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Simply Knitting April 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

We realise the news might not be too cheerful at the moment, but it doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate Easter with bells on this year — after all, spring is valiantly pushing through, so we think it’s time to rethink that wardrobe and brighten up your home! Luckily for you, we have a dedicated Easter section, filled with some delightful knits for baby and the home, alongside a few tips on how to boost your Easter activities this year. If bunnies feature heavily on your Easter list, flip over to Jane Burns’ latest kid’s knit (p25) — her characterful jumpers always seem to raise a smile and this one certainly has that Easter vibe going on. One of my favourite knits this month is the gorgeous loop cardigan by exciting…

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YOUR COLOURFUL HOME Boost plain walls, and your everyday mojo, with this passionate pop of colour from Lovecrafts. Their Colourful Home pattern collection is knitted in Paintbox yarns and includes a blanket, cushion, bath mat and wall hanging. All the patterns are free downloads too! Discover more at www.lovecrafts.com/en-gb/c/article/the-new-homewares-you-need-in-2021. Editor’s choice This issue’s knitting must-buys and news chosen by SK Editor, Kirstie McLeod Teal Flower Cushion Pattern Gift Horse Kits’ chunky yarn cushion pattern is knitted flat and adds floral decoration to both ends of sofa, and your armchairs too! Pattern £4, www.notonthehightstreet.com Stylecraft You & Me Collection New to Stylecraft is You & Me DK yarn (£4.95 for 100g) – a variegated Fair Isle yarn that does all the hard colourwork for you. It comes with six You & Me paired patterns. For stockists visit www.stylecraft-yarns.co.uk New King…

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the latest squish on the shelves!

McIntosh CALM Available from www.knitmackintosh.com in four colour groups, Pastels, Bolds, Neutrals and Vivids, new DK yarn Calm is a great mix of cashmere and merino wool (50g for £25) Novita Woolly Wood, £7.50 for 100g The first yarn in Novita’s Earth Collection, this more sustainable choice is made up of Tencel Modal and Merino wool and is designed to bring out the beauty in every stitch! Visit www.novitaknits.com for stockists Rico Fashion Light Luxury, £6.50 for 50g You can’t fail to love the charms of Rico’s newest yarn. A soft mix of alpaca and wool, it knits up beautifully on 6-7mm needles! Visit www.rico-design.de for stockists…

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simply knitting’s guide to may

all the BEST CRAFT events! Saturday 8 – Sunday 9 May CORNISH FIBRE FESTIVAL Royal Cornwall Showground Exhibition Centre, Wadebridge PL27 7JE One for all the woolly crafting community, this huge show has over 50 stalls, vendors on site, and an array of fabulous fibres. Plus, it’s fully inclusive with wide aisles and has a quiet hour for browsing in the morning. For more information visit www.kcguild.org.uk/events/Cornish-fibre-festival-wadebridge-8-9-may-2021 and to purchase tickets visit https://bit.ly35UwX9J Saturday 8 – Sunday 9 May BUXTON WOOL GATHERING Buxton Pavilion Gardens, Buxton, Derbyshire SK17 6BE Currently still in the planning stages for the event this year, Buxton Wool is set to be a popular outdoor celebration of woolly wonder! Set in the stunning backdrop of the Peak District, the popular outdoor gathering is set to return this year featuring an exciting variety of exhibitors.…

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black sheep wool’s guide to april’s knitty treats!

all the BEST KNIT ideas! A little luxury ROWAN MOOREDALE COLLECTION 2 We love it when Rowan bring out a new collection, and with this launch we’re treated to 15 stunning patterns in Moordale yarn by Martin Storey. Downloadable as a full collection, or as individual patterns, we’ve fallen for the easy-to-knit-and-wear Howe sweater. Rowan Moordale Collection 2 is downloadable for £9.50, or £4 for individual patterns Your next big knit? HAYFIELD JOURNEY DK YARN If you prefer your variegated yarn soft and subtly coloured then Hayfield Journey could be just what you’re looking for. Made from hardwearing acrylic and available in 10 gentle shades, from Autumn Gold to Wild Meadow, it’s a versatile option with a whopping 355m per 100g ball! Hayfield Journey DK, RRP £3.99, now £2.95 per ball while stocks last One of our top buys ZICK…

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spring zing

Get the LOOK page 19 just for you! IMPROVE YOUR SKILLS YOU WILL NEED Cascade 220 Superwash DK (100% wool, 100g/200m) For yarn quantities and measurements see size table A pair 3.25mm needles A pair 4mm needles Stitch holders TENSION 22 sts and 30 rows to measure10x10cm (4x4in) over st st using4mm needles ABBREVIATIONS For a full list see page 95 WHERE TO BUY For yarn stockists visit www.cascadeyarns.com OR YOU COULD TRY… LoveCrafts 01409 404010 or www.lovecrafts.com Wool Warehouse 0800 505 3300 or www.woolwarehouse.co.uk 15% off! LoveCrafts are offering 15% off Cascade 2020 Superwash DK! Quote offer code SIMPLY15 when you order. To place your order call 01409 404010 or visit www.lovecrafts.com. Offer ends 7 April 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. STRIPES AND…