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Simply Knitting

Simply Knitting

September 2021

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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United Kingdom
Immediate Media Company London Limited
13 Issues

in this issue

1 min

This issue we’ve been thinking about the joys of knitting in the summer months. For many of us, that means switching to lighter, smaller projects, such as socks or baby clothes, or more natural fibres such as cotton and linen, or just knitting outdoors more often. We asked designer, writer and technical editor, Rosee Woodland, what she likes to knit when it’s warmer, and you can read her comments over on page 24. For those who like to add to their wardrobe when it’s warming up, we have a quartet of gorgeous garments – Pat Menchini’s variegated top is punctuated with rows of pretty lace, Siân Brown’s cotton cardigan mixes two trusted textures, and Rosy Tucker’s deep V-neck jumper is a retro delight. But if you’re lucky enough to be…

10 min

ESSENTIAL BRIGHTS Dive into this book of 10 vibrant knits using Rowan’s bestselling yarns. From tank tops, T-shirts, jumpers, cardigans and wraps, if you’re a fool for colour you’ll be spoilt for choice. Book, £11.99. www. knitrowan.com/ products/essential-summer-brights Editor’s choice This issue’s summer must-buys chosen by SK Editor, Kirstie McLeod New King Cole Baby Stripes Yarn Subtle, pastel and pretty, this new King Cole yarn on the block comes in six coordinating colours and is super-soft for baby. Cast it on for garments, accessories or homeware. £3.59 per 100g from www.Deramores. com. For other stockists visit www.kingcole.com. Audrey Cardigan by Maia Rodriquez Smart simplicity comes in the form of this garter stitch cardigan by designer, Maia Rodriquez. Ideal to pop over a ditsy dress this summer it’s a great first garment knit. Pattern free from www.ravelry.com/ patterns/library/chaqueta-audrey New BSW…

5 min

IMPROVE YOUR SKILLS YOU WILL NEED □ King Cole Drifter 4ply (69% acrylic, 25% cotton, 6% wool; 100g/400m)For yarn quantities and measurements see size table□ A pair of 3mm needles□ A pair of 3.25mm needles□ A pair of 4mm needles□ 2 stitch holders Note You may wish to use a 3.25mm circular needle for the 4 largest sizes to hold the additional stitches on Row 3 of pattern. Alternatively you may prefer to use a 2nd needle instead for Row 3 TENSION 28 sts and 36 rows to measure 10x10cm, (4x4in) over st st using 3.25mm needles ABBREVIATIONS M3 Make 3 sts out of 1 st: (K1, P1, K1) all into front of next st For a full list see page 95 WHERE TO BUY □ For yarn stockists contact King Cole on 01756 703670 www.kingcole.com OR YOU COULD TRY… □ SMD…

5 min
melon mania

EASY TO KNIT YOU WILL NEED □ Cygnet Chunky (100% acrylic, 100g/156m), 1 ball of each Yarn A Pink (813) Yarn B Kiwi (333) Yarn C White (208) Yarn D Emerald (377) □ A 5.5mm circular needle, 100cm long for magic loop □ A pair of 5.5mm needles □ Toy filling, 125g □ Stitch markers □ Black DK acrylic yarn (to embroider the watermelon pips) TENSION 15 sts and 20 rows to measure 10x10cm (4x4in) over st st using 5.5mm needles ABBREVIATIONS For a full list see page 95 MEASUREMENTS 20cm tall x 35cm wide x 13cm deep (8x13¾x5¼in) 10% off! Wool Warehouse are offering 10% off Cygnet Chunky! Quote offer code SK214 when you order. To place your order call 0800 505 3300 or visit www. woolwarehouse.co.uk. Offer ends 26 Aug 2021. WHERE TO BUY □ For yarn stockists contact Cygnet on 01274 743374 www.cygnetyarns.com OR YOU COULD TRY... □ Wool Warehouse 0800…

3 min
sunshine knit blues

Summer is traditionally a time many knitters struggle with, no one in their right mind wants to sit with a huge, half finished mohair jumper on their lap when the sun’s shining. Hats, gloves and socks are perfect portable projects and are ideal for takeaway knitting. But how many of these wintery accessories do we really need at this time of year? Hopefully very few. So what to knit? For me, summer is a great time to practice my lace knitting. All those lovely intricate patterns make for light, if not quick work. Combine them with a plant fibre yarn and it all makes sense. Jo Allport’s sweet storage baskets from Simply Knitting issue 194 have been a personal favourite ever since they turned up in the mag. Using up all…

10 min
sunday smart

TAKE ON A CHALLENGE YOU WILL NEED □ Debbie Bliss Rialto 4 Ply (100% Merino wool, 50g/180m) For yarn quantities and measurements see size table □ A pair of 2.75mm needles □ A pair of 3.25mm needles □ 2 safety pins □ 2 stitch holders □ 7 buttons TENSION 28 sts and 36 rows to measure 10x10cm (4x4in) over st st using 3.25mm needles ABBREVIATIONS For a full list see page 95 WHERE TO BUY □ For Debbie Bliss yarn contact LoveCrafts on 01409 404010 www.lovecrafts.com 15% off! LoveCrafts are offering 15% off Debbie Bliss Rialto 4ply! Quote offer code LOVESK26 when you order. To place your order call 01409 404010 or visit www.lovecrafts.com. Offer ends 12 August 2021. FIND YOUR SIZE SIZING COLOUR KEY So you can re-use this pattern, we’ve colour-coded the sizing instructions. Simply follow our colour-coded measurements and you’re off. BODY CHART CHAIN CHART KEY MAIN PATTERN HOW TO…