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Simply Knitting March 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.

United Kingdom
Immediate Media Company London Limited
13 Issues

in this issue

1 min

The days are getting longer, the sky will soon be getting bluer and we’re really, really in the mood for positive, spring-like knits. For me a spring knit is all about cardigans and calmer, softer colours, but that doesn’t mean it’s the same for everyone. I have friends and family who wear woolly hats until June and would rather be coat-less than cable-jumper free for most of the year. In order to please everyone, we’ve included a really broad range of patterns this issue – from last-minute Valentine’s Day and Mother’s Day gifts to warm pullovers and pretty, frock-perfect cardigans, including knits for you, your man and your little ones. Our cover jumper, with its huge heart, is our way of sending lots of love your way – oversized and…

8 min

TIME FOR TWEED Debbie Bliss brings us another stylish collection filled with top shaping, texture and colourwork. Each piece has been designed with a touch of one of her tweed yarns, making it perfect for extra special gifts for memorable occasions. Download the patterns separately for £3.50 each or as a kit from www.lovecrafts.com. Editor’s choice This issue’s knitting must-buys and news chosen by SK Editor, Kirstie McLeod New Cygnet Pato DK Yarn Fans of toy and charity knitting will love this economical new yarn from the experts at Cygnet. The range consists of 40 colours in a rainbow of 100% acrylic shades, from neutrals and pastels to brilliant brights. For stockists and the great patterns seen here visit www.cygnetyarns.com So much Softfun! Scheepjes brings a colourful start to your month with these gorgeous 12-packs of 20g…

10 min
super big love

IMPROVE YOUR SKILLS YOU WILL NEED □ Stylecraft Life Chunky (75% acrylic, 25% wool, 100g/148m) For yarn quantities and measurements see size table □ Stylecraft Pearls (chunky, 100% polyester, 100g/117m) 1 ball of Yarn B Persimmon (1214) □ A pair of 6mm needles □ A pair of 5.5mm needles □ Stitch holders □ Sewing thread to match Yarn B TENSION 14 sts and 20 rows to measure 10x10cm (4x4in) over st st using 6mm needles and Yarn A 15 sts and 18 rows to measure 10x10cm (4x4in) over st st using 5.5mm needles and Yarn B ABBREVIATIONS For a full list see page 95 WHERE TO BUY □ For yarn stockists contact Stylecraft on 01484 848435 or visit www.stylecraft-yarns.co.uk OR YOU COULD TRY… □ Wool Warehouse 0800 505 3300 or www.woolwarehouse.co.uk □ Mrs Johnsons Emporium 01253 404550 or www.mrsjohnsonsemporium.co.uk SIZING COLOUR KEY So you can re-use this pattern, we’ve colour-coded the sizing instructions.…

3 min
petals & buds

EASY TO KNIT YOU WILL NEED □ Hayfield Bonus DK (100% acrylic, 100g/280m), 1 ball of each: Yarn A Ladybird (0698) Yarn B Sunflower (0978) Yarn C Lemongrass (0699) Yarn D Emerald (0916) □ A pair of 3mm needles □ black glass beads □ small green wooden beads □ Thin wire □ small wooden balls □ A brooch fitting TENSION 22 sts and 30 rows to measure 10x10cm (4x4in) over st st using 3mm needles MEASUREMENTS Approx 10cm (4in) across ABBREVIATIONS For a full list see page 95 WHERE TO BUY □ For yarn stockists visit Sirdar at www.sirdar.com OR YOU COULD TRY… □ Deramores 0845 519 4573 or www.deramores.com □ The Knitting Network 01795 570303 or www.theknittingnetwork.co.uk FLORAL BROOCH POPPY Cast on 20 sts using 3mm needles and Yarn A. Row 1 (RS) K to end. Row 2 P to end. Rows 3 and 4 As Rows 1 and 2. Row 5 (K5, twist the right needle 360 degrees anticlockwise) 3…

13 min
little llamas

IMPROVE YOUR SKILLS YOU WILL NEED For the jumper □ King Cole Truffle (70% acrylic, 30% polyamide, 100g/255m), 1 ball of Yarn A Coconut (4365) □ King Cole Merino Blend DK (100% wool, 50g/104m), 1 ball each of: Yarn C Carnation (3090) Yarn D Mustard (855) Yarn E Sage (853) Yarn F Plum (3294) Yarn G Graphite (702) Yarn H White (001) For Yarn B quantities and jumper measurements see size table □ A pair of 3.25mm needles □ A pair of 4mm needles □ A 3.25mm circular needle (optional, for working the neck) □ Hinged stitch markers □ Stitch holder □ Sewing needle and thread For the bag □ 1 ball of each of the jumper yarns □ Small tassel maker to make 5cm tassels Note If you are making the bag and the jumper you will only need to buy the jumper yarn plus one additional ball of Yarn…

5 min
stay in touch!

STAR LETTER HARRIET POTTER My granddaughter, Emily, is a huge Harry Potter fan. So when I saw the original Gryffindor scarf in Issue 196 of Simply Knitting I knew I had to make a Gryffindor one for her 7th birthday! I made the pattern narrower to fit a child and it worked perfectly! I was then given the wonderful Tanis Gray book ‘Harry Potter Knitting Magic’ for my birthday and was entranced by all the patterns, but Hedwig took my eye and I just knew that this also had to be knitted for the birthday! Emily had a Harry Potter set of robes that she had worn on World Book Day! As you can see Emily loves being Harriet Potter! I am now looking forward to making more things from the book…