Simply Knitting

Simply Knitting July 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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Are you hitting your seasonal stride? I’ve been thinking about what summer means for knitters – for me it’s about spending more time outside with family (and every spare hour knitting for them).That’s why this issue we’ve added not one, but two extra booklets to give you as much inspiration as possible for your loved ones. One’s packed with versatile knits for you, him, the littles and the house, and the other one we’ve filled with the most irresistible baby knits around (check out that gorgeous sheep dress)! As you know, we’re 100% committed to making sure you get the very best patterns, and understand that our readers knit for lots of different reasons – to create something quick as a gift, to furnish a room, or to challenge themselves with…

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editor’s choice

Scheepjes Metropolis Yarn In a palette inspired by an urban cityscape, each colour is named after global cities, from Liverpool to Quebec. Great for socks, this extra fine merino and nylon combo (£5.99 per ball) also handles colour work and cables. www.scheepjes.com. Bernat Alize Blanket-EZ Dream of cosy knits every time? Try this super-soft fibre with unique loops. Knitters will love this chenille-style yarn. Find it in Hobbycraft, The Range and online. Woolly Tales Books Read a child a woolly tale, then bring the character to life afterwards following the pattern in the book (£4.99)! Spin them a yarn at www.woolly-tales.com. Ella Rae Yarns New from Australia, Ella Rae yarns are soft and springy. Check out Cashmereno Sport, Eco Organic Cotton and more over at www.knittingfever.com. Dainty Ballerina We love the detail on this ballerina. The tutu, ballet shoes…

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buy-me-now books

THE GOOD LIVING GUIDE TO KEEPING SHEEP AND OTHER FIBRE ANIMALS By Janet Garman (Good Books, £11.99) This comprehensive guide details everything you need to know about properly rearing your own fibre animal, be it sheep or alpaca. The author – a passionate knitter who also owns a small farm – has first-hand experience of rearing sheep. She explains how the overall quality of fleece is affected by the care of the animals. Full of important tips to help you produce quality yarn for you or your business. MY FIRST ANIMAL KNITTING BOOK By Fiona Goble (CICO Kidz, £9.99) If your little knitters want to move beyond plain squares, then this children’s book is aimed at them (and all kids aged seven years and over) and includes 30 brilliant projects, each one detailed, clearly labelled…

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jen arnallculliford

Meet Jen of Arnall-Culliford Knitwear, which produces technique-led patterns Up early or slow to rise? Up early, and if I can’t sleep I do some non-work knitting. First job of the day? Making a massive vat of coffee. I can’t do anything without caffeine. Mid-morning pick-me-up? A few rounds of sock knitting with another bucket of coffee. Fave way to sit back and take five? On the bed with the cat and something mindless to knit. The sort of project you can pick up and put down easily – socks or shawls. Leisurely lunchtime? A sandwich while I speed-read all the posts in the latest knitalong in our Ravelry group. Post-lunch priorities? Writing tutorials or pattern editing before the school run. Clocking-off time? Relaxing with a box set and a really meaty knitting project. Cables, charts, brioche…

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darling darning mushrooms

We’ve unearthed this truffle of a darning mushroom on the Loop Knitting website and just had to share. Both useful and stylish, William Morris would have approved of these must-have magic menders. Handmade in Japan, they are designed by Hikaru Noguchi who is the guru of visual darning in Japan. Any followers of slow fashion or fans of visible mending will know about the darning mushroom, which is great for darning hand-knitted socks. Make unsightly snags from jumpers disappear, regenerate worn-away patches with the same-colour yarn, or make a statement with different colours that pop. Not only practical, these dear knitting tools are a pleasure to use. Feast your eyes on these gorgeous plain and hand-painted toadstools at www.loopknittingshop.com.…

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cool new yarns from rico

Rico Creative Cotton Dégradé Super 6 Colours fade gradually from one to the other in this yarn from the Creative Cotton Dégradé Super 6 range (£15.49 for 800m): aqua, lilac, navy, coral, grey and yellow make up this selection. A cotton acrylic mix, 4ply. Rico Superba Supi Dupi 4ply If you want socks that look great and are quick to knit look to Superba Supi Dubi (£7.15), a self-striping yarn from Rico. Made with 75% virgin wool, toes will love this super-soft option, which knits up to a stylish ringed effect. Rico Creative Bubble Print Colours that fizz and crackle preside in this aran-weight yarn (£2.85) which is designed to help you knit up your own sponges. Vividly variegated, this polyester yarn is machine washable. Bath time just got really stylish! Rico Creative Cotton Colour Coated A…