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Simply Knitting Issue 177

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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hi there!

It’s been a busy few weeks in the SK office… but there’s always time for a yarn show!Will we be seeing you in Skipton 29-30 September? Yarndale is one of our favourite events and we can’t wait to squish stand-after-stand of yarn, oh, and to say hello to the adorable alpacas. I have a strictYarndale budget this time – last year, I gave my stash a supercharged boost (oops!). While we wait for the brilliant Yarndale to come around, I’m looking forward to casting on lacy summer-to-autumn cover-ups and fun makes for Halloween.This issue is packed with textured makes for the season ahead, colourful knits to keep the warm vibes going and sweet makes for little ones (and yourself), too. Jane Burns’ adorable, spooky spider cardi on page 35 is amazing –…

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robby raccoon

MEET OUR DESIGNER Louise Smith “This little critter was inspired by a real-life pack of raccoons I ran into in Vancouver, Canada. They all looked so cuddly and mischievous, I wanted one with me all the time!” YOU WILL NEED • Any DK yarn in: Yarn A Grey Yarn B White Yarn C Dark Grey • A pair of 3mm needles • A 3mm crochet hook • Small amount of black stranded cotton • Small amount of toy stuffing • Tapestry needle • Keychain TENSION Yarn used knits as 4ply to this tension: 26 sts and 30 rows to measure 10x10cm (4x4in) over st st using 3mm needles MEASUREMENTS 11cm wide (4¼in) x 10cm tall (4in) ABBREVIATIONS K1B Knit the next stitch using Yarn B For a full list see page 95 Bag charms are all the rage, from fluffy pompoms to cool emojis, and this autumn you can knit…

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branching lace

MEET OUR DESIGNER Siân Brown “Every autumn, I’m always struck by that shocking yellow colour that you get ›om changing leaves. I thought it would make a stand-out cardi, especially with a spot of lace!” YOU WILL NEED Rico, Creative Cotton Aran (100% cotton, 50g/85m) A pair of 4mm needles A pair of 4 mm needles 4 medium shell buttons For yarn stockists contact Rico Design www.rico-design.co.uk TENSION Yarn used knits as aran to this tension: 18 sts and 24 rows to measure 10x10cm (4x4in) over st st using 4 mm needles ABBREVIATIONS MK make knot – (K1, P1, K1, P1, K1) in next st [5 sts], pass 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th stitches on needle over 1st stitch For a full list see page 95 Knit this cheery cardigan for your autumn wardrobe and keep those warm summer vibes…

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step-by-step ssk slip, slip, knit

1 Working with the yarn at the back of your knitting, insert the point of the right-hand needle into the next stitch as if to knit, but instead slip the first stitch onto the right-hand needle. 2 Now slip the next stitch from the left-hand needle onto the right-hand needle in the same way as for step 1. 3 Push the point of the left-hand needle through the front of both the slipped stitches. 4 Bring the yarn around just as you would for a knit stitch and knit these two stitches together. You will now have a single stitch on the right-hand needle, and your two slipped ones will create a left-leaning decrease.…

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treat yourself!

UTTERLY PERFECT WHAT? Are you looking to refresh your tired, worn-out knitting needle set? Then take a look at the new Pony Perfect range of knitting needles and crochet hooks! A fusion of three natural woods, they’re incredibly strong, flexible, smooth and beautifully coloured. Carefully sourced from sustainable forests, the combination of these natural woods delivers needles that are manufactured to perfection, containing no dyes or pigments. Available as single points, double points, interchangeable circulars and crochet hooks. Prices start from £3.99. WHERE? Pony is widely available at all good craft, knitting and hobby shops. For stockists information email them at groves@stockistenquiries.co.uk. This month we say a big hello to Novita. Brand new to UK shores this September, the Novita yarn company launched in Finland 90 years ago! At long last 2018 sees…

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the wish list

SPARKLY SPIDERS Add bling to your ghoulish fun with a cluster of knitted arachnids. Get King Cole’s pattern 9086 for Tinsel Chunky from www.kingcole.com. MONSTER MUNCH Kids who aspire to fiendish superheroics will love this hat, scarf and gloves set from Sirdar. Find pattern 2471 at www.sirdar.co.uk. LITTLE PUMPKIN We love this delightful beanie hat by DROPS, knitted in their lovely Karisma yarn. Sweet Pumpkin pattern is free from www.garnstudio.com.…