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Simply Knitting February 2020

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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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Immediate Media Company London Limited
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For me there are so many things to love about knitting – far too many to count on one hand – and this month I’ve tried to include a little bit of each. My inspiration for this issue was kick-started by a visit to the new Rowan flagship store at Osprey, London back in September. It’s where I discovered the Kaffe Fassett Fair Isle scarf I’m wearing in my picture above – the colours, patterns and yarns are so beautiful it was love at first sight. Despite it being hot off the Rowan team’s needles (and earmarked for use in their latest magazine) I knew I just had to make sure you all got the chance to knit it too. I can’t tell you how excited I am to see…

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harvest hues

Celebrate the arrival of winter with this plump new worsted yarn (£14 for 100g) in a rainbow of muted shades. This exciting new launch from the popular John Arbon brand has been a long time in the making. Keen to make a thicker yarn that still knits up easily, they meticulously developed Harvest Hues Worsted. Perfect for cables this yarn is an absolute dream to knit on 4.5-6mm needles and is available in a range of rich opulent shades – a must-have for your collection. Visit www.jarbon.com or call 01598 752490 for more great products.…

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editor’s choice

Noro Ito Yarn This magical 100% wool yarn from Noro adds to your collection of essential aran yarns – Ito’s (£29.99 for 200g) 16 gorgeous colour mixes and inviting texture are great for garments and accessories that stand out beautifully. www.woolwarehouse.co.uk or 0800 505 3300. Marriner Romney 100% Aran Wool Yarn Straight from Marriner Yarn’s newly settled flock, new Romney Vale is a high-quality wool yarn and comes with a lovely bounce and a great price (£4.95 for 100g). www.marrineryarns.com or 02920 837613. Northern Yarn Methera Lovely new Methera (£16 for 100g) is a beautiful 4ply wool made up from four different breeds of sheep from Lancashire and Cumbria. www.northernyarn.co.uk or 01524 840529. King Cole Timeless Super Chunky We love this super blend of acrylic and alpaca which knits into cosy jumpers in an instant (pictured in…

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buy-me-now books

THE KNITTING BOOK: OVER 250 STEP-BY-STEP TECHNIQUES by Vikki Haffenden and Frederica Patmore (DK Publishing, £25) The original release became a coveted reference book for any knitter. This latest edition features an additional ten exciting commissioned projects to work on. You’ll have the basics, 120 stitches photographed, plus step-by-step techniques and 20 projects which are suitable for all levels. With a jam-packed selection of 250 techniques, this is the guidebook you need for all knitting resources. TO THE POINT by Leila Raabe (Quince and Co, £9.99) Featuring 12 knitted shawl projects to keep you occupied this autumn, To the Point showcases Leila Raven’s knowledge and experience. There’s a great selection of unique stitch patterns that focus on triangular shaped designs in particular. We love the great variety of different-weighted yarns and textures included in this…

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pat menchini

Meet Pat, a truly talented designer and Simply Knitting favourite Up early or slow to rise? I’m always up very early. Mornings are my most creative times. First job of the day? Cup of tea, news on, and knit swatches. Mid-morning pick-me-up? Coffee and a biscuit, or anything sweet that’s going. Fave time to sit back and take five? Maybe mid-afternoon when I can take my dog for a nice long walk. Leisurely lunchtime? Usually a super-quick snack then I’m back to the more technical side of pattern writing. Post-lunch priorities? Once the post has been, checking in on garments back from my wonderful team of knitters and sorting any alterations that may have cropped up. Clocking-off time? Never! Being in a creative industry is hard to switch off from, especially with deadlines looming. Discover more of Pat’s…

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brimham ht?

We welcome Brimham HT (£15.83 for 320m) to the yarn fold this issue. Sister to their Brimham 4ply, HT is a 2ply high-twist yarn with the same fibre content. The two strands twisted tightly together give it a different texture, and make it a good solid yarn with plenty of structure. It’s smooth and soft enough for next-to-skin wear as well! Worked at a looser tension it has enough drape for lace, and its crisp stitches are great for cables too! www.edencottageyarns.co.uk.…