Simply Knitting

Simply Knitting October 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 the summer holidays draw to a close, we knitters are lucky folk. The shorter days, chilly nights and brisk mornings are the perfect time to get excited and inspired by our autumn knits! I’m a huge fan of 100% real wool and love that I come from a country that produces some of the world’s best wool yarns, from exceptional heritage spinners. The autumn/winter season is the best time to celebrate their natural warmth, comforting texture and hugely varied colour palettes. But wool’s not all there is to love during the cooler months – the UK’s passion for yarn crafts delivers shelf upon shelf, and online page upon page, of the most wonderful, varied yarn mixes to buy, and we’re lucky to be able to find a plethora of…

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editor’s choice

Astronaut Mittens Pattern Celebrate the moon landing with this stellar mitt pattern from Kuki Knits on Ravelry for just £7. Stolen Stitches Nua Worsted by Carol Feller Stow a little heritage into your knitting bag with this gorgeous new Irish-inspired yarn range (£9.30 per 50g skein). For stockists visit Lily Sugar ‘n Cream Tote Bag Pattern Ditch the plastic and knit up your own handy tote bag with this simple pattern from for just 50p. Kelly Connor Knitting Pin Brighten up your knitting bag with a pin you’ll be super proud to wear. It’s available for just £7.95 from Purl Soho Corrugated Hat & Cowl Pattern Get into the corrugated vibe with this matching hat and scarf set. The pattern’s free, too, on Amanda Berry Teddy Bear Turn to page 51 in this issue and you’ll…

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buy-me-now books

COLOR BLOCK KNITS by Nicki Trench (CICO Books, £12.99) Sure to inspire, with its colourful cover and equally colourful and vibrant patterns, this book was written to celebrate cake yarns and zingy self-striping designs. There are 35 fun and colourful projects to choose from, ranging from original home knits to fabulous garments. The added bonus is that most of the designs featured only require one ball of yarn to make. JAPANESE KNITTING STITCHES FROM TOKYO’S KAZEKOBO STUDIO by Yoko Hatta (Tuttle Publishing, £14.99) If you are searching for unique cultural inspiration, this exquisite book delivers an excellent range of oriental knitting projects. Yoko Hatta has inspired knitters around the world with her studio and design work. This detailed work includes a conversion table at the back and also a quick guide on how to read…

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victoria magnus

This issue we take a breather with Victoria, owner-dyer at Eden Cottage Yarns Up early or slow to rise? A bit of both, I am up early, but need coffee to get going! First job of the day? Every morning I check in with Laura who works remotely and then I make a list of tasks for my helpers; this could include picking orders, organising yarn for twisting or printing labels. Then it’s on to dyeing. Mid-morning pick-me-up? A nice brew and a healthy snack while catching up on tasks on the computer – social media, emails etc. Fave time to sit back and take five? When I get to sit back with some knitting, normally first thing in the morning and again in the evening. Leisurely lunchtime? If Claire and Debbie are in we…

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bright, bold & beautiful

Colour has a great influence on our sense of personal wellbeing and these gorgeous Pony pins are no exception. Brightly coloured, they are bound to generate a feeling of contentment and are a must-have for knitting and crochet enthusiasts with attitude! You’ll soon want the full set of sizes in these high quality, anodised aluminium and plastic knitting pins and crochet hooks. The needles are available in different colours and come in a range of single-pointed, double-pointed and circulars, in both adonised and plastic and in a variety of sizes. Needle prices start from just £2.75. For further information, visit For stockist information, email…

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homeware ideas!

Woolly Hangings These bold woolly wall hangings from make a brilliant statement on the plainest of walls (from £12.99). Just search wall hangings when you’re on the site. Tassel Throw Word on Knitting Street is that bulky tassels are the new pompoms, and who wouldn’t love this tassel-tastic throw kit in contemporary colours (£125) for their own home? Find the kit at Vibrant Cushions Pick up Rowan’s Magazine 65 or download the patterns individually online if you fancy treating your sofa to one of these neat Arne and Carlos cushions. Visit Jellybean Blanket Knits get squishy with this Jelly Bean and Yummy blanket from King Cole. Pop to or call 0800 505 3300 for the pattern (no. 5512, £2.99) and yarn (£3.99 and £7.22). Moon Cushion Add lots of smiles, giggles and sleepy heads to…