The GMC Group
The GMC Group

The GMC Group

ISBN: 978-1-86108-659-4

Your edition of this book may require the following corrections, these appear in bold:

Contents 

Page 8

Toast – 88

Black Spotty – 92

Little Black Dress

Page 16 – Sides

Row 18: K1, p1 to end.

Moss stitch

Row 2: K1, p1 to end.

Page 16/17 – Camelia

Row 4: P1, p1tbs, p1tfs (4 sts).

Rows 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 18, 20, 22, 24 and 26 require purl to end adding to instructions.

Mistake Rib

Page 24 – Materials

Needle and thread for beading and nail polish not required for this project.

Battenburg Slice

Page 32 – Tension

16 sts and 22 rows to 4in (10cm) over stocking stitch using 5.5mm needle and double yarn, unstretched

Page 35 – Working the squares

Replace A yarn with M in all instances.

Cornish Ware

Page 38 – Join for top

Next round: Using the circular needle and M work across both sides (100 sts). Work 3 rows in M.

Shape top

Round 4: (K7, k2tog) to end 80 sts.

Cont as set until the row (k3, k3tog) to end has been worked (40 sts).

Break off C and cont in M only.

Saucer

Round 4: (K2tog, yo) to end.

Round 5: Knit, working all yo sts.

Lining

Using M and the circular needle, cast on 96 sts and work 8 rows in the round.

Making up – add handle instructions

To make the handle cover a short length of pipe cleaner in blanket stitch and attach to the side of the cup.

Spring

Page 43 – Sides

Cast on 29 sts using 5.5mm needles

Row 1: K to end.

Row 2: *(p1, k3); rep from * to last st, p1.

These two rows form the garter stitch rib pattern. Work in patt for 40 rows. 

Shape Top

Next row: K3 *(k2tog, k2); rep from * to last 2 sts, k2tog (22 sts).

Next row: *(P1, k2); rep from * to last st, p1.

Next row: K2, *(k2tog, k2); rep from * to last 2 sts, k2tog (15 sts).

Leaves – 2nd next row:

Next row: S1l, k1, psso, k to end.

School Tweed

Page 51 – Sides

Alternative rib pattern instruction if stitches required cannot be achieved.

Next row: Rib 4, *(m1, rib 1); rep from * to last 2 sts, rib 2 (57 sts).

Washday

Page 54 – Jumper

Next row: K2 tog, k4, k2 tog, turn.

Work 5 rows in g-st on the first set of sts only (6sts) then cast off. Rejoin yarn and work dec row, then 5 rows g-st on the second set of sts.

Page 55 – T-shirt (make 2)

Second row and all even number rows: p to end.

Camisole

Using smaller needles and an oddment of fine yarn, cast on 16 sts and work 15 rows in g-st.

To finish off

Join back seam.

I Love T

Page 58 – Body

Rows 9–22: Work motif from chart, placing it centrally.

Delete – Rows 15–21: As rows 3–8, ending on a knit row.

Bobble

Using R, cast on 3 sts.

Row 1: Inc in first st, k1, inc in last st (5sts).

Row 2: P2 into first st, p1, p2 into next st, p1, p2 into next st (8sts).

Next row: K2tog, k1, k2tog, k1, k2tog (5sts).

Next row: P2tog, p1, p2tog (3sts).

Cast off.

Tie knot through last st and use running stitch to go round the edge of knitted circle. Pull tight to form bobble.

Chart

27 sts x 14 rows

Double Diamonds

Page 64 – Special techniques

M1p: increase by picking up the loop between the stitch just knitted and the next stitch, and purling into the back of it

Page 65 - Diamond pattern

Row 16: K3, p2, (p2tog tbl, k3, m1p, p5, m1p, k3, p2tog, p3) twice, p2togtbl, k3, m1p, p2, k3.

Fondant Fancy

Page 68 – Tension

16 sts and 22 rows to 4in (10cm) over stocking stitch using 5.5mm needle and double yarn, stretched

Rainbow Bright

Page 74 – Sides

Using two strands of violet, and 4mm needles, cast on 33 sts and k 1 row.

