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Simply Knitting July 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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Country:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Publisher:
Immediate Media Company London Limited
Frequency:
Monthly
£5.99
£54.99
13 Issues

in this issue

1 min
hello

The true beauty of knitting is its never-ending versatility. Apart from crafting for joy and my mental health, I’m often looking for knitting to solve things – cold shoulders and chilly feet, an incomplete outfit, gift ideas, perking up a picnic, or somewhere for a pet to curl up. The list goes on and on. It’s the same reason I love commissioning so much – think it can’t be done in knitting? Think again! Our exceptional designers are always up for a challenge. One such favourite is Susan Cowper from Tea Cosy Folk. This issue she’s designed possibly my favourite tea cosy ever, featuring display aeroplanes! I don’t know if it’s the patriotic colours, the summery blue sky or the incredible attention to detail, but it just makes me smile…

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7 min
wishlist

SUMMER’S HERE! You’d be hard pushed to find a more summery looking knit kit collection than the latest one from We Are Knitters. Perfect for hot days by the sea, or an international holiday if you’re lucky, each garment is knitted in their Recycled Yarn (£8 for 100g), which comes in easily accessorised shades. www.weareknitters.co.uk for more Editor’s choice This issue’s knitting must-buys chosen by SK Editor, Kirstie McLeod Caron Kimono Pattern British summers are not the same without a loose cardigan on hand. We think this Caron Kimono makes a sophisticated summer choice – what’s more, it’s a free pattern over at www.creativeworldofcrafts.co.uk! It’s knitted in Caron Simply Soft, which you can find by visiting www.woolwarehouse.co.uk or calling them on 0800 505 3300 Himalaya Velvet Super Chunky Yarn Available in a range of pastel shades, Himalaya…

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2 min
simply knitting’s guide to august

all the BEST CRAFT events! 3 August RAINBOW DYEING WITH SYNTHETIC DYES WORKSHOP Withymoor Cottage, Burleydam, Whitchurch, Shropshire SY13 4BQ Learn how to dye yarns and fleece fibres beautiful vibrant colours with Fiona Nisbet. This course will teach you about the different kinds of dyes available, and which ones are suitable for which fibre. Workshops are currently run on a one-to-one basis which means you get plenty of help and attention. £120 per person. For more details, visit www.shropshireweavers.co.uk or call 01948 871618 18 August NEXT STEPS IN KNITTING WORKSHOP Tide End Cottage, Ferry Road, Teddington TW11 9NN If you’re looking to take your knitting beyond the basics, why not try this workshop? First, you will revisit the fundamentals before advancing into increasing, decreasing, fixing your mistakes and reading patterns. It’s also a great course for those…

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9 min
oopsie daisy

IMPROVE YOUR SKILLS YOU WILL NEED □ Scheepjes Stone Washed (78% cotton, 22% acrylic, 50g/130m) For yarn quantities and measurements see size table □ A pair of 3.25mm needles □ A pair of 3.75mm needles □ Cable needle (cn) □ 2 Stitch holders □ Tapestry needle □ Small amounts of cream and yellow yarns for embroidery TENSION 24 sts and 36 rows to measure 10x10cm (4x4in) over patt using 3.75mm needles 24 sts and 36 rows to measure 10x10cm (4x4in) over st st using 3.25mm needles ABBREVIATIONS C4B Slip next 2 sts onto a cn and hold at back of work, K2, then K2 from cn C4F Slip next 2 sts onto a cn and hold at front of work, K2, then K2 from cn C3B Slip next st onto a cn and hold at back of work, K2, then K1 from cn C3F Slip next 2…

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4 min
woof woof!

EASY TO KNIT YOU WILL NEED □ Rico Design Creative Cotton Aran (100% cotton, 50g/85m) 11 balls of Yarn A Ice Blue (33) 3 balls of Yarn B Night Blue (19)□ A pair of 5mm needles□ A circular 5mm needle, 120cm long□ Stitch markers TENSION 19 sts and 24 rows to measure 10x10cm (4x4in) over st st using 5mm needles MEASUREMENTS Approximately 100cm (39in) square ABBREVIATIONS For a full list see page 95 WHERE TO BUY □ For yarn stockists contact Rico at www.rico-design.de OR YOU COULD TRY… □ Black Sheep Wools 01925 764231 or www. blacksheepwools.com□ My Yarnery 023 9217 7350 or www.myyarnery.co.uk TOP TIP If you don’t like working in the round you can knit the border flat, but don’t forget to knit every row for garter stitch, and use a long circular needle to fit your stitches on CHART HOW TO USE OUR…

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8 min
zebr=awesome!

Simply Knitting loves IMPROVE YOUR SKILLS YOU WILL NEED □ Scheepjes Stone Washed (sport, 78% cotton, 22% acrylic, 50g/130m) For yarn quantities and measurements see size table □ A 3.25mm circular needle, 60-80cm long □ A 4mm circular needle, 60-80cm long □ A set of 3.25mm double-pointed needles (DPNs) □ A set of 4mm double-pointed needles (DPNs) □ 4 stitch markers □ Stitch holders □ 5 zebra buttons □ Toy stuffing TENSION 22 sts and 30 rows to measure 10x10cm (4x4in) over st st using 4mm needles ABBREVIATIONS S2kpo Slip 2 sts together knitwise, K1, pass slipped sts over K stitch For a full list see page 95 WHERE TO BUY □ For yarn stockists visit Scheepjes at www. scheepjes.com/en OR YOU COULD TRY… □ Wool Warehouse 0800 505 3300 or www.woolwarehouse.co.uk □ Rito Yarn & Hobby 03455 280808 or ritohobby.co.uk FIND YOUR SIZE SIZING COLOUR KEY So you can re-use this pattern, we’ve…

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