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Simply Knitting April 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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Immediate Media Company London Limited
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The days are getting longer, the sky is getting bluer and we’re really in the mood for all those springtime knits! For me a spring knit is about cooler, lighter yarns and calmer, softer colours, but that doesn’t mean it’s the same for everyone. I have friends and family who burst out in bright colours at the mere mention of a brisk spring walk around National Trust property (followed by a cream tea, of course). I don’t know about you, but just being outside at this time of year makes me think about colour more. It’s no surprise considering gardens are filling up with gorgeous bright tulips, daffodils, primroses and irises just as the light improves – making them look more vibrant than ever. To please both sides of…

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spring into cute cardis

This adorable cardigan is ideal for animal-loving kids. Worked in clever colours, the beige makes an effective background for the silhouetted elephant and giraffe, and the edges are finished off with the brightest pink. Stick to these great shades or change it up for your little one, finishing off with some novelty buttons! This pattern can be found in Bergère De France’s Magazine 21 (£3.74), or as a pattern download for £2.20.www.bit.ly/2FV1HMq ■…

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editor’s choice

Rico Fashion Colour Spin Cast on one of the five new colours in this cotton-ribbon yarn and enjoy the magic of muted colour changes as you knit! £9.99 per 600g ball. www.rico-design.de for more details. DROPS Design Raspberry Hug Scarf Pattern Knitted in DROPS Air and Brushed Alpaca Silk, this new soft scarf pattern is a huggable hit! www.garnstudio.com Cocoknits Coloured Stitch Stoppers Carry your knits around fear-free with these bold stitch stoppers (£11.50 per pack). There’s four each of six sizes. www.thelittlegreygirl.com Purl Soho Muhuroosa Blanket We love a pink, red and orange combo – that brightness is hard to beat, just like this free Purl Soho blanket pattern! www.bit.ly/2DCLpFZ Deramores New Studio Baby Yarn Deramores Studio Baby DK…

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buy-me-now books

100 KNITS: INTERWEAVE’S ULTIMATE PATTERN COLLECTION by The Editors at Interweave (Interweave, £24.49) Ultimate’s a good word – this really is a bumper selection of fabulous patterns from Interweave. It’s the company’s biggest pattern collection to date, and gathers together some all-time favourites that include patterns for socks, hats, cowls and scarves as well tanks, tees, cardigans and pullovers. With a mighty 500 pages of tempting designs, you can keep going back again and again for inspiration! TOP-DOWN SHAWLS: 12 LACE-KNITTING PATTERNS by Jen Lucas (Martingale and Company, £20.99) These shoulder-skimming shawls are a treat to knit – dip into a dozen dreamy designs and you’ll find patterns for wedges, crescents and half-circles to test your knitting skills. Instructions for all shawls start at the…

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david macleod

Meet David, Rowan and Patons Brand Manager and yarn expert extraordinaire Up early or slow to rise? I’m defintely a slow riser, but after I’ve had my morning coffee I am often asked to stop singing! First job of the day? My three terriers, Max, Toby and Jasper, need to be attended to first. Mid-morning pick-me-up? Coffee and a group chat – I really like to catch up with the team. Fave time to sit back and take five? I drive a lot so tend to do my thinking in the car. Leisurely lunchtime? I wish! Lunch is usually on the run – days go by very quickly. David’s attention is fully on these yummy yarns – except when he’s feeding the dogs! Post-lunch priorities? Because we…

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a story in yarn quilt book

Dee Hardwicke’s fabulous designs can be made up into a cosy heirloom blanket Choose the motifs you want to knit and make up your own blanket design If you’re forever looking for the best heirloom knits, this amazing book could be the one for you. It contains a stunning selection of patterns, all designed by Dee Hardwicke using Rowan’s classic Felted Tweed and Felted Tweed Aran yarns. The book aims to inspire your creativity and is a guide not only to knitting the intarsia motif hexagons, but also to creating templates and using your shapes to create your own unique blanket. Buy the book for £13 from www.bit.ly/2DE1LxK  or by calling 01829 740903. ■…