Pattern

Row 1: Using violet, *(k3, wyb, sl1 p-wise); rep from * to last st, k1.

Sunflower Garden

Page 78 – Sides

Next row: (P1, inc1); rep to last st, p1 (61 sts).

Purple Berry

Page 83 – Sides

Using a strand of yarn from each ball and 4.5mm needles, cast on 39 sts and work 4 rows g-st. Change to 5mm needles and work in pattern for 40 rows (2 reps).

Butterfly stitch pattern

Rows 1, 3, 5, 7 and 9 (RS): K2, *(sl5wyif, k5); rep from * to last 7 sts, sl5wyif, k2.

Rows 2, 4, 6 and 8: K1, p to last st, k1.

Row 10 (RS): K1, p3, *(insert right needle up through the loose strands at the front of work and transfer them to the left needle, p the next st so the strands slip over the top and are held by it, p9); rep from * across row, ending last rep p4.

Rows 11, 13, 15, 17 and 19: K7, *(sl5wyif, k5); rep from *to last 2 sts, k2.

Rows 12, 14, 16 and 18: K1, p to last st, k1.

Row 20: K1, p8, *(insert right needle up through the loose strands at the front of work and transfer them to the left needle, p the next st so the strands slip over the top and are held by it, p9); rep from * ending last rep p8, k1.

Break off yarn and place sts on a holder.

Work the second side to match but do not break off yarn.

Joining the sides [previously join top]

Row 1: K2, *(sl5wyif, skpo, k1, k2tog); rep from * to last 7 sts, sl5wyif, sl1, k tog 1 st from needle and 1 st from holder, k1, cont from * across sts from holder to last 7 sts, sl5wyif, k2tog (64 sts).

Row 2: Purl.

Row 3: K2, (sl5wyif, k3); rep to last 6 sts, slwyif, k1 (64 sts).

Row 4: Purl.

Row 5: Skpo, *(s15wyif, sl1, k2tog, psso); rep from * to last 6 sts, sl5wyif, k1 (49 sts).

Row 6: Purl all sts.

Row 7: K1, *(sl5wyif, k1) to end (49 sts).

Row 8: P3, *(insert RH needle up through loose stands at front of work and transfer them to LH needle, purl next st so they slip over the top and are held by it, p5); rep from * ending last rep p3.

[Row 9 removed - following rows re-numbered].

Row 9: K1, *(skpo, k1, k2tog, k1) to end (33 sts).

Row 10: Purl.

Row 11: *(K1, skpo) to end (22 sts).

Row 12: Purl.

Row 13: (K2tog) to end (11sts).

Row 14: Purl.

Row 15: Inc in each st to end (22 sts).

Work 5 rows st st.

Cast off.

Cat and Mouse

Page 86 – Sides

Using one strand of white and one strand of grey mix together and 5mm needles, cast on 29 sts and work in pattern:

Toast

Page 91 – Cable pattern

If problem with cable row occurred use following text:

Row 3: (cable row) K3, *(p2, C6B); rep from * to last 5 sts, p2, k3.

Row 4: K3, *(k2, p6); rep from * to last 5 sts, k5.

These 2 rows form the pattern and should be substituted for rows 3-8 in the book. Rep until work measures 6in (15cm), ending with a cable row.  

Picot edging

Second eyelet row (WS): K1, p2, *(yo, p2tog, p3); rep from * to last 5 sts, p2tog, yo, k1.

Black Spotty

Page 94 – Sides

Row 4: K2M, p1M *(p4A, p4M); rep from * 4 times, p4A, k2M.

Row 5: K2M, *(k4A, k4M); rep from * 4 times, k4Ak3M.

Row 6: K2M, p2M *(p2A, p6M); rep from * 4 times, p2A, p1M, k2M.

Peru

Page 96 – Special techniques

Sl1p: slip 1 st purlwise (with yarn in front of work)

Within pattern instructions all instances of sl1 should be sl1p.

Strawberries & Cream
Pages 109–110 – see pdf for corrected project. 

