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Simply Knitting March 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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I once read a definition that said, ‘Mother’s Day is a celebration of all mothers in society,’ and it started me thinking about everyone who could possibly qualify – biological mums, step-mums, pet mums, in fact, anyone who’s ever ‘mothered’ or simply been there for another human being or animal. In my family we celebrate all the women we love, turning Mother’s Day into a truly inspiring acknowledgment of wonderful ladies. No one is left out, and I have absolutely no doubt they wholeheartedly deserve it (and that generous box of luxury chocolates). I knit more for my mum now than I ever did. As we both get older I’m finding that we have most things we need and so I cast on a challenging Fair Isle tam, or a delicate…

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tweet yourself this spring

There's nothing like a birdsong choir to herald the arrival of spring,and these knitted beauties look like they could add to the chorus with no trouble at all! You can find 21 feathered fancies in Sue Stratford's latest book, Knitted Aviary,along with a flock of easy-tofoolow paterns.Cast on a perky puffin, flamboyant flamingo or bubbly bluetit and turn your home into a vertable knitted aviary to welcome in the season. Buy sue Strarford knittedAviary, £9.99.published by Search Press at www.searchpress.com…

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editor’s choice

Pixie Yarns Drawstring bags Pop your treasured knitting in a perky, drawstring project bag (£19.50) courtesy of www.pixieyarns.etsy.com. Fabric patterns may vary. Bernat Baby Marly Jacket Pattern Ideal for beginners, this cosy new jacket knits up super-quickly in Bernat Baby Marly yarn. Visit https://bit.ly/2C3TXVj for the free pattern. Scheepjes Special Edition Whirl Ombre Dive into 15 new shades in this hot new ombre range from the yarn experts at Scheepjes. Their 1000m cotton/acrylic mix is just £19.98. www.scheepjes.com for stockists. For the Love of Yarn Silky Singles luxurious blend A of Merino wool, yak and silk creates this exciting new yarn with a beautiful drape (£22 for 120g). www.fortheloveofyarn.co.uk. Giraffe baby hat This adorable hat kit with pure Merino wool costs just £24.99 – or readers can get 15% off when they spend £30 or more using the code…

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buy-me-now books

DESIGNER KNIT HOME by Erin Black (Stackpole Books, £15.95) We love knitted and handmade homewares, but it’s easy to end up with lots of individual pieces rather than coordinated rooms and decor. This new book is the answer, with quick-knit chunky designs to suit different rooms and create a stylish finish. With cable knits for the living room, lacy honeycombs in the garden, striking monochrome bedroom knits and more, there’s sure to be a look for you. MORE SUPER SOCKS by Christine Perry (www.winwickmum.co.uk,£14.99) Stretch your sock knitting skills with this guide to cables, lace, intarsia and stranded colourwork. Written by Christine of www.winwickmum.co.uk,the book contains tutorials for each technique, then four stylish sock designs to show them off. We particularly love the intarsia colourblock design, evoking pretty paint swatches, and the rainbow zigzags on a striking…

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mary henderson

Meet Mary, the lady behind a plethora of beautifully traditional Fair Isle knit designs Up early or slow to rise? Always early to rise; I love spring and summer – waking up to sunlight and beautiful birdsong. First job of the day? Listening to the Shipping Forecast on BBC Radio 4 with coffee and knitting any project that I have on the go. Mid-morning pick-me-up? More coffee and then my favourite walk into the town centre – it goes along the river and feels very country-like. Fave time to sit back and take five? 4pm with perhaps a bit of a catch-up with the radio or BBC iPlayer, or an episode of a favourite show. Leisurely lunchtime? My favourite thing to do is have lunch with my friend Lin. Post-lunch priorities? Getting through the to-do list…

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knit calculator & counting frame?

WHAT IS IT? This handy tool is used when knitting garments. It can help determine pin gauges, stitch counts and rows, and convert the desired number of stitches and rows for any chosen size and yarn thickness. HOW DO I USE IT? First the amount of stitches and rows per 10cm is calculated using the counting frame.Then the knitting calculator’s slider can be set to the calculated value on a scale of 8-49 stitches per 10cm. A viewing window shows the stitch and row counts for lengths 1-100cm. WHY DO I NEED IT? Once mastered it’s a quick and easy way to create and check your tension, giving you the perfect fit every time. Added to your knit kit, it will give you the ability to knit to size with confidence. WHY WE LOVE IT! There’s nothing…