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Simply Knitting June 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

OK, so who’s booked in a deluge of sunny (hopefully) coffee meet-ups with friends and family in the garden? As a chatty, creative bunch, I can’t tell you how tricky working from home has been for us all, so we’re thrilled to be planning in the latest big thing - work picnics - to help us continue to deliver the very best mag we can! This issue there’s no let up of wonderful knitting inspiration, as we bring you sideways construction, modern cables, variegated yarns, all-over lace, breezy bobbles, and fun intarsia to fill your project bags. We’ve made sure there’s a knit within for you, your family and friends, and for beginners and experts alike. You’ll also spot some truly encouraging reads and ideas from book authors, exclusive experts…

6 min

see more Mag 69 designs on page 10! SUMMER DREAMS Dive into the latest Rowan Knitting and Crochet Magazine 69, filled with 40 new designs from top designers, such as the talented Martin Storey, Kaffe Fassett, Lily France and Georgia Farrell. For more visit www.knitrowan.com Editor’s choice Take a look at this issue’s exciting knitting must-buys chosen by SK Editor, Kirstie McLeod Domino Shawl Knitting Kit Inspired by the traditional game, this asymmetric trangular shawl is knitted in tiles containing eyelet stitch patterns, and worked in West Yorkshire Spinners ColourLab DK yarn. It’s available as a knitting kit for £28. www.deramores.com Marriner Yarns Mercerised 100% Cotton DK We know when summer is on its way when yarn companies launch lovely cotton ranges like Cotton DK from Marriner Yarns. Fourteen colours make up this sweet collection with each 100g ball costing…

2 min
simply knitting’s guide to july

Friday 2 - Sunday 11 July KNITTING CRUISE, ICELAND Desperate to get away? Join Julie Dubreux on an exciting cruise to Iceland where their knitting traditions date back to the 16th century! The trip boasts four full-day knitting workshops on board, as well as exciting excursions to famous inspirational landmarks and dramatic landscapes. 10-day tickets are £2,699pp. To book your place visit www.arenatravel.com/craft-holidays/knitting-through-iceland-cruise Friday 9 - Sunday 11 July KENT COUNTY SHOW Kent Event Centre, Kent Showground, Maidstone ME14 3JF The Kent County Show is fun for all the family! With over 400 exhibitors and 300 competitions, activities and displays, you’ll certainly be busy seeing all the show has to offer. It even has a wool tent where you can learn all about the different types of wool, and see a display of fleeces. The show had…

9 min
the bright side

TAKE ON A CHALLENGE YOU WILL NEED □ Stylecraft Softie Chunky (80% acrylic, 20% wool; 100g/170m) For yarn quantities and measurements see size table □ A pair of 5.5mm needles □ A pair of 6mm needles □ 2 split-ring stitch markers □ Cable needle (cn) TENSION 15 sts and 20 rows to measure 10x10cm (4x4in) over st st using 6mm needles 20 sts and 20 rows to measure 10x10cm (4x4in) over cable panel using 6mm needles ABBREVIATIONS T2F Slip next st to cn and hold at front, P1; K1 from cn T2B Slip next st to cn and hold at back, K1; P1 from cn T5F Slip next 3 sts to cn and hold at front, P2; K3 from cn T5B Slip next 2 sts to cn and hold at back, K3; P2 from cn C6F Slip next 3 sts to cn and hold at front,…

5 min
take it slow

IMPROVE YOUR SKILLS YOU WILL NEED □ Stylecraft Special DK (100% acrylic, 100g/295m), 1 ball each of Yarn A Silver (1203) Yarn B Mushroom (1832) Yarn C Graphite (1063) □ A pair of 4mm needles □ A pair of 4.5mm needles □ 2 black shank buttons, 1cm wide TENSION 28 sts and 30 rows to measure 10x10cm (4x4in) over star stitch using 4.5mm needles 33 sts and 30 rows to measure 10x10cm (4x4in) over rib using 4mm needles ABBREVIATIONS MS (make star) P3tog, leaving the stitches on the left-hand needle, wrap the yarn around the right-hand needle and purl the same 3 stitches together again, this time slipping the stitches off the needle to complete For a full list see page 95 MEASUREMENTS Width 19cm (7½in) Circumference 55cm (21¾in) WHERE TO BUY □ For yarn stockists contact Stylecraft on 01484 848435 www. stylecraft-yarns.co.uk OR YOU COULD TRY… □ Deramores 0845 519…

8 min
a tall story

TAKE ON A CHALLENGE YOU WILL NEED ☐ King Cole Big Value DK (100% acrylic, 50g/145m) For yarn quantities and measurements see size table ☐ A pair of 3.25mm needles ☐ A pair of 4mm needles ☐ A 3.25mm circular needle, 40cm long ☐ Locking stitch markers ☐ Stitch holders ☐ Toy stuffing TENSION 22 sts and 30 rows to measure 10x10cm (4x4in) over st st using 4mm needles ABBREVIATIONS For a full list see page 95 WHERE TO BUY ☐ For yarn stockists contact King Cole on 01756 703670 www.kingcole.com OR YOU COULD TRY… ☐ My Yarnery 023 9217 7350 www.myyarnery.co.uk ☐ Knit Stitch Craft 01803 411415 or www.knitstitchcraft.co.uk FIND YOUR SIZE Also required: Oddments of dark grey yarn to embroider eyes and nostrils 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. TRY ELIZABETH ZIMMERMAN’S SEWN CAST OFF 1 Cut a length of…