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Simply Knitting May 2019

Simply Knitting is the UK’s best-selling knitting magazine. Whether you’re a beginner or you’ve been knitting for years you’ll find lots of exciting patterns, knitting news and great buys in every issue. Subscription to this digital magazine does not include covermount items or the subscriber-only pages found within print copies, nor gives access to Craft Circle, the Craft subscriber online area.

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As you may already know, we start our celebrations early here at Simply Knitting and this issue we’re all about Easter – egg cosies, bunny jumpers and toys, pastel shades, brand new DK yarns and even a few blooming cacti! This wonderful celebration of new life is such a positive time of year – a time when we’re thinking about holidays and all the gorgeous, cool yarn we’re going to squish in preparation for summer knits. For families, Easter brings a generous bank holiday and lots of free time together, which comes at just the right moment as our energy flags after winter. Hopefully, this means more knitting time during the longer evenings too, to help pep up your well-being – if you’re lucky you may get to perch outside on…

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editor’s choice

Bergère de France Kids’ Bear Jumper Pattern Cast on this knit for kids who love to look roar-some every day! Visit www.bergeredefrance.co.uk/mag-21-29-striped-sweater.html for more details. Amanda Berry’s Elephant Snuggle up with a cute knit that’ll save the day at bedtime. Turn to p44 and cast on now! Jimenez Joseph’s Chrysler Mitts Double up on knitting joy with this two-layer mitts pattern from Jiminez Joseph (£5.60). Visit www.jimiknits.com to see all her great designs. Rico Cotton Dégradé Yarn For that fashionably faded look, Rico’s new yarn is simply a must-buy (£15.49 per cake). Each yarn cake delivers a slightly different but exciting new gradient. Order online at www.woolwarehouse.co.uk or call 0800 505 3300 for more details. Scheepjes Whirligigette Yarn Scheepjes have done it again with a great new yarn! Whirligigette is packed with a luxurious mix of alpaca and virgin…

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buy-me-now books

BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO COLORWORK KNITTING By Ella Austin (www.sewandso.co.uk, £18) Whatever you do, don’t miss this opportunity to get to grips with colour. Starting with the very basics, and working with many stocking stitch patterns, this handy book holds your hand as you work your way from hats to socks, to a wonderfully colourful yoke sweater. Discovering the joy of colour is a real treat and this book delivers expert advice, inspirational projects and a bevvy of beautiful gift items! GRADIENT STYLE Edited by Kerry Bogert (Interweave, £17.99) Inspired by all those colour-changing yarns and wowed by modern colour-gradient jumpers? Then this book could be for you. Inside you’ll discover what and how to knit with these exciting yarns. You’ll learn how to select and combine colours, blend yarns to great effect and create successful colour-fade projects.…

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jeni hewlett

Meet the ever-busy Jeni, owner of yarn hand-dyeing company, Fyberspates Up early or slow to rise? I hate alarms, so I wake up when I wake up (about 7.30am). First job of the day? Give my cat his morning treats, and check my plants are alive. Mid-morning pick-me-up? Coffee! Coffee! Coffee! And sometimes my lunch if I’m hungry. Fave way to sit back and take five? I generally take a look at Instagram, normally @Katgoldin. Leisurely lunchtime? No, I normally eat and work at the same time! Post-lunch priorities? Swatching yarns for designs, or dyeing new colours, anything that’s not in front of the computer. Clocking-off time? I used to work long hours, but now I am really strict and finish at 4. I have to call US shops at 7pm, but that’s only a few times…

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new shades of wys bo peep!

Enjoy the latest Bo Peep Luxury Baby DK shades (£3.79 for 50g) from the experts at West Yorkshire Spinners. Created with a silky soft blend of the purest Falkland Island wool and the finest nylon, this versatile yarn knits up into a durable fabric, making it ideal for babies and children. You can even machine wash it at 40°C. Explore their range of brights, pretty pastels and unique prints, alongside their Story Book 3, a collection of new handknit patterns that you’ll fall in love with! For details of your nearest stockists visit www.wyspinners.com or call 01535 664500.…

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springtime accessories

Fierce Friends Hat Squishy, soft and super-simple to knit, what’s not to love about this Langyarns’ Fierce Friends Hat pattern (£3.10)? Visit https://bit.ly/2U699YE to download the pattern and start knitting today. Bergère de France Child’s Beanie Beat the flowers at their own game by knitting this bright and beautiful beanie pattern (£3.74) for your little ones. www.bergeredefrance.co.uk/mag-06-12-beanie.html Rowan Dover Scarf This cool scarf comes in a modern cable pattern and is perfect for spring. Find it in Rowan’s new book, Ocean Blue, by Martin Storey (£12.99) or as a single pattern (£4) at www.knitrowan.com or by calling 01484 668200. Bergère de France City Set Be city ready with this sweet shoulder warmer and headband pattern set knitted in pretty Bergère de France Arlequin yarn. Find it here https://bit.ly/2X0XHPQ for just £3.74. Purl Soho Striped Socks The pattern of these…