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Love Knitting for Baby

Love Knitting for Baby September 2018

Every issue is packed full with beautiful seasonal patterns to create cosy knits, gorgeous gifts and adorable toys little ones will treasure. We feature all your favourite designers such as Bergere De France, Debbie Bliss, Peter Pan and Sirdar. Plus, expert advice and top tips for all levels of knitter, new season yarn guides and much more

Country:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Publisher:
Immediate Media Company London Limited
Frequency:
Quarterly
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4 Issues

in this issue

1 min.
welcome

If you're wondering what to knit at this time of year when we're inbetween seasons, look no further than our NEQ›TEGOIH›MWWYI››ƤPPIH›[MXL›PMKLX›ERH› bright cover-ups. We're head over heels for Jane Burns' super-sweet cardie complete with stripes, shawl-collar and adorable bee pocket that's just perfect for stashing those all-important treasures! If you're a new knitter, we've got lots of simple projects to try, including Peter Pan's stunning Fair Isle cover jumper (page 22), Rowan's easy striped blanket (page 20) and Jen Barlett's newborn hat and mitts set with mock cables (page 60). Also this issue, you'll love Angela Turner's adorable Farmyard Friends toys and Louise Walker's hugely huggable whale! PS If you have any technical queries about the patterns featured, email loveknitting@immediate.co.uk for help. Don’t miss our next issue, on sale on 2nd October.…

8 min.
busy bee

T› his lovely knit will keep your needles happy. The cardigan is worked in stocking stitch with garter stitch borders, and the numerous colour changes make it a very interesting project. Pretty details include the comfy, soft round collar and cute little bee pocket stitched to the bottom ahead of an embroidered trail behind it. Knitted in hardwearing and budget-friendly acrylic (just 99p per ball), this adorable cardie won’t break the bank, either. Cardigan You will need King Cole Big Value Baby DK, 50g in: White (shade 4060) x 1 (1: 1: 2: 2) balls – Yarn A Silver (shade 4069) x 1 (1: 2: 2: 2) balls – Yarn B Primrose (shade 4064) x 1 (1: 1: 1: 1) balls – Yarn C King Cole Big Value DK, 50g in: Grey (shade 4052) x 1…

2 min.
your knits!

Football fantasy This is a photo of my new granddaughter in her QPR football sleeping bag that I knitted her. My daughter didn’t know what sex the baby was until she was born, but ensured me that no matter what, he or she would use the sleeping bag, as both she and her partner are supporters of QPR. I think she looks lovely wrapped up in it – I hope you do, too. Gillian Worsfold, via email Lucy says We certainly do, Gillian, and we’re sure our readers would agree she looks very sweet indeed in her footie gear. Family heirloom Just thought you might like to see my ‘labour of love’ shawl. I’ve knitted this in small squares, sewn each one together, then made a lacy patterned edge. I hope this will become a…

1 min.
star letter refound hobby

I rediscovered the joy of knitting after three decades, just after I’d given away all my needles that I’d kept all those years! Fortunately, the recipient was a cousin who still had them and was happy to give them back! I knit baby items, so I’m pleased to discover Love Knitting for Baby magazine. Here is just one of the babies who have been lucky recipients of my projects – she was born in Turkey to Syrian migrants. Alexandra Bone, via Facebook Lucy says We’re so pleased to have you back in the knitting family, Alexandra!…

3 min.
best buys

Gently does it Rowan's new Cashsoft Merino is a blend of wool, acrylic and cashmere that’s designed to care for delicate skin. The range includes bold brights as well as vintage-inspired shades to mix and match, and although we haven’t seen the patterns yet, we’re sure they’ll be adorable! Rowan Baby Cashsoft Merino, £5.95 per 50g ball; www.knitrowan.com for stockists Get knitting, nana! Announce your pregnancy to the knitters in the family with these personalised knitting needle sets from Sproglets Kits. With eight pairs of bamboo knitting needles wrapped up in a natural calico cotton bag, printed with the recipient's name and the due date of your baby, it’s the sweetest way to let your nearest and dearest know they need to get their needles clicking! Knitting needle kit, £20, www.sprogletskits.co.uk Fantastic Mr Fox The perfect cuddly…

1 min.
dates for your diary

10-11 August 2018 The British Wool Show Murton, York Show your support for the Campaign for Wool at this celebration of British wool the British Textile industry, cottage industries and craft workers. http://britishwool.net 1 September 2018 The Great London Yarn Crawl Various venues, London, England Taking place around the capital, this is Yarn in the City's annual bonanza celebrating all of London's best yarn and haberdashery shops. www.yarninthecity.com 1 September 2018 Southern Wool Show Newbury Racecourse, Berkshire With 60 amazing stalls, this is the perfect event for lovers of all things woolly, from knitting and crochet to weaving and dyeing. www.southernwoolshow.co.uk 8-9 September 2018 Perth Festival of Yarn Perth, Scotland Bringing together wool farmers, smallholders, spinners, felters and weavers, with classes, stalls, lectures and llamas! https://perthfestivalofyarn.uk…