Written Tutorials and Video Tutorials
We have designed some written tutorials and video tutorials to help you with the more tricky bits from our patterns. Click on the links below which will take you directly to the tutorials.
Knitting a thumb with straight needles
If you have bought the Chullu pattern booklet and would like to watch a video tutorial to show you how to do the thumb, then please click here to view the video.
Tutorial for Magic Loop Baby Socks from Berwyn's Adventures here.
Tutorial for the Knotted Diamonds Stitch in the Sojourn booklet here.
Tutorial for the Three Needle Cast off for the Meander Hat pattern here.
Tutorial for the i-cord edging for the Milly Cardigan here.
Errata for Libby Summers patterns and books
Anyone Can Knit
There are some errors and omissions for the chart for Project 11 p.74. Click here for a corrected chart.
01 The Lima Collection
Hot Water Bottle
The pattern states that 4 x 50g balls are needed. This is wrong. There are only two balls needed, and the kit for this pattern contains two balls.
02 The Iona Collection
The Iona Cushion cover (fair isle version) only takes 2 x 50g balls in the MC, not 3 as written in the pattern, and is knitted in 8mm needles only, not 6.5mm as listed in the materials.
The Iona Hot Water Bottle cover just uses 8mm needles, not 6.5mm as listed in the materials.
04 The Chullu Collection
Straight after changing to 5mm, Next row: [K5 (9), M1] to last 0 (4) sts, kfb, k0 (4). 96 (104) sts should read:
Next row: [K5 (9), M1] to last 0 (4) sts, k0 (4). 96 (104) sts
Further down the same page, Next row (WS): [K2, k2tog] to end. 36 (39) sts. This should be a RS row.
05 Tea Cosies for Victory
One the decrease row for each tea cosy (begins *Next row:) it should say (K2tog) rep to end, not (K2), rep to end.
07 Berwyn's Adventures
Size 2yrs should read 2yrs + and size 3 yrs should read 3yrs +
On rows 21 for the Centre Back (stitches 13 - 18) and the Sleeves (stitches 24 - 29), the centre 6 stitches should be wrapped three times. This has been missed off the chart and the key. The way you do this is to slip these 6 stitches onto a cable needle before working them, wrap the yarn around the stitches anti-clockwide three times, slip the 6 sts back onto your left hand needle, and then work them in pattern as given on the chart.
If you are unclear about how they should look, then it can be viewed on the photo of the back of the cardi in the pattern.
There is an error in the number of stitches given here for the stitches left on holder from the Back Neck. It should read 28 (32, 36, 36, 36, 40, 42) sts. This affects the stitch count for the button and buttonhole band. It should be 243 (253, 269, 275, 279, 287, 295).
(If you find that your tension is slightly different for the right and left front sections, then by all means adjust the number of stitches you pick up here but make sure that your overall stitch count is an ODD number.)
Copyright Information for Knitting Patterns
The UK government has recently issued some really helpful guidelines on the issue of copyright for knitting patterns, which puts to rest a lot of the grumbles and questions about this that I have seen on knitting forums for years.
Our terms and conditions for the use of patterns are in line with the Government guidelines with the addition of this disclaimer:
© Libby Summers. Please do not sell this pattern, knit up for sale or use for any profit making activities. Thank you. For more details about the copyright on knitting patterns please click here.
If you would like to purchase a license to sell items knitted from my patterns or to sell the pattern on your website or in your shop, then please contact me.
R/WS = right/wrong side
k = knit
p = purl
st st = stocking stitch (knit on right side, purl on wrong side)
st(s) = stitch(es)
k/p2tog = knit/purl 2 sts together
k/pfb = knit/purl into front and back of next st, thus creating an extra st
beg = begin
cont = continue
dec = decreasing
inc = increasing
folls = follows
meas = measures
ndl(s) = needle(s)
patt = pattern
rep = repeat
rem = remain
yf = yarn forward
M1 = make one stitch by picking up loop before next st in row below, slipping onto left hand needle, and knitting into the back
yrn = yarn round needle
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