the front picture.

Mohair Mother and daughter sweaters

Pattern ID: Jarol 393
Wool brand: Mohair Blend
Yarn quantity: 4-9 (50g balls)
Sizes: 24-42 inch chest

Wool weight: Mohair Chunky
Needle size: 4mm, and 6½mm
Tension (10x10cm): 14sts x 20rows

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Mother and daughter sweaters in wide garter-rib mohair.

Mohair Mother and daughter sweaters (Studley)

Pattern ID: Studley 793
Wool brand: Nouvelle Brushed Double Double
Yarn quantity: 7-16 (25g? balls)
Sizes: 24-42 inch chest

Wool weight: Brushed Chunky
Needle size: 4mm, and 6½mm
Tension (10x10cm): 14sts x 20rows

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Mother and daughter sweaters in wide garter-rib brushed chunky.

Mother and daughter jackets

Pattern ID: Twilleys 6068
Wool brand: Aztec Homespun
Yarn quantity: 11-17 (50g? balls) main shade plus 2 contrasts
Sizes: 26-40 inch chest

Wool weight: Chunky
Needle size: 5½mm
Tension (10x10cm): 16sts x 20rows

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Mother and daughter Aztec jackets (though similar to "Starsky and Hutch" wardrobe of the same era).

Family sports sweaters in diamond moss stitch

Pattern ID: Patons 2119
Wool brand: Capstan
Yarn quantity: 7-17 balls (50g balls)

Sizes: 26-42 inch chest

Wool weight: Aran
Needle size: 4mm and 3¼mm
Tension (10x10cm): 20sts x 26rows

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Family aran-weight sports sweaters in diamond pattern of moss/seed and stocking stitch.

Family Fair-Isle cardigans with feature pockets

Pattern ID: Poppleton 1470
Wool brand: Poppleton DK, Defiance, Dandy, Pageant or Pipit.
Yarn quantity: 8-24 balls main (25g balls??)
plus 1-3 of 2 contrasts.
Sizes: 34-38 inch chest

Wool weight: Double Knitting
Needle size: 3¾mm and 3mm
Tension (10x10cm): 24sts x 32rows (st st)

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Family sweaters with Fair Isle band and feature pockets.

Mother and daughter waistcoat/cardigans

Pattern ID: Sunbeam 162
Wool brand: Hyland, Scoop, or Courtelle

Wool weight: Double knitting
Tension (10cmx10cm): 24sts x 32rows

Leaflet dimensions: approx. 9x7 inches
Number of pages: Folded sheet

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within the UK - see section on prices)

Description: V-necked cardigan or waistcoat, with or without pockets, and moss-stitch zig-zag panel at the welt.

Pattern size: Chest size 26 - 40 inches

Wool quantity required: 14-21 x25g balls.

Needle size: Nos 9 and 11 (3¾mm and 3mm) needles.

© Christina Coutts 2007

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