Assam

Page 116 – Materials

Sirdar Balmoral DK (125m per 50g ball)

Page 118 – Moss stitch pattern

Row 1: P1, k1 to end.

Row 2: K1, p1 to end.

Page 119 – Headdress

First column needs to start with Scalloped border and following text.

Using 3mm needles and Goldfingering, cast on 2 sts, leaving a long tail. Work the first scallop thus:

Row 1 and every alt row: Knit.

Row 2: K1, m1, k1 (3 sts).

Cont to inc on every alt row until there are 6 sts.

Rows 9, 11, and 13: Knit.

Row 10: K1, k2tog, k3 (5 sts).

Row 12: K1, k2tog, k2 (4 sts).

Row 14: K1, k2tog, k1 (3 sts).

Row 15: K1, k2tog (2 sts).

Row 16: K2.

Beg the patt again from row 2 and work to row 16. Rep until there are 16 scallops in total. Cast off.

Assembling the headdress

Sew beads and sequins to the narrow central panel using invisible thread and placing approx 1/2in (1cm) apart.

Beehive & Blossom

Page 124 – Shape top

Row 1: P2, k2, p4; *(k2, skpo, k2tog, k2)*; (p4, k2) twice; p4; work from * to * once more, p4, k2, p2 (44 sts).

Rows 2, 6, 10, 14 and 18: Knit all k sts; purl all p sts.

Row 3: P2, k2, p4; *(k1, skpo, k2tog, k1)*; (p4, k2) twice; p4; work from * to * once more; p4, k2, p2 (40 sts).

Rows 4, 8, 12, 16 and 20: Purl.

Row 5: P5, k2, p1; *(skpo, k2tog)*; p1; (k2, p4) twice; k2, p1; rep from * to * again; p1, k2, p5 (36 sts).

Row 7: P5, k2; *(skpo, k2tog)*; (k2, p4) twice; k2; work from * to * again; k2, p5 (32 sts).

Row 9: P2, k2, p2; *(skpo, k2tog)*; p2, k2, p4, k2, p2, work from * to * again; p2, k2, p2 (28 sts).

Row 11: P2, k2, p1; *(skpo, k2tog)*; p1, k2, p4, k2, p1, work from * to * again; p1, k2, p2 (24 sts).

Row 13: P4, *(skpo, k2tog)*; p3, k2, p3, work from * to * again; p4 (20 sts).

Row 15: P3, *(skpo, k2tog)*; p2, k2, p2, work from * to * again; p3 (16 sts).

Row 17: P2, *(skpo, k2tog)*; p4, work from * to * again; p2 (12 sts).

Row 19: P1, *(skpo, k2tog)*; p2, work from * to * again; p1 (8 sts).

Break off yarn and work second piece to match but do not break off sts.

Page 125 – Bees

Row 1: Using black 4-ply, k1, yf, k1, yf, k1 into chosen stitch, turn.

Row 2: Purl all sts. 5 sts.

Rows 3–4: Using gold, work 2 rows in st st.

Work a further 6 rows in st st, alternating black and gold every 2 rows.

Row 11: Slip first 4 black sts over 5th st, then k 5th st using M.

Break off yarn, leaving approx 20in (52cm) of gold for wings.

Wings

Using a darning needle, bring end of gold yarn through to RS at edge of a gold stripe. Using 2mm crochet hook make 5ch, then work 4ss into first 4ch. Pull yarn through rem st, thread end through darning needle and take to WS of work. Bring yarn up on opposite side of stripe and make a second wing in the same way. Fasten off.

Octopus

Page 133 – Fan and feather

Row 4: Purl.

Grafting on legs

Row 7: K1, *(k2tog) 3 times, (yo, k1) 6 times, (k2tog) 3 times; rep from * to last st, k1.

Row 8: Purl.

Shape top

Row 1 (RS): Knit.

Row 2: Purl.

Row 3: K1, *(k2tog) 3 times, k1, (yo, k1) 5 times, (k2tog) 3 times; rep from * to end. 

Row 15: K1, *(k2tog) twice, (yo, k1) twice, (k2tog) twice; rep from * to last st, k1.

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